Industry Items: Release Schedule, Signings, New Business
Robin Ball and Todd Bradley have opened Burning Blue Music, a full-service entertainment company dedicated to artist management, recording, producing, songwriting, performance, media training and artist development. The pair will continue operating Red Current Recording studio in Brentwood, TN which has hosted sessions by James Otto, Lady Antebellum and the Muzik Mafia, to name a few. Ball and Bradley have worked extensively with Grammy winning producer David Leonard (Prince, Bare Naked Ladies, Indigo Girls, K.D. Lang) in other ventures.
Burning Blue Music is currently developing Tori Bigelow and released her EP, I Believe, last month.
NARM has been advised by Universal Music Group Distribution that they and their labels have decided to make Monday, November 23 the street date for their titles for the upcoming Thanksgiving week only. It appears that other major label groups may do the same.
The impetus for moving the street date in this instance is to afford retailers the chance to place re-orders on fast-breaking titles and get product back in stock for the long weekend, as well as positively impact sales during this all-important timeframe.
It is also NARM’s expectation that our Association’s established position strongly urging physical and digital album release date parity will be honored with the adjustment to Monday, November 23.
The Harper Agency has added multi-award winning bluegrass Gospel group Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to its roster for booking Christian music events and concerts. Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver was awarded IBMA Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive years and can be scheduled by contacting the Harper Agency at 615-851-4500 or via e-mail at [email protected]
Artist Laura Bryna has signed an international record and licensing agreement with AGR Television Records in Hamburg, Germany. AGR is distributed by the international division of Universal Music Group. AGR Television Records handles international distribution for U.S. artists including Tracy Lawrence and Mark Chesnutt.
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