Round-Up: Katy Perry Gives Fans Ultimate Thank-You

• Katy Perry is performing a free thank-you concert to fans on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving. The pop hitmaker is renting out the L.A. Staples Center for the event on the night following her sold-out show there. Fans registered to win one of the 20,000 tickets on her Facebook page.

Erica Farber, best known as longtime publisher/CEO of R&R, is taking a new gig as EVP for the Radio Advertising Bureau starting in January. She was most recently CEO of consulting service The Farber Connection. Once she’s in the chair at the RAB, she can be reached at [email protected]


30-second spots on the 2012 Oscars telecast cost about $1.6 – $1.7 million, reports Ad Age. This is basically flat from last year’s ad cost for the show on ABC, which is also home to the CMA Awards. About 37.9 million viewers tuned in to the 2011 Academy Awards, down from 41.7 million in 2010.



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