Despite what several industry pundits are saying, I believe that the NAB may be on the brink of a superb deal with musicFIRST regarding performance royalties — with a proposed term sheet that should be ratified by the NAB Joint Board today as expeditiously as possible.

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith is no doubt correct when he says that if the radio industry doesn’t negotiate something with the music industry, it will have no...

One of the big insights about Internet radio in recent weeks — triggered by an analysis by Bridge Ratings last month and reinforced in sessions at RAIN Summit East last week — is that while Internet radio listening is growing at a fast pace, the audiences for streams that are simulcasts of terrestrial radio stations, according to Webcast Metrics, appear to be flat to declining.

This makes sense. As AccuRadio COO John Gehron points out,...

As we announced in RAIN a few days ago, this year’s RAIN Summit East will be, for the first time ever, an officially co-located event with the RAB/NAB Radio Show… and it’s scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, September 28th, in Washington, DC.

That means, of course, that if you’re making...

According to comScore, about 20% of your listeners now own smartphones. One implication of this fact is that those listeners could theoretically listen to on-demand streams of your programming during their commutes.

This opens up a plethora of potential new opportunities for you!

One possibility, for example, derives from my long-held observation that morning and afternoon drive air talents (on a music station) are doing a four-hour show, yet your typical listener only tunes in for a half-hour or so of it, which means that a...