News Bites for April 8...
...Cox Media Group country “K95.5” KWEN Tulsa announces a second surprise concert, featuring Russell Dickerson. The “Cash & Bradley Morning Show” announced the concert on Thursday morning, fresh off the surprise Kane Brown show the night before. Only 200 fans will be admitted to the April 29 show and the only way in is by listening to “K95.” “These live concerts are at the heart of what we love to do, and they’re fantastic experiences to offer our listeners,” Director of Branding and Programming Matt Bradley said in a release. “Kane Brown put on an incredible show last night and we expect Russell Dickerson to do the same in a couple of weeks. We can’t wait to see what he does when he gets to Tulsa.”
...Audacy “Talk Radio 1210” WPHT Philadelphia raised more than $95,000 to benefit the United Service Organization of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey (Liberty USO) during the 4th annual “Talk Radio 1210 WPHT USO Radiothon.” “We’re proud of another successful year raising funds and awareness for Liberty USO,” Senior VP/Market Manager David Yadgaroff said in a release. “These individuals have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and it’s our honor to band together with our listeners to support them and their families.”
...The Cannes Lions 2021 Festival of Creativity will be a fully digital event for the second straight year, MediaPost reports. That’s an about-face since January’s announcement from the organization that the advertising festival and awards show would take place as usual during the third week of June on the French Riviera in the South of France. “Over the last year, we’ve been consulting with our customers and working on our plans, including the development of Cannes Lions Live as part of the new Lions Membership platform,” Chairman Philip Thomas said in making the announcement. “We are now able to move fully to this format for 2021 – which will have all the celebration, inspiration and participation of Cannes Lions – to unite the global community virtually during Cannes Lions Live this June.”
...The March 23 webinar held by Fletcher Heald attorney Thomas Urban on how COVID-19 has affected contract litigation is now available to view on YouTube. During the presentation, Urban broke down the differences in contract doctrines and provided viewers with specific case law that could be applicable in potential lawsuits. The webinar ended with an in-depth look at where contract law could be moving post-COVID as well as many other challenges businesses could face.
...Spotify has begun rolling out its “Hey Spotify” feature. For users who leave the app open on a mobile device, they will be able to wake up the app by speaking those two words. The Verge says users can ask it to play a song, pull up a playlist, launch a radio station, and skip, pause, or play. It says asking the app to “play something I like” pulls up a Daily Mix playlist. The “Hey Spotify” feature has been in the works since at least early-2020.