Archive for October, 2010

Trailer Choir Visits 5th Grade; Miranda Lambert Visits “Today”

Trailer Choir closed out celebrity week on CMT’s Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader on Sept 25. Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, the show pits celebrities against a group of fifth graders, quizzing them on such topics as geography and social studies. Trailer Choir played for St Jude Children’s Hospital, an organization the group has supported […]

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Grascals And Rounder Part Ways

Two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year The Grascals have parted ways with Rounder Records, the label that has been instrumental in the group’s success since 2004. The parting is amicable, according to The Grascals’ manager, Kirt Webster. “It was simply time for a change, and both parties realized that. We have nothing but respect for […]

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Publishing News: Hunt Departs AWMG; Artist Co-Writers

Ann Wilson Music Group Creative Director Margie Hunt has departed her position with the company after 15 months. Hunt previously spent 30 years with Sony Music, where she had instrumental roles in A&R, Marketing, Product Management, Film/TV, and in the production of compilations, re-packages and box sets. She can be reached at [email protected] or at […]

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Promo Vet Debbie Gibson Palmer Passes

MusicRow extends its condolences to family and friends of veteran record promoter Debbie Gibson Palmer, who passed away in Los Angeles Friday, October 1. She was 58 years old. She is survived by her daughter Gaylene Aparicio, also in the record promotion business, and granddaughter Cassidy Aparicio. A native of Nashville, Gibson-Palmer’s maiden name was […]

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Bug Acquires Saban

Bug Music CEO John Rudolph announces that the large independent publisher has acquired the worldwide rights to Saban Music Group’s extensive music publishing catalog. Saban’s extensive catalog includes material from leading children’s franchises such as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers™, Digimon™, The Addams Family™ Reunion, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Generation, Princess Sissi and […]

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Pay On The Way In: A Digital Manifesto For Troubled Times

During the last 12 years of the digital revolution, the music industry has mostly mimicked an ostrich. Record labels have tried to pretend that the digital realm is nothing more than a virtual Wal-Mart superstore. And how’s that been working? Not too well according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) which estimates […]

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IEBA Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Class

The International Entertainment Buyers Association inducted the inaugural class of the IEBA Hall of Fame last night (10/3) at Nashville’s downtown Hilton. Among the new inductees are Ron Baird, Dick Clark, Charlie Daniels, Barbara Hubbard, George Moffett, Dale Morris, Joan Saltel, Erv Woolsey and the Grand Ole Opry. Country stars Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride […]

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Urban And Friends Tomorrow Night

Tickets are still available for Keith Urban’s We’re All For The Hall concert tomorrow night (10/5) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The superstar line-up of guests includes Vince Gill, Dolly Parton, John Mayer, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss, Billy Currington and Charley Pride. This is the second annual benefit for the Country Music […]

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Toby Keith Takes Aim With “Bullets In The Gun”

Toby Keith’s 15th studio album Bullets In The Gun hits stores next Tuesday, October 5, and will be offered in both regular and Deluxe editions. The Deluxe Edition includes a bonus extra four live cuts from Keith’s recent Incognito Bandito performance at New York’s Fillmore, where he and his band performed covers of Johnny Paycheck’s […]

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Friday Artist Newsbytes

Montgomery Gentry turned their website pink today (10/1) for Breast Cancer Awareness month. The homepage of www.MontgomeryGentry.com will be pink for the entire month of October before launching a brand new site on Nov. 1. Trace Adkins is slated to appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tues, Oct. 5 on NBC at 11:35 pm CT […]

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Alexander Joins Black River; Hori Pro Signs Barton

John Alexander joins Black River Music Group as VP Strategic Marketing. Alexander will seek to create strategic partnerships with national brands and their various agencies for the label and its roster plus develop television programming. “We are very excited to have John join our team,” stated Jimmy Nichols, president BRMG. “John’s passion for helping new […]

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