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Review: Sherrie’ Austin Performs On StageIt

Sherrie’ Austin performed on StageIt.com promoting her independent CD, Circus Girl, coming out in the fall. The June 15 performance was one in a series, as part of her “Jumpstart” campaign to help fund her new independent venture.

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Stiff Competition For Endorsement Deals

Celebrities are seeking licensing endorsement deals more actively than ever. Ad Age reports that celeb reps were working overtime at the Licensing International Expo, which took place this week in Las Vegas.

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Music Industry Art Director Bill Johnson Passes

Grammy Award winning art director Bill Johnson has died at age 68. He passed away at home in Nashville on Wednesday (6/15) following a battle with lung cancer. As the art director at CBS Records in the 1980s and 1990s, he left his visual imprint on an entire generation of country record makers. Johnson was […]

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NMPA Board Honors Bob Doyle

Bob Doyle was recently re-elected to the board of the National Music Publishers’ Association and honored for his five years of service to the organization. Elected members are Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Caroline Bienstock, Carlin America; Helene Blue, Helene Blue Musique Ltd.; Bob Doyle, Major Bob Music; John Eastman, MPL Communications; Roger Faxon, EMI […]

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Leadership Music Names New Class

Forty-five new members have been selected to participate in the 23rd class of Leadership Music. The annual program is designed to create a forum for established music community leaders to identify and explore issues currently affecting the music industry. “The Leadership Music Class of 2012 is an impressive group of industry professionals with a wealth […]

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Musician Tony Lopacinski Passes

Local musician Tony Lopacinski passed away on Wednesday, June 15. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family after a 15-month battle with cancer. The Virginia native moved to Nashville in 2005 after a successful career on the road as Train’s touring guitarist. Since coming to Music City, he worked as Josh Gracin’s bandleader […]

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The TV Force Impacts Sales

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Entertainment Attorneys Launch New Firm

Attorneys Jordan Keller, Jason Turner, TD Ruth, Chris Andrews, Jennifer Ghanem and Jaime Heller have started a new, full-service entertainment law firm, serving clients in the music, film, television and sports industries.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (6/15/11)

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Elements Align For Sony/ATV Success

Just like the weather, Sony/ATV is on a hot-streak. The publishing company has scored the top spot on Billboard’s Country Publishers Airplay Chart for four of the last five quarters. The most recent chart (issue date 5/28/11) measures country radio airplay during the first quarter of 2011, showing Sony/ATV with 15.9% market share. Troy Tomlinson, […]

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CMA Fest By The Numbers

The Country Music Association released its preliminary statistics on its 40th annual fan festival on Monday, and the results are impressive. There is no official estimate on how much economic impact this year’s festival had on downtown, but it is a safe bet that it surpassed last year’s $24 million.

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