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Sean Demery Fundraiser is THISCLOSE to Making its Latest Goal

Sean Demery Fundraiser is THISCLOSE to Making its Latest Goal

As Sean Demery works to recover from a stroke, friends have rallied with a GoFundMe campaign, which has broken through a couple of lower goals. An update…

UNESCO Celebrates World Radio Day; U.S. Kinda Sits it Out

UNESCO Celebrates World Radio Day; U.S. Kinda Sits it Out

It’s the seventh time radio people around the world have celebrated the medium. This year’s theme was Radio and Sports — and the communities they bring together…

Linkage: New Breed of Label Exec, Best Buy Dumps CDs, and Apple to Overtake Spotify

Linkage: New Breed of Label Exec, Best Buy Dumps CDs, and Apple to Overtake Spotify

ICYMI, three good stories about the changing of the executive Label guard, Best Buy and Target perhaps hastening the demise of the CD, and how Apple Music will overtake Spotify in the U.S. …

KINK Program Director Sean Demery Has Suffered a Major Stroke

KINK Program Director Sean Demery Has Suffered a Major Stroke

A statement from family and friends asks that words of support and well-wishes be sent via Facebook…

Awesome Gig Alert: APD @ WFUV

Awesome Gig Alert: APD @ WFUV

A rarity: Great station, #1 market, cool co-workers, and a to-die-for job description. WFUV/New York is looking for an Assistant Program Director…

NON-COMMvention 2018 Registration Now Open

NON-COMMvention 2018 Registration Now Open

Hotels are taking reservations, and now registration is open with Early Bird rates. Get your act together and rack up some savings by taking advantage of the $60 radio rate – then head over to Kayak and start hunting down a cheap airfare…

NPR's All Things Considered Examines Triple A Radio

NPR’s All Things Considered Examines Triple A Radio

NPR’s All Things Considered dedicated five minutes to the Triple A Radio scene yesterday, identifying the format’s musical diversity as well as hit-making potential. If you missed it, listen to the story here…

NON-COMM 2018 Hotels Reservations Now Being Taken

NON-COMM 2018 Hotels Reservations Now Being Taken

The NON-COMMvention is pleased to announce that the Sheraton Philadelphia University City returns as the official hotel; Also added is a new hotel called The Study. Reservations now being taken…

The One Article You Need to Read This Week

The One Article You Need to Read This Week

See how I did that? A click-bait headline! That said, The Atlantic’s “How to Survive the Media Apocalypse” is an excellent read about the ongoing crash of digital media, and the parallels that crash has with radio’s troubles…

Linkage - Music Industry Bounceback? Sony Streaming Over $1b; Indies Seeing Big $$

Linkage – Music Industry Bounceback? Sony Streaming Over $1b; Indies Seeing Big $$

Three stories from the label side that, based on the headlines, appear to be cause for optimism. Sony has already surpassed $1 billion in streaming revenue this year, and Indie labels have pulled in $6 billion in revenue — more than $1.2 of that from deals with majors…

What VuHaus/NPR Music's Slingshot Looks Like

What VuHaus/NPR Music’s Slingshot Looks Like

In one of its biggest initiatives ever, NPR Music is collaborating with a group of NON-COMM music stations in an effort to break artists. It’s called Slingshot, and this is what it looks like…

What Is The Year's Biggest Radio Deal Netting Entercom? In Terms of Cash, Not Much

What Is The Year’s Biggest Radio Deal Netting Entercom? In Terms of Cash, Not Much

The sales price for KSWD/The Sound is in, and it’s an eye-popper — and not in a good way if you’re an iHeart or a Cumulus. Assets just aren’t worth what they used to be…

With Apple Music Now at 30 Million Subscribers, Global Paid Subs Pass 100m

With Apple Music Now at 30 Million Subscribers, Global Paid Subs Pass 100m

In an interview with Billboard, Jimmy Iovine said that Apple Music now has “well over” 30 million paying subscribers. When combined with Spotify, that means the industry has broken the 100 million benchmark…

Linkage - Weekend Reading

Linkage – Weekend Reading

What happens to all those unclaimed royalties? Can you buy your way up streaming playlists? Spoiler alert – Yes!, And a great NYTimes piece on what was playing in Basquiat’s studio…

Video Responsible for More Than Half of All On-Demand Music Streaming Time

Video Responsible for More Than Half of All On-Demand Music Streaming Time

If you thought that video music streaming was just a small add-on to the time people spend with Spotify, Pandora, and the like, you’d be wrong. It’s actually the reverse. And that’s a problem…

NYU Prof Says Radio is in Deep Trouble, NAB Says That's Silly. They're Both Right.

NYU Prof Says Radio is in Deep Trouble, NAB Says That’s Silly. They’re Both Right.

New York University’s Larry Miller says radio must adapt or face a bleak future. NAB responds with strong data, but even within that data there are hints that Miller is right…

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