8.26-27
Allison Moorer
“The Rock And The Hill” (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Ana Egge
“Cocaine Cowboys” (Independent)
Asa “Good Thing” (Shanachie)
Bruce Cockburn
“Blind Willie” (True North)
Claud “Miss You” (Independent)
Ernie Hendrickson
Roll On (Independent)
Karate Boogaloo
“Juicy Fruit” (HopeStreet)
Kindness
“Hard To Believe” (Independent)
Rickie Lee Jones
“Nagasaki” (Independent/Thirty Tigers)
Robin & Eddy
“The Island” (Independent)
Samantha Fish
Kill Or Be Kind (Rounder/Concord)
Scott Fisher “Vanity” (Independent)
Shovels & Rope
“I’m Comin’ Out” (Dualtone)
Steve Lacy
“Playground” (Independent)
Sturgill Simpson
“Sing Along” (Elektra)
Trigger Hippy
“Don’t Wanna Bring You Down” (Independent/Thirty Tigers) Click Hear for audio sample of TriggerHippy-Don'tWannaBringYouDown
VII Seven VII VII Seven VII (Independent)

Gilltrap Joins Paragon
Paragon Media Strategies has announced the addition of Zach Gilltrap, an award-winning Audio Imaging Producer.  Gilltrap has provided sound design creative services to radio stations, networks, studios and including Paragon clients for 20+ years.  He will provide Audio Imaging Production to select Paragon clients while continuing full-time as the in-house Producer at Colorado Public Radio, which operates Denver’s NPR News/Talk KCFR-FM, Classical KVOD-FM, Music Discovery Indie 102.3 and a statewide network of owned and affiliated stations. 

Gilltrap said, “It’s not that I’m well-tanned, I’m just actually blushing because Mike Henry and the team at Paragon Media Strategies team invited me on board their lifelong Music Discovery and Branding Mission. To say I’m stoked would be putting it mildly.”

Paragon CEO Mike Henry added, “I’ve worked with Zach at many Paragon client stations over the years because he is the most versatile, creative and innovative imaging producer in the country.  He provides ground-breaking imaging every time he delivers a new production package and he can do for any format.  His addition gives Paragon even more resources to help them deliver compelling radio to their growing audiences.  I’d also like to thank Colorado Public Radio for sharing his immense talents with Paragon clients.”

 

FMQB Triple A Conference Comes to a Close
Saturday morning marked the final hours of this year’s FMQB Triple A Conference at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, and it was once again a truly memorable event. The Conference concluded with the annual Triple A Awards brunch, where some of our format’s best and brightest leaders were honored by their peers. The brunch kicked off with live performances by Jason Spooner and The Chordaes before all of the awards were handed out. As always, FMQB would sincerely like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Conference, as well as all of the record labels, promotion people, radio staffers, artists and others who continue to make it a successful and enriching event year after year. We could not do this without you, and we can’t thank you enough!

The following is the list of 2019’s Triple A Award Winners:

PD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Dan Buckley (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Mark “Fish” Fishman (KMTN/Jackson Hole)

Non-Comm
Rita Houston (WFUV/New York)

MD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Rev. Keith Coes (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Diane Michaels (KPND/Spokane)

Non-Comm
Dan Reed (WXPN/Philadelphia)

Station of the Year, Markets 1-50
WRLT/Nashville

Markets 50+
KRVB/Boise

Non-Comm
The Current/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Promotion Person of the Year, Major Labels
Lisa Sonkin (Columbia)

Independent Labels
Risa Matsuki (Beggars Group)

Label of the Year, Major Labels
Concord

Independent Labels
Glassnote Records

Independent Promotion Company
M:M Music

Song of the Year
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” (Columbia)

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile (Elektra)

New Artist of the Year
Jade Bird (Glassnote)

 

FMQB Triple A Conference Comes to a Close
Saturday morning marked the final hours of this year’s FMQB Triple A Conference at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, and it was once again a truly memorable event. The Conference concluded with the annual Triple A Awards brunch, where some of our format’s best and brightest leaders were honored by their peers. The brunch kicked off with live performances by Jason Spooner and The Chordaes before all of the awards were handed out. As always, FMQB would sincerely like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Conference, as well as all of the record labels, promotion people, radio staffers, artists and others who continue to make it a successful and enriching event year after year. We could not do this without you, and we can’t thank you enough!

The following is the list of 2019’s Triple A Award Winners:

PD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Dan Buckley (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Mark “Fish” Fishman (KMTN/Jackson Hole)

Non-Comm
Rita Houston (WFUV/New York)

MD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Rev. Keith Coes (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Diane Michaels (KPND/Spokane)

Non-Comm
Dan Reed (WXPN/Philadelphia)

Station of the Year, Markets 1-50
WRLT/Nashville

Markets 50+
KRVB/Boise

Non-Comm
The Current/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Promotion Person of the Year, Major Labels
Lisa Sonkin (Columbia)

Independent Labels
Risa Matsuki (Beggars Group)

Label of the Year, Major Labels
Concord

Independent Labels
Glassnote Records

Independent Promotion Company
M:M Music

Song of the Year
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” (Columbia)

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile (Elektra)

New Artist of the Year
Jade Bird (Glassnote)

 

FMQB Triple A Conference Comes to a Close
Saturday morning marked the final hours of this year’s FMQB Triple A Conference at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa in Boulder, and it was once again a truly memorable event. The Conference concluded with the annual Triple A Awards brunch, where some of our format’s best and brightest leaders were honored by their peers. The brunch kicked off with live performances by Jason Spooner and The Chordaes before all of the awards were handed out. As always, FMQB would sincerely like to thank everyone who attended this year’s Conference, as well as all of the record labels, promotion people, radio staffers, artists and others who continue to make it a successful and enriching event year after year. We could not do this without you, and we can’t thank you enough!

The following is the list of 2019’s Triple A Award Winners:

PD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Dan Buckley (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Mark “Fish” Fishman (KMTN/Jackson Hole)

Non-Comm
Rita Houston (WFUV/New York)

MD of the Year, Markets 1-50
Rev. Keith Coes (WRLT/Nashville)

Markets 50+
Diane Michaels (KPND/Spokane)

Non-Comm
Dan Reed (WXPN/Philadelphia)

Station of the Year, Markets 1-50
WRLT/Nashville

Markets 50+
KRVB/Boise

Non-Comm
The Current/Minneapolis-St. Paul

Promotion Person of the Year, Major Labels
Lisa Sonkin (Columbia)

Independent Labels
Risa Matsuki (Beggars Group)

Label of the Year, Major Labels
Concord

Independent Labels
Glassnote Records

Independent Promotion Company
M:M Music

Song of the Year
Leon Bridges “Bad Bad News” (Columbia)

Album of the Year
Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (MCA Nashville)

Artist of the Year
Brandi Carlile (Elektra)

New Artist of the Year
Jade Bird (Glassnote)

 

Entercom Revenue Up
Entercom Communications has reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Net revenues for the quarter were $380.7 million, up 2.3 percent compared to $372.1 million in the second quarter of 2018. Total operating expense for the quarter was $315.9 million, which included $4.9 million in merger, restructuring and integration costs and $1.9 million in expense related to the company’s issuance of 6.5 percent senior secured second-lien notes. This compared to $344.6 million in the second quarter of 2018, which included $10.9 million in merger, restructuring and integration costs and a $29.0 million impairment charge. Operating income for the quarter was $64.8 million, compared to $27.6 million in Q2 2018.

Entercom President/CEO David J. Field stated, “Second quarter revenues and EBITDA were up 2.3% and 7%, respectively, driven by strong growth in national, network and digital, partially offset by declines in political and events. This morning, we announced the acquisition of Pineapple Street Media, and an agreement in principle to acquire Cadence13, which combined will make Entercom one of the country’s three largest podcast enterprises. We also announced the launch of the Radio.com Sports Digital Network, which will debut later this month with a compelling lineup of daily radio shows and weekly podcasts available exclusively on Radio.com. These moves highlight a series of strategic investments that are positioning Entercom to capitalize on the exciting growth opportunities in the audio space fueled by rapidly emerging catalysts, including podcasting, smart speakers, audio search, enhanced analytics and attribution.”

Chance The Rapper Releases Album, Announces Tour
Considering the ubiquity of Chance the Rapper in recent years, it’s incredible that he hadn’t released an official studio album yet. That changed last week with the arrival of The Big Day, landing on July 26. The Chicago rapper made the announcement on Tuesday’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Chance unveiled the album title, artwork and release date, only on the condition that Fallon pre-order the album online during the show via ChanceRaps.com. He also discussed having a small vocal part in the new remake of The Lion King.

Chance’s breakthrough mixtape Coloring Book was released in May of 2016 and his earlier mixtapes were just given official wide releases earlier this year. In addition, Chance the Rapper has announced an extensive North American arena tour for later this year. The 35-stop tour begins in San Francisco on September 14 and wraps up in Miami on November 10. The tour includes his appearances at the Life is Beautiful festival and the iHeartRadio Music Festival, both in Las Vegas in late September.

Chance the Rapper The Big Day tour dates: September 14 San Francisco; September 16 Los Angeles; September 18 San Diego; September 20 Las Vegas (Life Is Beautiful); September 21 Las Vegas (iHeartRadio Music Festival); September 22 Glendale, AZ; September 24 Denver; September 26 Kansas City, MO; September 28 Chicago; October 2 Newark, NJ; October 3 Boston; October 4 Philadelphia; October 6 Pittsburgh; October 8 New York City; October 11 Washington, D.C.; October 12 Charlotte; October 14 Tampa; October 15 Atlanta; October 17 Nashville; October 18 Louisville; October 20 St. Louis; October 22 Dallas; October 24 Austin; October 26 Tulsa; October 27 Omaha; October 29 St. Paul, MN; October 30 Milwaukee; November 1 Detroit; November 2 Cleveland; November 4 Toronto; November 5 Ottawa; November 7 Montreal; November 8 Buffalo; November 10 Miami.

Updated: 7.31.19

1)

Brittany Howard
Jaime
ATO
21


2)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Brighter Days (Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Provogue
16

3)

Wilco
Ode To Joy
Independent
15

4)

Caamp
By and By
Mom + Pop
12

5)

Highwomen
The Highwomen
Elektra
8

 

Updated: 7.31.19

1)

Black Keys
Let's Rock
Easy Eye/Nonesuch

2)

Vampire Weekend
Father Of The Bride
Columbia

3)

Spoon
Everything Hits At Once:…
Matador

4)

Raconteurs
Help Us Stranger
Third Man

5)

Avett Brothers
Closer Than Together
Republic

6)

Lukas Nelson &…
Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)
Fantasy/Concord

7)

Seratones
Power
New West

8)

Cage The Elephant
Social Cues
RCA

9)

Mavis Staples
We Get By
Anti-

10)

Calexico and Iron & Wine
Years to Burn
Sub Pop