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The WAMC network of radio stations in New York now reporting spins to RMR.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 27, 2015 - 11:22pm EDT
A BIG THANKS to the WAMC network of radio stations in New York. Now reporting their airplay spins to the Roots Music Report Charts each week. THANKS FOR SPINNING THE ARTISTS GUYS. Call sign Frequency City of license  WAMC 1400 AM Albany, NY  WAMC-FM 90.3 FM (HD) Albany, NY WAMK 90.9 FM Kingston, NY WAMQ 105.1 FM Great Barrington, MA  WANC 103.9 FM Ticonderoga, NY  WANR 88.5 FM Brewster, NY  WANZ 90.1 FM Stamford, NY WCAN 93.3 FM Canajoharie, NY  WCEL 91.9 FM Plattsburgh, NY  WOSR 91.7 FM... Read More
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What’s Behind Modern Rock’s Growth.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 24, 2015 - 11:16am EDT
Modern rock continues to enjoy steady ratings growth, thanks to a deepening well of young, melodic bands and investments made by broadcasters to strengthen their brands. The format’s ratings share of men 18-49 grew 12% during the past three years while men 25-54 increased by double that amount, Nielsen data shows. Modern rock added an outlet in Phoenix last year and moved back to a full signal in Chicago, while HD Radio-fed translator stations sprouted up from Tampa to Raleigh to Minneapolis. “What we’re seeing is the... Read More
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Universal Music Group wins 'Pyrrhic victory' against MP3tunes

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 7, 2015 - 1:46pm EDT
Universal Music Group spent $12 million to win a “Pyrrhic victory” against bankrupt digital music service MP3tunes and its founder Michael Robertson (pictured). According to Hypebot, recent court papers show representatives for UMG are seeking an additional $7,195,000 in legal fees in the case, having previously been awarded $5m by the courts. If granted, UMG’s legal team will have received more than $12m to win $12,241,000 against Robertson and $11m against his bankrupt firm. Robertson had been found... Read More
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9 more stations sign up this week to report airplay to Roots Music Report.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 1, 2015 - 10:49am EDT
9 more radio stations sign up this week to report airplay to the Roots Music Report charts. Thanks for playing the music radio. Blackeyed N Blues Show Internet Station in Avon, Connecticut, United States Blues is the Truth Internet Station in LONDON, London, United Kingdom BluesRoad Internet Station in Mendig, Rheinladn-Pfalz, Germany Dublin City FM Terrestrial Station in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland Hawaii Public Radio Terrestrial Station in honolulu, Hawaii, United States Radio A1A Internet Station in Islamorada,... Read More
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Record Label Boss Sings Radio Praise. KISS KISS

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 26, 2015 - 3:46pm EDT
In an era when broadcasters, webcasters and record companies are often publicly tearing into one another about issues such as royalties and rivalries, there were some noteworthy Kumbaya moments at this year’s South by Southwest music conference. Executives from all three industries said, at the core, their fates remain closely tied together. “We cannot break artists without radio,” Glassnote Records CEO Daniel Glass said, telling the conference crowd that the label has informed all its artists they need to find ways to... Read More
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Radio Dominance In The Car To Decline

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 19, 2015 - 12:42pm EDT
That's according to a report by Amy Yong of Macquarie Capital who says terrestrial radio's dominance of in-car listening will drop from its 80 percent share today to 60 percent in three years. Yong says inroads to automobile listening are being made by companies like SiriusXM and Pandora because cars, with 4G wireless broadband technology, are expected to account for 39 percent of US vehicles shipped this fall. Yong says radio will be appeal to increasingly smaller markets and more players like Apple's Carplay and Android Auto will... Read More
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Sony Nashville CEO Gary Overton is Stepping Down

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 18, 2015 - 11:14am EDT
Well the saga of Sony Nashville CEO Gary Overton’s comments to The Tennessean of “If you’re not on country radio, you don’t exist” uttered in late February just took another interesting turn. Gary Overton is out at one of Music Row’s very top executive spots. Announced Tuesday morning (3-17), Gary Overton is stepping down from his position as Sony Nashville’s top executive at the end of March. It is the result of a “mutual agreement” between Overton and parent... Read More
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Live-streaming apps dominate buzz at South by Southwest

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 15, 2015 - 2:30pm EDT
AUSTIN, TEXAS — A live-streaming app called Meerkat, calls to online activism and pedicabs with a "Game of Thrones" Iron throne seat were the top topics of conversation at South by Southwest over the weekend, as 33,000-plus members of the technology, marketing and media industries poured into Austin, Texas. "You never know what's around the corner at South By Southwest, it could be a small thing or it could be life changing," said David Rubin, Pinterest's head of brand, at the social media... Read More
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The Mavericks, James McMurtry, Kelly Clarkson

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 13, 2015 - 3:49pm EDT
1 channel is all the Mavericks need on ‘Mono’ The Mavericks “Mono” (Valory)    The Mavericks have always been a rootsy band, plying musical turf from Havana to Nashville via Miami. Here their sound is more retro than ever, recalling the era when these sorts of songs were best heard on small radios and big jukeboxes.  ”Mono” was recorded in -- you guessed it -- mono. Kids, that means everything was loaded into one channel, including horns, accordion, bouncy beats and Raul... Read More
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Amazon Hints at Upcoming Apple Watch App

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 13, 2015 - 3:44pm EDT
Although it went unmentioned at Apple's big Apple Watch event on Monday, an Amazon spokesperson hinted to TechCrunch that the company is looking "to expand to other devices", suggesting an Apple Watch app could be in the works for the device's launch next month, or sometime in the future.  TechCrunch believes the app will be largely similar to the Android Wear Amazon app, letting users search using their voice, access their Wishlist, and use Amazon's 1-click check-out for shopping in a... Read More
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SXSW 2015 — Thousands To Descend On Austin, Texas

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 10, 2015 - 3:39pm EDT
South By South West, better known by the acronym SXSW, the annual convention that brings together throngs of music lovers, film buffs, and the techno-set, hits Austin, Texas, this weekend, where tens of thousands of people will see the latest and greatest in interactive technology, live music, and movie screenings. SXSW, which began in 1987 as a local music festival, has exploded into one of the most anticipated events of the year, with this year’s convention expecting thousands of interactive exhibitors, 2000 musical acts (SXSW 2014... Read More
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APPLE SET TO TAKE OVER CAR DASH

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 10, 2015 - 11:01am EDT
As if radio wasn't already dealing with enough new competition. Now, the largest company in the world is poised to take over radio's most coveted territory...The Dash. While many gadget freaks were watching what Apple CEO Tim Cook had on his wrist yesterday broadcasters were wondering what he had in his car. Cook gave an update on the one-year old Apple product called CarPlay. CarPlay is software automakers install in the infotainment system. It allows a connected iPhone to take over the dashboard display, allowing users to interact... Read More
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Texas sadly loses music industry legend KENT FINLAY

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 2, 2015 - 11:29am EST
On behalf of the Cheatham Street Warehouse Family, it is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of Kent Finlay in the early morning Monday, March 2. Kent was surrounded by family and friends telling stories and swapping songs when he passed.  Kent was the long time owner of Cheatham Street Warehouse, the legendary San Marcos-based venue known best for the songwriter circle he hosted Wednesday nights. Kent was a dedicated songwriter, mentor to hundreds of others and perhaps most importantly a dreamer. Kent's limitless... Read More
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Taylor Swift is World’s Most Popular Music Artist in 2014!

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 28, 2015 - 1:02pm EST
The International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has named Taylor Swift as the world’s most popular music artist last year.   The IFPI citation is based on statistics including physical record sales, music downloads, and number of streaming instances. Taylor Swift topped all statistics even without her music on Spotify, notes BBC. Taylor Swift removed her entire back catalogue in November last year from Spotify, a music-streaming service, and said that she does not want to contribute her life’s work to an... Read More
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BITCOIN TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT SXSW FESTIVAL MARCH 16 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 26, 2015 - 10:46am EST
Bitcoin will take center stage at the 22nd SXSW Interactive Festival, March 13 to 17 in Austin, Texas, an annual showcase and brainstorming conference for emerging technology. Bitcoin at SXSW 2015 will present a full day of bitcoin-related content on March 16 as part of Startup Village and as an official SXSW event. Bitcoin at SXSW 2015 will use one of the world’s most exciting technology conferences to connect bitcoin innovators with a large, mainstream tech crowd. The 2015 event features five days of presentations and panels... Read More
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Steve Earle & The Dukes are set to release their first blues album.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 14, 2015 - 11:03am EST
Steve Earle & the Dukes TERRAPLANE This is a major blues event. It's always exciting when an internationally-acclaimed artist who is usually associated with another genre of music expresses a deep connection to the blues. And few have done so as eloquently or powerfully as multi-Grammy Award-winning musician, singer, songwriter, novelist, poet and actor Steve Earle. From the official press release: As its title suggests, TERRAPLANE is very much a blues record, a... Read More
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MILKDRIVE RELEASES THIRD STUDIO ALBUM PLACES YOU’VE NOT BEEN

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 11, 2015 - 1:35pm EST
AUSTIN, Texas — New places and sounds can be so rewarding. A refreshing case in point is MilkDrive’s third studio release, Places You’ve Not Been.    Set for release March 31, 2015, by Bismeaux Records, Places is a treat from start to finish. Self-produced, this super-tight album consists largely of original material expressive of the band’s wide influences and maturing talents.    A power team of award-winning multi-instrumentalists, MilkDrive has become a fixture in Austin’s... Read More
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NU-BLU HITS NEW HEIGHTS IN 2015 WITH LATEST TRACK

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 11, 2015 - 1:32pm EST
NU-BLU HITS NEW HEIGHTS IN 2015 WITH LATEST TRACK "THAT'S WHAT MAKES THE BLUEGRASS BLUE Bluegrass Favorites & Soul Man Sam Moore Featured on "Ronnie Reno Show"     Nashville, Tenn. (February 11, 2105) -- Nu-Blu, the bluegrass band who has been sweeping the nation, kicked off 2015 on a high note, playing several major cities and performing at the 113th edition of The NAMM SHOW, the annual music products convention staged by the National Association of Music Merchants in Anaheim, Calif. Keeping... Read More
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BIG & RICH MAKES VALENTINE'S DAY MORE ROMANTIC WITH WORLD PREMIERE

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 11, 2015 - 11:34am EST
BIG & RICH MAKES VALENTINE'S DAY MORE ROMANTIC WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE "GRAVITY QUADRILOGY," PREMIERING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14 ON CMT Country Superstar Tim McGraw Makes Special Guest Appearance in Video NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 11, 2014) – Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, The Gravity Quadrilogy, a special 15-minute video featuring four Big & Rich songs from their latest album, will make its world premiere on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6 a.m. ET/PT on CMT. ... Read More
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Eleven Texas Recording Artists Receive GRAMMY® Awards

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 9, 2015 - 10:48pm EST
AUSTIN – The 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, broadcast on Sunday evening, featured 11 recording artists, born-or-based in Texas, receiving 13 GRAMMY awards. In addition to receiving awards, Texans Beyoncé and Miranda Lambert were among the 23 live performers on the show.  “I extend my sincere congratulations to these talented artists who have been recognized at the recording industry’s highest level,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas’ rich tradition of producing and nurturing exceptional... Read More
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NEW SINGLE from Texas band: SAINTS ELEVEN

Posted by Robert Bartosh
February 6, 2015 - 1:41pm EST
Saints Eleven have just released their new very cool Roots/Americanan Country single to radio. Saints Eleven’s music is a mixture of Country, Blues, Bluegrass and Rock. Just a big ole melting pot of different style's. Where we're from, to keep it simple, we just call it Texas Country. “We have a lot of fun on stage....we play every show likes it's our last one”, says founder and lead singer, Jeff Grossman. “We work hard to try and put out good music, so far it's paid off.” The single... Read More
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The Americana Chart now compiled from 73 Reporting Radio Stations

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 31, 2015 - 1:44pm EST
The latest info posted via http://www.americanamediapro.com/index.php/promotion-tools/ama-airplay-chart-reporters   1 ACOUSTIC CAFE  Rob Reinhart  Send  734.761.2043  P.O. Box 7730  Ann Arbor, MI  48104-7730 acafe.com  2 ALTVILLE  Vicki Pepper  Send    P.O. Box 820  Riverside, CA  92502-0820 altville.com  3 COUNTRYBEAR.COM  Stan... Read More
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50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees:

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 30, 2015 - 9:54am EST
50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees: RCA's Miranda Lambert leads nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards with eight, followed by seven for Capitol's Dierks Bentley, five for Republic Nashville's Florida Georgia Line and four each for Capitol's Luke Bryan, Blue Chair/Columbia's Kenny Chesney and EMI Nashville's Eric Church. The nominees: Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line. Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley,... Read More
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South Africa's Bala Brothers To Release Self-Titled CD/DVD on Warner Classic

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 27, 2015 - 1:45pm EST
South Africa's Bala Brothers To Release Self-Titled CD/DVD on Warner Classics in March 2015 Three Brothers Battled Apartheid To Become First Black Members of World-Famous Drakensburg Choir Major PBS Pledge Performance Special Begins Airing February/March; US Tour Planned May 2015   The Bala Brothers – Loyiso, Zwai and Phelo – are a household name in South Africa, thrilling audiences with their fusion of operatically-trained... Read More
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Here's your chance to recognize Austin music industry professions!

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 20, 2015 - 6:48pm EST
Here's your chance to recognize Austin music industry professions! Dear Music Industry Professional, The Austin Music Industry Awards is a new addition to the Austin Music Awards that celebrates the outstanding achievements of people working in the Austin music industry. Winners will be honored at a special Austin Music Industry Awards Show on Monday, March 9th, 2015. We want to know what music insiders like you think when it comes to these more industry-specific categories. To cast your vote in the Austin Music Industry... Read More
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BLIND PIG SIGNS VICTOR WAINWRIGHT! New WildRoots Release Due Out In May

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 18, 2015 - 4:43pm EST
Blind Pig Records has announced the signing of Victor Wainwright, recognized as one of the most dynamic and exciting keyboard performers on the roots music scene. Following the signing, Victor said, "After putting a tremendous amount of time, effort and passion into this project, we’re extremely proud of the final recording. I’m excited that we are teaming up with renowned Roots and Blues label Blind Pig Records, to deliver what we feel is our best album yet!”   ... Read More
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