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Web Videos Lead Up To Music Festival Special

Fans can get a glimpse of all the behind the scenes action from the 2010 CMA Music Festival on ABC.com and CMAfest.com before the three-hour special CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock premieres Wed. Sept. 1, 7 PM/CT on the ABC Television Network. Through September 1, ABC.com will launch over 20 online videos featuring CMA […]

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Indie Label Against Performance Royalties

Guest Editorial from Savannah Music Group Jeff Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO, Dave Gibson, Co-Founder and CCO, Laurie Spoon, VP/GM; http://www.savannahmusicgroup.com Last week, apparently fearful that congress would pass a mandate this winter, the National Association of Broadcasters produced a set of what it called “proposed terms of consideration,” allowing for performance royalties, monies paid to […]

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Shelton’s Second Six Pak Out Today

Blake Shelton’s second Six Pak album hits shelves today (8/10), fueled by its hit title track “All About Tonight” (No. 2 on MR’s Country Breakout Chart). It’s only been five months since the release of his first Six Pak; a product designed to attract fans with six tracks and price point that is lower than […]

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Keith On Cover Of New “People Country”

The new issue of People Country is on newsstands, with Toby Keith grinning on the cover. Inside the star gives a tour of his 160-acre Oklahoma ranch Dream Walkin’ Farms. He and wife of 27 years, Tricia, have spent 12 years creating their dream home which includes an 8,900-sq.-ft. main house, stocked pond, eight-car two-story […]

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Weekly Debuts Drive Houser’s “Cadillac”

Starting tomorrow (8/10) Randy Houser will share new music from his sophomore studio album They Call Me Cadillac on his website every week until its release on Sept. 21. One or more songs from the Show Dog-Universal Music project will be available for free listening at RandyHouser.com starting with “Lowdown And Lonesome,” “They Call Me […]

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Luke Bryan Brings Back “Farm Tour”

Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan will embark on his second Farm Tour this fall. The shows celebrating farmers and benefiting local charities will take place in his home state of Georgia in late September. The Farm Tour shows will be held in Valdosta (Sept. 28), Statesboro (Sept. 29), Carrollton (Sept. 30), and Macon (Oct. […]

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Zac Brown Band Teams Up For New Music

Collaboration is a key word for Zac Brown Band these days. ZBB recruited Alan Jackson for its new single, and the band is featured on the latest single from Joey + Rory. Both songs are the first new music from releases coming out next month. ZBB’s You Get What You Give will be available Sept. […]

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Overton Named Chairman of Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville Chief Executive Officer Gary Overton has been given the additional title of Chairman, officially becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Nashville. Overton joined the company in May as CEO. The title of Chairman was previously held by longtime Sony Nashville leader Joe Galante. Based in Nashville, Overton reports directly to […]

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Chris Young Offers First Streaming Concert

Sony Music Nashville’s invitation-only performance by Chris Young will be streamed live tomorrow night (8/10) at 5:30 PM/CT here. The acoustic set in front of industry VIPs will be Young’s first-ever live streamed performance. Young recently debuted a new music video for his single “Voices.” The storyline centers around Young coming home for a special family gathering […]

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Jackson To Recieve ASCAP Founders Award

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor Alan Jackson with its prestigious Founders Award at the ASCAP Country Music Awards on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The invitation-only gala will be held at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. With album sales totaling more than 50 million, Jackson is a fitting recipient […]

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UMG Pulls Videos Off MTV Over Licensing Flap

Billboard.com is reporting today (8/6) that licensing talks have broken down between MTV and Universal Music Group (UMG), resulting in the removal of videos of “most” of UMG’s artists from MTV’s online outlets, including CMT.com. UMG had been licensing music directly to MTV for years, but is now directing all licensing negotiations to the Vevo […]

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