• Bcamp121114a
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    The nifty direct-to-fan platform Bandcamp has confirmed its plan to offer individual subscription platforms to artists, allowing them to share new material, merchandise and other goodies with their fans. Artists will select their subscription rate and then make all of their music available to subscribers as soon as it is released, either as a download or […]

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    Warner Music is first major label to sign licensing deal with SoundCloud
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    Warner Music Group became the first major record label to strike a licensing deal with SoundCloud, the German audio streaming website. The alliance, announced Tuesday, is a major victory for SoundCloud, which is hoping to build up a catalogue of major artists to attract listeners to both its existing free service and a subscription service […]

  • Radio’s Future Dictated By Teens
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    A recent Piper Jaffray report focused on the behaviors of teenagers and the consequence of trends in those behaviors. One of the questions asked teens what percentage of their time was spent listening to music in the following categories: mp3′s, Pandora, local radio, other streaming radio (e.g., Spotify, Songza, etc.), CD’s, or SiriusXM. The result: […]

  • Streaming Rates Should Reflect Competitive Market
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    In a filing with the CRB on Tuesday, NAB said the Copyright Royalty Board should start anew in setting license fees for radio stations’ streaming services that more accurately reflect rates that would be agreed upon by a willing buyer and willing seller in a competitive market. The trade group claims that “previous license rates […]

  • Supreme Court gives boost to radio’s telemarketing
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    The first Monday of October marked the start of the 2014-15 Supreme Court term and it also delivered a victory to the radio industry.  Without comment, the High Court refused to hear an appeal brought by a New York man who claimed the pre-recorded marketing messages he received from a radio station violated the 1991 […]

  • CBS Swaps For Beasley’s Philadelphia FMs, Miami Cluster
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    As widely speculated in recent weeks, CBS RADIO is swapping its CHARLOTTE and TAMPA clusters and Sports WIP-A (CBS SPORTS RADIO 610 AM)/PHILADELPHIA to BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP in exchange for BEASLEY’s PHILADELPHIA FM and MIAMI stations. CBS will receive Country WXTU and Top 40/Rhythmic WRDW (WIRED 96.5)/PHILADELPHIA and Top 40 WPOW (POWER 96), Country WKIS, […]