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ASCAP Financial Report Shows Continued Growth

ASCAP’s just released 2009 financial results show year over year growth for the performing rights organization. In 2009 ASCAP collected over $995 million, an almost $50 million increase from the $946.7 million collected in 2008. This is the second consecutive year of growth for the organization which saw an almost 10% bump from 2007-08. Royalty […]

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Better Weather In Key West

Many members of Nashville’s music community were in Key West, FL last week and through the weekend for the 15th annual Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival. Among the intimate shows was the Thurs., April 29 performance at the historic San Carlos Institute Theater. Hosted by BMI’s Jody Williams, the sold-out event featured three […]

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Flooding Forces Bentley To Cancel Dates

Dierks Bentley canceled May 2 and May 3 tour dates for his new Up On The Ridge tour in Knoxville (5/2) and Charlottesville, VA. Purchased tickets will be refunded. “For the safety of my band, crew and their families back here in Nashville, we are parking the buses and not going to try and attempt […]

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Belmont Welcomes Paisley, Mattea

On Tuesday, April 27, Belmont’s College of Entertainment and Music Business welcomed country star and program alum Brad Paisley to a special edition of The Insider’s View in the Curb Event Center. A consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, Paisley shared stories about his experiences networking, playing and recording music in the Belmont campus studios, […]

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Digital Nashville Presents Tim DuBois

As part of its Music Business Education Series, Digital Nashville will present What Have You Done To My Song?, a presentation featuring ASCAP Vice President/Managing Executive Tim DuBois. The highly respected music industry veteran will offer insights on how technology has transformed the record business over the past decade. DuBois will talk about the positive […]

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Publishers: Stout Hearts And Big Pocketbooks

“Publishing is like the canary in the coal mine,” smiles Skyline Music Managing Partner and publishing veteran, Wally Wilson. “Even though we have a shrinking industry, people have been thinking, ‘We’re ok, publishing is safe.’

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Ashley Ray To Release 5-Song EP

This Tuesday (5/4) Show Dog-Universal Music artist Ashley Ray will release her first 5-Song EP, with several tracks written by the Kansas bred singer/songwriter. For the past 18 months, Ray has been on the road opening for artists like Jason Aldean, Randy Rogers Band, Willie Nelson, Wade Bowen, Miranda Lambert and Cross Canadian Ragweed. She spent […]

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Tunecore/MySpace Music Expand Offerings for Musicians

TuneCore, the world’s largest digital distribution and promotion service, has established a marketing partnership with MySpace Music that will allow MySpace Music artists a 50% discount for TuneCore digital distribution. Registration with TuneCore will enable artists to now earn royalties on their licensed content and have any of their music and/or ringtones distributed to the […]

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Apple Shuts Down Streaming Service Lala

Apple will shut down the recently acquired Lala.com on May 31, 2010, according to a message on its website. The announcement has prompted speculation that Apple is ready to make use of Lala’s staff and technology to roll out its own cloud-based service. Apple acquired Lala in December 2009. Lala allowed users to access their […]

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Kid Rock to Host CMT Awards

Kid Rock announced today (4/29), via his website, that he will be hosting the upcoming 2010 CMT Music Awards. “The rumors are true,” Kid Rock says. “I’m hosting the CMT Awards live from Nashville on June 9. All I can promise is I will be awesome.” The 2010 CMT Music Awards will air live on […]

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Jackson To Play For West Virginia Miners

Country music superstar Alan Jackson will dedicate his May 22nd show at the Charleston, WV Civic Center to the families who lost loved ones in the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster in Montcoal, West Virginia. Profits from the show will go to the Montcoal Mining Disaster Fund administrated by the West Virginia Council of Churches. “This […]

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