Amy Winehouse

This article is about what the death of Amy Winehouse tells us about the sorry state of the music industry.

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Fight Cumulus and Win

This article is about strong options for Citadel workers who may lose their jobs, see their salary cut or suffer hostile workplace and/or sexual or age-related discrimination with the anticipated September closing of the Cumulus-Citadel merger.

1. Read strategies for suing the company used successfully by others.

2. Best way to handle it if Cumulus tries to force you to sign a non-compete to get your severance pay.

3.  The down low on e-mail correspondence – be careful.

4.  What to do if Cumulus tries to cut or reduce sales commissions owed to you.

5.  Contact information for two outstanding attorneys with cases in progress against Cumulus that I think are worth a call. 

6.  And a few free ideas to fight back on your own if you ever need them.

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Groupon

1.  Shocking new evidence of Groupon's financial impact on radio.

2.  Specific ad categories that work beyond expectation and one big one that is a Groupon flop.  Cna radio say - opportunity?

3.  The major mistake radio keeps making over and over again that lets Groupon continue to erode their local advertising - and how to do this one thing to stop coupon sellers dead in their tracks.

4.  3 easy steps to do discount couponing better than Groupon.

5.  An easy-to-implement revenue raising idea that every station can have up and running in 2 to 4 weeks.  But you've got to know it to do it.

6.  A digital strategy made for radio that Groupon can't touch.  You'll kick yourself for not attacking Groupon with this!

7.  radio's answer to Groupon in competitive selling.  I promise, Groupon has no comeback - no chance.

Plus...for those of you thinking about the coming Groupon IPO - advice.

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Netflix or Spotify? Choose One!

Spotify or Netflix – which one do you think consumers would choose if they could pick only one.  Here’s the answer … Why price is the new x factor in media … Apple’s highly successful strategy to embrace technology, please consumers and nail the price point revealed here.

Predictions: 

Radio: what radical thing radio will be doing in conjunction with mobile media – no one is doing it yet, but they will be.  And, it’s not going to be 24/7 on-air broadcasting!

Records: The road to profitability for record labels has nothing to do with albums or even singles.  It’s this.

Paid Monthly Music Services:  Don’t make this mistake that the flood of new music services are making.

Movies:  Why Netflix should be careful what it wishes for by trying to get all their customers to switch to online streaming instead of red mailing envelopes.  Danger ahead.

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Horrible Radio Bosses

1. Read about this horrible boss who punishes top-rated talent for actually getting great ratings.  Here’s how. 

2.  Or the radio bigwig who has been ruining careers for several years now and the money he saved did not equal his latest bonus.  No kidding.

3.  Cumulus is firing its own even in advance of the firing it plans for Citadel workers when it takes over.  It’s all being kept under the radar, until this morning.

4.  Awful firings not getting covered by the happy talk radio press directly from the lips of those affected.  Be warned: It’s an outrage.

5.  The radio group that has the stones to lecture its employees on “time theft” after working them to the bone for less money!  You can’t make this stuff up.

6.  The local radio cluster that has 4 stations and only one of them does a local morning show yet the company bills itself as a local operator.

BONUS …  Read a special report on how Apple teaches their employees to think like Steve Jobs –  while radio wants its employees not to think.

All good stuff today!

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