Tagged: Radio & Records

Enormous challenges, enormous opportunities.

When you consider that newspaper publishing has been around for centuries, commercial radio broadcasting has been around for over 80 years and television has been doing its thing since about 1950, the changes that have rolled over these traditional media seem to have occurred in the blink of an eye. Almost overnight it seems, digital technology, together with almost universal availability of broadband internet service and a growing list of devices that will access the...

What if the music on your FM radio goes away?

What if the music on your FM radio goes away?

Pardon me for taking you backstage but I’m doing it for a reason. The radio industry and the record industry were born at the same time and nurtured in adjacent cribs. Being the siblings that they were, many decades ago, when both were in their concurrent adolescence, an accommodation was reached. Radio was in need of material to broadcast. The record companies needed to promote new artists and records. And so, the recording industry made...