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Kerry O’Neil: Label Logistics

The Assets They Control Are Incredible. So when people talk about the demise of the labels it sounds a bit ridiculous to me. Traditional record label models have always been about creating and owning assets. But…

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Ronnie Gilley Pleads Guilty

Like a real life episode of HBO’s The Wire, the case of Ronnie Gilley and Country Crossing continues to unfold in unexpected ways. In the latest development, Gilley struck a plea deal with prosecutors Friday (4/22) and pleaded guilty to 11 counts of conspiracy, money laundering, and bribery. He was arrested in October 2010 along […]

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Former Managers Sue Rascal Flatts

Former Rascal Flatts managers Turner Nichols—Trey Turner and Doug Nichols—are suing the three band members in Davidson County Chancery Court

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ASCAP Releases 2010 Financial Results

ASCAP released its financial results for 2010 today (3/31), showing a dip in total revenues and member distributions since last year’s record highs. The information was presented at the organization’s General Annual Membership Meeting in New York City. Financial distributions to members in 2010 totaled $845 million, down 2.1% versus the 2009 high of over […]

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Woods Retires, Magill To Head Sony Business Dept.

Angie Magill has been promoted following the retirement of Kathy Woods.

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P2P Downloading on Decline

According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, the percentage of internet users downloading music from P2P file-sharing services has fallen from a high of 16 percent in Q4 of 2007, to 9 percent in Q4 2010. While illegal downloading of this kind is on the decline, it is far from eradicated. NPD […]

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White House Pushing For Radio Performance Royalty

The Obama Administration is pushing for legislation to ensure artists are paid when their sound recordings are played over the radio. The recommendation came earlier this week as part of a white paper released by White House U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel. The 20-page memo was sent to Congress. This ongoing debate about […]

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Howard, Morrow Named Women of Influence

Attorneys Linda Edell Howard and Lynn Morrow, partners at Adams and Reese’s Music Row office, were named “Women of Influence” recently by the Nashville Business Journal. Listed in the publication as a “dynamic duo” they were highlighted in a recent issue, and honored with other winners at an awards luncheon. Howard and Morrow have worked together for […]

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Halper Exits Skyville As Private Practice Ramps Up

Wayne Halper has departed his part-time position as head of business and legal affairs for Skyville Records, and plans to focus his attention on his law practice and management clients. “My commitments to my clients and management roster have resulted in my being able to devote less time to Skyville than I would have liked,” […]

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Buzz Buzz, Pssst

Hough Gets Movie Role • New Bank Aims At MusicRow • Montgomery Gentry Become Average Joes

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Gibson Guitar Sues Insurance Companies

Gibson Guitar is suing two insurance companies who have yet to pay out for damages sustained in the May flood, according to NashvillePost.com. Gibson’s manufacturing facility on Massman Drive suffered over $16 million in damages during the catastrophe. The guitar maker is suing CNA’s Continental Insurance Co. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance. The point of contention, […]

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