Radio Ridiculed for Payola and Those Pesky Google Paid Ads

Radio and Payola is back in the news thanks to a judgement from a recent lawsuit. Plus, a lawsuit over iHeart and Google Paid Ads gets resolved.

‘Payola Is Illegal’: Lawsuit Revives Pay-for-Play Accusations in Radio Industry https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/pay-for-play-lawsuit-radio-1287139/

FLASHBACK Want to Get on the Radio? Have $50,000? https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/radio-stations-hit-pay-for-play-867825/

FLASHBACK Pay-for-Play Was Banned From Radio — But Texts Reveal It May Still Be Thriving https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/features/pay-for-play-radio-texts-1067691/

Attorney General Drops Lawsuit on Google Over Radio Ads https://radioink.com/2022/01/20/attorney-general-sueing-google-over-radio-ads/

Sportsbooks Continue To Spend Millions On Radio Advertising https://sportshandle.com/sportsbooks-spending-millions-radio-advertising/

Over 73% of the US music market is now claimed by catalog records, rather than new releases (UPDATE) – Music Business Worldwide https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/over-82-of-the-us-music-market-is-now-claimed-by-catalog-records-rather-than-new-releases2/

World’s First Space-Based Entertainment Studio To Launch In 2024; S.E.E. Unveiled As Studio Behind Tom Cruise Space Film https://deadline.com/2022/01/worlds-first-space-based-entertainment-studio-to-launch-in-2024-s-e-e-unveiled-as-studio-behind-tom-cruise-space-film-1234915122/

How Web3 and DAOs can be a blessing for the music industry https://thenextweb.com/news/how-web3-and-daos-can-be-a-blessing-for-the-music-industry

How Music NFTs Could Disrupt the Music Industry
https://cryptonews.com/exclusives/how-music-nfts-could-disrupt-music-industry.htm

How the Future of Streaming Will Leverage Web 3.0 To Make Media Free of Every End User
https://hackernoon.com/how-the-future-of-streaming-will-leverage-web-30-to-make-media-free-of-every-end-user

Survey Points To Big Opportunity For Podcasters Among B2B Brand Marketers. http://www.insideradio.com/free/survey-points-to-big-opportunity-for-podcasters-among-b2b-brand-marketers/article_121142f6-78f6-11ec-ae8f-5bae40645931.html

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Has Cancel Culture Killed Comedy? Steve Harvey Speaks Up

TV and Radio Host Steve Harvey Speaks up about political correctness and how the evolution to cancel culture had killed comedy to where he would choose not to perform any stand-up specials in the future.

Steve Harvey Slams “Cancel Culture”: “Political Correctness Has Killed Comedy” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/steve-harvey-cancel-culture-123507328

Steve Harvey Has No Plans For Stand-Up Comedy Special Due To Cancel Culture https://deadline.com/2022/01/steve-harvey-no-plans-stand-up-comedy-special-cancel-culture-1234908281

Is this the way to sidestep ‘cancel culture’ and be friends with everyone? Maybe. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2022/01/11/patton-oswalt-dave-chappelle-cancel-culture-changing-future/9134911002/

Music Radio: A Kingdom of Gold https://radioink.com/2022/01/11/music-radio-a-kingdom-of-gold/

As Media Companies Focus On Streaming, The Audience Of Their Cable Networks Continue To Drop https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradadgate/2022/01/05/as-media-conglomerates-focus-on-streaming-the-audience-of-their-cable-networks-continue-to-drop/

Streaming platforms and service providers are teaming up to woo subscribers
When it comes to retaining customers, two—or three, or four—heads are better than one.
https://www.morningbrew.com/marketing/stories/2022/01/13/streaming-platforms-and-service-providers-are-teaming-up-to-woo-subscribers

Radio vs. Spotify
https://james.crid.land/update/radio-vs-spotify

Media experts sound alarm on rise of paywalled content https://www.axios.com/media-startups-subscriptions-elite-401b9309-404e-482b-9e23-718f9daea3a6.html

The average hit podcast is more than 7 years old. Where are the new hits? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2022-01-09/podcasting-hasn-t-produced-a-new-hit-in-years

Spotify shuts down its namesake podcast studio https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/11/22877242/spotify-studios-four-lay-off-original-podcast

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2022 Takes Off: Movie Comeback Continues and Streamers Struggle For Subscribers

The Movie Comeback Continues with more backlogged titles hitting the box office. Streamers Struggle For Subscribers and Might seek some consolidating to begin the next phase of bundling.

With Tentpoles Bound To Surge The 2022 Box Office, The Great Theatrical-Streaming Day & Date Experiment Goes Out Like A Dud In 2021 https://deadline.com/2022/01/2022-box-office-theatrical-streaming-day-date-experiment-1234902774/ via @Deadline

“It’s a Leaner, Meaner Business”: Hollywood Braces for Volatile 2022 Box Office https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/box-office-2022-1235070014/ via @th

After a Seismic Year, Genre Film and TV Aims for Even Busier 2022 https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/2022-superhero-sci-fi-movies-1235068735/ via @thr

Alexa, You Have A Problem! – https://jacobsmedia.com/?p=65206

Data: How Movies Powered HBO Max 2021 Subscriber Growth https://variety.com/vip/data-how-movies-powered-hbo-max-2021-subscriber-growth-1235147502/ via @variety

Trust in media is low worldwide. Are media outlets reaching out to the wrong people? https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2022/a-trust-issue-are-media-outlets-reaching-out-broadly-enough/

News engagement fell off a cliff in 2021 https://www.axios.com/media-ratings-traffic-2021-a6be4d72-ba5f-4f8a-ae3e-0872ecd87677.html

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