Black Kids “Obligatory Drugs” (Independent)
Emily Barker Sweet Kind Of Blue (Independent)
Kabanjak Dubs And Downs (Independent)
Matt Pond PA “Still Summer” (Independent)
St. Etienne “Magpie Eyes” (PIAS)
Wet Dreams Cartridge Belt (Independent)
Boulder: The Roster Grows
Additions have been made to the performance roster of the FMQB Triple A Conference, August 9-12 at the St.Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO, where there will be at least 36 performances! Last week saw the addition of Noah Kahan, The Aces and Van William, joining Amy Shark, Andreas Moe, Bahamas, Colony House, Craig Stickland, Current Swell, Don DiLego, Earl St. Clair, Future Islands, Foxygen, Hippo Campus, JD McPherson, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt, John Paul White, Josh Taerk, Justin Townes Earle, Lo Moon, LP, Marlon Williams, Mondo Cozmo, Nikki Lane, Portugal. The Man, Ron Gallo, Spoon, The Band of Heathens, The Lone Bellow, The Mrs., The New Pornographers, The Outdoor Type, The Shelters and Tom Walker. In addition to all these performances, awards, panels, things kick off on Wednesday, August 9 with The Keynote Interview with David Dye. You can still take advantage of the Advance Registration rate of $429, available only through July 31, at registration.fmqb.com. and you can also still get in on special FMQB rates at the St. Julien, starting at only $229/night, by going to stjulien.com and using group code GRPQB6 or calling (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB. Keep checking FMQB.com for the latest updates.
Caroline Beasley Elected As NAB Joint Board ChairCaroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Media Group, has been unanimously elected as NAB joint board chair by the NAB Joint Board of Directors. Beasley takes over from Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA Media, whose term expired.
Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television, was elected as NAB Television Board Chairman. Emily Barr, President and CEO, Graham Media Group, was elected first vice chair of the Television Board, and Ralph M. Oakley, President and CEO, Quincy Media, Inc., was elected as second vice chair.
It was announced that Joseph M. Di Scipio, Senior Vice President, Legal and FCC Compliance, Fox Television Stations was appointed to the designated network seat on the TV executive committee.
Randy D. Gravley, President and CEO, Tri State Communications Inc., was elected Radio Board Chair by the NAB Radio Board. Mary Quass, President and CEO of NRG Media LLC, was re-elected Radio Board first vice chairman, while Beth Neuhoff, President and CEO of Neuhoff Communications, was re-elected Radio Board second vice chairman.
Kim Guthrie, President of Cox Media Group, was elected to the Radio Board’s major group representative seat.
The Board elections took place at the NAB Board of Directors meeting, held June 20-21 in Washington, D.C.
Lorde Debuts Atop Billboard 200
Lorde‘s sophomore album Melodrama debuts atop this week’s Billboard 200 chart with 109,000 equivalent album units, 82,000 of which were traditional album sales. Her first album, PureHeroine, debuted at #3 in 2014. Lorde also becomes the third woman in three weeks to hit #1 on the chart, after Katy Perry and Halsey, respectively. According to Billboard, this last occurred in 2012 with Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys and Rihanna. The last time this happened with three female acts and three new #1s was back in 2009 with Whitney Houston, Colbie Caillat and Reba.
In total, six new releases debuted in the top ten this week. Rapper 2 Chainz arrives at #2, appropriately, with his latest album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, which earned 106,000 units. Kendrick Lamar is at #3 with DAMN. Jason Isbell hits his highest chart position ever, with The Nashville Sound debuting at #4. Veteran rockers Nickelback debut at #5 with Feel the Machine.
At #6 in More Life from Drake, followed by Ed Sheeran at #7. Young Thug debuts at #8 with Beautiful Thugger Girls, followed by folk rockers Fleet Foxes at #9 with Crack-Up. The top ten is rounded out by Bruno Mars‘ 24K Magic.
So You Wanna Be An Outlaw
Walk Into A Storm
Queens Of The Stone Age
Villains (Queens Of The Stone Age)
Iron & Wine
Waiting On A Song
Jason Isbell &…
The Nashville Sound
Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast
Portugal. The Man
Hurray For The Riff Raff