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Charlie Daniels To Give IEBA Keynote

Next month Charlie Daniels will deliver the closing keynote address at the International Entertainment Buyers Association conference, and will be honored at a separate event by the TJ Martell Foundation. Daniels, a member of the inaugural class of the IEBA Hall of Fame, will speak on Tuesday, October 5 in the Hilton Nashville ballroom. Immediately […]

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame To Salute Frances Preston

Influential and beloved music executive Frances Preston will be presented with the Mentor Award during the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on October 17. “Frances is the consummate mentor,” said Roger Murrah, Chairman of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation. “She has mentored an industry of dreamers and professionals. The […]

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Black River Purchases Sound Stage

Black River Entertainment has purchased Music City’s legendary Sound Stage studios, home to recordings by artists as varied as George Strait, Alan Jackson, Michael McDonald and Sheryl Crow. Black River president Jimmy Nichols says he could not pass up purchasing the studio which is located next to his label on Music Circle. He has often […]

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Swift Tunes Rollout Over Multiple Channels

Starting Oct. 4, fans can hear one new track per week from Taylor Swift’s upcoming Speak Now release. The star’s label home Big Machine has partnered with iTunes, Comcast, XfinityTV.com and E! News Daily to debut songs for the three weeks leading up to the album’s Oct. 25 street date. On Mondays starting Oct. 4, […]

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Gamma Blast Promotes Nahay; CRB Honors McEntee

Matt Nahay has been promoted to Executive Producer at Gamma Blast, a creative video and digital content production company. He has been a Writer/Producer with the company for three years. “It just made sense to promote Matt,” says Director/Owner, Chad Denning. “With the number of new relationships he’s forged for us and his experience working […]

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Photos: Tyler Reeve, Troy Olsen, Benefit Drive

SESAC hosted a “Give + Love” blood drive and spare change/canned food donation event for the American Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank at its Nashville headquarters. A steady stream of artists, songwriters and Music Row personnel stopped by to lend a hand with donations. The event, which was sponsored by Urban Flats, Provence […]

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Capitol Promotes Melissa Spillman

Capitol Records Nashville has promoted Melissa Fuller Spillman to A&R Manager, where she will act as the A&R department’s liaison with producers, publishers, management and artists. She joined Capitol Nashville in May 2006 as a marketing coordinator. “Melissa has always kept her ears to the street and her eyes on the goal-line,” says Capitol Pres./CEO […]

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Fontanel Venue To Host Rich, Wilson, MG

Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson and special guest John Rich will headline a concert at Nashville’s newest outdoor concert venue, The Woods at Fontanel, on Sunday, Oct. 24. “This is the kind of star-studded event we built The Woods for,” said Marc Oswald, who co-owns the venue with fellow superstar manager Dale Morris. “It’s outdoors, it’s […]

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The Indie Facts of Life

Last week’s article “Appraising The Strategic Value of Airplay For Indie Artists,” featuring Tom Baldrica, generated a number of heated responses. One person who has been connected with Indie careers and was especially passionate about the challenges outlined in the article had a lot to say, but wished to do so anonymously. We agreed, let’s […]

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Jim King Joins BMI As Sr. VP

James “Jim” A. King has joined BMI as Senior Vice President of Business Technology. From his base in the Nashville office he will be responsible for technology, operations, and product development, including Landmark Digital Services group. King was most recently with United Business Media, PR Newswire, where he was Senior Vice President, Audience Platforms, and […]

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Photo Friday: Ashley Gearing, George Strait

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