► The National Association of Broadcasters announced the 50 finalists for the 29th Annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Winners will be announced and the finalists will be honored at the NAB Radio Luncheon. The Luncheon, sponsored by ASCAP, will be held Tuesday, April 19 during the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Crystal Radio Award finalists were chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms. Finalists will be honored and winners announced at the Radio Luncheon, where radio host and Web entrepreneur Kim Komando will present a keynote address and Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg, hosts of ESPN Radio's weekday morning show "Mike & Mike," will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame. www.nabshow.com.
► Atomica Music announced the release of their latest catalog - Merge Music! Merge features compositions using a broad variety of instruments and often with an unconventional approach and includes reduced mixes providing edit/mixing options. The catalog includes: MRG1008 Poptimistic - Upbeat and Inspirational. Pop Piano, drums and guitars. Slick, clean tracks that inspire confidence and build to moments of joy and exhilaration. MRG1002 Wall Of Rock - Aggressive guitar and synth power rock for when losing is not an option on the battlefield or in the sporting arena. MRG1003 Quiet Moments - Soft, thoughtful and organic. Perfect for tender moments of deep, human emotion. www.atomicamusiclibrary.com. ►