Why Country Isn’t CHR

September 14, 2016

This is the first in a three part series examining the differences between Country and CHR. A lot of programmers who built their careers in CHR have made the move to Country. Bringing CHR-style imaging, engaging promotions and fresh personalities has helped Country stations topple heritage competitors, reinvigorate brands and attract younger listeners since the … Continue reading Why Country Isn’t CHR »

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Three Things You Need to Know About Pandora’s Charts

September 7, 2016

Unlike Spotify and YouTube, who have shared their spin counts with the Nielsen-powered Billboard charts for years, Pandora has been uniquely secretive about the songs they spin most. However, starting in August, the internet radio juggernaut finally started sharing information about the songs and artists they play with three different charts: The Pandora Trendsetters Chart … Continue reading Three Things You Need to Know About Pandora’s Charts »

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The Fall and Rise of Hip Hop

August 16, 2016

In 2012, a flurry of articles began appearing in the music press asking, “Is Hip Hop dead?” Most articles simply bemoaned the lack of authenticity of the genre’s good old days, or complained it was becoming “too white,” but a few articles actually cited data.  Did you know not a single African-American artist hit #1 … Continue reading The Fall and Rise of Hip Hop »

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