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FCC Chairman Reveals Broadband Plan Elements To CMA

The FCC’s long-awaited National Broadband Plan is due to be revealed next Tuesday (3/16) then presented to Congress the following day. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, nominated by President Barack Obama and sworn into office on June 29, 2009, met with Country Music Association Board members in Washington DC at the Capitol Building 3/10. Genachowski has […]

Capitol Announces EMI Records Nashville

Building on its continued success in the country genre, EMI Music’s Capitol Nashville is forming a new imprint. Designed to be a sister label to Capitol Nashville, which includes artists Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban and Emily West, the new imprint, to be called EMI Records […]

Shiny Globe shows New Imprint Imminent

MusicRow’s notorious crystal ball is showing that a major Nashville label is planning to create a second imprint, and may announce the new venture as early as next week. Over recent years we have seen second imprints arrive and depart. In fact, companies such as Sony Music Nashville, UMGN, WMG, Big Machine and Broken Bow […]

High A&R Bar Key To AI Success

American Idol, the highly rated star-maker machine that annually spins straw into gold…(and platinum), is all about comings and goings. But this year it’s not just the latest crop of hopeful contestants angling to capture the spotlight. Changes among the judges are threatening to obfuscate the music competition. Ellen DeGeneres joins the bench this season, […]

Lady A Leads ACM Noms

With seven nods, Lady Antebellum leads the Academy of Country Music Award nominations, announced this morning (3/2). The trio is up for Album of the Year, Top Vocal Group, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Need You Now.” They were also nominated as a producer for […]

Del Casino Exposes Copyright ‘Gap’

Copyright Office Acknowledges Problem; to Extend ‘Notice of Inquiry’ [Press Release] – Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Attorney Casey Del Casino, of Adams and Reese, received notice from the U.S. Copyright Office that his observation regarding a “significant gap” in the termination rights provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 will result in the office […]

ASCAP Nashville Restructures Leadership

It remains unofficial, but MusicRow has learned that ASCAP is restructuring its Nashville office to take on a more focused regional role for all genres. Under the new arrangement, Sr. VP Connie Bradley will step down from her longstanding position of leadership. Tim DuBois is expected to be named as ASCAP’s new Nashville head. The […]

AirPlay Direct Offers Orbison To Radio

Digital-to-radio service, Airplay Direct (APD), partnered with Orbison Records several months ago to release the legendary Roy Orbison catalog to radio. The timing was set to coincide with the 21st anniversary of Orbison’s death on Dec. 6, 1988. Nineteen tracks are available via the  In Dreams Greatest Hits collection, including “Pretty Woman”, “Blue Bayou”, “Dream […]

CMA Posts “Rhythm Of The Radio Charts”

Understanding radio airplay charts is the focus of the latest installment of CMA Industry InSite, an online educational series, posted today. The tenth episode, “The Rhythm of the Radio Charts,” is available now and features interviews with Wade Jessen, Senior Chart Manager, Nashville/Billboard; Jon Loba, VP Promotion & Artist Development, The Valory Music Group; Lon […]

Stoney Creek Grabs Durham For Northeast Region

April Rider, General Manager of Operations for Stoney Creek has announced the addition of Abi Durham to the label’s promotion staff as Manager Regional Promotion, Northeast. Durham will report directly to Rider. Stoney Creek, a Broken Bow Records imprint, has an artist roster which inlcudes Ash Bowers, Megan Mullins and Crossin Dixon. “Abi is a […]