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Country Stars On “Forbes'” Celebrity 100

Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith all scored slots on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 power list. The ranking takes into account press coverage, social media, and earnings during the previous 12 months.

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ReThinking Track Equivalent Albums

The TEA concept creates a way to compare album and track sales in an apples to apples approach. But is the current 10 tracks = 1 album the best way to accomplish this task?

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Bobby Karl Works The Leadership Music Awards

Chapter 364: Officially, it was Leadership Music honoring the CMA on Tuesday evening (5/17), but Mayor Karl Dean pointed out that the entire city of Nashville salutes this organization.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (5/18/11)

Five newcomers, four up-and-comers and one Hall of Fame member—those are the ingredients for this edition of “DisClaimer.”

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Comparing 2011 Sales With 2010

It’s only May, but the question is starting to arise, “How will 2011 country album sales compare with the previous year?”

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Kerry O’Neil: Label Logistics

The Assets They Control Are Incredible. So when people talk about the demise of the labels it sounds a bit ridiculous to me. Traditional record label models have always been about creating and owning assets. But…

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Baldrica Becomes An Average Joe

MUSICROW EXCLUSIVE: Are label co-heads Shannon Houchins and Colt Ford really just a couple of Average Joe’s as the name of the label might have you believe? Not according to newly hired label President Tom Baldrica. “It feels to me like this model is the future,” says Baldrica “I like the authenticity that the artists radiate from the stage. These folks are out there touching the fans.”

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Q1 Country Album Sales Down 13%

Country music sales results for the first quarter of 2011 are now complete and while the picture isn’t pretty, there are bright spots and some hopeful signs for later in the year.

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