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ACM Names New Artist Award Winners

The Academy of Country Music has named Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band Top New Female Vocalist, Top New Male Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group, respectively. The Academy, along with Great American Country and dick clark productions, partnered to allow fans to decide the winners of the three categories through […]

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CRB Announces Humanitarian, Radio Promotion Awards

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® announced recipients of its Radio Promotion Awards, Artist Humanitarian Award, Radio Humanitarian Award and Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award yesterday, (3/5) at CRS-40. Radio Promotion Awards: Large Market 1st Place: KILT/ Houston, TX — “Ten Man Jam” 2nd Place: WUBL/Atlanta, GA — “A Taste of Trisha Yearwood” 3rd Place: WXTU/Philadelphia, PA — […]

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CMA Presents Consumer Research To CRS Attendees

The CMA presented findings from its Country Music Consumer Segmentation Study to CRS attendees this morning, (3/5). The data presented is part of an extensive study commissioned by the CMA to define and examine the key consumer revenue drivers for country music. The study, was based upon a phase one sample of over 7,500 consumers, […]

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KCRS Live

CRS-40 festivities continued on Wednesday (3/4) with the ASCAP sponsored “KCRS Live Show” featuring Jimmy Wayne, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Jonathan Singleton. (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Singleton, Gorley, ASCAP’s Connie Bradley, Wayne and Lovelace.

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CMA Nashville Schools Gift Tops One Million Dollars

The Country Music Association has once again stepped up to donate proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to Nashville public schools, and this year’s contribution — $1,011,294 — is far and away the organizations biggest yet. For the past three years, as part of its “Keep The Music Playing” program, CMA has earmarked profits from […]

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SESAC Celebrates Christian Award Winners

SESAC honored Jason Ingram as its 2008 Christian Songwriter of the Year during ceremonies held Monday (2/23) at Nashville’s Sambuca Restaurant. The performing rights organization also named Peertunes Ltd., Grange Hill Music, and Windsor Way Music as 2008 Christian Publishers of the Year. Ingram realized extraordinary success last year with his song “Give Me Your […]

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Gill Named Honorary Prof., Wraps Artist Residency

Vince Gill has had a busy week. On Tuesday night (2/24) he concluded his residency at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and on Wednesday he was recognized as an honorary professor by the College of Mass Communication at Middle Tennessee State University. The final night of his sold-out three-show stint as the Country Music […]

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Parties Fete “Don’t” Songwriters

Many in the music industry spent Tuesday afternoon (2/24) celebrating Billy Currington’s recent No. 1 hit, “Don’t.” Parties at BMI and ASCAP marked the occasion for the song’s co-writers Jim Beavers and Jonathan Singleton. It is the pair’s second trip to the top of charts together; they also co-wrote Gary Allan’s “Watching Airplanes.”

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New Procedures For Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame

Updated 2/27: From the CMA “We received several questions about the criteria for the Modern Era and Veterans Era categories from the original release that went out on 2/25/09. After consulting with the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the CMA Awards & Recognition Committee, we have corrected and updated these two paragraphs to what is written below.” […]

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Belmont Hosts Events For Wynonna, Industry Execs.

Wynonna mentored Belmont University’s Music Business students last week as part of the school’s The Insider’s View series. Students of a Record Company Operations class produced and promoted the event which also served as a CD release party and concert for her latest release, Sing. On Sat., Feb. 21 Belmont and its music business students […]

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Digital Summit Reveals Speakers

The Leadership Music Digital Summit will host top-notch speakers including Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic; Dorrian Porter, Mozes; Greg Scholl, The Orchard; Jim Lucchese, The Echo Nest; Ali Partovi, iLike; Jim Cicconi, AT&T; and Dave Ulmer, Motorola. These and other yet-to-be announced experts will discuss how cutting edge technology relates to mobile communication, ISPs, social networking, […]

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