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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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Whisperin’ Bill Still Making Noise

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson was already having a wonderful vacation when he received a phone call from Terry Wakefield at Sony/ATV that made his trip that much better. Wakefield let him know the status of two of Anderson’s co-writes: Sugarland‘s “Joey” hit the national country charts at No. 50 yesterday (6/29), and today (6/30) Brad Paisley […]

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Law Firms Recognized, Steve Wariner Honored, 2 Staffers Leave rpm

The Tennessee State Legislature honored Steve Wariner on May 28 with Senate Joint Resolution 469. The resolution recognizes Wariner as “a Renaissance man by any standard…a recording artist, touring performer, songwriter, publisher, producer, record executive, an avid painter and a true humanitarian” and commends him “for the significant contributions he has made to the growth […]

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RIAA Under Fire, Beaming Up Bonnaroo, World Copyright Summit

Minnesota lawyer Kiwi Camara and Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson have signaled their intention to file a class action lawsuit against the recording industry demanding the return over $100 million that the RIAA supposedly has collected as penalties from file-sharing cases with consumers. Camara is also in a high-profile Minnesota RIAA case later this month. […]

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Martina Poster, Matchless Debuts, Mullins Video, Lyric Advances

As CMA Music Festival draws near, workers install the final components of the GAC wrap on the Sommet Center’s glass tower. A 50 foot tall Martina McBride will welcome fans to next week’s event. Shawn Pennington, formerly of Dale Morris & Associates, has launched his own artist management and consulting company called Matchless Management. Details, […]

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