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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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Brantley Gilbert Sets Release Date

Brantley Gilbert is slated to release Halfway to Heaven Deluxe, his first project from The Valory Music Co., on Sept. 13. Lead single “Country Must Be Country Wide” is quickly making its way up the charts and currently sits at No. 12 on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart.

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Idols Reveal Album Releases

American Idols Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina join the ranks of major label artists planning album releases for Fall, with their debuts scheduled one week apart in October.

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Weekly Chart Report (8/12/11)

It’s gridlock at the top of the CountryBreakout Chart as Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin’” notches a second week at No. 1. But Toby Keith’s “Made In America” is only down 28 spins at No. 2, followed by Kenny Chesney’s “You And Tequila” only 14 spins below Toby at No. 3.

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Wal-Mart Closing MP3 Store

Digital Music News is reporting that after 7 years, Wal-Mart is closing its online […]

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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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Charlie Cook On Air

In the minds of engineers at Ford Motors, media is media is media. I read recently that they are eliminating CD players from their cars, starting with the Fusion. Now, it would be one thing if they were eliminating the CD player as a way to save money on production—kind of like the little surprise you get when you get a flat tire and look for the spare in your trunk for the first time.

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Capitol Brings Big Guns, Baby Acts To Street Party

The line-up has been revealed for the label’s annual free street party, set to rock Demonbreun on Sept. 21.

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Martina McBride To Release “Eleven”

Platinum-selling recording artist Martina McBride will release her 11th studio album, aptly titled, Eleven on October 11.

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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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Marlee Scott Goes Dancing • New Darrell Scott Disc • AJ Offers Free Concert

Marlee Scott has released a dance mix of her country single “Beautiful Maybe” to over 240 DJs, club owners and dance instructors. The special high-energy version was remixed and produced by Allen Morgan. Listen to it here. The radio version was produced by David Kalmusky and written by Marcus Hummon, Tia Sillers and Tania Hancheroff. […]

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