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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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Swift Leads Country Money Makers

Taylor Swift netted more money than any other country entertainer last year, according to Billboard’s Money Makers 2011 issue (Feb. 19). The recently released list is based on net earnings derived from U.S. touring, music sales, and music and video streams. 21-year-old Swift saw her bank account swell by about $20.7 million, and ranked No. […]

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SoundExchange Names Huppe President

SoundExchange’s Board of Directors announced today that longtime Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michael Huppe will be the nonprofit’s new President. Huppe succeeds former head John Simson, who announced his intention in July to return to creative work, ending his ten-year stewardship of the non-profit he had led since its inception. In recent years, […]

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Today’s Famous Facts

Republic Nashville loses Bartholomew • Voorhis opens bookkeeping firm • CMHoF hosts Norro Wilson and free admission • MCTI Songwriter Show

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Citigroup Acquires EMI

EMI Group has been taken over by Citigroup, the bank who financed Terra Firma’s 2007 purchase of the music company for £4 billion. The bank seized 100% of the share capital and reduced EMI’s debt by 65% from £3.4 billion to £1.2 billion. Following this development, EMI has more than £300 million cash available. Last […]

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Firm Renamed Crownover, Blevins

Attorney Derek Crownover has added partner Allen Blevins and renamed the firm Crownover, Blevins. Crownover’s previous partner Joel Tisinger has relocated to his hometown Carrollton, Georgia and taken an in-house legal position at a healthcare technology company. Blevins and Crownover have been friends since law school. Blevins is a Knoxville native, where he previously managed […]

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