Archive for October, 2010

IEBA Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame

IEBA’s 40th Anniversary Conference rolls into Nashville on Sunday, October 3 at the Hilton Downtown Nashville and the festivities officially begin with the inaugural IEBA Hall of Fame induction at 5 pm. Trumpeter Joey Pero will open the ceremony and surprise guests will be on hand to present honors. IEBA attendee badges will grant access […]

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Digital Summit Strives To Stimulate

Although the terms “actionable” and “ubiquitous” were repeatedly spoken during the day, one attendee really caught my attention saying, “The speakers this year are really lots of the right people, it’s just that the conversations don’t seem to be actionable.”

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Gershon Exits WC; Portnow Wants $2M

[updated 4:36] MusicRow’s Crystal Ball previewed the story (9/29) and now comes official statements from Sr. VP Warner Chappell Music, Tracy Gershon and Scott Francis, President, Warner/Chappell Music and Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music U.S. “I am thankful to Scott Francis for the opportunity to help rebuild and reenergize the  Warner Chappell Nashville office.” says Gershon. […]

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CMA Songwriters Series Brings Church To NYC

As part of the events leading up to the 44th Annual CMA Awards, the CMA Songwriters Series will return to New York City for two shows at Joe’s Pub on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Show times are 6:30 and 9 pm ET, and will feature EMI Records Nashville artist/songwriter Eric Church, who is also touring with […]

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Photos: DiPiero and Shaw Sign Flynn; Lambert Kicks Off Tour

Amanda Flynn has signed a publishing deal with Leslie T. DiPiero of Tom-Leis Music & co-publisher Victoria Shaw. ••• Columbia Nashville’s Miranda Lambert kicked off her CMT on Tour: Miranda Lambert Revolution fall tour September 29 in New York, the first of more than two dozen dates through early December. Here, Lambert is joined by […]

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Weekly Chart Report (10/01/10)

RADIO NEWS Quality Broadcasting’s KFTX/Corpus Christi GM/morning host Dr. Bruce Nelson Stratton has announced his retirement after 50 plus years in radio, 15 of which have been on air with KFTX. His last day will be December 31. “Nobody in this business could ask for a better 52 year career then I have had,” says […]

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Sherrill Named BMI Icon

BMI will honor Billy Sherrill as a BMI Icon during its its 58th annual Country Awards, slated for Tuesday, November 9 at the organization’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The black-tie ceremony will celebrate songwriters and publishers of the past year’s fifty most-performed country songs from the BMI catalog. BMI will also award the Song, […]

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Bobby Karl Works IBMA Awards

Chapter 348 The bluegrass demographic looks like it is becoming more diverse than ever. Judging by the crowd at the 21st annual International Bluegrass Music Awards at the Ryman (9/30), bluegrass still skews somewhat older. But more than ever, the genre’s fans were hard to pigeonhole. Thin young people mingled with heavyset seniors. Cowboys sat […]

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Performance Royalty Wrangling Spurs FM Research

As part of the debate framing the discussion of a performance royalty for terrestrial radio, airwaves advocate NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) has asked for a government mandate that all cell phones be equipped with an FM radio. The CEA (consumer electronics association) has recently released a study showing that 70% of cell phone and […]

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