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Summer NAMM Offers Best In Show

Imagine being surrounded in every direction by every type of instrument and accessory imaginable. Where any shape, size, color, make, model or even flavor of musical product is waiting for you to come test it out, all within one room. For musicians with bigger eyes than wallets, the Summer NAMM Convention—a gathering of the musical products industry held annually at the Nashville Convention Center—can be a dream come true.

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Week Two Is Like The “Morning After”

Week Two is traditionally like the “morning after.” The sales party fireworks stimulated from high visibility press exposure and the flexing of high-dollar marketing muscles becomes dims as labels wake to a new reality. Traditionally, the hangover from the week two sales drop falls…

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (7/27/11)

Is it hot enough for you? There’s nothing like Nashville in July-August to wear you out. And there are no ballads in this week’s column to cool you off. The new sounds from Bomshel, Randy Travis, Montgomery Gentry and Marlee Scott are particularly hot stuff.

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Editorial: Seduced By Technology?

Sometimes the step-by-step development of an event, like technology, becomes society’s total focus and its historical, political or social meaning gets obscured…Has technology’s time horizon been curtailed to a day-by-day time cycle? What about its long term implications?

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Smartphone Data Usage Climbing

According to a new study from The Nielsen Company, data use by smartphone owners is growing at an “astounding pace.”

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Google+ Hangout Feature Powers Virtual Concert

Singer songwriter Daria Musk recently used the new Hangout technology on Google plus to promote a 6.5 hour virtual concert around the globe. The entrepreneurial artist ultimately reached thousands of viewers from Norway to Argentina to Australia.

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Reconciling The RIAA Certs plus June Awards

The RIAA has announced its June 2011 certifications and Nashville artists are well represented in both album and digital download categories…but balancing the RIAA criteria between physical sales and digital sales is confusing.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (7/20/11)

They don’t call it “Country Music City,” just Music City. And there’s a heck of a lot more going on here than honky-tonk tunes.

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“MusicRow” Exclusive With StageIt CEO Evan Lowenstein

Recently named to Digital Media Wire’s list of 25 Execs to Watch in Digital Entertainment for 2011, Evan Lowenstein, Founder and CEO of StageIt sat down exclusively with MusicRow.

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Red River Runs Deep

Blake Shelton rode Red River Blue to the biggest sales week of his career. And Chris Young’s Neon added a bright glow to today’s Soundscan report.

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Borders, Gannett Latest Victims of Digital Media

The shuttering of Borders bookstores has been a long time coming, the latest casualty in the switch to digital media. Yesterday (7/18), the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain, which also sold music, announced plans to begin the liquidation process.

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