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Kevin Lipson Named Vice President at Republic Records

Republic Records Promotes Kevin Lipson to Exec. VP of Commerce, Streaming and Digital Strategy

Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, advances Kevin Lipson to Executive Vice President of Commerce, Streaming, and Digital Strategy—as announced by EVP/General Manager Jim Roppo.“It’s an honor to continue working with Jim, Monte and Avery Lipman, and the entire team,” says Mr. Lipson. “This isn’t just a job; this is a lifestyle for everyone in the building. We’re all highly competitive, supportive of each other, and focused on achieving the same goal. The Republic leadership is constantly pushing for innovation, and it’s a call our department is excited to heed. I love what I do, and I can’t imagine a better place to do it.”Since 2014, Mr. Lipson has served as Senio

The Prince Estate Re-Releasing Albums on Purple Vinyl

The Prince Estate is Keeping The Purple One's Legacy Alive

The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced which will be the first albums to be re-released from Prince's music catalog.According to Sony Music, three essential full-length Prince albums, Musicology, 3121 and Planet Earth, will be available on CD and – for the first time ever – on vinyl beginning Friday, February 8, 2019. Each of the vinyl titles will be pressed on highly collectible, limited edition purple vinyl.The physical release of Musicology (1CD and 2LPs), 3121 (1CD and 2LPs) and Planet Earth (1CD and 1LP) follow from the historic exclusive agreement inked between The Prince Estate and SME/Legacy i

Christina Aguilera Headlining Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve

Christina Aguilera performing live before ball drops

We've just learned Christina Aguilera will headline “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2019.”  Aguilera will perform live in front of more than one million people, just mere minutes before the ball drops in New York's Times Square.Aguilera last performed on the show in 2007, and this year she will be joined by Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids On The Block in the hours leading up to the 2019 countdown.The show, which airs yearly on ABC, will take place on Monday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.Meanwhile, multi-platinum music superstar Ciara will ring in the New Year from the West Coast as the host of the Hollywood Party, joined by performances from Lauren Alain

Stuntman’s Association of Motion Pictures Demands Addition of Stunt Coordinator and Stunt Performance to...

Open letter to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

The Stuntman's Association of Motion Pictures is respectfully requesting the addition of the categories of Stunt Coordinator and Stunt Performance to the OSCARS. While this category has been recognized by The Academy of TELEVISION Arts and Science, (the Emmy's), the SAG Awards & the Taurus World Stunt Awards they have yet to be recognized at the most auspicious awards ceremony in Hollywood.Therefore, we respectfully request that you, the Academy consider the essential part of "Art" and Science" that is relative to the design, direction, casting and physical determination and risk of stunts.Consider the films up for "Best Picture" in past years: DUNKIRK, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, BRIDGE OF SPIES, SPOTLIGHT, THE

Radio Advertising Bureau Releases Names of 2019 Board Officers

Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) is pleased to announce the election of the 2019 Board of Directors Officers.

Chair – Susan Larkin, Regional Vice President, Entercom Communicationssusanlarkin.jpg
Vice Chair – Mike Hulvey, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Neuhoff Communicationsmikehulvey.jpg
Finance Chair – Bill Hendrich, Executive Vice President,

EFP Unveils the 2019 European Shooting Stars

EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS (ESS) – now in its 22nd year – will present ten of the best up-and-coming acting talents from Europe who are deemed ready to step out onto the international film scene by a jury of industry experts.

The event taking place between 8th – 11th February 2019 during the 69th Berlin International Film Festival will introduce five actresses and five actors to the film industry, public and international press. In addition to the public exposure, the programme provides a special platform for the Stars to meet casting directors, producers and filmmakers in one-on-one meetings, offering a unique opportunity to create the personal contacts and networks needed to

Golden State Warriors Emerges 2018 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Sports Illustrated (SI) today announced that reigning back-to-back NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, have been named 2018 Sportsperson of the Year.

The team will be celebrated at this year’s Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards Show at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles on Tuesday, December 11. The show will be telecast on NBCSN at 9pmET on Thursday, December 13.“There are multiple individuals whom Sports Illustrated could have selected as the 2018 Sportsperson of the Year and few would have argued,” said Chris Stone, Editor in Chief of Sports Illustrated. “But it was impossible to overlook the influence that the Warriors, as a collective group, have had on their sport and the broader culture over the last half-decade. They are a generational ph

Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban Sells Landmark Theatres

Cohen Media Group Buys Landmark Theatres From Wagner/Cuban Companies

Nation's Largest Independent Theater Chain Sold to Indie Film Distributor and One of the Country's Most Influential Patrons of Culture and the Arts

Landmark Theatres, the nation's largest specialized theater chain dedicated to independent cinema with 252 screens in 27 markets, has been purchased by Cohen Media Group, an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company. The announcement was made jointly today by Landmark Theatres President/CEO 

Hootie & The Blowfish Announces 2019 Group Therapy Tour

Iconic pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish appeared on NBC’s TODAY this morning to announce a highly anticipated return to full-time touring in 2019, as the foursome sets out on the 2019 Group Therapy Tour with direct support from special guests Barenaked Ladies.The band formed by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina will visit 44 cities on the tour produced by Live Nation, kicking off Thursday, May 30 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and wrapping Friday, Sept. 13 with a Columbia, South Carolina homecoming.

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Beasley Media Group’s Present 19th Annual Toy Truck Parade in Philadelphia

Beasley Media Group’s WXTU-FM 92.5, Philadelphia’s Country Station, will present the 19th Annual Toy Truck Parade to benefit The United Service Organization (USO) and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Participants are encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by decorating their cars, trucks, SUV’s and emergency vehicles and filling them with new and unwrapped toys.  The event will include participation from WXTU-FM 92.5 on air personalities, including Andie from the Morning Show and Razz on the Radio.Vehicles will line up in front of the Walmart Supercente

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Sam Cooke’s 1964 Murder Case Needs Further Exploration

[caption id="attachment_200705" align="aligncenter" width="286"] Sam Cooke with neighbor friend Aretha Franklin[/caption]On this site, I have written about SO many music celebrities and industry deaths I've lost count. For some reason, Aretha Franklin's death was the hardest hitting. She was not only the Queen of Soul she was an American institution. While doing some reading on her, I discovered there was also once a "King of Soul," Sam Cooke.Cooke died tragically on December 11, 1964, at the age of 33. Cooke rescued himself from what he considered to be financial insolvency by leaving the Gospel industry, an industry that even in 2018 is still reputed to be outrageously frugal, for the more generous and profitable secular music industry. He admitted to Dick Clark when posed with the question, "Why did you leave Gospel?" responding "For financi

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Catch the 2018 World Juniors on SiriusXM over the holidays

It must be the Holiday Season, as one of the best hockey tournaments on the calendar is set to get underway in beautiful British Columbia.

The 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships are in Vancouver, and Victoria this time around, and the action gets underway on December 26th, when the United States face Slovakia, and Canada clashes with Denmark.

SiriusXM will air the Canadian, and American, games, as well as the medal round games on Canada Talks and NHL Network Radio.  The full schedule is listed below.

Ten teams will vie for the crown, with Canada looking to defend its title.  They downed Sweden 3-1 in the Gold Medal Game last year in Buffalo.  It was Canada’s 17th Gold Medal, which puts them on top the leader board.  The Russians are next with 13 Championships, though they