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“American Songwriter” Under New Ownership

Albie Del Favero has taken the reigns of American Songwriter magazine, joining the team as Co-Publisher, and President of its parent company ForASong Media, LLC.

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The Authenticity Debate, Revisited

There’s been much discussion lately on the subject of authenticity in country music, particularly among its male stars. The subject has prompted numerous strong reactions on both sides, so here’s mine.

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UK Realigns IP Laws

The UK has announced sweeping changes to its intellectual property laws in response to a comprehensive analysis delivered last May titled, “Digital Opportunity: an Independent Review of IP and Growth.” An official UK government communication characterizes the report,

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Hot Times At Jake On The Lake

Jake Owen treated music tastemakers to an afternoon retreat on Tuesday (8/2) at Jake On The Lake. The Nashville press corps and industry execs braved the heat and gathered on Music Row to board buses bound for Old Hickory Lake in Hendersonville, Tenn.

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Rascal Flatts Feted For No. 1 Single, Platinum Album

Music executives gathered last night (8/3) to celebrate the recent chart-topping success of the Rascal Flatts hit “I Won’t Let Go,” from the pens of songwriters Jason Sellers and Steve Robson. It was the band’s 13th career No. 1 single. ASCAP and the Flatts’ label home Big Machine Records hosted the evening at Nashville’s downtown Hard Rock Cafe. […]

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American Idols Talk Recording, Touring

When the 2011 American Idols Tour made its Nashville stop on Saturday (7/30), Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Paul McDonald sat down with local press to share some thoughts on life, post-Idol.

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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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