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iHeartRadio promotes digital programming exec

iHeartMedia has promoted Kavi Halemane to the role of executive vice president and general manager of digital programming for iHeartRadio. In this position, Halemane will be responsible for overseeing iHeartRadio’s strategy/operations for original digital music station programming, on-demand subscription playlist and free playlist radio curation, and podcast programming. Continue Reading

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SXWorks adds more ways for publishers and songwriters to claim their works

SXWorks, a SoundExchange subsidiary, announced two new services to broaden its capabilities in searching and claiming address unknown Notice of Intention to Use filings. The new NOI Premium Services offers more paths for publishers and songwriters to claim unpaid mechanical royalties from digital service providers. This service includes Works Claiming and Recordation. Continue Reading

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Nielsen: Teens and millennials drive Canada’s streaming popularity

The Canadian music landscape is continuing to shift toward streaming, largely driven by the actions of the younger generations, according to the Nielsen Music 360 Canada report. Streaming has near-total reach for young ears, with 93% of teens and 91% of millennials using the technology, compared with 71% of the general Canadian population. Continue Reading

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India’s Radio City partners with AdsWizz and Google for new revenue streams

Radiocity.in, the digital arm of Indian broadcaster Radio City, has entered a partnership with AdsWizz and the Google AdWords Premier Small & Medium Business Partner Program. These deals could create new revenue streams for the Indian company. Working with AdsWizz will allow Radio City to monetize its online radio stations with the programmatic buying of audio ad inventory. Continue Reading

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Sirius XM to pay $150M in settlement with SoundExchange

Sirius XM has reached a settlement with SoundExchange, ending outstanding claims surrounding royalty payments from January 2007 through December 2017. SoundExchange claimed that Sirius XM had taken deductions and exemptions in calculating its royalty payments. The satellite radio company will make a lump sum payment of $150 million to SoundExchange. Continue Reading