Industry News Bits 6-8-16

news-iconThe National Religious Broadcasters announced support for the Protecting Internet Freedom Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to defend vital liberty at the heart of the internet. “Governments around the world are squashing internet freedom within their own borders, and a number have already made attempts to gain more power over the global internet through multinational bodies,” stated Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “We must be very careful not to allow such regimes to extend their influence over the very core of the internet.”

Currently, the Obama administration is reviewing a proposal to implement its planned transfer of authority over the internet’s basic domain name structure to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). However, there are concerns that this proposal creates new powers for governments – powers that could be misused by some state actors.


Centricity Music artist Lauren Daigle won the “Artist of the Year” and “Female Artist of the Year” awards at the 4th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards Sunday night held last night at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. “The K-LOVE Awards continue Lauren’s amazing journey!,” says Steve Ford, General Manager for Centricity Music. “To have her win ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and ‘Artist of the Year’ 14 months after her debut release is mind boggling to me. I don’t know of an artist that has achieved so much is such a short period of time. I know everyone at Centricity Music is so proud of her.

Word Entertainment grabbed three total wins, the most of any record label. Artists for KING & COUNTRY and Francesca Battistelli took home trophies in the fan-voted categories: Group/Duo of The Year (for KING & COUNTRY), Best Live Show (for KING & COUNTRY), and Worship Song of The Year (Francesca Battistelli for “Holy Spirit”). With their two trophies, for KING & COUNTRY remains the winningest artist in the history of the K-LOVE Fan Awards. 

Sunday night’s show was co-hosted by TV anchor Elizabeth Hasselbeck and artist Matthew West… 


Day 3 and 4 MAY 2016 Nielsen Audio PPM numbers for Christian will be released Thursday & Friday. Look for the all the results posted on HisAir.Net. Nielsen Audio PPM numbers are sponsored by ShareMedia Services…


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