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My Good Girl Music Revamps With Name Change

Stephanie Greene and Mark Bright today (8/4) announced exclusively with MusicRow a renaming of their publishing company, previously known as My Good Girl Music. Going forward the company will be known as Chatterbox Music. The publishing house will continue its joint venture with Sony/ATV, and all staff and songwriters will remain in place. Chatterbox songwriters […]

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Church Enjoys Heavenly Sales

Capitol Chieftain Mike Dungan and his flock of the Capitol faithful have created a revival of sorts. First and foremost they receive a righteous shout out for launching Eric Church into the No. 1 spot on both the Top 200 and Country album charts with sales of almost 145,000 units. Secondly, their efforts have had […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/3/11)

It’s nice to know that country hasn’t forgotten its sense of humor. Reckless Kelly’s “Good Luck & True Love” made me smile because of its cleverness. Sam Roark found me grinning from ear to ear with her merry “Check Out Girl.” Buddy Jewell had me openly chuckling from his performance of “Jesus, Elvis & Me.” And, trust me, you have GOT to listen to “No Beer Here” by Amy Ames. It is a complete hoot.

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Opry Pioneer Trudy Stamper Passes

Trudy Stamper, the Artists Relations executive who took the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall, has died at age 94. Stamper was also one of the first female radio personalities in the United States. Born Gertrude McClanahan in Cookville, she graduated from David Lipscomb College and moved to New York to launch her Broadway theatrical […]

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Crowdsourcing Engages Fans, Fuels Traffic

Crowdsourcing has been growing in popularity among marketers in recent years and offers numerous ways to engage music fans. The buzzword is derived from the concept of outsourcing a service to a crowd, instead of seeking answers internally.

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Dill To Open New Management Division?

The MusicRow crystal ball is blinking again…. and this time it’s sensing a change in the management sector of Nashville’s music industry. Still no official news, but look for a global entertainment company to announce, perhaps as soon as next week, a new relationship with artist manager Stuart Dill which will include opening a Nashville […]

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Review: David Nail Sells Out Exit/In

A capacity crowd gathered at Exit/In last night (7/28) for MCA artist David Nail’s sold out Nashville show with up-and-comer Russell Dickerson. Nail’s soulful brand of country music was a smart fit for the venerable Elliston Place venue that has hosted acts as diverse as Talking Heads and Vince Gill.

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Spins.FM Turns Dial Toward Nashville

Since last week (7/19), when MusicRow wrote about Spins.fm, an interactive tool designed to convert social networking fans into radio requests, there are rumblings that a few high profile country artists are set to take the technology for a “spin.” Spins.fm has created two widgets to help leverage an artist’s social networking success into FM […]

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Charlie Cook On-Air

I would like to start off today with the R word. Research cuts both ways and it is only as credible as the source. It is also only as credible as the question asked.

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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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