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SESAC Ups Ellen Truley To VP

SESAC has promoted longtime employee Ellen Bligh Truley to Vice President, Corporate Relations. She has worked for the performing rights organization since 1996, starting as a Advertising/Promotion Manager. SESAC Pres./COO Pat Collins announced her promotion from her previous role of Associate Vice President, Corporate Relations. As VP, Truley will oversee SESAC’s  advertising, promotion, sponsorships, website, […]

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Wariner Inks Management Deal With Clearview

Fresh off his Grammy win for Best Country Instrumental, Steve Wariner has entered into an exclusive management agreement with Steve Schweidel’s Clearview Artist Management. With clients including the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Beth Nielsen Chapman, Clearview focuses on the integration of new media into the careers of established artists. Throughout his career Schweidel has […]

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McMurry Taps Promo Boss Gator Michaels

Longtime promotion executive Gator Michaels has been named VP, National Promotion at McMurry Records. He previously spent seven years at Warner Music Nashville, ending as Sr. VP Promotion. Michaels’ background also includes promotion stops at Dreamcatcher Records, and ten years on the radio side in Florida. Howard Fields and Everett Zinn launched Nashville based McMurry […]

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AirPlay Direct Offers Orbison To Radio

Digital-to-radio service, Airplay Direct (APD), partnered with Orbison Records several months ago to release the legendary Roy Orbison catalog to radio. The timing was set to coincide with the 21st anniversary of Orbison’s death on Dec. 6, 1988. Nineteen tracks are available via the  In Dreams Greatest Hits collection, including “Pretty Woman”, “Blue Bayou”, “Dream […]

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BLA Adds Brian Waymire As Agent

Brian Waymire has joined Buddy Lee Attractions as an agent, and brings with him clients Here Come the Mummies and the RedGorilla Music Fest. He will head the College and International division at BLA. “We are very excited about Brian coming aboard at BLA, and this adds another piece to our rebuilding process. His vast experience […]

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CMA Posts “Rhythm Of The Radio Charts”

Understanding radio airplay charts is the focus of the latest installment of CMA Industry InSite, an online educational series, posted today. The tenth episode, “The Rhythm of the Radio Charts,” is available now and features interviews with Wade Jessen, Senior Chart Manager, Nashville/Billboard; Jon Loba, VP Promotion & Artist Development, The Valory Music Group; Lon […]

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Shelton Promotes Six Pak With Bundle, Web Series

As the March 2 release date for Blake Shelton’s new Hillbilly Bone Six Pak draws near, Warner Music is offering special bundles for those who pre-order between Feb. 16 and March 1. The packages range in price from $18.99 to $34.99 and include items such as an autographed copy of the album, fan club membership, […]

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Stoney Creek Grabs Durham For Northeast Region

April Rider, General Manager of Operations for Stoney Creek has announced the addition of Abi Durham to the label’s promotion staff as Manager Regional Promotion, Northeast. Durham will report directly to Rider. Stoney Creek, a Broken Bow Records imprint, has an artist roster which inlcudes Ash Bowers, Megan Mullins and Crossin Dixon. “Abi is a […]

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Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50-Year Career

In 1960 Loretta Lynn charted her first single, “I’m A Honky Tonk Girl,” and launched a career that has endured five decades. During 2010, a number of events are planned to celebrate her long and prosperous journey, including the release of an all-star tribute album this fall. Sony Music Nashville is behind the project which […]

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Luke Bryan Debuts Video, iheartradio Performance

Luke Bryan premiered his new video “Rain Is A Good Thing” on iTunes last week. Directed by award-winner Shaun Silva, the video was shot back in October at Bryan’s inaugural Farm Tour show where over 3,500 rain-soaked fans stuck out the mud and wet weather to see the Capitol Nashville star’s high-energy live show. “Rain […]

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Adkins’ Bus In Fatal Crash

Official statement from Trace Adkins’ publicist Schatzi Hageman: February 13, 2010… Earlier today in Caddo Parrish, Louisiana, a pickup truck crossed the center line and crashed head-on into the tour bus carrying the band of country music singer Trace Adkins. Both men in the truck were killed upon impact. None of Adkins’ band received serious […]

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