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DIY ‘U’ Showcases Digital Artist Career Tool

The DIY series is designed to introduce ASCAP members to various technology companies and this edition featured the Topspin direct-to-fan platform and Topspin Sr. Director of Artist Services Nashville, Wayne Leeloy.

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Sound Of Change Headed To Music City

Put your ear to the music industry railroad tracks and you’ll likely hear a faint rumbling headed toward Nashville—don’t recognize it? It’s the sound of change. Warner Music’s recent purchase by Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries seemingly brought little or no change to Music City, but the upcoming sale of EMI—both publishing and records— is likely […]

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Despite Negative Tweets, #TwitterCrucialToMarketing

As advertisers increasingly turn to social media, problems can arise, accidentally sending consumers unintended mixed messages. A promoted Trend on Twitter reportedly cost $120,000 per day, and gets the advertiser the […]

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Hall Hosts Grand Opening of Chet Atkins Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled its Chet Atkins exhibition last night (8/10) to a group of industry tastemakers, sponsors, and the late guitar-great’s descendants.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/10/11)

With temperatures hovering near 100 muggy degrees, day after day, we have definitely reached the Dog Days of Summer in Tune Town. In weather like this, who the heck feels like making the effort to find new music? I do. I always do, especially when folks are playing at the top of their games.

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CEMB Pipeline Project Shares Findings

Belmont University’s Pipeline project shared its findings with the entertainment industry last evening at a reception held at Regions Bank (8/8). The Pipeline project, an initiative of the Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business (CEMB), was created as a think tank. Some of the school’s best and brightest students were chosen to participate and […]

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Urban Tour Places Artist Closer To Fans

Keith Urban’s Get Closer World Tour enthralled a sold-out Bridgestone Arena crowd in downtown Nashville, Aug. 6. “The idea of the Get Closer stage,” Urban told the crowd, “is to do away with the fences so there’s no me and you— just us…” And that’s how it was.

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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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