Archive for June, 2011

Industry Ink: Conway Launches Show Me Festival

Plus Gibson Summer Jam, songwriter Paul Overstreet, artist Justin Haigh, Jake Simon joins BMI, and Bluewater Music signing

Category: Artist, Featured, Organizations, Touring

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Major Stars, Major Tours

News from the road: Alan Jackson Debuts Single in Chattanooga • Chesney Fills Field in Philly • Flatts Fest Kicks Off


Category: Artist, Featured, Touring

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Ashley Heron Joins LA-based HYFN, Inc.

Ashley Heron has joined Los Angeles-based digital creative and social media/mobile application development firm HYFN, Inc. as Vice President, Digital. In this role he will manage client services and new business development as well as overseeing a team of developers. HYFN’s clients include Avon, Citi, Coca-Cola, Honda, Intel, LG, Nike and many more. Heron comes […]

Category: Featured, Label, Sales/Marketing

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New Class Named To Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

Michelle Wright and Bill Langstroth will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Recognized for her contributions to Canada’s country music landscape, Wright is this year’s Artist inductee. Langstroth, the host of one of Canada’s first talent showcases, “Singalong Jubilee,” will have his achievements in television production celebrated in the Industry Builder category. The […]

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ICANN Opens Naming Floodgates

Someone may have pulled their thumb out of the Internet dike which might explain why now a flood of domain names is on the way. ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names)…

Category: Exclusive, Featured, Organizations

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Black River Adds Rhoades To Promo Staff

Black River Entertainment has finished the restructuring of its promotion department today with its hire of Brian Rhoades to the position of Director of Promotion, Northeast. “Brian is fired up and ready to go,” says Black River VP Promotion Rick Baumgartner. “From our first meeting, Brian possessed professionalism and an understanding of the difficulties facing […]

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EMI Back on the Auction Block

EMI Group is actively pursuing buyers and other opportunities, the company announced today (6/20). In an official statement, EMI revealed it “has initiated a process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives, including a possible sale, recapitalisation or initial public offering of the Company.” EMI is currently under the control of creditor Citigroup. The bank […]

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Five artists and ten songwriters are among the 2011 nominees named by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the Songwriter/Artist category, nominees are Garth Brooks, Larry Gatlin, Amy Grant, Alan Jackson and Townes Van Zandt. In the Songwriter category, nominees are John Bettis, Robert Byrne, J.J. Cale, […]

Category: Awards, Featured, Publishing

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Renegade Country Debuts And Donates

Renegade Country™ is a new 2-hour syndicated radio show hosted by experienced morning personality  Tyler Ryan. The show was launched June 9 during MusicFest at the Whiskey Bent Saloon in Nashville’s downtown music district. The entertainment featured acoustic performances from artists such as The Roys, Sherrie´Austin, Andy Griggs, Matt Stillwell, Jason Sturgeon, Jeremy McComb, Buddy Jewell, […]

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Major Changes In Music Journalism Community

There’s been a string of changes at national music publications this month. Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic Ann Powers—who often covered country music—has moved to a new role at NPR Music, which includes writing The Record blog. According to Billboard, she had relocated to Alabama with her family two years ago. Randall Roberts is […]

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Keith Bryant – Can’t Tell Somebody (Who To Love)

This guy is a stand-up country singer, and I’ve always liked him. This time around, he has a dandy tale of a strict daddy who tries to stand in the way of True Love. So the kids sneak around behind papa’s back to that stretch of road, “Where the moon is willing, and the river […]

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