SAG-AFTRA Doubles Down on Efforts to Secure Union Contracts for Spanish Broadcasting System Employees

SAG-AFTRA is upping the ante in its multiyear quest for a contract with the Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), a large owner and operator of Hispanic radio stations (namely La Raza and Mega) in the United States and Puerto Rico. Yesterday, about 200 me… Continue Reading

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Radio-Tracking Platform WARM Raises $1.37MM — Sony a Big Backer

World Airplay Radio Monitor (WARM), a radio-tracking platform, has raised about $1.37 million (€1.25 million) in seed funding after taking part in an event held by the Sony Startup Acceleration Program Europe. The sum was contributed both by existing i… Continue Reading

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BMI Settles Their Rate Dispute With Major Radio Broadcasters — Irving Azoff’s War Continues

BMI and the RMLC have finally settled their pricing dispute; new deal covers 2017-2021. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), one of the leading US-based performing rights organizations, has settled a long-running pricing disagreement with the Radio Music Licen… Continue Reading

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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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