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BMG, Huff, Franklin Open Publishing Company

BMG Rights Management has partnered with renowned producer Dann Huff and publisher Darrell Franklin to form BMG Rights Management Nashville. The full-service publishing company launches with a stable of writers including busbee, Jonathan Singleton, and Neil Thrasher. BMG Rights Management, the international group of music publishing companies which recently purchased Huff’s Crosstown Songs is also […]

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Top ACM Winners-Lady A, Lambert, Underwood

Last night’s (4/18) Academy of Country Music Awards reaffirmed the talent and star power of big winners Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Lady Antebellum took home trophies in three categories, and received two additional awards in the same fields as songwriters and producers. The trio comprised of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave […]

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Whew! What A Week or Change Creates Opportunity

Nashville’s music industry has apparently survived what surely registers as a most unprecedented week. Viewed within a slightly wider time frame, the upheaval suggests that we are witnessing a critical moment where pent-up change is exploding through most every industry sector—record labels, publishing, touring, performance rights and industry organizations…

Large corporations move predictably, not quickly. Once a threat to profitability is identified, over time, they begin to act. Sometimes the home office repairs the damage with a scalpel, other times restructuring seems the best way to re-energize performance. Sometimes fiscal redemption can best be accomplished by acquiring competitors or content and growing market share. Over the past few months Nashville’s music community, our friends, family and colleagues have suffered all these strategies.

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ACM Awards This Sunday

With artist-driven viral “campaign” videos, multi-platform fan voting, TV tie-ins, exclusive online promotions, and special concerts and events leading up to the big night, country’s biggest stars and the ACM have truly gone all out in promoting the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las […]

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Another Sellout For CMA Songwriters Series

The CMA Songwriters Series at New York City’s Joe’s Pub continues its winning streak with two sold out performances on Thursday, May 13 (6:30 and 9:00 PM/ET). Featuring country star/songwriter Jason Michael Carroll (“Alyssa Lies”), the upcoming installment of the CMA Songwriters Series provides an intimate glimpse into the art of songwriting. Joining Carroll will […]

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DVD Rentals On the Decline

Hollywood’s home entertainment business has been looking over its shoulder for some time now, warily watching the steady decline of the music business, with falling CD sales, legal and illegal downloading and the shuttering of former retail giants like Tower Records. And while DVD rentals have helped bolster Hollywood’s entertainment mix, first quarter data released […]

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Colt Ford Offers “Chicken and Biscuits”

Average Joes Entertainment artist Colt Ford is planning a month-long celebration in support of his sophomore studio release, Chicken and Biscuits. The album, which features special guests Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, James Otto, Kevin Fowler, Darryl Worley, Josh Gracin, DMC (of Run/DMC), Ira Dean, Ty Stone, and many more, will hit stores on Tuesday, April […]

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Official: Overton Heads To Sony

Gary Overton has been named Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Nashville, it was announced today by Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. Overton, who will be based in Nashville and report to Schmidt-Holtz, assumes the responsibilities of exiting Sony Music Nashville Chairman Joe Galante. Most recently Executive Vice President & General Manager of EMI […]

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Garth’s Presidential Meet-And-Greet

Country superstar Garth Brooks was honored today in Washington as part of the annual Grammys on the Hill event. This year’s events included the awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 14 and an advocacy day on Capitol Hill today (4/15), at which hundreds of music professionals from across the country visited with legislators to advance pro-music policies that […]

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William Morris Endeavor Acquires 360 Artist Agency

(Nashville, TN__April 15, 2010)__ William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) has acquired Joey Lee’s 360 Artist Agency. Lee joins WME with agents Henry Glascock and Risha Rodgers, who will be based out of WME’s Nashville office. They bring country music artists Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Josh Abbott Band, Keith Anderson, Wade Bowen, Lee Brice, Mark […]

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Ram Truck and ACM Introduce Text-To-Vote

The Ram Truck Brand and the Academy of Country Music announced today the first-ever text-to-vote for the Entertainer of the Year fan-voted category, the highest accolade bestowed on an artist as part of the 45th Annual ACM Awards. 

This text-to-vote powered by Ram Truck will provide fans with the first-time opportunity to utilize texting to […]

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