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Bobby Karl Works The Room: BMI Awards

Chapter 327 More Stars Than There Are in the Heavens. That was the saying about the MGM lot during Hollywood’s golden age in the ‘30s and ‘40s. If there’s an organization in country music that can say the same in this golden age of country music, it is surely BMI. The performance rights organization’s 57th […]

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Big Winners At BMI—Pinson, Swift, Sony/ATV

It was an evening to celebrate songs and songwriters at BMI’s Country Awards, held last night (11/10) at the organization’s Music Row offices. Bobby Pinson was named Songwriter of the Year, Taylor Swift’s smash “Love Story” received Song of the Year honors, and its publisher Sony/ATV Music was awarded Publisher of the Year. The 57th […]

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Bobby Karl Works the SESAC Awards

Chapter 326 We Are Family. That concept was repeatedly invoked at Monday night’s SESAC banquet on Music Row (11/9). And, my, how the “family” has grown: The event is now double in size what it was just a few short years ago. “I’m proud to be a member of the SESAC family,” said Songwriter of […]

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HFA Inks Gracenote Lyrics Deal

U.S. music rights licensing organization, the Harry Fox Agency has entered into a digital lyrics licensing arrangement with Gracenote, a provider of lyrics for digital music applications. The agreement includes lyric delivery with permanent downloads, CD playback, online subscription services, lyrics search, mobile services and consumer devices. HFA’s over 37,000 represented publishing catalogs will have […]

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Moraine Inks Admin Deal With Nettwerk

Moraine Music Group has completed a worldwide administration deal and joint venture with Vancouver-based Nettwerk One Music. Moraine recently celebrated a No. 1 country single, “Small Town USA” recorded by Justin Moore. Moraine writer/artist Johnny Reid with producer/writer Brent Maher swept the CCMA Awards winning a total of six trophies. Nettwork has publishing, label and […]

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Bug Music Adds Emerson Hart To Roster

Bug Music has signed Emerson Hart, best known as the songwriter and frontman of multi-platinum rock group Tonic. Under terms of the agreement, Bug Music and Hart have entered into a co-publishing deal encompassing Hart’s future recordings and his critically-acclaimed 2007 solo album Cigarettes and Gasoline. Hart, who relocated to Nashville within the last few […]

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Sony Wins Melrose Meat and Greet

Ryan Beuschel, Joe Fisher, Van Haze, Brian Wright, Juli Newton Griffith, Joe Putman, and Damon Moberly. Photo: Shannan Neese The 2nd Annual Melrose “Meat” & Greet was held this week. Sony Music won first place in the grilling competition, followed closely by Universal Music in second place, and Curb Records in third. The event also […]

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Ashley Gorley, Alan Jackson Big Winners At ASCAP Awards

More than 1500 songwriters, industry VIPs and big name artists such as Kenny Chesney and Martina McBride gathered last night (10/19) at the ASCAP Country Awards to celebrate its most performed songs of the year. Ashley Gorley was named Songwriter of the Year for his hits “Start A Band,” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” The […]

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NSAI Song Contest Deadline Nears

With only two weeks until the Halloween deadline, October 31, 2009, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is encouraging songwriters to submit their best tunes to the NSAI Song Contest Presented by CMT. The contest is designed to help unsigned songwriters navigate the road to becoming professional hitmakers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a […]

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Morris Joins Zavitson Music Group

Jason Morris has been hired to the post of Sr. Creative Director for Zavitson Music Group, LLC, the publishing company jointly owned by Debbie Zavitson, Russ Zavitson, and Beverly Miller. Prior to joining Zavitson, Morris headed his own company, Morris Code Music. Additionally he has held creative offices for Big Picture Entertainment, Hori Pro Music, […]

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Markland Moves To Warner/Chappell

Veteran music publisher Steve Markland has joined Warner/Chappell Music as Vice President of A&R, Nashville. He will report to Tracy Gershon, Senior Vice President and Head of A&R, and they will work together on signing emerging and established songwriters, catalog acquisition, and song placement. Markland most recently served as VP/GM of Crossfire3, the publishing venture […]

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