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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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DISClaimer Single Reviews (7/6/11)

Superstars Taylor Swift and Shania Twain are in the mix this week, but both were trumped by lesser lights. Challenging the two divas for supremacy were excellent new sounds from Craig Morgan, Robin Meade, Royal Wade Kimes and Jody Jenkins.

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Songwriter Charlie Craig Passes

Charlie Craig, the songwriter behind “Wanted” and other gems, passed away on Friday, July 1. Co-written with Alan Jackson, the hit was one of several of Craig’s songs recorded by the artist. Craig was 73.

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“The Tennessean” Cuts Hit Entertainment Staff

The Tennessean was hit hard today (6/30) by lay-offs, with numerous writers exiting the newsroom of the Nashville publication. The paper cut Sr. Music Writer Peter Cooper to part-time status.

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Justin Moore Reels In Sales

Justin Moore’s sophomore effort debuted at the top of the Country album charts this week, propelled by hit single “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” and a launch event where the Valory artist held a six-hour media fest from a bass boat in the Central Park lake.

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