Category: Artist

Screenwriters, Smith, Wynette and a Little Tennis

Attention Prospective Screenwriters With more songwriters per capita than any other town in America, it stands to reason that there must some potentially successful screenwriters in the Nashville mix. Any tunesmith looking to expand his or her creative pallet would do well to hop over to Los Angeles film and entertainment industry website The Wrap […]

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SoundExchange Announces Big Payout

SoundExchange, the non-profit performance rights organization appointed by Congress to pay digital royalties to recording artists and sound recording copyright holders, announced today that it has begun sending out checks in its largest-ever quarterly distribution. A total of $51.7 million in royalties from digital transmissions, including Internet radio, satellite radio, and cable TV music channels, […]

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Lady A Grabs Biggest Slice

Momentum for Country YTD album sales stumbled this week—despite two debuts—as the format’s gain over last year slipped from 15% to 13%.

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Music and Marketing – Joined at the “Hip”

With popular songs becoming more and more identified with specific products, and flashy corporate messages vying for onstage space with band logos, today’s music fans are left wondering just where the marketing ends and the music begins. The Wall Street Journal’s John Jurgenson posed that pertinent question today (4/9) in an eye-opening article that turns […]

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Carrie Underwood Play On Tour

Carrie Underwood’s latest tour, set to hit 54 cities across North America with support acts Sons of Sylvia and Craig Morgan, presents an artist who has grown into her superstar role,

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Jewel Sets Nationwide Tour

Valory Music Co. artist Jewel will embark on a cross-country tour this summer, presented by Country Financial. The Star Light Café Tour will find the three-time Grammy nominee performing acoustically in support of her sophomore country album, set to hit retailers June 8. “I am so excited to hit the road as part of the Country […]

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Sparkart Spotlights Darius Rucker

Sparkart Group, Inc., an Oakland-based, full-service independent digital agency, is on board to develop, design, and manage the official website of Capitol Records Nashville artist, Darius Rucker. The new site is now live at www.dariusrucker.com. Rucker joins Sparkart’s roster of notable music clients including Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Janet Jackson, The Killers, and Carrie Underwood, […]

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Judds Invite Fans to “Name That Tour”

In preparation for their highly anticipated 2010 final tour, superstar duo The Judds are inviting fans to become part of Judds “herstory” by naming their upcoming tour with The Judds Name That Tour Contest. “We have shared so many memorable moments with our fans over the last 26 years and we know that we would […]

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Shania Twain Heads To TV


People magazine reports that country superstar Shania Twain is getting ready to star in her own television show. Why Not? With Shania Twain, an hour-long series, will premiere on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. “The show will follow [Twain] as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations […]

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ACM Awards Adds Performers, Presenters

The Academy of Country Music has announced that Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington, John Fogerty, Jack Ingram featuring Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith with Dave Koz, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker are scheduled to perform as part of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire. In addition, Kristen Bell, […]

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Trace Adkins Comics? There’s an App For That

Show Dog-Universal Artist Trace Adkins recently became a comic book action hero with the release of Luke McBain, an original, four-issue comic book mini-series, inspired by Adkins’ persona and Southern roots. Previously available only at comic book stores across North America, Luke McBain comics are now being offered as their own app through the ComicStore digital […]

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