Adam Robert Thomas Adam Robert Thomas (Independent)
Amber Mark “Love Me Right” (Interscope)
Ashley Monroe “Hands On You” (Warner Bros.)
Beach House “Dive” (Sub Pop)
Big Something “Wildfire” (Independent)
Danielia Cotton “Set Me Free” (Independent)
Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society Skyface Remixes (Six Degrees)
Erika Wennerstrom Sweet Unknown (Partisan)
Fanny Walked The Earth “Lured” (Blue Elan)
Gregory Darling “My Sleeping Heart” (FOD/The Orchard) Click Hear for audio sample of GregoryDarling-MySleepingHeart
Julia Kasdorf Motel (Independent)
Ladytron “The Animals” (Independent)
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” (Columbia)
Liz Brasher “Body Of Mine” (Fat Possum)
Manchester Orchestra “The Moth” (Loma Vista/CMG) Click Hear for audio sample of ManchesterOrchestra-TheMoth
Mark Huff Stars For Eyes (Independent)
Michael Rault “I’ll Be There” (Independent)
Paul Thorn Don’t Let The Devil Ride (Independent)
Roots Of Creation
Grateful Dub (Independent)
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
“State Of All Things” (Independent)
Ry Cooder
“Shrinking Man” (Fantasy/CMG) Click Hear for audio sample of RyCooder-ShrinkingMan
Silverplanes “Come Back” (Independent)
“Spin Our Wheels” (Yep Roc)
“Shy” (Stones Throw)
Twin Shadow
“Saturdays” (Warner Bros.)

WNCS Names Mullett PD
WNCS/Burlington has appointed John Mullett as PD of The Point Radio Network (WNCS, WRJT, WDOT, WIFY), replacing Zeb Norris, who stays with the station as Morning Host.  Mullett most recently served as MD and Marketing Director for Alternative WBOS/Boston. Mullett, who is a born and raised Vermonter, will be returning to where his career began before moving to Boston and handling the role of Promotions Director at The Point’s sister Triple A, WXRV/Boston.

“I could not be more excited to return to Vermont to work with such an amazing team on a brand that is a truly meaningful staple of the state and at a station I listened to growing up”, said Mullett.

“After 12 years in the driver’s seat I am thrilled to pass the wheel to John Mullett,” adds Norris He’s not only friend, he’s a smart young guy with the skills to take us to the proverbial next level.”

Boulder: Thirty Tigers’ Macias Announced As Keynote
is proud to welcome Thirty Tigers President and Co-Founder David Macias to the 2018 FMQB Triple A Conference as the subject of the Keynote Interview at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, CO, where he’ll be interviewed by The Current/Minneapolis PD Jim McGuinn. Macias’ decades long career has included stops at A&M Records, Arista Records, BMG Distribution, EMI Records, and more. He currently helms Thirty Tigers, the label services company he conceived of and founded 17-years ago, that has spent nearly two decades championing and developing critically acclaimed “underdog” artists and helping them to achieve unprecedented sales success and industry recognition. McGuinn will ask Macias to not only talk about the current state of the business and terrestrial radio’s continued importance to a healthy music industry, but also some of the challenges he sees for that segment of the industry and, specifically, the Triple A format.

The FMQB Triple A Conference happens August 8-11, 2018, at Boulder, CO’s St. Julien Hotel & Spa, with the evening shows moving over to the venerable Fox Theatre. Early Bird Registration is now available for only $269 through March 15 at registration.fmqb.com. You can also take advantage of special FMQB rates at the St. Julien, starting at $239/night, by either calling the St. Julien at (720) 406-9696 and mentioning FMQB or by going to https://www.phgsecure.com/IBE/bookingRedirect.ashx?propertyCode=DENSJ&group=GRPFMQ&arrivalDate=08-08-2018&numberOfAdults=1 and booking online.


Warner Music Group and Facebook Announce New Partnership

Warner Music Group and Facebook have announced a partnership that includes licensing agreements covering the music company’s recorded music and music publishing catalogs for use in social experiences such as videos and messages. The deal paves the way for fans to create, upload and share videos with licensed music from their favorite artists and songwriters. Under the partnership, WMG and Facebook will continue to work together to develop new products that enable users to personalize their music experiences across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Oculus.

Eric Mackay, EVP, Global Digital Strategy, Warner/Chappell, commented, “The team at Facebook is creating a truly innovative product and is showing real commitment to its participation in the growth of the music business. We’ve taken our time to arrive at the best possible deal, one that recognizes the value that music creates on social networks, while empowering our songwriters to reach audiences around the world, in a way that will spark creativity and conversation among their fans. Our incredible catalogue of songs will be represented throughout Facebook’s platforms and we’re excited to work together to create new opportunities for both our songwriters and Facebook’s users.”

Ole Obermann, Chief Digital Officer, Warner Music Group, added, “Our partnership with Facebook will help expand the universe of music streaming and create supplementary revenue for artists. Fan-created video is one of the most personal, social and often viral ways that music is enjoyed, but its commercial potential is largely untapped. This collaboration will lead to new possibilities for our artists, while enhancing the user experience across Facebook, Instagram and Oculus, and enabling people to communicate and express themselves using the music they love.”

Tamara Hrivnak, Head of Music Business Development and Partnerships, Facebook, said, “When Facebook and music come together, we have the power to bring people closer together. Music brings to life the happy, the sad, the throwback and the funny in all the moments and messages we share with friends. We are delighted to partner with Warner, its artists and songwriters, and welcome them to our platforms.”

Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon Passes Away
Russ Solomon, the founder of Tower Records, passed away on Sunday at the age of 92. The Sacramento Bee reports that Solomon died of an apparent heart attack while watching the Academy Awards with his wife. Solomon got his start as a teenager selling used records from jukeboxes in Sacramento in the 1940’s. He gradually built this business over the years into Tower Records, which became a Sacramento staple. In the late ’60s, Solomon expanded in California to additional locations and the rest was history. By the 1990’s, Solomon was a multi-millionaire, with Tower Records stores around the globe. He handed over the CEO title to his son Michael in the late ’90s, just before the music retail industry underwent major shifts due to the Internet and other retail options. Due to its debt issues, Tower began closing stores and filed for bankruptcy in 2004. The company filed for bankruptcy again two years later and soon went out of business. Colin Hanks directed a 2015 documentary titled All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, telling the story of Solomon and his beloved stores.


Updated: 3.7.18


Lake Street Dive
Free Yourself Up


Janelle Monae
Dirty Computer
Bad Boy


Father John Misty
Single Only-Father John Misty
Sub Pop


Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt


The Deconstruction

Updated: 3.7.18


Nathaniel Rateliff &…
Tearing At The Seams


The Thread That Keeps Us


I'll Be Your Girl


David Byrne
American Utopia


Brandi Carlile
By The Way, I Forgive You


First Aid Kit


Wood Brothers
One Drop of Truth
Independent/Thirty Tigers


Brett Dennen


Anderson East


Glen Hansard
Between Two Shores