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Jason Blume Songwriters’ Workshop

BMI Nashville will once again host the Jason Blume Songwriters’ Workshop Series. The 2010/2011 season kicks off July 20 with hit songwriter and best-selling author Blume offering creative tips and business counsel. Each session will conclude with either a one-song pitch to an established music publisher or a thorough critique from Blume. Individuals who wish […]

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Pat Finch Representing Big Borassa Music

Hit songwriter Brett Jones has recruited publishing veteran Pat Finch to represent his catalog and publishing company, Big Borassa. Finch was most recently Senior Vice President/General Manager of S1 Songs in Nashville, where the company’s latest achievements included No. 1’s by Easton Corbin (“Little More Country Than That”), Rascal Flatts (“Unstoppable”), and George Strait (“I […]

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Brad Paisley Underwater

A new GAC special premiering tonight (6/21) at 9 PM/CT explores Brad Paisley’s H2O Tour and how his team rallied together to launch the show as scheduled after the Nashville floods ravaged most of his stage and equipment. Viewers get rare behind-the-scenes access to production meetings and rehearsals that were on track prior to the […]

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Bon Jovi, Vector Management Part Ways

Bon Jovi and Vector Management have ended their relationship after five years, according to the New York Post. The report says Jack Rovner was handling management duties for the rockers who were signed to the powerhouse roster. Jon Bon Jovi tells the Post: “The boring truth is we decided to go in different directions and […]

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Friday Photos: Young, Niemann, Gokey and More

RCA Nashville artist Chris Young brought his back-to-back No. 1 hits to the Riverfront Park Stage for a performance on Friday afternoon (6/11) of the CMA Music Festival. Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville’s Jerrod Niemann was in Florida recently to play for a packed house of Cat Country 107.1/WCKT listeners at the Hot Spot. While in town, the […]

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Kenny Chesney Preps Football Documentary

Country superstar Kenny Chesney may have sold millions of records, won countless awards and played sold-out stadium shows for legions of fans, but anyone who knows the singer from Luttrell, Tennessee knows that his success is rooted in the discipline, the teamwork and sense of purpose he came to learn as teenager playing football at […]

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Jennette McCurdy To Open For Faith Hill

Capitol Records Nashville newcomer and star of the hit Nickelodeon show, iCarly, Jennette McCurdy will be opening for Faith Hill on July 23 at the Ironstone Amphitheatre in Murphys, California and July 24 at the OC Fair and Event Centre in Costa Mesa, California. McCurdy’s first acting job at 8 years old was the Faith […]

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Leadership Music Selects 22nd Class

Fifty-two new members have been selected to participate in the 22nd class of Leadership Music. The annual program is designed to create a forum for established music community leaders to identify and explore issues currently affecting the music industry. “The selection committee, composed of Leadership Music alumni from all areas of the industry, has carefully chosen […]

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Veronica Ballestrini Lives Her “Dream”

Timbob Records artist Veronica Ballestrini headed to Hollywood recently to be a part of the Internet program If I Can Dream. As a result of her posted MySpace video and performance of Rascal Flatts’ “Bless The Broken Road,” Ballestrini became a favorite on the show’s social media page and was selected as a “MySpace Dream […]

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EMI Ups Roger Faxon To Group CEO

Roger Faxon, chairman and chief executive of EMI Music Publishing since 2007, has been put in charge of the company’s recorded music division. EMI announced the appointment today as part of an overhaul designed “to enable the company to reposition itself as a comprehensive rights management company that can take full advantage of all global […]

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AEG Live And Labels In Talks?

The New York Post is reporting today (6/18) that, amid a slowdown in the concert business, AEG Live is talking to major music companies about taking a minority stake in the business. The Los Angeles-based company, the second-largest live entertainment company in the world, is a unit of AEG, an owner of sports teams and […]

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