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iHeartMedia Wins Legal Battle
The courtroom verdict blocks bondholders from filing default notices against the company. [more]

May 23, 2016

Columbia Records Announces Jennifer Frommer As Head of Its Creative Agency
Former Interscope exec returns to the music biz at Columbia.

iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party Heats Up Miami

National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Nominees

Shelley Wade Named Afternoon Host at KMYI (Star 94.1)/San Diego

Spotify's Family Plan Gets An Upgrade
May 20, 2016

John Mayer’s programming career at iHeartMedia hit overdrive just over a year ago when he landed the coveted WFLZ/Tampa PD gig. The Power Pig sports a sterling history of accomplished PD’s who have piloted the legendary Top 40 outlet, and now it is certainly in very capable hands. John Mayer is front and center in this week’s Cover story. In Programming to Win, Pat Welsh takes a deep dive into some of the data that can be created via a PUMM report. Question of the Week asks: If you were to choose a spokesperson for your station, who in the entertainment, music or sports industries would you select and why? Plus Hotshots and This Week in FMQB History.
May 19, 2016

Republic Records Promotes David "Davey Dee" Ingenloff to SVP/Rhythm Crossover Promotion
Davey Dee will continue to oversee all things Rhythm Crossover related to the label and their strategic partnerships.

WLLD (WiLD 94.1)/Tampa Goes Nuts In PM Drive & Grabs A Franchize At Night

Mike Mathewson Named VP/Marketing For Columbia Records

Universal Music Forms Verve Label Group, Appoints Danny Bennett as President/CEO

Entravision Promotes Don Daboub To EVP/Integrated Marketing Solutions
May 18, 2016

Rare On-Air Opening At Power 106 Los Angeles
Eric DLux steps away from night host duties for other commitments and the search is on.

Ross Mahoney Named PD/PM Drive Host At KXTE/Las Vegas

Erika Alfredson Named VP/Marketing For Columbia Records
May 17, 2016

SBS Reports First Quarter Results
Net revenue fell slightly in Spanish Broadcasting System's first quarter of 2016.

Westwood One Backstage At the BBMAs To Feature Exclusive Content And Pop Trio Bahari

In Brief - May 17, 2016
May 16, 2016

Gary Marella Named EVP/Mosley Music Group
Marella joins forces with Timbaland to take MMG’s current roster to the next level.

SiriusXM Canada Going Private in $367 Million Deal

Radio Button Network Names Adam Goodman As First CEO

iHeartMedia's Chase Murphy Releases #Tryharder

3rd Annual GAB Radio Talent Institute Is In Session

In Brief - May 16, 2016
Lukas Graham Goes #1
May 13, 2016

RCA Records Promotes Wendy Goodman To SVP/Promotion
In expanded role Goodman will oversee the promotion campaigns for the label across the Hot AC and AC formats.

James Bay Named iHeartMedia "On The Verge" Artist

Universal Music Group Revenue Up In Q1

Jason Derulo Launches New Album with iHeartRadio "Move with the Music" Concert Series
May 11, 2016

Republic Records Promotes Manny Simon To SVP/Adult Formats
Simon heads up Adult Promotion at the label that was #1 market share at both Hot AC and AC in 2015.

RCA Sets New “Most Added” Benchmark With JT Single

Townsquare Reports Strong First Quarter Results

Ace & TJ Launch The Radio Button Network
May 10, 2016

Beasley's Jeff Zito Moves To WBRN (98.7 NO RULES ROCK)/Tampa
Zito moves up the Gulf Coast from Fort Myers to rock his new programming post in Tampa.

Brad Hansen Joins Cumulus Albuquerque As OM/PD of KRST, KBZU & KDRF

Beatport Revamps, Cuts Streaming, News and Events Divisions

Orlando Wakes Up WXXL Morning Show Host Johnny Magic

In Brief - May 10, 2016

Republic Records Promotes Gary Spangler to Executive Vice President, Promotion
Spangler will continue to oversee all of the label's promotion efforts across multiple formats.

UMG Appoints Jonathan Dworkin To SVP/Digital Strategy & Business Development

DeMann, Anderssen Named Co-Operations Managers Cox Media Group Orlando

Four Appointed To NAB Radio Board

In Brief - May 9, 2016
Music News

The Weeknd Tops Billboard Music Award Winners
Performances from Britney Spears, Madonna, Kesha and others were highlights of the awards show. [more]

Drake Stays at #1, Meghan Trainor Debuts at #3 on Billboard 200

Quick Hits: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, Ramones

Drake Leads Nominees For 2016 BET Awards
Beyoncé and Rihanna also earned five nods each for this year's BET Awards.

Quick Hits: Adele, Fifth Harmony, Life is Beautiful festival, Beastie Boys

Quick Hits: Chevelle, Rage Against The Machine / Prophets of Rage, 3 Doors Down, Make America Rock Again tour

Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris & More Headlining Billboard Hot 100 Festival
The two-day event is set for August 20 and 21 in New York.

Quick Hits: MuchMusic Awards, Guns N' Roses / Lenny Kravitz / Alice in Chains, Rage Against The Machine, Riot Fest

Puff Daddy Takes Bad Boy Reunion on the Road
Lil' Kim, Mase, French Montana, Faith Evans, and more will tour together for the first time.

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Houston Open Air, The Temper Trap, High Elevation Rock Festival, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Lou Reed

Drake Stays Atop Billboard 200, Radiohead Debut at #3
Radiohead's A Moon Shaped Pool is the band's sixth Top 10 release.

Quick Hits: Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sia, Oasis

Ozzfest and Knotfest Combine Forces
Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot announce a double header rock festival in San Bernardino this September.

Quick Hits: Rihanna & Meghan Trainor, U2, Chance the Rapper, Chevelle, Marilyn Manson

Ariana Grande to Perform New Music at Billboard Awards
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton also will sing a duet at the May 22 awards show.

Quick Hits: Kid Rock, Good Charlotte, Nonpoint, LOCKN' Festival

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake / The Weeknd, Madonna / Prince, Bon Jovi

Quick Hits: Meghan Trainor, Pitbull, Alice In Chains, Ice-T / Art of Rap festival

Drake Enjoys The Views From #1
Drake earns his sixth straight #1 album on the Billboard 200.

Quick Hits: Twenty One Pilots, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Classic Rock festival, Ozzy Osbourne

New Radiohead Album Arriving Sunday
The Brit band's anticipated new record has a release date yet no title.

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, AC/DC and Axl Rose, Chance the Rapper, Pink Floyd, James Blake

Austin City Limits Led By Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar
LCD Soundsystem, Willie Nelson, Cage the Elephant and many more are on board for the 15th anniversary of the festival.

Quick Hits: Justin Timberlake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Drake, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson

Quick Hits: Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Kanye West
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