Category: Financial/Legal

Gordon Law Adds Two Attorneys

Robin J. Gordon of Gordon Law Group, PLC has announced the addition of attorneys Cynthia Wood and Caitlin Doty to the firm’s Entertainment Practice Group. Wood comes to the Music Row firm from established Jackson, Tenn. firm Waldrop & Hall. Prior to attending law school at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Wood worked […]

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City Paper: CMA Awards Bring $3M Economic Impact

A report by fellow SouthComm publication The City Paper shows that the CMA Awards generated an estimated $3 million in direct visitor spending (according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau). In money talk, the awards are worth only about one-eighth of the CMA Music Fest. Nashville’s biggest event draws an estimated $24 million in economic […]

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Swift, Cyrus Among Top Earning Females

Forbes’ new ranking of Hollywood’s Highest Earning Women includes Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. Swift comes in at No. 9 on the list with estimated earnings of $45 million. Like most entertainers who scored a slot, a significant chunk of her income came from touring and endorsement deals. According to the magazine, she grossed $54 […]

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Election Results Spur Changes in Entertainment Law

On Tuesday, November 9th, NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) and the CMA will hold an Entertainment Law Conference to explore how the recent Congressional changes will impact the way in which Congress addresses entertainment industry issues. An “Election Results” panel, comprised of a bipartisan group of Washington, D.C. veterans representing many music industry stakeholders, […]

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Jury Says Hands Off in EMI Fraud Case

Terra Firma Chairman Guy Hands has lost his multibillion dollar legal suit against lender Citigroup yesterday.  The trial explored Hands’ 2007 purchase of EMI and Hands’ alleged claim that Citigroup’s Chairman of U.K. banking David Wormsley “duped” him into overpaying for EMI. The jury unanimously voted that Citigroup was not liable in the buyout. The […]

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American Media, Owner of “Country Weekly,” Announces Restructuring

American Media Inc. today (11/1) announced it will engage in a financial restructuring through a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The process is expected to begin in about two weeks and last about 60 days. American Media, Inc. is the publisher of Country Weekly, Star, Shape, Men’s Fitness, The National Enquirer and more. The […]

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Leon Russell/Elton John Collaboration; Artists Crossing Borders

Leon Russell Signs Deal with UMPG for Elton John Collaboration Legendary songwriter and artist Leon Russell has signed a worldwide co-publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) for The Union, his collaboration with Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin. The Union was released on October 19th. Russell, John and Taupin co-wrote the album, which […]

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Early Swift Raves; JetBlue, Target and Royal Caribbean Exclusives

Taylor Swift‘s upcoming Speak Now is earning early raves from critics before the October 25th release date. Swift’s highly-anticipated third album will be released by Big Machine Records in over 40 countries. The Hollywood Reporter calls the album “brilliant” and The New York Times states that Speak Now is “The most musically diverse [album] of […]

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Swift Wins Trademark Case

The Tennessean and Nashville Post are reporting that Taylor Swift has won a court case filed against 16 individuals accused of violating Swift’s trademark by selling counterfeit merchandise. A federal judge in Nashville has granted a default judgment barring those individuals from making or selling Taylor Swift merchandise. The civil lawsuit claimed that Swift’s merchandise […]

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Country Crossing’s Ronnie Gilley Indicted

Country Crossing owner Ronnie Gilley is among a group of 11 individuals being indicted today as part of a federal investigation into political corruption in the state of Alabama. The indictment alleges that Gilley, along with casino and racetrack owner Milton McGregor, hired lobbyists to bribe state legislators into supporting proposed pro-gambling legislation. Four state […]

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Next Big Nashville/Digital Summit Announce Lineup

Next BIG Nashville (NBN) and Leadership Music DIGITAL SUMMIT (LMDS) have announced the final schedules for their upcoming September 29- October 2 festival and conference in Nashville. Events include; 150+ bands performing during the four-day, multi-genre music festival in Nashville’s coolest venues, the digital summit, featuring guest speakers and panelists from every corner of digital […]

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