Mediabase, the industry standard in airplay monitoring, and Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., announced today a new and expanded long-term partnership. As part of the agreement, Mediabase will provide Entercom with comprehensive music listening and consumption data for the company’s portfolio of over 235 stations nationwide. Additionally, Entercom will report their weekly station music adds to the Mediabase platform.
“For many years, Mediabase has served as a valuable tool for our best-in-class music programmers to curate live, original, local audio content for all Entercom stations nationwide,” said Jeff Sottolano, Senior Vice President, Programming, Entercom. “We are pleased to extend and expand our relationship to provide our teams with airplay monitoring data that will better inform on-air programming.”
“We couldn’t be happier to expand our partnership with Entercom to be their exclusive provider of airplay monitoring data,” shared Philippe Generali, Mediabase President and RCS Worldwide President/CEO. “This affirms our commitment to providing the most comprehensive, accurate airplay information to the entire music industry.”
Mediabase, a division of broadcast software provider RCS, provides in-depth, real-time charts and analysis based on the monitoring of radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also publishes music charts and data based on the most-played songs — which are used on many popular radio and countdown shows, televised music awards programs, news publications and others — and provides in-depth analytical tools for radio and record industry professionals.
For more information about Mediabase, please visit www.PremiereNetworks.com.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).
Mediabase monitors the airplay of more than 2,500 radio stations, updated continuously, producing historic and current airplay data for U.S. and Canadian radio stations, satellite radio, and music television. Mediabase also provides information to every major record label and distributor, as well as concert promoters, artists, managers, music publishers, movie studios, video game developers and more. Pioneering the concept of monitored airplay in 1987, Mediabase charts are published weekly in USA Today, and are used on nearly all radio countdown shows and by dozens of websites and magazines.
Mediabase is owned and operated by RCS, the world’s largest broadcast software company. RCS software is used by more than 14,500 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and Internet stations worldwide. The company also provides broadcasters and webcasters tools and expertise, and also develops real-time audio recognition technology. For more information, please visit http://www.rcsworks.com/