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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“Used” Digital Tracks 4 Sale

At issue is the legality of this new business model which is based mostly upon the first-sale doctrine which gives consumers the right to resell a copyrighted work. However, legal scholars are not in agreement, […]

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New York No. 1 For Country Album Sales

New York City is the No. 1 market for country music albums according to new data released by Nielsen SoundScan […]

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NARM: Back Announcing Could Improve Music Discovery And Sales

NARM recently unveiled new research on how consumers discover music… […]

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Universal Nabs EMI Recorded Music

[Developing Story] According to reports from the Guardian, Universal Music is set to purchase EMI’s recorded music division for around  £1.2bn. The publication also names Sony as most likely to be the new owner of EMI’s music publishing division at a price estimated to be approximately £1.26bn, over $2 billion dollars. This deal will give […]

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Topical WebReads: Co-writers For Sale and Crowdfunding To Fame

“the murky part is the implicit promise that, by writing with a bona fide ‘hit writer,” […]

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Consumers Finding Extra TV Content Online

NPD says, TV-service providers would be in a better competitive position if they could expand their content offerings […]

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Nashville For Sale: Albums, Labels and Publishers

Country albums aren’t the only thing selling out of Nashville. Labels and publishers are also placing the For Sale sign in the front yard […]

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Word Entertainment Turns 60

The Christian music division of Warner Music Group recently celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special celebration in Waco, Texas, where the label was founded […]

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Google Plus Pages Arrive

Social networking circles have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of brand pages for Google Plus, and now the wait is over. […]

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Blackburn Introduces Bill To Help Songwriters/Publishers

A bill to reinstate the “five year amortization” for publishers and songwriters will be introduced today (11/3) by Tennessee’s U.S. Congressman, Marsha Blackburn. […]

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Sallie Mayne Exits NaFF

Nashville Film Festival Executive Director Sallie Mayne has announced she will be stepping down from the position she has held for the past eight years. […]

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