RIAA Brushes Off the U.S. Government, U.S. Government Intensifies Its Radio Payola Probe

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly is now directly sending his payola questions to the major labels. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is doubling down on its payola probe. In September of 2019, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly sent a letter … Continue Reading

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iHeartRadio Replaces Hundreds of Human Workers With ‘Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI)’

Yesterday, we first reported on iHeartMedia’s mass layoff of employees nationwide.  Now, the company has explained why those people were let go. We certainly hear a lot about machines replacing humans in the workforce.  And there are certainly so… Continue Reading

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iHeartMedia Staffers Hit with Massive Layoffs Across Multiple Markets

iHeartMedia has reportedly laid off dozens of people across its network of radio stations, including DJs and program directors. So far, the company, which is the largest broadcaster in the world, has not specified exactly how many employees were laid o… Continue Reading

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Australian Radio Stations Are Banning Songs Mentioning Fire, Burning, Heat

In response to the fires that have ravaged Australia, it is being reported that some radio stations in the country are banning songs that contain lyrics that reference fire, burning and heat. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the stations affecte… Continue Reading

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There’s Hope for Radio Reform, After All — Congress Introduces the ‘AM-FM Act’ to Overhaul Terrestrial Copyright Laws

US-based terrestrial radio stations don’t pay royalties on the broadcast of recordings.  The newly-introduced ‘AM-FM Act’ is aiming to change that. Once upon a time, terrestrial radio enjoyed a convenient relationship with major recor… Continue Reading

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Global Music Rights Points Its Guns at Another Radio Giant: Entravision

Global Music Rights has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Entravision Communications, which runs a collection of Spanish-language radio stations throughout the United States. The lawsuit claims that Entravision violated the performance rig… Continue Reading

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