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File Sharing Site Disses UK’s Digital Economy Bill

The UK recently enacted the Digital Economy Bill (Digital Economy Bill another report) to restrict music piracy by giving copyright holders the ability to “spy” on those infringing their rights via file sharing. The idea is that after being identified, the offending parties will then be disconnected from the Internet. In effect, this plan, which […]

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ole Acquires Blacktop Music Catalog

ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, has acquired the approximately 4000-song strong music publishing catalog of Blacktop Music Group, Inc. along with its names, brands and trademarks. Founded in 2001 by multi-platinum recording artist Clint Black, noted business manager Charles Sussman and veteran music publisher Mike Sebastian, Blacktop has been home to […]

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Sony/ATV Promotes Abbey Burkhalter

Troy Tomlinson, President/CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, has announced the promotion of Abbey Burkhalter to Creative Director. Formerly Creative Manager, Burkhalter joined Sony/ATV in February 2006. In the past four years, she has been responsible for a significant number of major recordings and singles, and has played an integral role as liaison between Sony/ATV’s Nashville roster and the publishing company’s Los Angeles and New […]

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BMI Fetes Dallas Davidson’s “Roll”

On Monday, March 29, BMI celebrated yet another No. 1 song co-penned by Dallas Davidson. Recorded and co-written by Billy Currington, “That’s How Country Boys Roll” is Davidson’s third chart-topper on the heels of Brooks & Dunn’s “Put a Girl in It” and the Brad Paisley and Keith Urban collaboration “Start a Band.” His hot […]

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Chrysalis Acquires S1 Songs

Chrysalis Music Publishing has announced its acquisition of Irish company First State Media Group, a music publishing firm with operations under the S1 Songs and State One Music brands. Included in the purchase is S1 Songs’ Nashville operation. FSMG controls over 45,000 music copyrights including the catalogue of Sheryl Crow, the former Dreamworks Publishing catalogue […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Tin Pan Kick-Off Party

Until a couple of years ago, Tin Pan South celebrated its successes with post-event bashes. Now it has a kick-off party that catches people while they’re still fresh for the fray. What’s more, it is a top-notch bash.

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CEO Group Spotlights Music City Publishing Mechanics

“Generally this group is interested in the mechanics of business,” says O’Neil. “In this case they were fascinated with the orientation of publishing houses where the writers are a central part of the process, similar in a way to the old Tin Pan Alley concepts.

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BMG Rights Mgt. Acquires Cherry Lane

BMG Rights Management has entered into an agreement to acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing. Cherry Lane’s roster of songwriters includes Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Warren Haynes, Jordin Sparks, Ashford & Simpson and Hans Zimmer. The acquisition gives BMG Rights Management a major presence in the U.S., […]

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Mark Weiss Joins Ten Ten

Ten Ten Music Group has announced the appointment of Mark Weiss as the company’s Director of Business Affairs. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Weiss’ previous industry experience includes stints at 615 Music, Scarlet Moon Music, Harlan Howard Songs, and the RCA Label Group. “Mark’s wide range of experience in Nashville, International Publishing, and […]

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The Book Wars—Chapter One Reading Between The Lines

Covered in shades of music industry deja vu, the book industry is about to plunge into the digital era. eBook hardware for the new format, most notably Amazon’s Kindle, has already begun to win over consumers and currently accounts for about 5% of sales in the U.S. book market.

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Cauley Music Partners With Cool Vibe

Cauley Music Group, the company founded by Lane Caudell and Bob Crumley, has entered a joint publishing partnership with Cool Vibe Publishing. The deal covering current and future songwriters has Cauley purchasing a stake in Cool Vibe, and providing administrative services. As part of the agreement covering current and future songwriters, Cauley adds tunesmiths Vencent […]

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