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IEBA Announces 2011 Board

The newly elected IEBA Board of Directors held their first board meeting of the year January 25 at the new host hotel for IEBA’s annual conference, the Sheraton Downtown Nashville. The board participated the previous day in several committee meetings followed by a cocktail reception. As previously announced, the dates for the 2011 conference are […]

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SoundExchange Names Huppe President

SoundExchange’s Board of Directors announced today that longtime Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michael Huppe will be the nonprofit’s new President. Huppe succeeds former head John Simson, who announced his intention in July to return to creative work, ending his ten-year stewardship of the non-profit he had led since its inception. In recent years, […]

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Martina McBride On Grammys

McBride on the Grammys • Paltrow on Oscars • Paisley at Daytona • Plus new releases from Thompson Square, Steve Wariner, Con Hunley, and Waylon Tribute

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Country Slide—YTD Sales Off 14.3%

The winter doldrums haven’t just frozen Nashville’s weather. The country sales charts are also shivering from cold consumer indifference.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/9/11)

This week, we have two superstars at the peak of their powers and two newcomers vying to rock your world.

The superstars in question are Ronnie Dunn and Keith Urban. The understated, restrained performance by the latter won my heart as the Disc of the Day. The two rocking first timers are Bridgette Tatum and actor-singer Christian Kane. Despite my reservations about his using a rock producer, Christian Kane’s songwriting ability and undeniable vocal talent led me to crown him with a DisCovery Award.

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David Gales Returns To The Gales Network

David Gales, Founder and Partner of The Gales Network (TGN), is returning to the company after two years as a digital executive with Sony Music Nashville. At TGN, he rejoins Chief Strategist Melinda Scruggs Gales in providing clients with brand direction, marketing and media services. “My tour at Sony furthered my insight into what’s important […]

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Garth Concerts Raise $5 Million

The Garth Brooks Nashville concert series at Bridgestone Arena, spearheaded by Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, raised $5 million to support Tennessee flood recovery through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. To-date, The Community Foundation has collected $4.35 million of the $5 million from its concert sales or from amounts pledged toward this effort. The nine sold-out concerts, […]

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Sony Announces Realignment

Last night (2/8) Sony Music Nashville announced a realignment of its staff. This story is being updated as it develops.

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Lifenotes: Ramsey Casteel

Ramsey Casteel, an associate manager at Mike Robertson Management, passed away in his hometown Dallas on February 3, 2011. He was 29 and had fought courageously through an 18-month battle with cancer. Friends and family say he was blessed with support and kindness throughout the illness, which he faced with patience, courage and dignity. Casteel […]

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ACM Takes Dunn, Evans To Fremont Street

ACM party with Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans • Plus, news from Little Big Town, Trailer Choir, and the Doobie Brothers

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Ratings Race: Super Bowl v. Awards Shows

Sunday night’s Super Bowl was the most-watched telecast in U.S. history, attracting 111 million viewers (Nielsen). Ratings for other popular TV events may pale by comparison, but the numbers are worth a look.

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