Author Archive: David M Ross

David M. Ross has been covering Nashville's music industry for over 25 years. [email protected]

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Spins.FM Turns Dial Toward Nashville

Since last week (7/19), when MusicRow wrote about, an interactive tool designed to convert social networking fans into radio requests, there are rumblings that a few high profile country artists are set to take the technology for a “spin.” has created two widgets to help leverage an artist’s social networking success into FM […]

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SESAC Partners With INgrooves For Digital Distribution

SESAC has announced a new partnership with INgrooves a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music & video community via its One Digital platform. INgrooves will service SESAC-represented content to online retailers, mobile carriers, and other digital media outlets. Through this relationship, SESAC will now be able to service […]

Category: Featured, Organizations, Publishing

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Working On A Wednesday

Payton Rae’s New Video “Not Your Cinderella” • Stealing Angels Visit KSON • Margaret Durante Video Scores Dual No. 1s On GAC


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Week Two Is Like The “Morning After”

Week Two is traditionally like the “morning after.” The sales party fireworks stimulated from high visibility press exposure and the flexing of high-dollar marketing muscles becomes dims as labels wake to a new reality. Traditionally, the hangover from the week two sales drop falls…

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CRS2012 Names Pittman Keynote Speaker

CRS 2012 will kick off Feb. 22-24 with keynote speaker and media legend, Bob Pittman, MTV Founder and currently Chairman of Media and Entertainment Platforms for Clear Channel. A 35-year industry veteran, Pittman’s keynote is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Nashville. “Bob Pittman’s resume speaks for itself,” says CRS President […]

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Editorial: Seduced By Technology?

Sometimes the step-by-step development of an event, like technology, becomes society’s total focus and its historical, political or social meaning gets obscured…Has technology’s time horizon been curtailed to a day-by-day time cycle? What about its long term implications?

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Smartphone Data Usage Climbing

According to a new study from The Nielsen Company, data use by smartphone owners is growing at an “astounding pace.”

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Top 10 Idol Earners

Forbes loves to compile Top 10 Earning lists and its latest “revelation” is a ranking of American Idols. Anyone paying attention would immediately guess (and be correct), that Carrie Underwood reigns supreme


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Google+ Hangout Feature Powers Virtual Concert

Singer songwriter Daria Musk recently used the new Hangout technology on Google plus to promote a 6.5 hour virtual concert around the globe. The entrepreneurial artist ultimately reached thousands of viewers from Norway to Argentina to Australia.


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Musicians Hall of Fame Firms Auditorium Deal

Nashville Post is reporting that a deal is finally in place between Joe Chamber’s Musician’s Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium Commission. A lease agreement has been approved which includes wording that requires the Musician’s Hall of Fame, after the first year, to provide revenue to the auditorium that is above $75k per year and […]

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Reconciling The RIAA Certs plus June Awards

The RIAA has announced its June 2011 certifications and Nashville artists are well represented in both album and digital download categories…but balancing the RIAA criteria between physical sales and digital sales is confusing.


Category: Artist, Awards, Exclusive, Featured, Weekend

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