Bonnie Bishop “I Don’t Like To Be Alone” (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Christopher Paul Stelling “Trouble Don’t Follow Me” (Anti-)
Devon Gilfillian “Unchained” (Capitol)
Highwomen “Crowded Table” (Elektra)
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong “Dawn A New Day” (Independent)
Ron Pope “Habits” (Independent)
Rich Krueger “Kenny’s (It’s Always Christmas In This Bar)” (Independent)
Richie Kaye’s Space City Funtet Blast-Off! (Independent)
Shannon Lay “November” (Independent)
Weyes Blood “Wild Time” (Sub Pop)
Wilsen “Ruiner” (Secret City)
Wolf Parade “Against The Day” (Sub Pop)
Wye Oak “Fortune” (Merge)
The Transition Starts NOW
As previously reported, Jack Barton Entertainment is absorbing FMQB’s Triple A businesses, with the transition to be complete by January 1, and you will see the first visible evidence at the start of the next chart week, this Friday, November 15. That is the day the FMQB Triple A tracking site will disappear and all Triple A tracking migrates to the URL triplea.jackbartonentertainment.com. Anyone trying to access Triple A charts through FMQB will be automatically redirected to JBE, but why not save the URL now? Again, the URL is triplea.jackbartonentertainment.com.
2019-2020 Chart Schedule.
To accommodate Jack Barton Entertainment absorbing FMQB Triple A, the chart year will end one week early in 2019, with the final chart week ending Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3. The 2020 chart year will begin with the first week of 2020, the chart week ending Monday and Tuesday January 6 and 7.
JBE Triple A SummitFest: Still Time To Save
There’s still time to save on the inaugural Jack Barton Entertainment Triple A SummitFest, which takes place in Boulder CO, August 4-7, 2020, by taking advantage of the Pre-Registration rate of only $239 now through December 31. SummitFest is moving to a Tuesday-Friday schedule, giving you more time to spend at “home base” The Hiltons on Canyon’s all-suites Embassy Suites and Boulder’s famed Fox Theatre, without having to give up even a second of your weekend! Pre-registration (non-refundable) can be accessed by clicking on the SummitFest link at jackbartonentertainment.com and you can reserve your room at the Hiltons at the special SummitFest rate of $224/night by going to https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/es/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1.
iHeart Shows Q3 Growth
iHeartMedia‘s third quarter 2019 revenue was up 3% year-to-year to $948.3 million (up 4.9% excluding political revenue). Digital revenue showed a 33.4% increase to $96.7 million. Growth was primarily driven by growth in podcasting, as well as other digital revenue. Networks revenue rose 9.2% to $160 million, while Audio & Media Services fell 14.3% to $59.9 million and Sponsorships increased 4.4% to $55.5 million.
“During the third quarter, our integrated multi-platform approach to meeting listeners wherever they are continues to drive our strong performance, and we’re seeing momentum across all of our businesses – from broadcast radio to digital, social, podcasts and live events,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iHeartMedia, Inc. “This quarter, we advanced our offerings of goal-oriented marketing solutions to advertisers, expanding our addressable pool beyond radio. And we continued to strengthen our leadership position in our podcasting business, announcing multiple new partnerships and a slate of exciting new content. Looking ahead, iHeartMedia is well-positioned to continue to grow our leadership position in the audio space.”
“When iHeartMedia returned to the public equity markets, we set clear goals to increase our share of radio advertising spend, tap into TV and digital advertising revenue pools, and extend our leadership in podcasting and drive sponsorship revenue,” said Rich Bressler, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. “Our results demonstrate significant progress against these goals and we are pleased with the revenue growth we’ve seen across the board. We continue to work to build long-term shareholder value, and de-leveraging remains a key priority.”
Little Feat’s Paul Barrere Dead At 71
Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrere passed away on October 26 at the age of 71. The band posted the following statement on its website:
“It is with great sorrow that Little Feat must announce the passing of our brother guitarist, Paul Barrere, this morning at UCLA Hospital. We ask for your kindest thoughts and best wishes to go out especially to his widow Pam and children Gabriel, Genevieve, and Gillian, and to all the fans who were his extended family.
Paul auditioned for Little Feat as a bassist when it was first being put together—in his words, “as a bassist I make an excellent guitarist”—and three years later joined the band in his proper role on guitar. Forty-seven years later, he was forced to miss the current tour, which will end tomorrow, due to side effects from his ongoing treatment for liver disease.
He promised to follow his doctor’s orders, get back in shape, and rock on the beach at the band’s annual gathering in Jamaica in January 2020. “Until then,” he wrote, “keep your sailin’ shoes close by… if I have my way, you’re going to need them!”
As the song he sang so many times put it, he was always ‘Willin’,’ but it was not meant to be. Paul, sail on to the next place in your journey with our abiding love for a life always dedicated to the muse and the music. We are grateful for the time we have shared.
Yours in music,
Little Feat: Bill Payne, Sam Clayton, Fred Tackett, Kenny Gradney, and Gabe Ford”
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