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The top of the Most Added list is where you’ll find Pure Comedy by Father John Misty, with 18 adds on the board. Next is the controversial EP of Prince recordings, Deliverance, which picks up 14 adds. It’s another week on the list for Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’s TajMo, which scores 11 new adds. Finally, it’s a nine-add tie between The xx and Gov’t Mule that completes the list.
Among the plethora of records looking for attention in the next meeting you’ll find Father John Misty’s “Total Entertainment Forever,” “Reptiles (We Woke Up)” by Flogging Molly, Gov’t Mule with “Sarah, Surrender” and “In My World” from Lindsay Buckingham/Christine McVie. The full list of impacting records will always be found on the Available For Airplay page of the Triple A format room at FMQB.com.
Boulder Lineup Grows
The latest additions to the lineup of FMQB Triple A Conference, August 9-12 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa and the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO are Amy Shark, Don DiLego, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt and Nikki Lane, joining the previously announced Bahamas, Colony House, Current Swell, Future Islands, Foxygen, Justin Townes Earle, LP, Marlon Williams, Mondo Cozmo, Portugal. The Man, Ron Gallo, Spoon, The Band of Heathens, The Lone Bellow and The Shelters, and don’t forget the David Dye Keynote Interview! There are only a few days to take advantage of the Early Registration rate of only $329, available through April 30 at registration.fmqb.com. 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.
Triple A News Bites
KEXP/has two openings in its Digital department. You can get all the details at http://kexp.org/about/jobs… Nevada Public Radio has launched a new Music Discovery channel in Reno, KVNV (NV89). Willobee Carlan, formerly Director of Broadcast Operations for Shamrock Communications in Reno, has been named OM/PD. You can find NV89 at NV89.org or on social media @NV89Radio and #HelloNV89… KFOG/San Francisco is giving listeners the opportunity to win 3-day passes to the 50th Anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 16 through Sunday, June 18 at the Monterey County Fairgrounds. This year the festival dates fall on the original date of the first festival… WXRT/Chicago celebrated Record Store Day 2017 with a special, limited edition vinyl copy of ONXRT: Live from the Archives, Vol. 18. Among the artists featured are Jason Isbell, Avett Brothers, Michael Kiwanuka, Twin Peaks, Lumineers, The Record Company and Los Lobos… KINK/Portland’s Vortex 2 at Rose Festival is set for Sunday, May 28. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Tickets may be purchased for $15 that includes a KINK Live 18 digital download… WYMS/Milwaukee announced the lineup for its 88Nine Block Party to be held on Saturday, June 24. The event is free and is celebrating the tenth year of the station serving the community. Rapper Noname and Strand of Oaks will headline, with Field Report, Reyna, D’Amato and Abby Jeanne will also performing.
Concord Bicycle Launches Craft Re-Issue Label
Concord Bicycle Music has announced the establishment of Craft Recordings as its reissue label, rebranding the company’s growing catalog division. Craft Recordings will offer a tightly curated selection of deluxe CD and vinyl box sets, hi-resolution digital albums, as well as stand-alone LPs. Using the original analog masters whenever possible, the company will create thoughtfully produced, detailed packaging with a commitment to preservation and a meticulous devotion to quality. Craft Recordings will also continue to partner with artists and estates to preserve and enhance the musical heritage of these landmark recordings and compositions. Concord Bicycle has continued to expand its catalog holdings and is now home to titles that include the music of R.E.M., The Traveling Wilburys and recently added the catalogs of Folk and Jazz label Vanguard and Country label Sugar Hill Records. These additions join a family of historic imprints including Fantasy, Rounder, Stax, Milestone, Prestige, Nitro, Riverside, Specialty, Telarc and Vee-Jay Records.
“As our catalog has continued to grow, it became apparent that we needed an over-arching label brand,” said Sig Sigworth, President, Craft Recordings. “Our focus is on delivering first-class, creative releases and innovative marketing approaches for our artists. Craft Recordings was an obvious choice, as it reflects that commitment right in the label name.”
“Sig and his team have done a spectacular job, working with our artists to develop thoughtfully-curated releases with high-quality packaging,” stated Scott Pascucci, CEO, Concord Bicycle Music. “The Craft Recordings label will soon be recognized as an industry leader by both artists and fans.”
Titles slated to be released by Craft in 2017 include a 25th anniversary edition of R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People, a box set celebrating the centennial of John Lee Hooker, new LPs from the popular Jazz Dispensary line of titles, a series of audiophile-qualitysingle artist album reissues, and curated playlists. A deluxe vinyl edition of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane‘s Complete 1957 Recordings will be Craft Recordings’ premiere release.
Coran Capshaw To Be Honored With City of Hope’s 2017 Spirit of Life Award
City of Hope has announced that its Music, Film and Entertainment Industry Group will present its 2017 Spirit of Life Award to Coran Capshaw. Focused on management, touring, branding, venues, festivals and record label interests, Capshaw is one of the music industry’s most influential and innovative executives. The Spirit of Life Award is City of Hope’s highest honor, and each year recognizes a leader whose work has fundamentally impacted the music, film or entertainment industries. Capshaw will be presented with the award at a gala dinner in Los Angeles on November 2, 2017.
“City of Hope is proud to recognize Coran with its highest honor, the Spirit of Life award,” said Robert W. Stone, President and Chief Executive Officer of City of Hope. “We deeply appreciate Coran’s commitment to our mission and focus on providing cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care to our cancer and diabetes patients.”
“I’m humbled to receive such a great honor from City of Hope, an organization at the forefront of life-changing treatment and research that improves and saves so many lives,” stated Capshaw.
“Coran’s involvement, along with the support of other music, film and entertainment leaders, is vital to City of Hope’s scientific breakthroughs, innovative research and compassionate patient care,” said Peter Gray, President of the Music, Film and Entertainment Industry board. “City of Hope is extremely grateful for their collaboration and passion.”
CBS Radio Unveils New “Airtime Analytics” Measurement Tool
CBS Radio has announced it will be the first company to bring radio advertisers a new measurement tool that illustrates the ROI and effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. CBS Radio Airtime Analytics measures the impact of audience delivery and engagement to show proven results. An exclusive tool offered only by CBS Radio in the markets in which it operates, Airtime Analytics evaluates the volume of audience delivered from an over-the-air radio campaign to an advertiser’s website. Those insights are then used to optimize creative content and placement throughout the flight of a campaign to maximize results.
“Radio has long been one of the most effective mediums in reaching a targeted demographic and Airtime Analytics is the next step in delivering even greater value to our clients,” said Bob Philips, Chief Revenue Officer, CBS Radio. “This exclusive new tool allows us to finally measure an advertiser’s lift in website traffic following a radio spot. Armed with an analysis of consumer movement, we are then able to give our clients a clear understanding of their most successful creative and daypart executions.”
CBS Radio Airtime Analytics was developed by AnalyticOwl, a broadcast analytics platform used to measure creative effectiveness and audience response.
David Ballinger, Founder of AnalyticOwl said, “We’re excited that hundreds of early adopting CBS Radio clients are using Airtime Analytics to prove that radio does in fact drive website traffic. This is the first time a radio company has utilized analytics on a national level and now, through CBS Radio’s forward thinking, advertisers can finally gain a better understanding of the immense impact of radio on their overall marketing mix.”
Clip Interactive Partners with Radio One & Reach Media
Clip Interactive, Radio One and its syndication company Reach Media have announced a partnership to deploy all of Radio One’s 53 radio stations and seven national network radio personalities, on Clip’s interactive audio platform for mobile and web.
Once fully deployed, every Radio One station and network personality show will deliver interactive broadcast and streaming content feeds to listeners via Clip-built mobile apps and web players. Clip’s platform will enable rich interactivity and direct attribution of listener engagement for all station and personality content, including broadcast and stream advertising delivered by Radio One and Reach Media syndicated programming.
Radio One chose Clip as a digital strategy partner after a successful seven-month trial on their highly rated, five-station Washington, DC cluster. Clip’s mobile and web solution provides Radio One listeners with a rich, engaging and consistent user experience across all digital channels, allowing stations and personalities to deliver highly engaging interactive content for traditional radio, as well as native, digital-only content.
With Radio One and Reach Media adopting Clip’s interactive audio platform, Clip continues to see significant industry-wide adoption of their technology and consumer-facing products which allow radio companies to compete with and surpass digital competitors. With Clip, broadcasters are seeing the benefits of hyper-engaged listeners and digital users. Clip’s solution for Radio One can leverage its reach, loyal listener base, and exclusive content, unlike many of the more commoditized music streaming only platforms.
Clip’s EVP/Chief Revenue Officer and industry veteran, Bill Freund shared, “After working operationally with Radio One for seven months, it’s clear that they have a sophisticated, forward-thinking digital team. We’re very proud that a group with so much digital credibility chose our platform to pursue their digital vision. And further, after providing our platform solution to a wide array of U.S. broadcasters for more than three years, we’re very excited to be playing such a critical role in changing the digital landscape for the whole radio industry.”