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Westwood One to Continue as Barter Rep Agent for TM Studios

Cumulus Media’s Westwood One announces it has signed a deal to extend its partnership with audio branding and sung jingles firm TM Studios to continue as its exclusive domestic barter representation agent. As part of the deal, TM Studios continues to supply Westwood One’s syndication partners,im including many Cumulus radio stations, with station jingles, commercial jingles, and production music. TM also acquires the additional assets of the Drake Chenault catalog and all intellectual property associated with TM’s former product lines HitDisc and GoldDisc. Westwood One originally purchased TM Studios in 2009 and subsequently sold the company to former TM executives Greg Clancy, Dave Bethell, and Chris “UK” Stevens in November 2020. WWO president Suzanne Grimes states, “Westwood One is committed to partnering with companies that provide unique products and outstanding service, and TM fits that description perfectly. By extending our relationship with TM, we are assured that radio stations around the country will be able to access the best-in-class offerings TM has been creating for more than 50 years.”