Thursday, April 23, 2015

FMQB Music News

Teen Vine Star Shawn Mendes Tops Billboard 200
First-ever release from the 16-year-old singer/songwriter debuts at #1, while Reba, Tyler, The Creator and Halestorm also arrive in the top five. [more]

Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Estelle, MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, Hard Summer Festival, Faith No More, The Ting Tings
Quick Hits: Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea, The Grateful Dead, Ed Sheeran, R.E.M., The Smashing Pumpkins, Pitchfork Music Festival, Musicfest NW
Charli XCX, Bleachers Plot Eclectic Tour
The two artists are teaming up for "weird" summer road trip.
Quick Hits: Billboard Music Awards, Walk Off the Earth, Miami Concert Series, Louis Tomlinson, Neil Young, AC/DC, Mötley Crüe
Green Day, Ringo & More Inducted Into The Rock Hall Of Fame
The star-studded 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on Saturday night in Cleveland.
Muse Plans Drones Live Events
Quick Hits: iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, Hozier, Panic! At The Disco, Foo Fighters, Neil Young / WayHome Music and Arts Festival
Quick Hits: Giorgio Moroder / Britney Spears, Green Day, Black Sabbath, Deftones & Incubus
Quick Hits: Black Sabbath & Bill Ward, Converse Rubber Tracks Live festival, Summer Set Music & Camping Festival, Sia, Josh Groban
Thanks To Wiz Khalifa Hit, Furious 7Soundtrack Hits #1
"See You Again" hits #1 on the Hot 100, powering the Furious 7 soundtrack to the top of the charts too.
Quick Hits: Iggy Azalea, Glastonbury, Florence + The Machine, Summerfest, Hinder
Drake Plans Summer Jungle Tour
The rapper has unveiled a brief road trip with Future on the bill.
Quick Hits: One Direction, Jack White, Billboard Music Awards, 10 Years, Loudwire Music Festival, Pete Townshend & Eddie Vedder, Percy Sledge
Mariah Carey's Epic Deal Is Official
The label will release Mariah Carey #1 To Infinityon May 18, just after the singer kicks off her Vegas residency.
Quick Hits: Shinedown, Mumford & Sons, Justin Timberlake, Sublime With Rome, David Letterman musical guests, Mayhem Festival
Mumford & Sons Explain Sonic Change
In a new interview, the band discusses moving away from their folk-rock roots.
Quick Hits: The Grateful Dead, AC/DC, Blur
Miley Cyrus To Induct Joan Jett at Rock Hall
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place on April 18 in Cleveland.
Quick Hits: Mumford & Sons, Black Sabbath, Tyler, the Creator
Wale's Seinfeld-Inspired Album About Nothing Debuts At #1
Three releases from Atlantic Records bow in the top ten of this week's Billboard 200.
Quick Hits: Quebec City Summer Festival, Death Cab For Cutie, Mariah Carey, Vans Warped Tour
Taylor Swift Tops Billboard Music Award Finalists
Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, and Meghan Trainor are also multiple nominees.
Quick Hits: Ed Sheeran, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Frank Ocean, Faith No More, 80/35 Festival, B.B. King
Christina Perri & Colbie Caillat Plan Girls Night Out
The two artists will do a co-headline tour this summer.
Quick Hits: Maroon 5, Fall Out Boy, Nate Ruess, Kid Cudi, Natalie La Rose, Pete Townshend
Rolling Stones Set 15-City Zip Code Tour
The tour will herald the re-release of the 1971 classic album, Sticky Fingers.
Quick Hits: Kendrick Lamar / Prince, Amy Winehouse, NWA, Madonna, Panic! At The Disco
FMQB Retro-Active: Aerosmith's Joey Kramer Talks Donington DVD, The Beatles, and Roc

Warner Bros. Promotes Rob Goldklang To SVP/Alternative Promotion
Promotion coincides with Goldklang's twentieth anniversary with Warner Bros. [more]

CBS Radio Houston Names Charese Fruge VP/Programming And Operations Manager
Cat Thomas Named VP/Programming, CBS Radio Las Vegas
iHeartMedia's First-Ever Soundfront
In Brief - April 23, 2015
April 22, 2015
Nielsen Reports Solid First Quarter 
Increases quarterly dividend 12%
Shazam For Radio Adds David De Busk
KIIS FM Announces Wango Tango Pre-Show Performers
In Brief - April 22, 2015
April 21, 2015
Linda Little Named Market President For iHeartMedia Phoenix
Little to lead broadcast, digital, mobile, social and live event efforts for Phoenix's iconic brands.
iHeartRadio Now Available On Xbox One
Impact Radio Group Ups Garfield To PD at KWYD/Boise
Clip Interactive Activates FM Chip Listening On Additional Devices
In Brief - April 21, 2015
April 20, 2015
Scott Hopeck Named President of iHeartMedia New York 
Hopeck to lead broadcast, digital, mobile, social and live event efforts for the New York cluster.
Tim Leiweke And Roger Faxon To Join Pandora Board of Directors
TuneIn Launches On Apple Watch And Apple CarPlay
In Brief - April 20, 2015
Ellie Goulding Scores #1 Top 40 Airplay Hit
April 17, 2015
Entercom Sacramento Names Lance Richard VP/Market Manager
Richard is promoted from Vice President of Sales at Entercom Sacramento
The Week In Review: 4/13-4/17
Albie Dee Named Program Director of WOCQ/Ocean City-Salisbury 
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Announces Staff Changes
Warner Bros. Records Bolsters Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch Licensing Team
In Brief - April 17, 2015
April 16, 2015
Sean Shannon Named VP/Market Manager For Cumulus Atlanta
Shannon fills the position formerly held by Jon Pinch, who announced his retirement today.
Sara Morris Joins iHeartMedia's Government Affairs Team
TuneCore Combines Forces With Believe Digital 
Spotify Launches Playlist Targeting For Brands
AudioHQ & TuneIn Announce Exclusive In-Stream Audio Ad Sales Partnership
In Brief - April 16, 2015
April 15, 2015
UMG And Class Action Attorneys Propose Settlement Agreement On Digital Download Royalties
UMG to contribute a maximum of $11.5 million for past digital download activity.
WMTX/Tampa Names Randi West Program Director
John Boyle Appointed PD At WSJZ/Melbourne
Marketron's Mediascape Platform Expands With Launch Of Mediascape Orders 360 
In Brief - April 15, 2015
April 14, 2015
Rick Vaughn Joins Cumulus Salt Lake City As PD Of KBER & KHTB
Additionally, KBEE PD Dain Craig adds PD duties at KENZ
Salem Communications Expands Partnership With Clip Interactive 
CÜR Media Names JP Lespinasse Chief Marketing Officer
2015 NAB Crystal Radio Award Winners Announced
In Brief - April 14, 2015
April 13, 2015
CBS RADIO President/CEO Dan Mason Announces Retirement
Longtime CBS RADIO vet set to retire after seventeen years with the company.
The Week In Review: 4/6-4/10
Andre J. Fernandez Named President Of CBS RADIO
Def Jam Recordings Names Faisel Durrani EVP/GM
HD Radio Ad Network Places Radio Disney On The FM Dial  
Real 92.3 Announces Full Programming Line-Up
Cumulus Names Chuck Whitaker PD At WMEZ
SAG-AFTRA President Praises Introduction Of Fair Play Fair Pay Act Of 2015
Premiere Networks Renews Long-Term Exclusive Agreement With Futuri Media
NAB Statement On Proposed AM Radio Rule Changes
In Brief - April 13, 2015
April 10, 2015
In this week's eQB, FMQB catches up with WSPK/Hudson Valley APD Skywalker. The fifteen year Pamal Broadcasting vet discusses his long tenure with the station, the keys to maintaining your brand, the importance of mentoring, and finally getting on the air in New York City. In Programming to Win, Pat Welsh gives us a rundown of tips and advice for morning shows. Question of the Week asks: What do you love most about your job? Plus, Hot Shots and the FMQB History page.
Philly's 96.5 Gets AMP'd Up, Bobby Smith Named PD
Bob Lawrence Joins Saga Communications As VP/Group PD 
Triton Digital To Integrate With Nielsen Measurement
Resolution To Activate FM Radio In Smartphones Passed In Indiana Senate
NAB Statement On Rep. Nadler's Proposed Radio Performance Royalty Legislation
In Brief - April 10, 2015
April 9, 2015
iHeartMedia Announces First Closing Of Sale Of Select Portfolio Of Radio Towers 
Company also finalizes lease arrangement to continue to use those towers to broadcast its radio stations
Corus Entertainment Announces Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Results
Triton Digital Completes Annual Media Rating Council Audit Process
DASH 3.0 Conference Details Announced

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