We tip our hat to KDGS Rolls Royce on his recent promotion at the station with him being named Assistant Programming Director... Royce will also to hold down his MD responsibilities. We also extend a shoutout to PD Greg Williams for recognizing Royce's talent and rewarding it.
A Shoutout goes to the Columbia camp for the invite and hospitality at the recent Kim Cesarion showcase at NYC's The Box. We're been fans of Kim since we first heard his debut single "Undressed" and believe this is a song and Artist that Pop and Rhythm radio should definitely give a close listen too. For those Prince fans there is no question of his influence on Kim and his music - so this should be right up your alley.
Blessings go out to RCA's John Strazza, Russ Jones, Jessie Maldonado and Nathalie Salinas for making sure S.I.N. was in the building for an intimate preview of upcoming new material from Musician, DJ and Producer, Mark Ronson.
Blessings go out to Members of the Radio Programming and Record Label Communities who have already shared their interest in the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the S.I.N. Awards and 10th Anniversary of the S.I.N. Awards Ceremony. Shoutouts got to all the Radio PD/MD's who have already confirmed their Attendance and our Label Friends who have extended their early support for this year's exclusive event. Keep tuned for more details as they become available.
Lightning bolts strike the auction house as the need to go this route in order to create the illusion of accomplishment continues to be an expensive one with general results showing a limited upside.
Storm clouds hover over Label Executives who still put unrealistic Impact Dates on the schedule just because there is an upcoming album release date. This philosophy continues to hamper songs by New and Established Artists having a negative impact when it comes to getting a real opportunity to connect with their Audience especially when these singles are rolled out but not given the time to develop in order to generate interest in the albums.
Thunder storms drench Radio Programmers who use the 4th Quarter release blitz as an excuse to predict records' potential failure in an "overcrowded marketplace" simply because they're not willing to commit to giving these releases a shot.