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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Commerical rock radio woes

Posted by on July 13 at 13:31 PM

There’s a lengthy, lively discussion about the music industry going down in the music forums (under the Capitol Hill Block Party header). I wanted to draw attention to both that and a great article in the new issue of Blender magazine (the one with Family Guy??? on the cover….what does that have to do with music again? More than the Killers at this point I guess) about the sad state of commercial radio. The piece by Ben Sisario touches on commercial radio flip-flopping formats on a dime, the effects of beer advertisers holding all the cash cards, and that many listeners are simply turning off commercial radio completely, looking instead to iPods, webcasts, and satellite radio—all promising trends when it comes to pushing independent music.