Category: Publishing

Pat Higdon Rises To UMPG Presidency

David Renzer, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has announced the promotion of Pat Higdon to President for Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville. Most recently, Higdon served as Executive Vice President/General Manager for UMPG Nashville. In this new role, Higdon will preside over the company’s country music publishing activities, reporting to Renzer. The […]

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ole Launches State-of-the-Art Database

ole, Canada’s largest independent music publisher has announced the launch of musicnow, the company’s new state-of-the-art song search database. Debuting today (5/4), on the ole website at www.olemm.com, musicnow is a user-friendly e-tool for artists, producers, music supervisors, film directors and video game producers who need to locate and instantly license music from the ole […]

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Chip Peay Returns to the Row

After an eight year hiatus from the entertainment business, Chip Peay has returned to Nashville to re-open Chip Peay Entertainment, LLC along with three music publishing companies. Peay was recently joined by songwriters, producers and industry leaders as he announced his new endeavor at a party held at Regions Bank Music Row. Peay managed Alan […]

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Chicks With Hits Celebrate Tammy Brown

Songplugger’s collective The Chicks With Hits recently held a luncheon in honor of longtime Music Row executive Tammy Brown to celebrate her recent cancer free status after a year long battle with leukemia. Brown is a former employee of ole Songs and Sony Music. The Chicks released balloons containing prayers and well wishes for Brown’s […]

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Full Circle Signs Hitmaker Bob Regan

Full Circle Music Publishing has announced the signing of Grammy-nominated hit-maker Bob Regan. Regan has the current BomShel single, “Fight Like a Girl,” and a 2009 Grammy nomination for “Dig Two Graves,” recorded by Randy Travis. Regan has had over 200 songs recorded, with hits including “You’re Everything” (Keith Urban), “Something About a Woman” (Jake […]

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Songwriter Paul Williams Elected ASCAP President

Songwriter Paul Williams, whose long list of hits includes classic songs like “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Just An Old Fashioned Love Song” and “Rainy Days and Mondays,” was elected President and Chairman of the Board of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) today (4/16) by the ASCAP Board of Directors at its […]

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BMI Signs Chris Farren

Grammy-winning songwriter/producer/publisher Chris Farren has signed with BMI for performing rights representation. Cofounder (with Ken Levitan) of Combustion Music,  Farren took home a Grammy for Country Song of the Year for Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus, Take The Wheel.” He’s also earned two previous Grammy nominations, 11 ASCAP Awards, and has credits on over 20 million record […]

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Gary Churgin To Continue At Harry Fox

Music rights licensing organization The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) announced today that its President & CEO, Gary Churgin, has accepted a contract extension to continue to lead the organization through 2011. HFA’s governing Board of Directors unanimously voted to extend Churgin’s contract, confirming the work of he and his team in transforming HFA into a […]

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Arts & Business Council Sponsors Law Clinic

(Updated 4/6/09) The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville’s Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts and the Tennessee Bar Association Sports & Entertainment Law Section are hosting a Nashville Entertainment Law Clinic in the SunTrust Community Room at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday April 18, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. […]

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Music City Tennis Invitational Set to Serve

The Music City Tennis Invitational committee announced today (4/1), that the annual charity tennis tournament will be held on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 at Vanderbilt University’s Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center. Arista artist Brad Paisley will serve as this year’s celebrity spokesperson for the tournament, with Fox 17 Tennessee Mornings co-host […]

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Ringbacks Up, Downloads Down Among Consumers

Two research studies released today (3/31), reveal some interesting trends in how consumers are interacting with music. A study conducted by Port Washington, New York-based market researchers the NPD Group finds that U.S. teens are listening to more music in more formats, but buying and sharing significantly less music. According to NPD, teens acquired 19 […]

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