March 10 birthday girl Carrie Underwood received an early birthday present from Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO Gary Overton, who presented her with a plaque in recognition of reaching a massive 10,000,000 “likes” on her Facebook page.
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Tayla Lynn has signed an exclusive recording contract with Nashville-based indie label Victor House Records, led by James House. Lynn’s first release, a three-song, seven-inch vinyl EP titled Coal Dust, will be available for the popular Record Store Day (April 19). Lynn will perform at the legendary Ernest Tubb’s Record Shop in Nashville at 1 p.m. CT on April 19.
Kobalt Music Group has announced that an affiliate of MSD Capital, L.P., the private investment firm for Michael S. Dell and his family, has made a significant growth capital investment in the business. MSD Capital’s commitment includes a primary investment and also the acquisition of a stake from SPARK Ventures plc, a founding investor in Kobalt. A representative of MSD Capital will join Kobalt’s Board of Directors.
Kobalt’s proprietary technology and global digital platform enable its clients, who include many of the world’s best-known songwriters, to collect their royalties more efficiently.
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Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) will host ‘YEP Night at The Basement,’ featuring songwriters Rhett Akins, Kent Blazy, Doug Johnson, Erik Dylan, Kylie Sackley, Emily Weisband, Nick Sturms, Josh Mirenda, and Chris Gelbuda. YEP Night at The Basement will take place Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. Attendance is $5, and admittance is 21 and older.
Music venue The Basement is located at 1604 8th Ave. S.
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