Classic Rock

The RADIO.COM Year in Radio: Programmers and on-air talent's take on music and radio in 2020

We surveyed numerous RADIO.COM programmers and on-air talent who are responsible for what you hear over the air and streaming on the RADIO.COM App on a daily basis, about music and radio in 2020.
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How much did the concert industry lose in 2020?

Leading industry publication Pollstar put out their year end report and estimated over $30 billion in losses in the North American live events industry this year.
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Vinyl records just had their best week in 30 years: Here's why

According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, the week of November 27-December 3 saw 1.253 million vinyl albums sold. This represents the largest sales week for vinyl ever since Nielsen began electronically tracking music sales in 1991.
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The 20 best-selling CDs of 2020… so far

The CD may not have the popularity it had decades ago, but it’s far from being a relic of a bygone era. According to sales through Amazon, here are the best-selling records of 2020… So far.
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MusiCares aims to help musicians during COVID with 'Giving Tuesday'

As the COVID-19 crisis continues destabilizing how the music industry makes money, MusiCares and the Recording Academy have teamed up to raise money for musicians in need with the “Giving Tuesday” fundraising event.
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The 20 best-selling vinyl records of 2020… so far

While the holiday season may change things, the top-selling vinyl records of 2020 are beginning to take shape. According to sales through Amazon, here are the best-selling records of 2020… So far.
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Trevor Noah announced as host for the 63rd annual GRAMMY Awards

Comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah has been tapped to host the 2021 GRAMMY Awards. The award show is set to take place on Sunday, January 31, 2021 and will air on CBS at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.
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Guitar Center explains why they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Guitar Center becomes the latest business hit with financial troubles due to COVID-19 restrictions, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy over the weekend.
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Dave Grohl defeated in drum battle by 10-year-old Nandi Bushell: 'There was nothing I could do!'

Dave Grohl has conceded thereby making 10-year-old Nandi Bushell the winner of the most epic drum battle of all time. The Foo Fighters frontman was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and discussed his ongoing drum off with Bushell.
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Hardcore guitarist stops man from allegedly abducting child using compassionate restraint

The former guitarist for Maine hardcore band Outbreak, Brian Kemsley, was recently part of a scuffle in New York City as a disturbed man was allegedly attempting to abduct a child from a stroller in Madison Square Park.
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