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December 27, 2012News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Taylor Swift album succeeds while spurning streaming services
    Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," has been at the top of the charts for five weeks running even as her record label, Big Machine, has barred it from several streaming music services, including Spotify and Rhapsody. The success confirms the experience of other popular artists who have spurned the services, and "it has a growing number of artists and record execs wondering if they should snub streaming services as well," writes Claire Atkinson. New York Post (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
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  • Social chatter about TV programming jumps in 2012
    Social network chatter on TV programming got a huge boost this year from the Olympics, but every month saw at least a doubling in chatter from a year before, according to data from Trendrr. NBC was the leading network by this measure, and its "The Voice" as well as Fox's "The X Factor" ranked high among programming. (free content) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Time Warner Cable is looking to cut fees for less popular channels
    Low-rated cable networks will have to forgo subscriber fees on Time Warner Cable if they still want to be carried under the company's newly formulated policy, a source says. AMC Networks' IFC and WE tv are among the channels being offered the "take-it-or-leave-it approach," writes Claire Atkinson, citing sources. New York Post (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  People & Personalities 
  • Minn. broadcaster Jack Moore remembered as radio innovator
    The late Jack Moore, who launched four major FM signals in the Minneapolis area, was remembered by colleagues as a pioneer in the medium. He was among the first to adopt the smooth jazz format, and he also explored cable radio and satellite-delivered radio networking. Moore died last week at 89. Radio World (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lieutenant governor is tapped to succeed Sen. Inouye
    The replacement for the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye is Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz, a fellow Democrat who will be taking his seat today in time for the final U.S. budget talks before the end of the year. Schatz will serve for two years before voters choose who will fill Inouye's seat for the remainder of the term, which ends in 2016. The Washington Post (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 2013 NAB Crystal Radio Awards -- Get the applause you deserve!
    Make sure your station receives national recognition for its year-round commitment to community service by entering to win a prestigious NAB Crystal Radio Award. Open to all radio stations, the Crystals will honor 50 finalists and recognize 10 winners at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The nomination window is Jan. 1 to 31. Read the entry rules, guidelines and tips on putting together a solid entry. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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