The four major radio broadcasters including CBS Radio, Citadel Broadcasting, Clear Channel and Entercom Communications will collectively pay $12.5 million to settle the allegations of payola. Broadcasters also agreed to a guarantee of 8,400 half-hour segments of free airtime for indie record labels and local artists.
Do you believe it? or will business operate as usual……
Clear Channel has an advertising deal with Google…
They have a long-term agreement that will allow the Internet search leader to place advertising for its online customers on more than 675 Clear Channel radio stations.
Razor & Tie will team up with Starbucks Entertainment to co-release Monterey International Pop Festival
The recent firing of Don Imus has created an uproar as KOAR predicted. Russell Simmons will be holding a â€˜closed doorâ€™ meeting with artists and executives from the Hip-Hop/urban community to discuss the future of Hip-Hop and how the genre can be moved forward in a positive direction. Sources told AllHipHop.com that the invitation only meeting takes place on Wednesday (Apr.18) at Lyor Cohen’s Manhattan residence.
*Rap Concert at S Carolina State University [home of first Dem Debate]: N-word used more than 100 times in a song!