Archive for August, 2010

Musicians Union Welcomes Recording Engineers

[Note: This announcement has been updated and clarified] The Nashville Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, have reached an understanding that could dramatically benefit recording engineers in the Nashville community. Recording Engineers can now join the Nashville AFM and sign the Union cards as a musician […]

Category: Featured, Financial/Legal, Organizations

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BLOOD, SWEAT & FACEBOOK: The Publicist’s Expanding Radio Role

With CD sales continuing to slide, label budgets and staffs shrinking and the bottleneck at radio getting ever tighter, the rules are changing and the roles rearranging for the recording artist’s “team members.” In an increasingly niche-oriented scenario, public relations has begun to loom larger in the overall picture.

Category: Artist, Featured, Radio, Sales/Marketing

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Weekly Chart Report (8/27/10)

SPIN ZONE The CountryBreakout Chart’s Top 4 songs aren’t budging, at least not this week. Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind Of Love” has the advantage of a comfortable lead in spins and holds the No. 1 spot for a third consecutive week. Closing the gap behind the Capitol trio is Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ […]

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Nashville Opera Names Kira Florita Sr. Dir.

Nashville Opera, the acclaimed performing arts organization, has named civic and business leader Kira Florita to the newly created position of Senior Director for Advancement. The company has strategically focused on collaborating with a wide range of organizations and businesses to extend the reach of the art form, and Ms. Florita’s experience will assist in […]

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Quarterback Records Partners With Ettinger Talent

Quarterback Records and John Ettinger’s newly-established management/consulting firm, Ettinger Talent Associates have formed a joint venture which places Quarterback founder Chris Allums and Ettinger as co-principals of an enlarged Quarterback Records. “This is a huge step for Quarterback,” said Allums. “John’s reputation in Nashville and throughout country radio is one of integrity and success. We […]

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Swift Video Gets Global Cross-Channel, Debut

Taylor Swift’s new video “Mine” will debut Fri. Aug. 27 and reach more than 160 countries around the world. CMT, MTV, VH1 and MTV International will team up to present the global premiere. The first single from Swift’s upcoming album Speak Now, “Mine,” was rushed to radio after reportedly being leaked across the Internet. It […]

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Underwood, Paisley Return as CMA Hosts

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will reunite to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night(TM)” for a third time in 2010. The 44th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. “Carrie and Brad have done a tremendous job hosting and we are […]

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Randy Houser Visits ACM Offices

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Show Dog-Universal Music Recording Artist and ACM Professional Member Randy Houser to the office for a visit when he was in Los Angeles this week. Houser’s new album, They Call Me Cadillac, releases on September 21 and will feature forthcoming single, “A Man Like Me.” Houser appeared on the […]

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CMT To Showcase “Artists of the Year”

Country music’s top artists and celebrities from all facets of entertainment will gather for an evening of star-studded performances, tributes and camaraderie in celebration of the first ever, CMT Artists of the Year, a 90-minute special premiering Friday, December 3 on CMT. Performers and host to be announced. CMT Artists of the Year will recognize […]

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Trace Adkins Leaps To No. 1

With Neilsen-Soundscan reporting first-week sales of close to 50,000 copies, Show Dog-Universal artist Trace Adkins is back to dominating the music charts as his new album, Cowboy’s Back In Town, enters the Billboard Country Album Chart this week at No. 1. The album landed at No. 5 on the Top 200. While Cowboy’s Back In […]

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Marty Stuart’s “Ghost Train” Comes To Town

Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives celebrated the release of their new album, Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions, with an SRO performance at Nashville’s Belcourt Theater last night (8/25). The perfectly paced show featured plenty of virtuosic mandolin and guitar picking from traditionalist Stuart and showcased his Superlatives – guitarist Kenny Vaughan, drummer Harry […]

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