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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Americana Nominees To Be Announced Live From NY

As reported last week on musicrow.com, (read details here) the Americana Music Association will formally reveal its Awards nominees May 23 at the Gibson Showroom in New York City. It has now been confirmed that the invitation-only media event will be broadcast live on SiriusXM Outlaw Country channel 60 and streamed live on Livestream.com and […]

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Submissions Open For CMA Broadcast Awards

The Country Music Association has begun accepting online submissions for the 2011 CMA Broadcast Awards at Broadcast.cmaawards.com. Categories include Broadcast Personality and Station of the Year in four different market sizes (major, large, medium, and small), as well as CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year. Submissions are accepted until 5 p.m. CDT on June […]

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RPM Inks Publishing Deal With Idol Finalist

Singer/songwriter Bo Bice has been signed to RPM Music for publishing. “I’m proud to welcome Bo to the RPM family,” says company President Scott Siman. “We value Bo’s great experience and creativity and both staff and writers look forward to the music they will be creating together.” Bice, who was an American Idol finalist in […]

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ReThinking Track Equivalent Albums

The TEA concept creates a way to compare album and track sales in an apples to apples approach. But is the current 10 tracks = 1 album the best way to accomplish this task?

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Airwaving And Radio Hobnobbing

Catching up with Stealing Angels, Kelly Parkes and Gloriana on the road and visiting radio…

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Swift Graces InStyle

InStyle’s latest cover girl, Taylor Swift talks about love, success and life at home and on the road in the mag’s June issue which hits newsstands May 20. Here’s some excerpts from her interview… On finding love: “There are no rules when it comes to love. I just try to let love surprise me because […]

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AIMP Sets Sights On Music City

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) is looking to establish a Nashville chapter to join its Los Angeles and New York memberships. The non-profit organization, formed in 1977 is dedicated to providing education and information to its members on current topics, trends and practices in the music publishing industry. To help introduce the organization […]

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Songwriter Series Sells Out New York’s Joe’s Pub

The CMA Songwriters Series returned to New York City’s Joe’s Pub on May 11 for yet another sold out show. The popular series, in it’s seventh year, features many of Nashville’s best tunesmiths in an intimate, acoustic setting. Hanging out backstage prior to their performance were: Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson, Dean Dillon, Steve Wariner, Craig […]

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Lady A’s “Just A Kiss” Enters Record Books

The lead track from Lady Antebellum’s upcoming new album has just gone into the record books. “Just A Kiss” debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the highest debut by a country group in the chart’s 52-year history. The single also sold over 211,000 downloads in its first week earning it the […]

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Chambers Wins ISC Grand Prize

Australian native Kasey Chambers has been awarded the 2010 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Grand Prize for her song “Beautiful Mess” entered in the Folk/Singer-songwriter category. Chambers also won first place in the Americana Category for “Devil On Your Back” and Second Place in the Performance Category for “Little Bird.” Chambers wins $25,000 in cash and […]

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AMA Visits Big Apple For Announcement

The Americana Music Association will present this year’s Honors & Awards Nominee announcement at an invitation only media event in New York City on May 23rd. The nominees are usually announced in Nashville, but according to AMA Executive Director Jed Hilly, “With all the critical acclaim that we have garnered in recent years, we felt […]

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