Jacobs Media Honors Rich Meyer As 'Most Innovative'
September 5, 2014 at 4:19 AM (PT)
Each week, JACOBS MEDIA honors an "innovative" member of our business. This week, they've chosen RICH MEYER, "the person who (along with his wife and infant son) gave the radio and record industries their first taste of accurate charts with a service that would eventually come to be known as MEDIABASE."
JACOBS writes on their blog, "Just like the Millennial generation will never know a time when there was no Internet and instantaneous connectivity, some people reading this may be too young to remember the days of 'paper adds' -- that was when a radio station reported a song to the trades as a favor to the label rep, but didn’t necessarily put it on the air. That was because there were no industry music standard, so ostensibly, no one knew the difference."
"Thanks to technology, it’s now easy and accurate to find out which songs a station is playing, how often, and when," they continue. "But that wasn’t always the case. In this week’s, Radio’s Most Innovative, we recount the story of RICH MEYER.
Read the full post here.