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Industry Salutes Easton Corbin’s Hot-Streak

Easton Corbin was feted at a lunchtime celebration today (7/13) at BMI’s Music Row offices. The Mercury Records artist is the only solo male in the last 17 years to have his first two singles reach the top of the radio charts.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (7/13/11)

“After years of being nothing, they’re all looking right at you.” That’s what it says in our Music Row anthem, “16th Avenue.” And that’s exactly what is happening to Blake Shelton right now.

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Country Anthems Can Be Authentic

There are too many dirt-road redneck songs bombarding radio airwaves. But it doesn’t mean that the songwriters who pen them, and the artists who deliver them, haven’t lived those experiences.

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Aristo Issues Summer International Report

The summer issue, takes a look back at this year’s successful Global Events showcases, held June 6-7 during CMA Music Festival week in Nashville. With 18 different global Country artists on hand, the highlights were many, but nothing came as a bigger surprise than the CMA’s special international award presentation to world-class guitarist Tommy Emmanuel.  The presenter?  […]

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Toast A Little Good Sales News

A music marketing exec. walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “Hey give me a drink, album sales are up 1% YTD this year.” Bartender who reads MusicRow says, “Sounds like you’ve already had enough to drink!” Why? Because although a trickle of good news is better than none, there really aren’t enough tidings […]

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Music Row Bankers, 2011 Best List

Nashville Post offers its Best in Banking list for 2011 in the current July/August issue of the magazine. This list compiles “the top executives running institutions as well as the industry specialists in charge of dedicated teams or on the front lines themselves” in Nashville’s banking industry. Music Row area bankers are well represented in this feature and include…

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Press Buzzes Over Mr. Honey Bee

Nashville’s Warner Music Group has worked long and hard developing this 6’ 5” Okie and it’s clear they aren’t slowing down just cause they are approaching the superstar goalposts.

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Sales Strategy Shakedown

Every album launch has a different set of objectives for marketers on Music Row. With new music coming from Blake Shelton, Chris Young and Ashton Shepherd, Tuesday’s (7/12) release schedule is a prime example of why sales expectations are different for each act.

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SoundScan Mid Year Wrap ’11

There are numerous ways to dissect the meaning of country music sales through the end of the second quarter 2011. But perhaps these few lines of Nielsen SoundScan code tell the story best…

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Artist Manager Politics—Building The Dream

Like frontier scouts taking early American settlers west, the artist manager must navigate his/her clients’ careers through the tangled opportunities that have become today’s entertainment industry. The digital era has given rise to a robust grid involving print, TV, radio, social networks, marketing and so much more.

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3rd Sunday At Doak’s Reaches Milestone

On July 17 Doak Turner will welcome aspiring and accomplished members of his Music City family into his home for the 100th session of the 3rd Sunday @ 3 gathering.

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