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Pat Higdon Rises To UMPG Presidency

David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has announced the promotion of Pat Higdon to President for Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville. Most recently, Higdon served as Executive Vice President/General Manager for UMPG Nashville. In this new role, Higdon will preside over the company’s country music publishing activities, reporting to Renzer. The […]

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Capitol Ups Hodges To Sr. VP Promotion

Capitol Records Nashville has promoted Steve Hodges to Senior VP, Promotion. Hodges previously held the position of VP Promotion. He will report directly to Mike Dungan, President and CEO of Capitol Records Nashville. Hodges came to Capitol Records Nashville in 1994 as Midwest Regional Director Promotion and then became the Regional Director for the Southeast. […]

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Catino Named Stroudavarious President

James Stroud, CEO of Stroudavarious Records, has announced the appointment of Bill Catino as the label’s new President. Catino, who has more than 40 years of industry experience, has worked with companies including CBS Records, RCA Records, MCA Records, Capitol Records and Universal Music Group (UMG) Nashville, playing a key role in the success of […]

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Luke Bryan Teams With Eventful For Album Release

Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan is teaming up with live music website Eventful to give fans across the nation the chance to bring his album release show to their city. Bryan’s sophomore album, Doin’ My Thing, is scheduled for release on October 6. The singer/songwriter will utilize Eventful Demand, which enables fans to influence […]

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ole Launches State-of-the-Art Database

ole, Canada’s largest independent music publisher has announced the launch of musicnow, the company’s new state-of-the-art song search database. Debuting today (5/4), on the ole website at www.olemm.com, musicnow is a user-friendly e-tool for artists, producers, music supervisors, film directors and video game producers who need to locate and instantly license music from the ole […]

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Taylor Swift’s Mother’s Day Two-Fer

Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday (5/10), and, not surprisingly, Taylor Swift is ready. Swift is offering fans a special self-produced music video for her song “The Best Day” from her No. 1 album Fearless and the chance to send a personal e-card to their own mother. Fans can visit a custom landing page to […]

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Aldean Sets 4th Annual “Concert for the Cure”

Broken Bow’s Jason Aldean will once again host his annual Jason Aldean: Concert For The Cure during CMA Music Festival at the Wildhorse Saloon to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. Following his evening performance on the big stage at LP Field, Aldean will invite a few special guests to join him for a […]

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Reba Gets Hip to Twitter

Reba’s highly anticipated and as yet untitled debut album for the Valory Music Company is due to hit the streets on August 18, and the project is already generating a serious buzz four months out from its release date. In an interview with USA Today’s Brian Mansfield, Reba credits her time hanging out with tour […]

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Oklahoma Gets Britain’s Academy of Contemporary Music

The Academy of Contemporary Music, a UK-based music school, is set to create what it describes as “a new model for music education” as it opens it first U.S. campus at the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009. The new school, known as the [email protected], will provide unique educational opportunities and targeted, innovative classes for […]

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Tracy Lawrence Unveils His Live Show…To Go

Tracy Lawrence and his label, Rocky Comfort Records, are offering an exclusive and innovative digital music download package to live music enthusiasts. In partnership with Basecamp Productions, a production and online distribution company, Lawrence and Rocky Comfort have introduced the Front Porch Live Concert Series, a download service offering fans the opportunity to purchase a […]

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Int’l Songwriting Competition Announces Winners

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has announced its 2008 winners. The grand prize goes to Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall of Brisbane, Australia for their song “Caught In The Crowd,” a pop song with a message about schoolyard bullying and peer pressure. The Grand Prize winners take home $25,000 and over $20,000 in prizes – […]

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