A suspect in custody for the murder of 33 year old rapper Nipsey Hussle …
Mick Jagger’s ticker is the reason the Stones are postponing the tour…
Six executive promotions at Entercom, plus other industry moves as well.
And Pandora just raised the advertising stakes… bigtime.
Plus Tommy McFly taps into the multimedia savvy of a reality TV star, performer, musician and radio host… you need to meet Erin Willet, and you will, in this week’s Quarter Hour.
All in the Radio Daily for Wednesday April 3, 2019.
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We reported yesterday that the Rolling Stones tour was to be postponed for an unidentified medical procuedure Mike Jagger needed to have… it’s now been identified. The 75 year old Jagger will be having surgery to replace a heart valve this Friday, but is expected to make a full recovery and resume touring this summer.
Word came yesterday afternoon that after the LAPD had identified a suspect in the shooting death of rapper Nipsey Hussle… They tracked him down and captured him. They say 29 Year Old Eric Holder is their guy, that he and Hussle knew each other prior to their dispute, and that Holder fled the scene after shooting and killing the rapper. Hussle was only 33 years old.
The Radio Advertising Bureau Mercury Awards have extended their deadline to enter. The new entry deadline is April 19th. They’ve added two new awards this year… Creative use of Sound or Music and Creative Use of Audio, which is open to agencies, production companies and advertisers in addition to radio stations… this is on top of the coveted Best of Show prize, whose winner receives $50,000. Find the details at RAB.com.
Similarly… Conclave has revealed their nominees and opened the polls for the 2019 Conclave Radio Awards. The polls close This Friday at 11:59p eastern and the winners will be revealed at Conclave, June 19-21 in Minneapolis. Details at TheConclave.com.
Reviver Entertainment group has announced they’ve got a new label imprint.. DAV-MO-RECORDS is named for Moe Shulman, the father of founder, President and CEO David Ross. Shulman has been around the records industry for EIGHTY years, having worked with legeldns like the Stones, Tom Jones, ZZ Top and more. The new imprint will include newly signed Thompson Square and Aaron Goodvin.
Finally … In tech news that should scare the bejesus out of you… Pandora is preparing beta testing ways for their listeners to interact with commercials via voice commands, for example, telling the app to skip a commercial if they’re not interested or requesting more information about a product if they are. For any radio person who’s ever had a client ask them to include “mention this ad to receive… whatever discount” in the production… well… Pandora basically is solving that dilemma. The advance of that technology will make things get pretty interesting pretty quickly.
Up next, let’s have a look at who’s moving where, round and round they go, where they land… well, Jockline knows. Industry moves are next in the RadioDaily.
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Late yesterday, Entercom released six management updates to their staff, all of whom already were with the company but better reflect the work the individuals already do. In… apparently alphabetical order… Michael Martin is now Senior Vice President of Programming and Head of Music Initatives. Tim Murphy becomes Executive Vice President of Corporate Business Development. Pat Paxton… he’s now Chief Programming Officer. Dave Richards is now Senior Vice President of Programming for Entercom in Seattle. David Rosenbloom is upped to VP of Corporate Business Development and Esther Mireya Tejeda is now Senior VP of Corporate Communications. Congrats to all.
Nate Albert is in at Warner Bros Records as EVP of A&R, based in LA. He’s co-founder of one of my favorite 90’s bands the Mighty Might Bosstones, and previously help some other A&R gigs at Capitol and Republic records. The kids might know him as the guy who signed The Weeknd to his record deal.
Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to half the morning show at 94-9 The Bull Atlanta … Kristen Gates posted a live video on her Facebook page revealing she’s had a ping pong ball sized tumor removed from her brain and will be out about a month to recuperate. She’d been having terrible headaches for months and finally decided to go have a scan on March 22nd. Fortunately the tumor was accessible and doctors were able to remove it.
Jackie Jones is the new Vice President of Artist and Industry Relations for the Recording Industry Association of America. She’s based in Nashville where she most recently served as director of Music and Talent for CMT.
The “National Defense” which is a weekly veterans affairs radio show hosted by Randy Miller and Jerry Newberry will now be offerered in syndication by Envision Networks. The show is already on over 100 affiliates and the armed forces radio network… and as such, regularly attracts high profile guests like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lawrence, Jay Leno, president George W Bush and more.
If you or someone you know is on the move, let us know online at TheRadioDaily.com. Up next, it’s another Quarter Hour with Tommy McFly … this time, with one of the coolest multimedia pros you could know. From finalist on the Voice to the Biggest Loser, to musician and performer, to regular fill in for morning shows in New York city… it’s a Quarter Hour with Erin Willett. Next.
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Meantime … This full episode has been a presentation of the Radio Daily, copyright 2019. The main title VO for this episode was Issa Lopez, and the main feature contributor was Tommy McFly. You too can record those main titles and/or submit a feature for inclusion in an upcoming episode of the podcast. Find the details at TheRadioDaily.com. For Issa, for Tommy McFly, Erin Willett and for me, Chris Kelly… Thanks for listening, catch you tomorrow for another episode of the RadioDaily.