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    Canada Says “No” to Steroids For Radio: Reliability of U.S. PPM Ratings Festers

Canada Says “No” to Steroids For Radio: Reliability of U.S. PPM Ratings Festers

Steroids for radio just received a major setback north of the border, where radio ratings are run by a station-supported non-profit. Here in the U.S., where for-profit and publicly-traded Nielsen is fully in control of radio station’s ratings fate, we’re still hearing crickets. Like the steroids scandals in professional sports, the stakes could not be bigger as this issue undermines the credibility of the entire radio industry.

Like steroids that alters reality, the Voltair device is designed to boost a radio station’s measurable signal thus enhancing the Portable People Meter’s (PPM) ability to detect the signal and increase a station’s ratings. Nielsen has not stepped in to correct a supposedly slanted ratings playing field created by Voltair in the U.S., but the Canadians are having none of it. Bravo!…with one big caveat. (more…)

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    Launching Today, VUHAUS Site & App Brings Music Fans The Best Live, In-Studio Performances From Nation’s Most Influential Public Radio Stations

Launching Today, VUHAUS Site & App Brings Music Fans The Best Live, In-Studio Performances From Nation’s Most Influential Public Radio Stations

VuHaus Curates Gorgeous Video of Live Sessions, Artist Interviews & Concerts
from Music’s Top Tastemakers like KCRW, KEXP, WFUV, WXPN, KUTX & KTBG
VuHaus Launches with Exclusive Live Stream of Best Coast, James McMurtry
& Shelby Lynne Performing at Philadelphia’s Non-Comm May 13-15
Boulder, CO (May 13, 2015) – In public radio stations across the country every day, musicians like Chet Faker, Sylvan Esso, Aloe Blacc, Jenny Lewis, and Alt-J are delivering intimate, jaw-dropping, spine-tingling performances.

Now, the best of these in-studio video gems, as well as no-holds-barred artist interviews and must-see live streamed concerts curated from the nation’s most influential public radio stations, can be found under one roof at VuHaus (www.vuhaus.com), a new video platform and mobile app for music fans seeking to experience and discover the best new artists and songs.

VuHaus launches today with a coalition of public radio member stations that have become the nation’s musical tastemakers and a must-stop for artists on concert or album release tours including KCRW (Los Angeles), KEXP (Seattle), WFUV (New York), WXPN (Philadelphia), KUTX (Austin), and KTBG The Bridge (Kansas City). New VuHaus station partners will be announced in the coming months. (more…)

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    Oldies Formats: When an Adult Standard Morphs into an Adult Hit

Oldies Formats: When an Adult Standard Morphs into an Adult Hit

Each generation has their own music. Roughly 85% of each generation carries their music with them throughout their lives. It’s fascinating and instructive to see how radio formats mirror each generation as they try to reach maturing adults. (more…)

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    KEXP Seattle Joins VuHaus – Public Media’s New Music Discovery Video Platform

KEXP Seattle Joins VuHaus – Public Media’s New Music Discovery Video Platform

Seattle, WA (May 5, 2015) – VuHaus is proud to announce the addition of Seattle’s world-renowned public radio station, KEXP, as a participating station in the new music discovery destination. KEXP will join founding stations WFUV in New York City, KCRW in Los Angeles, WXPN in Philadelphia, KUTX in Austin, and KTBG The Bridge in Kansas City. VuHaus, which received initial funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is set to launch on May 13 at the Non-Commvention in Philadelphia and will announce the addition of more stations soon.

VuHaus (“view house”) is a new, non-profit collaboration of public radio’s leading Music Discovery stations that have joined together to build a video service so audiences can view rare in-studio performances of emerging artists, one-of-a-kind interviews of their favorite musicians, and live performance streams, all housed under one roof. (more…)

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