The Social Networking of NFL Games

Hey radio, you ought to be doing this.

The NFL Giants and Jets are building a social network around a single event

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RIAA to Radio: $100 million now, $2 billion in 10 Years

Mitch Bainwol, the Chairman and CEO of the RIAA, is out of touch with the NAB.

NAB CEO and former senator Gordon Smith is assuring the radio industry that if station owners settle their suit with the music industry now instead of fighting to keep radio free of additional royalty taxes, that the radio industry will only have to pay $100 million

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New Stupid (and Smart) Radio Tricks

There are so many smart radio people in this business who know what they are doing and who even help their misguided employers do the best they can.

That

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Where Is Appleǃ

Steve Jobs made a lot of product introductions this week.

He relaunched Apple TV. Refreshed the Nano line. Launched Ping for iTunes, a social network all about music. He

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Apple Creates 160 Million Matty Singers

Apple CEO Steve Jobs did it again yesterday when he announced more product and service upgrades for his products.

Radio people are no doubt celebrating the fact that the new Nano will still have an FM chip in them although Touches and Shuffles will continue to have no FM. It may be a moral victory but the Nano/FM has not really increased radio listening.

But focus for a moment on the brilliant move Jobs has made in the area of social networking for music.

Now there is Ping for iTunes.

From day one there are 160 million card-carrying iTunes users available to share music preferences and passions.

 

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