Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) members Daisy Mallory, Hannah Ellis and Luke Caccetta, along with NSAI Board member Mark Irwin, performed at the Bluebird Cafe on Wednesday (April 30) as part of the NSAI Presents series.
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SOURCE and Leadership Music recently welcomed K.T. Oslin as part of Leadership Music’s quarterly “Off The Record” series. Oslin was interviewed by MusicRow journalist Robert K. Oermann. The luncheon was held at Sambuca restaurant in Nashville.
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The Music Business Association has partnered with the Country Music Association to program the 2014 Country Music Meetup, to be held May 8 during the Music Biz 2014 conference at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
The event will feature members from Rdio, Made In Network, Nielsen Entertainment, Shazam and the CMA to discuss today’s Country music consumer and how Country music is accessed on physical, digital and mobile formats. Among those taking part are Emily Cohen (Rdio), Kevin Grosch (Made In Network), Eric Zino (Shazam), Karen Stump (CMA) and Julianne Schiffer (Nielsen Entertainment).
“Over the years, we’ve found that Country fans are often misunderstood when it comes to their lifestyles and format choices, and we’re looking forward to setting the record straight with this Country Meetup,” said Damon Whiteside, Sr. VP of Marketing and Partnerships at the CMA. “Music Biz as an organization has always been incredibly supportive of Country Music, and we’re happy they chose to spotlight it this year at their convention.”
For admission information, visit countrymusicmeetup.eventbrite.com.
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The classic music industry book Hit Men: Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business is being re-released as a newly expanded edition on May 5, with a new chapter including events that occurred since it first debuted in 1990. The new edition includes the tale of music industry stalwart Steve Popovich‘s battle with Sony over royalties from Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell album, which Billboard previewed. Popovich was head of Mercury Records from 1986-1988, where he signed Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Lynn Anderson, Billy Swan, Johnny Paycheck and others.
Popovich retired to Murfreesboro, Tenn. and died at his home on June 8, 2011, at age 68.
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