Unrest at Audacy Over Talent Fees

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  • Talk about cheap – Audacy’s reported new talent fee arrangement is one for the books.
  • Sources describe a “near rebellion” in some markets – what’s eating them.
  • Audacy’s likely next moves after cutting talent fees.
  • Fear surrounding a potential revision of the sales compensation plan.

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Radio Left with Only 25% of Ad Dollars by 2025

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  • And the winner is – yes, one radio group saw this sea change coming. 
  • For everyone else, sample these cutbacks that are even more draconian than previously.
  • What the radio wind down will look like between now and 2025. 
  • There is a model to survive – you’re not going to like it – but here’s what the radio groups with the most to lose are thinking about implementing.

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Growing Disdain for Radio at Client Level

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  • The worst offenders called out by agencies, buyers and planners privately. 
  • How to fix the needless loss of national ad revenue – three steps right out of the client, buyer and planners mouths. 
  • Radio has it all wrong – how TV is the gold standard among national clients. 
  • How clients (not agencies) laugh at radio’s give me the whole buy and I will drop prices to the floor mentality – what’s better than a low price?

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18-24’s Share What It Would Take to Get Them Listening

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  • I hypothetically offered every student in my NYU Music Business class a free radio station in their hometown – 75% said they would give it back, no thanks but 25% came up with some genius ideas.
  • The length, makeup and content of shows for younger audiences.
  • Different type music stations and spoken word ideas that no one in radio has ever tried.
  • Their eye-opening list of do’s and don’ts.

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Radio Needs to Stop Relying on Music

  • How did the record labels go from the brink of ruin at the turn of the century to record revenue ($1.58 billion ahead of last year’s first-half).
  • How can radio get some of that -- It has to do with disrupting its relationship with the music business.
  • The podcasting model sucks as a revenue generator and that’s a good thing for radio – yet there is a format that everyone is missing that would be explosive.
  • If the labels could blow up vinyl and CDs, there is one bold move that radio can do to thrive.

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Apollo’s New Plans for Cox Radio

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  • At least 13 people fired cross-platform yesterday alone – how bad things will get.
  • Managing so short-staffed even in their largest market – the new model?
  • Why Audacy’s David Field may already be dancing on Cox Media’s grave
  • What happened to that rumored Cox Radio sale – is it coming?

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iHeart’s Sucker Punch on Ownership Caps

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  • Despite their public rhetoric, you won’t believe what iHeart wants new ownership rules to be.
  • And the hypocritical wishes of “digital first” Townsquare about rolling back limits.
  • One of these two outcomes is likely to happen. 
  • What about investment banks and hedge funds – their position on funding another round of acquisitions.

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Allegations of the NAB Gouging Show Exhibitors

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  • The ugly NAB rift with some exhibitors, their major source of revenue.
  • Angry exhibitors (quoted here) kicking around a class action suit.
  • Two take-it-or-leave-it options -- We got ahold of their contract – would you sign this thing?
  • The NAB’s current financial health.

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What Younger Listeners Want

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  • The first significant change in attitude by young people about radio. 
  • The four turnoffs that drive younger demos away and how to address them. 
  • How many youths can relate to 80-year-old Bernie Sanders more than the radio dj trying to be cool – why?
  • Four key things that radio stations no longer do that are killing it.

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Mixed Messages from Audacy to Managers

  • The Audacy market manager really pissing off staff by using COVID as a sales motivator.
  • The sneaky way some employees are getting around COVID inspired back to office mandates – yes, they’re really doing it.
  • Rebelling against the removal of popular remote working allowances.
  • How some Audacy execs have different vaccination rules than regular employees.

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