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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Best Lawyers Recognizes Horsnell and Sullivan

Best Lawyers has named Christian Horsnell of Milom Joyce Horsnell Crow PLC in the area of Intellectual Property Law; and Robert Sullivan of Loeb & Loeb in the area of Entertainment Law as Lawyers of the Year from the Nashville entertainment community. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored annually. […]

Category: Awards, Featured, Organizations

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Performance Royalty Consensus Still Elusive

The debate between radio and the record labels over the payment of performance royalties continues to slog through a quagmire of conflicting views. Inside Radio recently conducted an unscientific poll which shows that 75% of its readers  believe, “It’s a tactical error to concede that radio should pay for the performance of music.” One reader […]

Category: Featured, Organizations, Radio

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GAC Ups Trahern and Gordon

GAC has promoted Sarah Trahern to General Manager/Sr. Vice President. Trahern will report to GAC President Ed Hardy and have broader responsibilities related to strategic planning and as well as more day-to-day management over all departments at GAC. “Sarah has demonstrated strong leadership, solid business acumen and incredible resourcefulness while contributing significantly to the growth […]

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Chrysalis Inks Skidmore, Dierks in N.Y.C., Martina and Train on Crossroads

Artist/songwriter Shelley Skidmore has signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music. Dale Bobo, EVP at Chrysalis Music Nashville says, “Shelley is the authentic real deal, having grown up playing and singing in her parent’s band all around her home state of Kentucky and into Ohio and West Virginia.  She has a smart point of view […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Publishing

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New Hearing Protection Offers Safety and Fidelity

Excessive volume can be a problem at concerts and music clubs and it is all too easy to put ones hearing at risk. EarPeace is a newly designed product created to, “deliver high quality sound and great protection.” The reusable ear plugs, which cost about $15, are made from hypo-allergenic silicone and come with a […]

Category: Sales/Marketing

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Swift Becoming Music City Sales Hero

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is officially in the wild and on sale. The 14-song set hit bins and digital download locations on Monday (10/25) giving it one day longer than the usual 6-day release schedule to log what seems destined to become a record breaking debut week.

Category: Artist, Featured, Sales/Marketing

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Sugarland Sweetens Sales Chatter

Sugarland topped both album charts this week as its Incredible Machine churned out sales of almost 203k units with about 19% sold in the digital format. Nashville rockers Kings of Leon earned the No. 2 spot on all genre album sales with its fifth album,
 Come Around Sundown, which shifted about 184k copies. Also new […]

Category: Artist, Featured, Sales/Marketing

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Music City Networks Acquires Zambooie

Web agency Music City Networks, LLC, has acquired merchandiser Zambooie, which will now operate under the name MerchMo. The two companies combine expertise in digital strategies, web design, and merchandising to offer solutions for online promotion, merchandise creation, and tour merchandise management. Collectively, they serve a varied client roster, including Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson, Brad […]

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Swift Streaming Event; Otto Meets Green Bay Starr

The launch of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now, included a live streaming event, Speak Now: Taylor Swift Live From New York City, hosted by CMT and MTV Networks this past Monday (10/25). Contest winners from around the globe attended the party and heard Swift perform songs from the new album. James Otto met former Green Bay […]

Category: Artist, Featured

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Johnson and McConaughey “Playing The Part”

Jamey Johnson’s music video for “Playing The Part” is directed by Matthew McConaughey. The video, shot in L.A., was the actor’s first directing attempt and the first video from Johnson’s new 2-disc set The Guitar Song. “Jamey, and this song, both have a great sense of humor, so I wanted the video to have a […]

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Baker Joins New Revolution

New Revolution Entertainment has hired music and radio veteran Doug Baker to cover radio promotion in the southeast region recently vacated by Tony Morreale. Baker will be based in Nashville. “To have the caliber of experience and knowledge that Doug brings to our team transcends the traditional promotion role on many levels,” said New Revolution […]

Category: Featured, Radio

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