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Pandora VP/Artist & Brand Partnerships Tommy Page has joined Cumulus in the newly created position of SVP/Brand Partnerships as the company increases its focus on live events. He'll be based in New York and report to President/CEO Lew Dickey. "As an artist and marketer, Tommy is a natural choice to create meaningful connections between artists, brands and their passionate fans through immersive and measurable marketing experiences," Dickey says. "Tommy has a deep understanding of the live experience and helping advertisers bring their brands to life with unique partnerships." Page previously served as publisher of Billboard (2011-13) and VP/Top 40 Radio Promotion for Warner Bros. (1997-2011).
Broken Bow's Jason Aldean won Country Song of the Year for "Burnin' It Down" at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards last night (3/29) on NBC-TV. Valory's Brantley Gilbert won the Renegade award and Big Machine's Taylor Swift won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Shake It Off" and Best Lyrics for "Blank Space." Watch Aldean's "Burnin' It Down" performance here and Florida Georgia Line's "Sun Daze" at about the 18-minute mark here. See more videos and photos here.
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards on NBC-TV helped power the network to a second-place finish last night (3/29) behind CBS, according to Zap2It.com. The three-hour show attracted 5.22 million viewers (1.7 rating/5 share), which was virtually flat from last year's May 1 broadcast (CAT 5/2). The CBS lineup included Madam Secretary, The Good Wife and Battle Creek. ABC and FOX were third and fourth on the night, respectively. More here.