Tuesday, December 12, 2006

From Today's NAB "Smart Brief"... What Happened In Nashville Yesterday: FCC hearing tunes into country radio. Some of country music's brightest lights, including Naomi Judd and George Jones, spoke against relaxing restrictions on media ownership, at an FCC public forum held on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. The musicians argued that radio consolidation hinders the chances of new artists getting airplay. However, Vanderbilt University law school professor Christopher Yoo countered, saying, "The established players and producers of content have a great deal invested in maintaining the status quo." The Tennessean (Nashville) (12/12), The Hollywood Reporter (free content)

1 comment:

muzic said...

I agree that the FCC has gone too far with dereg. A lot of very good broadcasters have left the the biz and it is tougher than ever for new acts to get exposure on the radio.