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Alison Krauss & Union Station Represent Bluegrass’s Finest at Ryman

Alison Krauss and Union Station set up shop at Nashville’s revered Ryman Auditorium for a two-night stand crisscrossing from smooth and contemporary, to deep-rooted traditionalism.

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Bobby Karl Works the SOURCE Awards

Every year, the SOURCE organization honors the women of Nashville’s music business. This year’s awards banquet, held at the Noah Liff Opera Center (8/25) put the spotlight on […]

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Ticket Technology War Escalates

Touring is big business and filling the seats in a club or a giant stadium starts with one transaction—the ticket sale. The service charges that are collected from the sale of tickets is also big business. Ticketmaster, owned by Live Nation Entertainment is the big dog in this market, currently dominating ticket sales at venues […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/24/11)

You’d be a fool to ignore the new sounds being made by Eric Church, Chris Young, Billy Yates, The Kentucky Headhunters or Billy Burnette. All of them are guaranteed to brighten your day. […]

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Spotify Limits Boost Paid Users

The U.S. music industry was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spotify. And now that it is here, numbers and stats are flying in all directions as execs try to decipher consumer reactions. MusicAlly.com has published some new information which shows the music platform successfully added paying subscribers as a result of implementing more restrictions on […]

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Charlie Cook On Air

I was listening to an AC station in the West Virginia radio chain that I work for and heard “If I Die Young” by The Band Perry. Of course, they also play “Need You Now,” selected Taylor Swift songs, Keith Urban, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw and even a recent Kenny Chesney. I was thinking how lucky they are to be able to play only the cream of the format.

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WANTED: A New GPS For Country Marketing

Until recently our industry has relied upon SoundScan and the mainstream radio charts to rank weekly artist activity. But is that still enough or do we need a more comprehensive set of activity gauges? Tom Baldrica and Peter Strickland weigh in…

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/17/11)

We sometimes forget that the Americana field has more than its share of name-brand stars. […]

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DIY ‘U’ Showcases Digital Artist Career Tool

The DIY series is designed to introduce ASCAP members to various technology companies and this edition featured the Topspin direct-to-fan platform and Topspin Sr. Director of Artist Services Nashville, Wayne Leeloy.

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Sound Of Change Headed To Music City

Put your ear to the music industry railroad tracks and you’ll likely hear a faint rumbling headed toward Nashville—don’t recognize it? It’s the sound of change. Warner Music’s recent purchase by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries seemingly brought little or no change to Music City, but the upcoming sale of EMI—both publishing and records— is likely […]

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Despite Negative Tweets, #TwitterCrucialToMarketing

As advertisers increasingly turn to social media, problems can arise, accidentally sending consumers unintended mixed messages. A promoted Trend on Twitter reportedly cost $120,000 per day, and gets the advertiser the […]

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