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Clear Channel kills 9% of it’s workforce. Advantage, YOU!!

Posted by dockane On January - 22 - 2009

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Hi everyone, just popping in today with a quick video that’ll start your mind racing with all sorts of approaches you can use to snag your first radio job this week. No kidding, watch the vid and get movin’!

Here are the links mentioned in this video:

Clear Channel’s station search tool. Good if you know the call letters, otherwise, not so good!

Wikipedia list of seemingly every Clear Channel Station by state

Knock ‘em dead, and I’ll see you at the meet and greet!

Cheers,
Doc

The Friday Music Industry Link Roundup

Posted by dockane On July - 11 - 2008

Music Industry Link RoundupSince the Internet is rather timeless, I’m not entirely big on making my link roundup one that only features news from last week. After all, there is a lot of stuff that is “old” and still “new” to you and me, so it’s still worth covering in my book.

So, think of my round up, if you will, as a “news worth reading” section as opposed to just what’s happening in the blogosphere this week. After all, I don’t even really watch the news, and I’m not in possession of enough time or desire to surf all day long either.

New Tunes Tuesday, John Mellencamp – “My Sweet Love”

Posted by dockane On June - 24 - 2008

John Mellencamp — “My Sweet Love”

Swing those hips baby, its John Mellencamp, swaying the house with this great track from his new album “Life, Death, Love and Freedom” Backing vocals are courtesy of Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. I would swear that’s Kurt Neumann from BoDeans on guitar. Great song. Nuff Said. I love Mellencamp.

Pick it up wherever you buy your records, cds, itunes, etc. these days.

Three things you need to know about this record and John as an entertainment career wannabe:

  1. He’s a legend.
  2. He’s a legend. (that’s not a typo)

You bet your Casey-Kasem, Rick-Dees lovin’ asses it is.

Without a doubt, radio is still is among one of the more powerful mediums for introducing the majority of people throughout the world (don’t forget media exists outside the US, folks), to new music, news about musicians and bands on tours, and general entertainment industry revelry. Its almost always free, and accessible just about everywhere humans tend to populate.

(Heck, even my phone, a Sony Ericsson, is a phone/walkman. So, I can get radio on my cell phone, and I didn’t have to pay a friggin’ dime more for the privilege, unlike other carriers who offer a fancy download plan that, in my opinion, just serves to add yet another monthly bill to your cash outlay.)

Friday’s Music Industry Writer’s Link Roundup

Posted by dockane On June - 13 - 2008

This week’s music business link round-up features a few new blogs and one you’re probably quite familiar with, I’m sure. So without further adieu, here are some of what I thought were great reads from around the blogosphere this week:

Fellow music-crazed writer, Heather McDonald over at musicians.about.com wrote a bevy of posts this week about a number of topics that might be of interest to you, including: the first part in a series about Long Lost Record labels, this year’s In The City music expo/conference/jam in the UK that offers a good excuse to hop on a plane and visit Europe this fall, and an interesting story covering feedback from users of Sonicbids.

Can you recognize a hit? Your career may depend on it.

Posted by Doc Kane On March - 9 - 2007

I was listening to JackFM the other day and Annie Lennox’ song “Walking on Broken Glass” came on. My radio trigger-finger aimed itself at the dial, and since I was fortunate enough to be alone in my car at the time, I blasted the beejeezus out of it. There is this amazing mix of piano and strings in the song that pairs so well with Annie’s driving vocals that it’ll easy send a chill up your spine if you’re listening with an attentive ear. That baby has a HOOK that’ll kill!

Stop Big Media stomps its big foot at the FCC

Posted by Doc Kane On February - 27 - 2007

It’s always interesting to me how so many things can happen in the world without one ever knowing about them. Case it point: Stop Big Media. Stop Big Media apparently seems to be a force to be reckoned with, or at least a force du jour, and an a subsequent pain in the butt for the FCC and a host of media enterprises like Clear Channel with regard to media ownership.

Shares of XM and Sirius rise on news of merger

Posted by Doc Kane On February - 20 - 2007

Mergers are almost always good for business, if you look at them objectively and stockholders often profit as a result of early buzz as well. Such seems to be the case this morning in New York as shares of both XM and Sirius are up to nearly double digits. MarketWatch has a more detailed story about the rise in stock price.

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XM and Sirius Merger Mania — continued.

Posted by Doc Kane On February - 20 - 2007

Looks like the word on the streets is official, as news from XM came in later today announcing XM and Sirius have agreed to a merger. Of course, there are regulators already crying foul, but for now it’s a marraige made in heaven. Well for them at least.

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Satellite radio about to be governed as a monopoly?

Posted by Doc Kane On February - 19 - 2007

Rumors surrounding the apparent merger of XM and Sirius Radio are beginning to resurface again this week, with Peter Lauria reporting about it in today’s New York Post. It might not be long before Mel Karmazin and crew fill in the rest of us in on the proceedings apparently still taking place after a heavy weekend of table-pounding and hand-shaking. Stay tuned! What would Howard say?

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