Archive for February, 2011

ACM Newcomer Awards To Church and TBP

ACM fan voters have chosen Eric Church and The Band Perry as winners of this year’s Newcomer Awards—Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group. This means that both winners automatically become nominees for the Top New Artist Award to be presented on the 46th Annual ACM Awards, April 3, 2011. The […]

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SESAC Names Jason Ingram Christian Songwriter of Year

2010 CHRISTIAN SONGWRITER: Jason Ingram 2010 CHRISTIAN PUBLISHER: Sony/ATV Timber Publishing -Performing rights organization, SESAC, named Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram as its 2010 Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held 2/24 at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. Sony ATV Timber Publishing was named SESAC’s 2010 Christian Publisher of the Year. Over 25 songs were acknowledged at […]

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Belmont University To Honor Peebles and IEBA

Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will honor the International Entertainment Buyers Association and one of its founders Harry “Hap” Peebles with the 2011 Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence. The presentation will take place at the school’s Best of the Best showcase 7 pm, March 26 at Belmont’s Curb Event Center. […]

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Littlefield Memorial Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

A private reception was held at ASCAP yesterday (2/24) to honor the late Merlin Littlefield, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2008. Littlefield was a veteran of the Nashville ASCAP office for 19 years and was instrumental in the signings of Reba McEntire, Lyle Lovett, George Strait and Gary Burr to the performance rights society. […]

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Technically Speaking

Eminem Passes Gaga on Facebook • MySpace For Sale • Oscar Gets ABC Renewal • Apple Buys Cloud Insurance

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Weekly Chart Report (2/25/11)

Whoa, where does the time go? Country Radio Seminar starts next week, so make plans to attend MusicRow’s annual Meet & Greet and CountryBreakout Awards, featuring special performances from Joanna Smith and Colt Ford. The event takes place Tuesday, March 1, 2:30-5 pm CT at Cadillac Ranch on Broadway. Email [email protected] for more information. Don’t […]

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Guest Editorial: Hazel Smith Salutes Renee Bell

I am humbly proud that I introduced Joe Galante to Renee Bell. They became the most successful A&R team in Nashville. Renee was the first and only female Executive Vice President of A&R—thanks to Galante, who always gave women their due. She was employed at the label, originally RCA, now Sony, in excess of 15 […]

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Social Media Success Sends CJaye LeRose To Nashville

“Social networking” has become one of those overused marketing phrases—discussed continuously, but rarely implemented. That makes it all the more contagious when an indie artist without the benefit of any marketing machine to do the heavy lifting, attracts attention in the form of fans, followers and views and ends up with more links than a […]

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“Idol” Adds Online Voting Via Facebook

When the polls open for the current season of Fox’s “American Idol” on March 1, fans will be able to vote online for the first time.

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[Updated] UMGN Media Dept. Transitions—Williams, Stuve Exit

[Updated 2/24, 4:15PM] Amber Williams has also exited the UMG Nashville media team.

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Arista Promo Team Aligns Under Tyson, Sigler; Hires Dokke

Arista Nashville is announcing a reworked promotion team in time for next week’s Country Radio Seminar.

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