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 Enables Radio Requests

Country music research, unlike data from some other musical formats continues to return a gaping disconnect between social networking, radio and sales success. Why?


Category: Artist, Exclusive, Featured, Radio, Sales/Marketing, Weekend

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Margaret Durante To Guest Blog For Ladies’ Home Journal

It’s not often a music artist unveils a writing style that rivals the professional pen pushers? So get ready to be surprised by Ladies’ home Journal’s latest blogger discovery, 23-year old Margaret Durante and her Nashville Diaries. The rising artist has been asked to do a series of essays as she “experiences the highs and […]


Category: Artist, Featured, Label, Weekend

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Monday Moments

Black River Signs Templeton• CRS Opens Ticketing • Ritchey To Retire

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All About Music, Film, TV Retreat Visits BMI

The All About Music Film and TV Retreat brings a small number of talented artists together with music supervisors from L.A. for a week of bonding designed to help the participants get their music into film and TV. When Emmit Martin, the founder and organizer of the retreat, was working in L.A. and trying to […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Publishing

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Hinote Joins McGhee Entertainment

McGhee Entertainment has added Justin Hinote who will oversee the development of online strategy and manage artist-to-fan relationships for all McGhee Entertainment talent. “We’re constantly challenging ourselves to enhance the management model by providing a wide variety of in-house services for our clients,” says McGhee Entertainment Nashville’s President Greg Hill.  “By having a digital strategist […]

Category: Artist, Featured

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BossRoss: Introducing Web Read

The weekend is the perfect time to dig a little deeper and now, with BossRoss: Web Read, you’ve got some links all ready for the clicking… This week’s curated articles can be found in a widget on the lower right hand side of the web site or by clicking this link. One of the most […]

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Row Roundup

Shelton To Top Charts? • Ricky Skaggs Offers Country/Bluegrass Album • Lyric Street Financial Moves To Row

Category: Artist, Awards, Featured

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Warner To Sell $1.05b in Junk Bonds Before Sale reported (7/6) that Warner Music Group (WMG) is planning to sell $1.05 billion of high-yield bonds before the company is taken over. The bonds being offered will consist of: $150 million 9.5% senior secured notes by WMG Acquisition Corp due June 2016 $695 million senior debt due Oct. 2018 by WMG Acquisition Corp $200 […]

Category: Featured, Label

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Michael Martin Murphey Signs; Amber Hayes Visits

Michael Martin Murphey, who’s hits include “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” and “What’s Forever For,” has signed an agency representation agreement with New Hampshire-based Skyline Music says company President Bruce Houghton. (Not connected with Nashville’s Skyline Music/Skyville Records.) “We’re excited to be working with Michael Martin Murphey; not just because of his rich past, but […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Radio, Touring

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Canadian Country Music Week Names Future Host Cities

This year’s CCMA four-day event takes place in Hamilton, Ontario Sept. 9-12, 2011. The organization’s Sept. 12 TV Award show serves as the gathering’s finale. Country Music Week is one of the largest music events in Canada each year with a combination of activities for both community and industry attendees including showcase opportunities for newcomers, […]

Category: Featured, Organizations

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Moore’s Outlaws and Aldean’s Dirt Road Lure Buyers

Jason Aldean continues to set the sales bar for the rest of the country class, pulling another 42k units down that dirt road this week pumping My Kinda Party to almost 1.5 million total units. Yeah, that’s some party and it doesn’t look like it will end soon.


Category: Featured, Sales/Marketing

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