Losing the Music Royalty Battle

There's a fight going on right now -- and about escalate -- over music royalties.

I hope the lawyers are making a lot of money because no one wins this battle.

The NAB is claiming victory in the second round of Greedy Record Labels vs. Clueless Radio Operators.

The NAB says it has enough votes to prevent repeal -- at least 219 co-sponsors for the Local Radio Freedom Act which opposes requiring AM and FM stations to pay any performance fee to record companies and artists.

Nice name, eh?

Local Radio Freedom Act.

What b.s.!

Local radio is rapidly morphing into national radio thanks to Clear&hellip

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Losing the Music Royalty Battle

There's a fight going on right now -- and about escalate -- over music royalties.

I hope the lawyers are making a lot of money because no one wins this battle.

The NAB is claiming victory in the second round of Greedy Record Labels vs. Clueless Radio Operators.

The NAB says it has enough votes to prevent repeal -- at least 219 co-sponsors for the Local Radio Freedom Act which opposes requiring AM and FM stations to pay any performance fee to record companies and artists.

Nice name, eh?

Local Radio Freedom Act.

What b.s.!

Local radio is rapidly morphing into national radio thanks to Clear&hellip

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Radio’s Toilet Bowl XIII

Clear Channel President John Hogan says radio as we know it is in the toilet.

Quoted in Inside Radio, Hogan is conceding failure for today's radio industry.

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Radio’s Toilet Bowl XIII

Clear Channel President John Hogan says radio as we know it is in the toilet.

Quoted in Inside Radio, Hogan is conceding failure for today's radio industry.

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Radio Is the New Macy’s

Turnabout is fair play.

Consolidators have screwed employees out of their jobs.

Now, advertisers are screwing radio stations out of previously agreed upon rates.

What do you expect when there is only one rep firm for the entire radio business?

And that rep firm is owned by Clear Channel, the largest radio group.

And Clear Channel is owned by a group of clueless private equity companies named Lee & Bain.

What you get is radio advertising anarchy.

And that's what is happening -- chaos, disorder. Perhaps you've seen or heard.

GEICO, one of the largest radio advertisers, negotiates its&hellip

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Radio Is the New Macy’s

Turnabout is fair play.

Consolidators have screwed employees out of their jobs.

Now, advertisers are screwing radio stations out of previously agreed upon rates.

What do you expect when there is only one rep firm for the entire radio business?

And that rep firm is owned by Clear Channel, the largest radio group.

And Clear Channel is owned by a group of clueless private equity companies named Lee & Bain.

What you get is radio advertising anarchy.

And that's what is happening -- chaos, disorder. Perhaps you've seen or heard.

GEICO, one of the largest radio advertisers, negotiates its&hellip

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Seven Ways To Get Your Next Media Job

A few weeks back I referred to a strategy that I used to teach my students at USC when they had their first big job interview in the media business.

It's a little different than conventional wisdom but the approach has an almost 100% track record for getting people hired when used as outlined below.

When I first mentioned it, many of you asked me to explain more.

So let's take time out from the 1,850 Clear Channel firings just last week and the never-ending Citadel dismissals and think about your future.

As many of you know I believe the radio and record industries have seen its better days. The future is new&hellip

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