NAB Launches Attack Ads Ahead Of Royalty Bill’s Expected Advance In Congress.

Despite a near-majority of House members on record as opposing the creation of a performance royalty placed on radio stations, the National Association of Broadcasters says it expects a bill that would do just that will move forward in the coming weeks. The NAB says it expects House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) to […]

Big Country Stars Thank Radio

From Dierks Bentley and Jon Pardi performing at The Ryman to Thomas Rhett, who played opening night of CRS at the Amazon Music sponsored event, the gratitude from country artists was clear; thank you for playing our songs. It’s the goal every country artist has and not one complained that radio stations were playing their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Politicians Coming After Radio

As the NAB battles to prevent radio stations from having to pay for the music they air, legislation has been introduced that may pave the way for radio managers to have to dig deep into their wallets. It’s called the AMFM Act. Here are the details… The Ask Musicians for Music Act was introduced by […]