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Industry Ink: Black River Celebrates

Plus a critical open letter to NARAS, and news from Warner, BMG, Spotify, GammaBlast, Mac McAnally, exec Ted Wagner, and journalist Jewly Hight.

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Swift Leads Country Money Makers

Taylor Swift netted more money than any other country entertainer last year, according to Billboard’s Money Makers 2011 issue (Feb. 19). The recently released list is based on net earnings derived from U.S. touring, music sales, and music and video streams. 21-year-old Swift saw her bank account swell by about $20.7 million, and ranked No. […]

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Radio Host Danny Winchell Passes

WAMB radio show host Danny Winchell has died at age 84. He was also a pop singer, magazine publisher, record producer and music promoter.

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Industry Voices Criticizing iTunes; Google Applies Pressure

A few years ago iTunes looked like the music industry’s knight in shining armor. Unfortunately, today with the added inventory of apps, books, movies, TV shows and more, plus some new rules, stakeholders are beginning to feel the relationship getting strained.

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Television Roundup: Chesney Doc, Judds Series

Chesney Football Documentary Airing Sunday • The Judds Docu-Series To Premiere On OWN Many football luminaries turned out for the orange carpet premiere of the ESPN film The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story in Knoxville last night (2/17). Kenny Chesney served as Executive Producer and narrates the film, which documents the life and career […]

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Community Benefits

Operation Yellow Ribbon Artist Lineup • Jimmy Wayne’s Meet Me Halfway • Todd Cerney Benefit • Jason James

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Friday Cluster: Artists and Benefits

Ronnie Dunn In Dallas • Joe Nichols Media Appearances • Randy Travis Unlocks History • The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Country Gospel Album • Honky Tonk TV Sponsors Ebay Auction

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Tech Bits n’ Bytes

>>Fast Company, a magazine which describes itself as “the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design” has announced its 2011 Ranking of the World’s Most Innovative Companies. In the publication’s music category the top three companies were Pandora—for bringing its custom-curated […]

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Weekly Chart Report (2/18/11)

SPIN ZONE You knew this was coming, right? Following a huge night at the Grammys, Lady Antebellum’s anthemic “Hello World” ascends to No. 1 on the CountryBreakout Chart and holds off Taylor Swift’s “Back To December” by a mere 32 spins. Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” is close at No. 3, and Jason Aldean’s […]

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CMA Songwriter Series Invades LA; Music Festival Unveils Photo Contest

The CMA Songwriters Series returned to Los Angeles on Feb. 15 with a stellar performance at Club Nokia • CMA Music Festival photo contest helps celebrate 40th anniversary

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Tennessee’s Incentives For Filmmakers Can’t Compete

Tennessee is missing out on a boost to the economy by not doing more to attract filmmakers. The Nashville Scene’s latest cover story looks at why films don’t come to the Volunteer state, including a lot of missed opportunities for Tennessee stories to be filmed on local soil. Among the toughest blows was when Memphis […]

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