CATEGORY: BROADCAST & SATELLITE

32 Radio Stations Went Silent In 2017

The FCC's release of broadcast station totals from the past year has revealed that thirty-two radio stations, thirty AM and two FM, closed last...



Copyright Royalty Board Raises Rates SiriusXM Pays For Music 40%

Responding to a request from SoundExchange and other artist advocates, the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) yesterday issued rate changes for for Sirius XM’s...


Corporate Radio Takes A Big Hit (Again)

The struggles and bankruptcy of iHeart radio have been a known issue for some time now, but apparently the number one station group isn't...


Cumulus, Owner Of 446 U.S. Radio Stations, Files For Bankruptcy Protection, Stock Falls 45%

Cumulus Media, the third biggest owner of U.S. broadcast radio stations,as well as Westwood One, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. Top broadcast...


US Copyright Royalty Board Raises Some Music Streaming Royalty Rates For 2018

In what is expected to be the first of several new rate determinations, the United States Copyright Royalty Board has issued a cost of...


Streaming: The Music Industry’s Match.com

In the case of artist Bob Seger, retail and plays on AM/FM radio are not sufficient for fans, and streaming provides a better way...


Radio’s ‘Main Studio’ Rule, How It Affects Music and Why The Trump Administration Wants To Kill It

For years the FCC instituted a rule that any radio station needed to have a main studio accompanied by a full-time staff member during...


Pandora’s Loss Poised To Become Gain For Investor Sirius XM

Pandora is struggling on almost every level, from monthly average users to revenue. This week Wall Street punished the streamer's performance, more than halving...


iHeartMedia Stock Tanks After $248M Quarterly Loss and ‘Substantial Doubts’ About Survival [UPDATED]

[UPDATED] iHeartMedia Inc., the largest operator of commercial radio stations in the US, once again disclosed that it has "going concern" about its viability...


Radio Still Rules Music Discovery Despite Streaming Growth [CHART]

While streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music are growing exponentially, the 2017 edition of Nielsen's Music 360 report found that 49% of people...