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Panel dials in performance royalty

The Performance Rights Act has cleared its first hurdle as the House Judiciary Committee voted 21-9 Wednesday to send the bill the full House for a vote.

NAB looks to shift gears

The National Association of Broadcasters says it intends to act quickly in replacing David Rehr, who abruptly resigned last week from his nearly $700,000 a-year position as president/CEO of one of…

Clear Channel reports Q1 revenue drop

Clear Channel Media Holdings, the world's largest radio broadcaster, said Monday that its first-quarter radio revenue dropped 22%.

NAB’s David Rehr resigns

David Rehr has resigned suddenly from the NAB, where he has been president and CEO for the past three-and-a-half years.

Amanda Ghost named new Epic president

Amanda Ghost is the new president of Epic Records. She'll join the label on Feb. 16 and fill the opening made when Charlie Walk left in December 2008.

Rush Limbaugh talks big payday

Rush Limbaugh and Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks have agreed to a contract extension that will pay the conservative talk-radio pundit more than $400 million through 2016.

Rehr: Free PR should mean free play

The broadcast industry's top lobbyist believes that radio provides so much free publicity to the music industry -- $2.4 billion a year, according to a new study -- that it shouldn't have to pay to…

WLW’s Cunningham replacing Drudge

Twenty-four-year Clear Channel talk WLW (700)/Cincinnati early afternoon host Bill Cunningham has been tapped to replace Internet journalist Matt Drudge as host of CC-owned Premiere Radio Networks'…

Sanders marketing Sony BMG

Richard Sanders has been named head of global marketing for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, overseeing the department's staff and working to create and implement marketing and release strategies for…

AFTRA: Payola decree ‘a victory’

Echoing the sentiments of the Future of Music Coalition, AFTRA on Tuesday said FCC's proposed payola settlement with four large radio groups is "a great victory" for its members.

Country music returns to L.A. FM radio dial

At 6 a.m. PST Monday morning, Mt. Wilson Broadcasters flipped classical KMZT (K-Mozart) to country KKGO (Go Country 105), marking the return of country music to the FM dial after a six month hiatus.

Miller comes to radio via Westwood One

Comedian Dennis Miller has signed on with Westwood One to do a daily three-hour talk show that will start in March and feature "high profile guests" and listener phone calls.