The Business, which airs in about thirty minutes from now on KCRW (every Monday at 2:30 pm), is going national. It will be sent to affiliates of National Public Radio starting Oct. 7. Host Claude Brodesser left his staff film writer job at Variety on Friday to focus on the show and freelance for VLife, Premiere and other mags. He also will be writing a daily media and entertainment news blog for mediabistro.com, starting next Monday. * Clarifying: Mediabistro editor in chief Elizabeth Spiers emails that Brodesser will be guest-blogging on FishbowlLA, not starting a new blog. Wednesday, 12:45 pm
On today's show, by the way, record execs and music managers talk about "how the labels are remaking themselves and how much neglected artists are getting even with them. Plus, a Hollywood producer moves his next project to Louisiana to support the people of that ravaged state."