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Jim Halsey Releases “Starmaker”

After building powerhouse country music booking agency The Jim Halsey Company and selling it to the William Morris Agency, Jim Halsey founded the Jim Halsey Institute, which focuses on helping others pursue their dreams in the music industry. This month, the veteran booking agent will release Starmaker, a book that shares the secrets he learned […]

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Gordie Sampson Inks With Bug Music

Bug Music Publishing has signed a new co-publishing deal with songwriter Gordie Sampson, the award winning co-writer of “Jesus, Take The Wheel” and other charttopping hits. Sampson has had cuts by Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Bon Jovi, and Martina McBride. Among his numerous national and international awards are the 2007 Grammy for Best […]

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Industry Toasts White-Hot Hit From Lambert/Hemby

Miranda Lambert is no stranger to critical acclaim and her recent third album is boosting her appeal to the commercial masses. BMI saluted Lambert’s first No. 1 hit “White Liar,” co-written with Natalie Hemby, with a 1940s-themed gala on Friday, Feb. 26. The single is the first chart-topper for both songwriters who celebrated with friends […]

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Del Casino Exposes Copyright ‘Gap’

Copyright Office Acknowledges Problem; to Extend ‘Notice of Inquiry’ [Press Release] – Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Attorney Casey Del Casino, of Adams and Reese, received notice from the U.S. Copyright Office that his observation regarding a “significant gap” in the termination rights provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 will result in the office […]

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Buenahora Joins ole

ole music publishing has announced the addition of Arthur Buenahora as the company’s Senior Creative Director, Nashville. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Buenahora got his start in the music business in the tape room at Sony/ATV/Tree. He rose quickly through the ranks, placing over one hundred songs over five years, resulting in ten […]

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SESAC Honors Christian Songwriters

Christian songwriter/producer Jason Ingram was named SESAC’s 2009 Christian Songwriter of the Year at ceremonies held February 16 at the Loveless Barn outside of Nashville. peertunes Ltd/Grange Hill Music/Windsor Way Music were named SESAC’s 2009 Christian Publishers of the Year. Other SESAC award winners included Steven Taylor, Ian Eskelin, Brian White, Cary Barlowe, Sarah Reeves […]

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Country Hall Honors Murrah

Prolific songwriter and successful music publisher Roger Murrah will be honored on March 6 as part of the Museum’s quarterly programming series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. The 1:30 PM program, which will be held in the Museum’s Ford Theater, is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will also be streamed […]

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ole Publishing Gets “Cat In The Hat”

Under a new deal with Random House Children’s Entertainment, ole music publishing will co-own all compositions in the new series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That starring Dr. Seuss’ famous character from the classic children’s book, The Cat in the Hat. Developed as a co-production by Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment and the U.K.’s […]

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SESAC Ups Ellen Truley To VP

SESAC has promoted longtime employee Ellen Bligh Truley to Vice President, Corporate Relations. She has worked for the performing rights organization since 1996, starting as a Advertising/Promotion Manager. SESAC Pres./COO Pat Collins announced her promotion from her previous role of Associate Vice President, Corporate Relations. As VP, Truley will oversee SESAC’s  advertising, promotion, sponsorships, website, […]

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Cherry Heart Starts Marketing Division

Cherry Heart Music & Entertainment has expanded to include an entertainment marketing division focusing on securing sponsorship deals for artist clients. The company reports that it has agreements in the works for some of Nashville’s top Country artists. “Sponsorship opportunities are becoming increasingly valuable in the music business as more and more artists are turning […]

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ole Signs Hitmaker Rick Giles

Prolific Nashville hit songwriter Rick Giles has signed to fast-growing independent music publisher ole. The deal  includes the acquisition of over 250 of Giles’ songs, as well as his administration and future works. Among the songs acquired under the agreement are “Easy As You Go,” which appears on George Strait’s most recent album Twang, and […]

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