Archive for September, 2011

Neil Portnow To Keynote Americana Conference

Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow will open the Americana Music Festival and Conference with the Keynote address on Thurs., Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. His address will be followed immediately by an Artist Development panel moderated by NPR Music’s Ann Powers and featuring Joy Williams and John Paul White of The Civil Wars, and members […]

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CMA Details Staff Changes

The Country Music Association has detailed three new hires, plus a few promotions and reassignments across departments. In Communications, Amanda Eckard has been promoted to Senior Manager of Creative Services from Manager of Creative Services and former Tennessean reporter Christian Bottorff has joined the staff as Manager of Creative Services. Eckard will focus on the […]

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Industry Ink Tuesday (9/20/11)

Nashville soundtrack for film Promised Land • Jensen Arrowsmith • Sarah Trahern • ASCAP DIY-U with Latocki • SESAC/StreamLicensing • Ed Hill • Cathy Lemmon

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BMI Annual Revenues Continue Upward

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the music rights management organization further extended its 20-year record of annually increasing revenue collections for its fiscal year ended June 30, 2011 with revenues in excess of $931 million. Revenues for 2010 totaled $917 million. According to BMI it will distribute royalties of $796 million to the over 500,000 songwriters, […]

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The Raconteurs’ Earth Shaking Show at Third Man

As The Raconteurs tore through their show at Jack White’s Third Man Records, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the crowd not fully enthralled by the earth-shaking beats and crashing, dance-party rhythms.

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Hunze To Lead Parallel Music

“We are up and running and are looking for great writers,” says Tim Hunze, who now heads up Parallel Music Publishing’s Nashville offices. “We believe being a boutique publisher is perfect for today’s ever changing environment.” Parallel Music Publishing is a partnership between Hunze, Parallel Entertainment Founder & CEO, J.P. Williams, and C.T. Wyatt, who runs […]

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All For The Hall Los Angeles

Evening focuses on guitars and their stories, and includes a surprise announcement from Gibson about a special limited-run guitar.

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Rodney Atkins Debuts Video, Preps Album Launch

Rodney Atkins is heading into the Oct. 4 release of his new album with a rising single and video. He’s also set to perform at the CMA Songwriters Series in NYC.

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Overseas Fans Embrace Country

Fans worldwide continue to embrace country music, drawing a growing number of tours overseas, including recent outings by Dolly Parton, Lorrie Morgan and Dailey & Vincent.

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CRB Re-Brands As Country Radio Seminar

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. is officially re-branding itself and continuing operations under the name Country Radio Seminar. The organization has also set a special presentation from a renowned futurist for CRS 2012.

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Swift’s Sold-Out Traveling Sound Emporium

“I’m a hopeless romantic,” Taylor Swift told the 15,000 screaming fans jammed into Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sept. 16. Indeed, her 14-track Speak Now album, which has sold 3.65 million copies in 46 weeks, is packed with stories of love—won and lost.


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