Friday roundup: ACL performers play for scale; NPR tweaks newsmag rules

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Alt-rockers Radiohead perform on Austin City Limits in 2012, probably for around $500. (Photo: Scott Newton/KLRU)

Radiohead performs on Austin City Limits in 2012. (Photo: Scott Newton/KLRU)

• Think musicians get big bucks for appearing on Austin City Limits? Nope. Executive Producer Terry Lickona tells Community Impact Newspaper that for the KLRU show, “nobody does it for the money; it is public television, so everybody gets paid the same PBS musician scale.” When Willie Nelson performed on the first episode in 1974, Likona recalls, “it seems to me that we paid him something like $175 to do that show.” The program, celebrating its 40th season, now pays musicians around $500, he says.

• NPR has revised terms governing use of its newsmagazines, reports PRPD. Limits on how much content stations may insert into Morning Edition and All Things Considered are now “best practices recommendations.”

• The plan to create a nonprofit to run the U-T San Diego newspaper is a model that could be reproduced nationwide if it gets IRS approval, notes Nieman Lab. If local philanthropist Malin Burnham does buy the paper, he’ll be its fourth owner since 2009.

• Investigative News Network has launched Journo.biz, a website covering the fast-growing field of nonprofit news and “featuring all manner of insights, lessons, tips, resources and the best business practices in nonprofit and independent journalism.”