ACM Renewal Deadline; Marlee Scott Hits New Paradigm; Karen Light Exits BMLG

>>>Today’s the last day to renew your ACM membership in order to be eligible to submit for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Closing date for radio submissions is Dec. 9th. Only current ACM members may submit for Station or On-Air Personality category consideration.

Nominees for the ACM radio awards categories, outlined below, will be announced in the spring of 2012.

On-Air Personality of the Year – National, Major (Markets 1-25), Large (Markets 26-50), Medium (Markets 51-100), Small (Markets 101+)
Radio Station of the Year – Major (Markets 1-25), Large (Markets 26-50), Medium (Markets 51-100), Small (Markets 101+)

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>>>BigRide Entertainment recording artist Marlee Scott has signed an exclusive booking agreement with international talent firm, Paradigm Agency. Scott  is finishing a full-length album for release in early 2012 and currently has a Christmas single at Country radio titled, “Someday At Christmas.” A native of Ontario, Canada, Scott was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the 2010 Canadian Country Music Awards. Visit for more information.

(L-R) Manager Gerry Leiske, Paradigm’s Mike Snider, BigRide artist Marlee Scott and Paradigm’s Greg Janese.

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Karen Light

>>>Industry veteran Karen Light has exited her position as Administration Analyst for Big Machine Label Group and its publishing arm Super 98 Music, where she handled licensing, clearance and copyright matters for both the label and publishing. She joined the company in June 2010, and her resumé includes time with Encore Entertainment, ICG, Still Working Music, and Sussman & Associates. She is currently looking for her next opportunity and can be reached at


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