The Music Business Turns To Newspapers

One of my readers sent me an email over the weekend to say that on page E-17 of The Sunday Los Angeles Times there was an ad for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers new album

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The Rewards of Radio Bankruptcy

Now that the first phase of radio bankruptcy is coming to an end (don't worry there will be more), the spoils of failure are being outed in grand style.

Take Citadel

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Cumulus Mandates Pre-Recession Ad Rates

The recession is over at Cumulus

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Record Industry Collapse

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is saying that it is the end of the world as the record industry knows it.

Yorke is predicting the total collapse of the music industry and is warning young musicians to hold off signing record deals as he anticipates some big labels going belly up in the next few months.

Radiohead left their label, the troubled EMI, three years ago and went whole hog into digital distribution. You may remember In Rainbows was offered on the Internet and fans were allowed to set their own price from free to whatever

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Podcasting Directly to Radios

One of my dear Australian friends sent me news last week of an initiative involving both Australian and Chinese commercial radio broadcasters.

I thought you would find this fascinating as I did.

Commercial Radio Australia and an affiliate of Radio Beijing are planning to develop a DAB+ digital radio application that will make it possible for podcasts to be sent via the broadcast band directly to a listener

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