Labels Sue DeGeneres; Fisher To 615; Nashville Underground Turns 10

Seventeen record labels have banded together to sue the Ellen DeGeneres Show over its alleged use of music without permission. The complaint says the show producers acted with complete disregard for the legal framework of the music business. Read the entire article at Nashville Post.

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Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher joins 615 Music as Director of Licensing, Film Division. In his new role, Fisher will oversee the company’s nationwide film industry presence. 615 Music President and CEO Randy Wachtler said, “Matt’s proven sales experience and background make him a solid addition to the team and a great asset to our clients.” Fisher is a graduate of Nashville’s Belmont University Music Business Program.

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Songwriter-driven label Nashville Underground is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the Nov. 10 release of a retrospective 4-CD box set. The label was formed by songwriters Lari White and Chuck Cannon. The new set features tracks from 24 songwriters and will launch with a party/concert at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley club on Nov. 9. Label co-founder  and President, Lari White commented, “We modeled Nashville Underground after Windham Hill Records, an amazing jazz label that single-handedly created a brand for a very unique style of music. People came to know Windham Hill as a source for great modern modal jazz, even though the artists’ names might not be familiar. That’s where we hope to take Nashville Underground, to being the source for America’s best hit-song writer/artists.”

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