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Entertainment Attorneys Launch New Firm

Attorneys Jordan Keller, Jason Turner, TD Ruth, Chris Andrews, Jennifer Ghanem and Jaime Heller have started a new, full-service entertainment law firm, serving clients in the music, film, television and sports industries.

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BMI Promotes Jeff Burrow

Jeff Burrow has been promoted to Senior Director, Business Affairs, Licensing, for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In his new capacity, Burrow will have greater responsibility for BMI’s infringement matters in its General Licensing area, as well as handle BMI’s negotiations with its customers and markets in the General Licensing area. He will continue to provide […]

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Matt Adams Joins Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville has added Matt Adams, Esq. to the label group as Director, Legal & Business Affairs, effective immediately. He will report to SMN VP Legal & Business Affairs Angela R. Magill. “Matt brings us exceptional experience, insight and professionalism and I’m thrilled to have him as part of our team,” says Magill. Adams brings nearly 15 years […]

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City National Bank Opens On Music Row

City National Bank has opened its first banking office in Nashville, Tenn. with a full staff headed locally by Holly Bell. With offices across the country, the bank has long established roots in the entertainment business, including many Music City clients.

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Tennessee Signs Law Prohibiting Netflix Password Sharing

Tennessee state legislators have passed a bill that would make it illegal to use a friend’s login on music or video services like Netflix and Rhapsody, according to The Tennessean. TN Governor Bill Haslam has signed the bill, which goes into effect July 1. The purpose of the measure is to target hackers who sell […]

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Bank of America on Music Row Robbed

The Music Row branch of Bank of America was robbed this morning according to a story on WSMV. WKRN reports a suspicious item was left at the bank, and the robber stated it was a bomb before fleeing the scene. Police sent the bomb squad robot to investigate, and determined the item was harmless. As […]

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Tim McGraw Countersues Curb Records

Tim McGraw has filed a countersuit against longtime label home Curb Records, according to today’s Tennessean. The news broke last week that Curb was suing the superstar for breach of contract. According to the newspaper, McGraw is seeking punitive damages, an advance payment for his latest recordings, and a legal ruling that he has fulfilled […]

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Picture Party

Songwriters Go Coastal • Book Party For “Business Wisdom of The Beatles” • Justin Moore Visits ACM

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Country Stars On “Forbes'” Celebrity 100

Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith all scored slots on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 power list. The ranking takes into account press coverage, social media, and earnings during the previous 12 months.

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Legal Aid Hosts Music Row Breakfast

The Legal Aid Society hosted its 2nd Annual Music Row breakfast on May 25 at Sunset Grill. The gathering is intended to facilitate a time for socializing and hearing about some of the organization’s work. The Legal Aid Society has provided free civil legal services to families with nowhere else to turn. Sponsors for the […]

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SunTrust Expands Music Division, Marks 25 Years On Music Row

SunTrust Bank has expanded its Sports and Entertainment Specialty Group’s music division by adding advisors Earle Simmons, Amy Delk, Bryan Bolton, and Dusty Miller to the Nashville branch. Each new advisor will play a significant role in SunTrust’s growth and service strategy as the company approaches its 25th anniversary in Nashville. The bank currently represents […]

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