GaGa as Head of EMI

The hottest thing in the music business is Lady Gaga.

The coldest thing is EMI.

EMI is now saying that it may not be able to operate as Terra Firma

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Undercover Lew

After the Super Bowl on CBS Sunday night was a new show called Undercover Boss where corporate CEOs get into the trenches with their employees to find out what working for their company is really like.

It was the most-watched post Super Bowl show since 2001 according to the overnight ratings.

In episode one, Larry O

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Cecil Heftel vs. Radio Consolidators

The radio industry lost another legend a few days ago when owner/politician Cecil Heftel passed away.

It seems a lot of radio legends are leaving us lately or is it just that there are too few legends-in-the-making visible in the dark ages of radio consolidation?

What made Cecil Heftel special is that he loved radio. I

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Cumulus Cares

I get how the major consolidators want to dilute local radio in favor of a cheaper national platform.

And how they see hundreds of their radio stations serving as cheap price point delivery vehicles for major advertisers like Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

I get it, but I don't like it.

It's shortsighted and eventually destructive to the radio industry.

But what I don't get is the mean gene that the three leading unemployers in the radio industry possess.

Take Cumulus.

Please.

So terminator Gary Pizzati arrives at a sales meeting in Fayetteville, NC Wednesday morning. You may remember Pizzati who,&hellip

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New Media Predictions

Last Thursday my Media Solutions Lab was held in Scottsdale and I have never been more proud of the radio, music and new media businesses as I was that day.

An impressive mix of executives and entrepreneurs attended and for the better part of seven hours worked actively with me on tracking the digital future.

We had fun. Taught each other and worked in small groups. On issues, strategies and skill sets.

I thought you would be interested in a few of my 15 predictions about where the media industry is headed:
Advertisers will increasingly go directly to the consumer and bypass radio, television and publishing. We&hellip

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