Higher Rates, But Some Concessions For Radio In New Deal With BMI.

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has begun notifying the 10,000 radio stations and broadcast groups that license its music about the new terms of its agreement with the radio industry. Under a settlement to the four-year old dispute between the Radio Music License Committee and BMI, broadcasters will pay more for the music they use from […]

Is AM All-Digital Right for Your Station?

It could be if you are ready for the needed investment in time and effort BY RICK GREENHUT ⋅ RADIO WORLD PUBLISHED: MARCH 6, 2020 The author is director of broadcast business development for HD Radio intellectual property holder Xperi.There is an important AM digital comments filing approaching on Monday. That means it is time to […]

Bipartisan Effort Pushes for Local Media Support

House members call on colleagues, President Trump, to support local media during pandemic WASHINGTON—Supporting local media—including TV stations, radio stations and newspapers—has become a bipartisan effort in D.C., highlighted in part by a recently issued letter from four House Representatives to their colleagues and President Donald Trump calling for action. Reps. Debbie Dingle (D-Mich.), Bill […]

Study: Radio Listening Up Across All Dayparts During Pandemic.

As tens of millions of Americans enter week two, or three, of working from home, radio continues as a companion even outside the traditional workplace setting. Nearly 40% of those who took part in a recent study conducted by NuVoodoo Media Services say they are listening to radio more during the health crisis. Breaking it […]

A guide to taking care of yourself and your newsroom in times of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic threw a ginormous flaming curveball at the news media industry, from turning newsrooms remote to eviscerating whole streams of revenue. It’s really easy to panic when you don’t know what the next day or even the next hour will bring, much less how to plan for it. As the outbreak worsened, journalists […]

COVID-19 Response Toolkit now available from NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters has created an online Coronavirus Response Toolkit to help broadcasters cover COVID-19 developments accurately and effectively. NAB added new downloadable COVID-19 public service announcements Thursday. The PSAs are available in both English and Spanish, and scripts are available to stations who want their own talent to read the information. Additionally, the toolkit […]

Why J.Lo And Shakira Aren’t Getting Paid For The Super Bowl Halftime Show

Jennifer Lopez used to have a little, now she’s got a lot—thanks in part to her ability to clock seven-figure grosses at every tour stop. But don’t be fooled: Jenny from the Block won’t be adding any more cash to her coffers for her Super Bowl halftime gig, at least in terms of performance fees. Along with […]

How Much J Lo & Shakira Get Paid For Super Bowl Halftime Will Surprise You

While both performers can be found on Forbes‘ list of the top 10 highest-paid women in music, you might be surprised to learn how much Jennifer Lopez and Shakira get paid for the Super Bowl halftime performances. While Lopez has previously pulled in millions from touring, she and Shakira will make exactly $0 when they perform at one of television’s most-watched live […]

LeGeyt Succeeds Ornelas As NAB COO

NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith announced today that NAB Chief Operating Officer Chris Ornelas will be leaving the organization Feb. 1 to become general counsel of Beasley Media Group, where he will oversee all legal matters for the multiplatform media company, including its 64 radio stations. Ornelas will be replaced by Curtis LeGeyt, NAB’s current executive […]