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Publishing Update: BMG Rights Mgmt.; Israelite Re-ups

BMG Rights Management, the global company which purchased the Crosstown Songs America catalog earlier this year, has officially established it US operations and announced the opening/transitioning of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. The Nashville office will continue being headed by Dann Huff along with Sr. VP Creative Darrell Franklin. The publisher is […]

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Citadel To File Chapter 11

Citadel Broadcasting plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection before the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The radio broadcaster is in talks with lenders over the prearranged bankruptcy plan which has lenders exchanging Citadel’s $2 billion in debt for about 99.5 percent equity in the reorganized company, the Journal said. The […]

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Jason Michael Carroll Headlines In Nashville

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Booming Movie Biz Headed For Biggest Year Yet

Hollywood is on track for its biggest year ever. TheWrap.com reports that domestic box office receipts will zoom past the $10 billion mark for the first time in history by the end of 2010. It’s surprising news considering the recession and the fact that there were almost 20 percent fewer films released in 2009 than […]

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Video Preview: Love And Theft, Joe Nichols, Chris Young

Love And Theft’s Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles gathered on 5th Avenue in Nashville to shoot the music video for their latest single, “Dancing in Circles.” Directing was Kristin Barlowe, who also directed their video for hit single, “Runaway.” While filming, a group of unexpected protesters rallied in the streets and the […]

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Video: Cledus T. Judd “Tiger By the Tail (Tale of Tiger Woods)”

Reacting at warp speed to the Tiger Woods controversy, Cledus T. Judd has released “Tiger By The Tail (Tale of Tiger Woods),” a parody of the 1965 Buck Owens song “Tiger By The Tail.” Judd skillfully mines the golfing lexicon for double entendres, while brandishing his putter. The song offers the refrain “She was teed […]

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Underwood Tour Opening In March

Carrie Underwood has a spring headlining tour in the works. Her Play On Tour, hydrated by vitaminwater®, opens March 11 in Reading, PA, and will hit more than 45 dates across North America. The arena run goes through the end of May and will feature special guests Craig Morgan and Sons of Sylvia. Tickets for […]

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Grammys To Honor Loretta Lynn, Harold Bradley, Walter Miller

Loretta Lynn, Harold Bradley, and Walter Miller will be honored by the Recording Academy this Grammy season. They will be feted at a special invitation-only ceremony to be held Saturday, Jan. 30, as part of Grammy week. A formal acknowledgment will also be made during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast, set for the next […]

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Nielsen Spins Off “Billboard,” “Hollywood Reporter”

The Nielsen Company is selling eight publications, including Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, to e5 Global Media LLC, a new company formed by Pluribus Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners. Pluribus was founded earlier this year by James A. Finkelstein, George Green, and Matthew Doull. Former Bear Stearns head Alan Schwartz is running Guggenheim, a privately […]

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Photos: Nashville Songwriters At New Orleans Festival

New Orleans-based Songfest Foundation, Inc., an organization founded to benefit Louisiana and Gulf Coast musicians, held its second annual New Orleans Songwriters Festival December 3-5. The event was sponsored by ASCAP, and performers included J.D. Souther, Don Schlitz, Allen Toussaint, Dennis Matkosky, and more.

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Montgomery Gentry and Friends Support Martell Foundation

Montgomery Gentry and friends Chris Young, Jon Stone, Tim Nichols, Wade Hayes, Trent Willmon and Jim Quick with Coastline raised $80,000 at the first annual Country on the Beach benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation’s fight against cancer and AIDS. The event was held Dec. 3-6 in Cancun, Mexico, and featured an all-inclusive guest package with […]

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