Clear Channel Radio Stations Plan to Play more Music - Hah!
Word from Clear Channel of their original idea to play less commercials. Which we say "hah!" because hardly anyone these days who cares about music listens to corporate radio.
Eric Alterman lays part of the blame for the music industry woes at Clear Channel's doorstep and writes:
- "Clearchannel didn't only hurt radio -- they drew first blood from the recording industry also. Music fans only buy what they hear; Less music on the radio meant decreasing purchases of CDs. I'm convinced that the ever shrinking national radio playlist caused by radio consolidation is one of the key factors in the declining CD sales nationwide."