Car-e-oke on Magic, talkSPORT renew Grand National rights plus Russell Brand back on XFM ~ Behind the Mic

Mar 2015  Behind the Mic

Grand National continues on talkSPORT

talkSPORT has renewed its partnership with Racecourse Media Group to broadcast live commentary of the Grand National and Cheltenham’s Festival and Open fixtures. In addition, talkSPORT is set to expand its live on-course broadcasts this year to include the Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.

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Russell Brand to make radio return with XFM Sunday evening show

Russell Brand is to return to radio with a weekly evening show on XFM. The hour-long show will air on Sunday evenings at 9pm, beginning this Sunday (March 15), the station has announced. It will feature “selected content” from Brand’s twice-weekly podcasts for audioBoom, which launched last month (February).


Spotify’s pitch to UMG: ‘We’ll pay you $1bn over the next two years’

That’s a paraphrase, not a direct quote, but it’s very much the gist of an internal email leaked to the New York Post, as Spotify and Universal Music continue to play out their licensing renegotiations in public. “The streaming music service expects to pay Universal, the No. 1 record label in the world, $1 billion over the next two years to cover music royalties, ad revenue and subscription fees, according to Spotify projections of its growth rate and Universal’s market share,” claims the report.

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