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File Sharing Harms Paid Music Purchases

Some observers believe that music file sharing can fuel paid purchases because it exposes listeners to new music they might not have heard otherwise. To test this theory, Jupiter Research surveyed 5000 European consumers to see how illegal trading affects music spending and found that the overall impact of file sharing is negative. The results […]

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Nashville Post: FBI Raids Gibson Offices

Iconic company charged with illegal importation of Madagascar wood. Click to go to >>Nashville Post<<

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Live Nation/TM Merger Faces UK Roadblocks

The proposed Live Nation/Ticketmaster merger is facing opposition from the U.K.’s Competition Commission (CC). The organization made a provisional ruling against the merger and released a statement saying it could, “severely inhibit the entry of a major new competitor – CTS Eventim – into the U.K. ticketing market….This could lead to higher net prices (eg […]

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MySpace Purchases iLike, Stops Auto-Song Play

MySpace has purchased music based social networking site iLike for an estimated $20 million. The sites will continue to operate separately but will begin sharing technology, such as iLike’s search capabilities, syndication network and discovery tools. MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta says the acquisition is about technical talent, as well as promoting MySpace across the […]

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SouthComm buying “Scene,” “Nfocus”

Nashville, TN (8/19/09)– SouthComm Inc., the parent of MusicRow Magazine and other niche publications, has signed an agreement to buy the assets of Nashville Scene and Nfocus magazine from City Press LLC. “The Scene is the strongest arts and entertainment brand in Nashville,” said SouthComm CEO Chris Ferrell. “Pairing it and Nfocus with our other […]

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Leadership Music, CMA Industry InSite, and the “Just Plain Folks” Awards

Grammy winner Steve Wariner and noted studio owner John McBride have been added to the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award salute to Jim Foglesong, Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks, set for Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Renaissance Hotel. Wariner (co-writer of Brooks’ hit “Longneck Bottle”) joins in the tribute to Brooks with his wife Trisha […]

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Industry Items: Otto, Fletcher, More

James Otto’s Warner Bros. Records debut single, “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” has achieved sales of 500,000 units and has been certified Digital Gold by the RIAA. ————————————- An interview with Universal Records South’s Fletcher Foster is posted at This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc. ————————————- The NashvillePost reports: Gospel legend BeBe […]

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Artist Notes: Bobby Bare, Kellie Pickler, Mallary Hope

BMI staged another installment of its 12th & Porter series on Thursday, July 30, featuring legendary singer/songwriter Bobby Bare. He charmed with mid-song recitations and quirky stories. Joining Bare on the bill were Charlie Pate and Dixie’s Finest, including songwriters Dale Dodson and Ronnie Bowman; as well as family trio the Henningsens. The free show […]

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FBMM Promotes Braaksma

Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy has promoted Kristin Butler Braaksma to Director of Account Management & Staff Development. With her new position, Braaksma will assume account management responsibilities for Kelly Clarkson, reporting directly to President Mary Ann McCready. Since joining the firm in 1992 as an Account Assistant, she has received numerous promotions and her […]

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Cyrus, Swift Score Spots on Forbes’ Under 30 List

Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus ranked among Forbes’ new list of the top 12 highest-earning celebrities under 30. The powerful group, with an average age of 23, collectively pulled in $410 million between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009. Cyrus, 16, banked $25 million to tie for No. 7 along with the Jonas Brothers, […]

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Music Biz Whiz Kids

There are several familiar names on Music Row among the finalists for the 2009 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs), given out annually by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. The organizations say the awards are proof of the demographic’s strong leadership, community impact and success. Many of the nominees are members of […]

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