Archive for May, 2010

Elevation and Wide Open Join Forces

Elevation Music Publishing and Wide Open Music Group have announced a new alliance between the two Nashville-based music publishing operations. Through a shared services arrangement, Elevation Creative Principals Mike Molinar and Martha Earls are joining with Wide Open’s creative team to provide catalog and songwriter representation, as well as creative consultation. Elevation will also relocate […]

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John Grady Exits Borman Entertainment

John Grady will leave his post at Borman Entertainment Nashville, it was announced today. “For all of you looking for a juicy story, you will have to make one up,” says Grady said. “I have learned more from Gary and his staff at Borman Entertainment than I could ever have imagined. It’s simply time for […]

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Grammy Block Party Benefits Flood Victims

The Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy hosted the 12th Annual Grammy Block Party on Tuesday night (5/11) to raise funds for the newly created MusiCares® Nashville Flood Relief Fund. Academy members and their guests enjoyed performances by Darius Rucker, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Steel Magnolia, Plumb and Daily and Vincent. MusiCares Nashville Flood […]

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“Country Throwdown” Artists Offer Flood Relief 

In light of the recent devastation in Nashville, artists on the the Country Throwdown Tour are coming forward to help. Main stage headliners Montgomery Gentry, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Bluebird Café Tent singer-songwriters Sarah Buxton, Heather Morgan, Jedd Hughes, Ashley Ray, Troy Olsen, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan and Dave Pahanish will […]

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Sweetwater Sound Donates To Flood Relief

Fort Wayne, Indiana-based mail order musical instrument retailer Sweetwater Sound has stepped up to donate $10,000 toward flood relief efforts in Tennessee, company officials have announced. “Here at Sweetwater, we can’t help but feel a special connection to Nashville, our nation’s Music City.” the company said in a statement, “That’s why this past week it’s […]

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Rucker and Friends Play For St. Judes

Capitol Records Nashville artist Darius Rucker will host his 1st Annual Darius and Friends Concert at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon on Monday, June 7 to benefit the groundbreaking research and lifesaving care of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The concert will include performances by Rucker along with Radney Foster, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, and Jake Owen, […]

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2010 CMA Music Fest Merch Now Available

Merchandise for the 2010 CMA Music Festival, held June 10-13 in downtown Nashville, is now available for sale at, providing attendees the opportunity to arrive dressed to impress in official CMA Festival apparel. “Our fans are loyal, passionate ambassadors for the Festival and the artists,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chairman of the Board. “Sporting […]

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Toby Keith Readies Golf Classic

Toby Keith’s seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic is set for May 21-22 in Norman, Oklahoma, and a number of additions have been made to the already full slate of events and auction items. Keith is set to emcee the May 21 dinner and auction and golf team spots for the next day’s […]

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Edge Records and Lofton Creek Combine Efforts

Edge Records artist Kelly Parkes has signed a promotion agreement with Lofton Creek Records for a full secondary promotion campaign to MusicRow and New Music Weekly stations on her debut single, “Nothin’ Good Ever Happens After Midnight.” Lofton Creek Records will be responsible for promoting the song to country radio on a national basis. “We […]

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NMPA Honors Sen. Lamar Alexander

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) will present its 2010 President’s Award to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. “As a Senator representing a state that’s home to both the country music and the blues capitals of the world, Senator Alexander is particularly attuned to the value of music as a cultural and economic force […]

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Court Rules Against Peer-To-Peer Site LimeWire

Online news network CNET is reporting that a federal court has found the company that operates file-sharing service LimeWire liable for copyright infringement. On Tuesday (5/11), U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted summary judgment in favor of the RIAA’s claims that Lime Group, parent of LimeWire software maker Lime Wire, and founder Mark Gorton committed […]

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