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31 Mar 2013

Radio Station Pulls Rick Ross and Lil Wayne from Rotation

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The questions have been asked, Is Hip Hop Music Destroying America, Is Hip Hop A Threat To Our Children or Should Rappers Be Accountable For Their Lyrics? You be the judge. Earlier this year the song “Karate Chop” leaked online featuring rapper Lil Wayne. He raps, “Bout to put rims on my skateboard ...

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31 Mar 2013

Petition: Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility

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Rape, Rick Ross and Responsibility In 2012, a drug named Molly, made up of pure MDMA (Ecstasy’s active ingredient) flooded the music industry and made its way into countless rap lyrics. Last month, February 2013, Lil’ Wayne sparked national outrage when he disrespected the memory of slain civil rights martyr Emmitt Till in his lyrics by ...

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10 Sep 2011

What’s The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales

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What's The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales? By Rizoh HoustonPress.com ​Last week, the music world laughed up a hiccup as Lil Wayne pranced around the VMA stage in nut-suffocating, Le Tigre-inspired jeggings. While that performance affirmed that Wayne is no fashion guru, his chart performance a week later reminded us that he's very good at something else-selling ...

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03 Jul 2011

This pop-porn will ruin a whole generation

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By Mike Stocke The recent final of Britain’s Got Talent was broadcast on a Saturday evening, featured two finalists who were 11 and 12 years old, and was watched by millions of children of about the same age or even younger. Yet the producers still thought it appropriate that the guest-star Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of the ...

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09 Mar 2011

Radio Daze: Fake Call to Premier Radio Networks

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Radio Daze This week’s parasha introduces a medium for distinguishing truth from falsehood. On the radio, where actors are hired to read scripts and pretend to be real people, things aren’t so simple. BY LIEL LEIBOVITZ | Feb 11, 2011 7:00 AM CREDIT: AlexLawrence/Flickr Last year, a young man called in to a radio station with a problem. He’d ...

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25 Jan 2011

Low Power FM

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New York Times January 24, 2011 Low-Power FM Radio to Gain Space on the Dial By BRIAN STELTER OPELOUSAS, La. — When John Freeman turned on his car radio one recent day and tuned to KOCZ, the voice he heard was a 2-year-old girl’s. It belonged to Nyla Belton, the daughter of the afternoon D.J., Craig Belton. She’s better known ...

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20 Jan 2011

Another Low atop Billboard Charts

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THE NEW YORK TIMES Another new low atop Billboard Chart By Ben Sisario January 19, 2011 For a stark illustration of how record sales have changed in recent years, take a look at Billboard’s charts this week for albums and track downloads. For decades the Top 200, the magazine’s album chart, has been the music industry’s standard ...

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21 Dec 2009

3rd Largest Broadcaster Files For Bankruptcy

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Citadel Broadcasting files for bankruptcy NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Citadel Broadcasting Co., the third-largest radio group in the United States, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday. The company, which has stations in 25 states, listed liabilities of $2.5 billion on assets of $1.4 billion, according to court papers filed with the Southern District of New York. Citadel has ...

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06 Dec 2009

Digital Song Sales Changing the Game

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Good read on how the digital world is passing by Radio's old standards. No wonder why radio charts are filled with the wrong music. PP Digital song sales concentrated on the hits From RBR.com According to a recent article in Billboard Magazine, music sales have been changed by the Internet. Whereas music sales used to be dominated by album ...

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