Two Strategies, One Future

A lot has been said and written in recent days concerning the NAB Radio Board's vote supporting a multi-tiered proposal that could ultimately result in stations paying a limited performance fee for playing music. Ridiculous conspiracy theories have been proffered. Apocalyptic analogies have been suggested. The motives of NAB and its leadership have been questioned. … Continue reading Two Strategies, One Future

A fact-based response to the critics of radio-capable cell phones

The response from critics to NAB's support for the inclusion of radio receivers on mobile phone devices sold in the U.S has been predictable and follows a customary Washington tactic: Arguments against this pro-consumer feature have been long on exaggeration, rhetoric and factual inaccuracies. It's time to set the record straight. Radio's audience is GROWING. … Continue reading A fact-based response to the critics of radio-capable cell phones

Texas musician: Why “nickle and dime” local radio with a performance tax?

With the foreign-owned record labels continuing to pressure members of Congress to enact performance tax legislation, it's worth taking a second to highlight the recent words of Texas musician Bo Carter, a nominee for the Texas Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year. "If people don’t hear my music on the radio, they don’t know … Continue reading Texas musician: Why “nickle and dime” local radio with a performance tax?