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Big Country Records Arriving Soon

Big Country Records will launch  Jan. 19 and officially announce its first artist signing, female singer/songwriter, Morgan Tobias and introduce itself to Nashville. Big Country label executives include Tammy Hyler, VP/co-founder of Big Country Records and Big Country Entertainment and Glen Blaschke. Hyler has penned several No. 1 songs and will use her writing and […]

FCC Chairman Keynotes At CES

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman will deliver the keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, (1/7/11) starting at 1:30 PT. in Las Vegas. The Chairman has been a proponent of net neutrality and actively working toward a more efficient use of radio wave spectrum. His remarks were released in advance. TV and terrestrial radio, which currently […]

peer Acquires Foster Catalogs

peermusic has announced it will acquire over 500 songs, the majority of songwriter/producer David Foster’s works. The acquisition encompasses all of Foster’s songs in Foster Frees Music, Air Bear Music and One Four Three Music. peermusic has been administering most of Foster’s publishing for more than fifteen years. The new agreement also includes exclusive publishing […]

Grammy Nominee CD, AES Golf Tourney and New Mallory Video

19-Song Grammy Nominee CD • Yallwire releases Daisy Mallory video • Nashville’s AES Announces Audio Masters Golf Tourney >>The Recording Academy and Jive Records have pacted to release a 19-song collection to spotlight the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards nominees. The album will be released Jan. 25. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of […]

2010 Sales Wrap; Top Albums, Artists and Songs

In the year’s top selling digital song, “California Gurls” Snoop Dog says, “Katy I’m all up on ya, cause you’re representing California.” This writer says to Taylor, Lady A, Ke$ha and ZBB, “To brag I’m not bashful, cause you’re cranking it loud for Nashville.”
OK, with lines like that, perhaps this writer’s rap career will remain a well kept secret. But Nielsen SoundScan’s Year-End U.S. shows that Nashville music did not play second fiddle in 2010.

Toyota Adds Pandora

The Pandora “pandemic” may soon be rolling into a car near you! Ford previously announced it would offer Pandora in connection with its SYNC platform. Today, at CES in Las Vegas, Toyota revealed it will also roll with Pandora using its Entune multimedia system. The Toyota system will also reportedly engage users with other apps […]

Smartphones Becoming Dominant

According to market research company Nielsen (1/3/11), the Apple iPhone operating system remains the top mobile OS in the US enjoying a 28.6% market share. Closely following the Cupertino giant is Google’s Android system with 25.8%. Blackberry, once the top dog in the mobile platform race, slides from 33% in June 2010 to 26.1% in […]

ACM Reveals Newcomer Nominees

The Academy of Country Music continues to refine its hybrid voting which polls both fans and industry professionals. For the organization’s 46th Annual Country Music Awards—slated for April 3, 2011—Newcomer categories will again be opened up to fan voting through VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM. This is the third year that ACM and Great American Country have […]

Rockhouse Aligns Live Marketing Channels

Rockhouse Live has been announced as a new division and proprietary technology platform for technology-based entertainment agency, Rockhouse Partners. the Nashville-based firm’s new offering is intended to help live entertainment properties sell more tickets. According to Rockhouse, “The new division will act as an entertainment marketing agency and leverage a technology product that includes a […]