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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Gaga Says Digital Album Only Worth 99¢

An interesting Ben Sisario blog in the N.Y. Times proclaims, “In Lady Gaga’s Album, Evidence Of A New Order.”

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Ole Ups Buenahora To GM

ole has announced the promotion of Arthur Buenahora to the position of General Manager, Nashville Creative. Buenahora, who joined ole in March 2010 as Senior Creative Director, will continue to be located in the Nashville office overseeing its staff and roster. He will also sign new writers and collaborate with ole Chief Creative Officer Gilles […]

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Amber Hayes Heads To Silver Screen

Amber Hayes has landed her first movie role in Cowgirls N’ Angels due out in 2012. The FUNL Music recording artist has extensive theater experience, including a leading role as Kathy Twitty in the 2008 critically acclaimed Conway Twitty musical It’s Only Make Believe, but this will be her first appearance on the silver screen. […]

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Sales Wrap Gaga Style

Lady Gaga leaves the industry wide eyed, open mouthed and smiling but Brad Paisley and Idol’s newbies Scotty McCreery and Laura Alaina also contributed to an up week…

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United Way Song Contest

United Way is hosting its second annual “LIVE UNITED Song Contest.” The organization is looking for songs about hope, teamwork, restoration, community impact and overcoming adversity. Up to ten finalists will perform their songs live at The Listening Room on June 21st for a panel of judges including: hit songwriter Cary Barlowe (Lady Antebellum, tobyMac, […]

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Post Holiday Highlights

Colleen Taylor Joins BMLG • Spalding Addresses SOURCE • Hall Of Fame Readies Atkins Exhibit • Jaron Fans Salute Armed Forces

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Amazon’s Gaga Loss Leader Losses

Fans and music industry observers were taken aback last week by Amazon.com’s offering of the new Lady Gaga album for a mere 99¢. On Monday (5/23), the stultifying crowd of traffic severely compromised the Amazon servers. So to prove it could, “ramp up” to meet any demand, the online retail giant offered the mega-sale again […]

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Otto Performs On StageIT

Everyone gets a front row seat at James Otto’s StageIt.com concert on June 2 @7p.m. CDT. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase virtual tickets to his CMA-Fest kick-off acoustic show which will be broadcast live from his home studio. Otto will give fans an exclusive sneak-peak of his brand new music that hasn’t even […]

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Seen And Signed

Songwriter Jason Mizelle recently signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell. • • • The Nashville Country Club spoke with Sara Evans at her #1 Party for “A Little Bit Stronger” at Nashville’s Cabana Restaurant.

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Friday Updates (5/27)

Tyler Reeve signs booking & management deals • Luke Bryan partners with LongHorn Steakhouse • BMI promotes Michael Drexler

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BRE Powers Up Promo Team

Black River Entertainment Promotion VP Rick Baumgartner has added Brian Hatfield (Northeast) and Megan Good (Southeast) to the BRE promotion staff. Hatfield hails from WSKF-FM in Asheville, NC where he spent the last seven years in various positions. “I’m extremely excited to be a part of the Black River Entertainment promotion team,” says Hatfield. “I […]

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