Nashville’s newest venue Marathon Music Works will celebrate its grand opening Nov. 19 with a performance by Wanda Jackson. Owners of the music hall tapped the masses to come up with the name, and those who entered or voted in the “name your venue” contest will receive free tickets to see the Queen of Rockabilly. Select tickets will also be available for purchase closer to the show date.
The venue is located at 1402 Clinton Street in Marathon Village. Also on the schedule are Warren Haynes Band (Nov. 15) and O.A.R. (Feb. 17). Visit the MMW website.
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It looks like Nashville’s West End FYE record store will be the next casualty of the economic downturn and digital music revolution. The store is currently open but its lease expires on Dec. 31, 2011, and today’s Nashville Post reports a hotel will break ground on the site in March. Leading the hotel project is Memphis-based real estate investor Robert M. Rodgers.
According to the Nashville Post, the Metro Planning Commission still needs to approve the 190,000 sq. ft. two-phase development, which includes 222 rooms, and a wine bar.
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Twitter is delving deeper into music marketing with the hiring of Tatiana Simonian, first reported by Billboard. The former record label marketing manager has worked for the Disney Music Group handling social media, mobile and app campaigns.