Industry News Bits 7-30-19

PraiseLive had added Joseph Kebbie to the team as their Africa Director. COO Tim McDermott says “Joseph is a veteran broadcaster and well respected all over Africa. We are delighted he is on the team.” Joseph will be helping find more FM affiliates and downloads for PraiseLive. This past Saturday, PraiseLive added its 6th FM African affiliate in Tamale, Ghana – a very sensitive area.


PAR will have a free industry-wide video conference: Thursday, August 15th, at 2pm EDT. 

Social Media’s 7 Deadly Sins
With Colleen Larkins, VP Digital Media – PAR
Avoid the mistakes that can cost you followers on Facebook and Instagram!When used properly, social media can help your station build a loyal tribe that will help your station grow. But there are also some big mistakes that could make it a huge waste of time and even cost you listeners. Learn more from Colleen Larkins and her team at PAR. Plus, get answers to your most pressing Facebook and Instagram questions.

To register click here. 


The first round ballot for the 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards will close today, Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 5pm CT.

If you’re a GMA member and have not voted, login and do so by 5pm CT today at vote.doveawards.com.


A jury on Monday found that Katy Perry’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” improperly copied a 2009 Christian rap song in a unanimous decision.  The verdict by a nine-member federal jury in a Los Angeles courtroom came five years after Marcus Gray and two co-authors, first sued in 2014 alleging “Dark Horse” stole from “Joyful Noise,” a song Gray released under the stage name Flame.

The case now goes to a penalty phase, where the jury will decide how much Perry and other defendants owe for copyright infringement. Here’s the STORY. 


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