Author Archive: David M Ross

Journalist, entrepreneur, tech-a-phile, MusicRow magazine founder, lives in
Nashville, TN. Twitter him @davidmross or read his non-music industry musings at Secrets Of The List

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Weekly Register: Country Sales Move Into The Wheelhouse

Country album sales and the Top current country album chart received an upward lift with album debuts from Brad Paisley (No. 1;100k; 40% digital) and Eric Church’s live set […]

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Launching An Idea And Making It Populr

Nashville, with its traditional roots and Bible belt values seems an unlikely place to birth a technology/entrepreneurial hotbed […]

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Weekly Register: ACM Awards Boost Country Sales

The Band Perry rose up to the No. 1 Top Current Country spot this week as the group’s ‘Pioneer’ debuted […]

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Weekly Register: Shelton Surge And Q1 Countdown

On the country chart this week we are enjoying Top 10 debuts from Blake Shelton (No. 1; 199k, 39 percent digital), Alan Jackson (No. 2; 55k, 13 percent digital) […]

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Weekly Register: Timberlake and Musgraves Thrill Fans

Justin Timberlake made registers ring, but he wasn’t the only story in this week’s SoundScan. Kacey Musgraves debuted at No. 1 on the Country album list […]

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Weekly Register: Warming Temps Heat Sales

Music City marketers got a few rays of sales sunshine this week as warming temps starting making […]

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Weekly Register: The Soundtrack For Spring Break

Luke Bryan’s “Spring Break…Here To Party” popped the debut keg floating on a sea of springtime suds, bikini clad sun worshippers and almost 150k […]

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Weekly Register: Captain, New Releases Ahead!

As I peer through my journalistic telescope like a scraggly third mate lashed to the crow’s nest atop a windblown vessel, I’ve finally spied good news! […]

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Weekly Register: Please Release Me…

As they used to say in record label executive class 101, you have to put out records if you are going to make money […]

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AIMP Panel: B2B Social Media Strategy, Tactics And Tales

Studying our AIMP.org audience today I notice a room full of publishers, songwriters and royalty accountants. So a fair question might be, “Why social media for me? I’m not selling laundry detergent or Starbucks coffee to consumers” […]

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Weekly Register: Growth Needs New Releases

This week’s sales were buoyed by the Grammy Awards and Valentines Day. But after inspecting the weekly register […]

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