Category: Publishing

Anderson Spurs Industry Dialog

Anderson bravely offers a five step plan to extend the life of the CD an additional three years (6 total) which he hopes will allow time to “create new revenue streams.”
In the spirit of honest debate, and to keep the discussion alive, MusicRow visited with some anonymous industry heavyweights to gauge reaction to Anderson’s ideas. We also asked, “Is keeping the CD alive a worthwhile endeavor? Or are we simply prolonging the inevitable loss of a product which will be less painful if done quickly?”

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HoriPro Marks 20 Years On Music Row

HoriPro Entertainment Group celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Music Row office with a party July 19 at Nashville’s Bound’ry Restaurant. The music publishing company has had offices in Tokyo, Japan for 50 years and then 20 years ago Kaz Hori and his family opened a Nashville branch with Bob Beckham.

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Black River Music Signs Matt Lopez

Black River Music Publishing has signed Matt Lopez to a publishing deal. “I am looking forward to working with Matt,” said Celia Froehlig, Vice President of BRMG Publishing. “He is a wonderful addition to the BRMG publishing family!” Lopez is a member of the emerging group Due West who recently signed a record deal with […]

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DMX Wins Rate Court Lawsuit Against BMI

DMX, Inc., a leading provider of commercial music services, has won a rate court proceeding against performing rights organization BMI. On Monday (7/26), a federal district judge in New York ordered BMI to provide DMX with an adjustable fee blanket license that allows DMX to license music directly from music publishers and writers. The decision […]

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UMPG Signs Darius Rucker

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today (7/27) announced the signing of an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Darius Rucker. The songwriter and artist built a strong career with Hootie & the Blowfish and in 2008 launched a notable solo career in country music. His UMPG publishing agreement encompasses all of his writing for his country debut […]

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RAM Writer’s Group Signs Will Rambeaux

Doug Merrick has formed a new music publishing company called RAM Writer’s Group and has signed hit songwriter/producer Will Rambeaux as the flagship writer for the outfit. “Will and I have been associates for years, and when I decided to form RAM Writer’s Group I knew he would be a great asset to the new […]

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BMI, ASCAP and Songwriters Hall Set Awards Dates

Nashville’s annual country music awards season is beginning to take shape with BMI, ASCAP and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame announcing dates for their annual awards events. BMI announced today (7/21) that the 58th annual BMI Country Awards will take place Tuesday, November 9 at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The black-tie, […]

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Brumley Publishing Signs Jill King

Artist/songwriter Jill King has signed an exclusive publishing deal with the Brumley Music Group. King, who enjoyed indie success with her 2003 single, “One Mississippi,” is currently touring in support of her latest release, Rain on Fire.

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Syncs Help Sony/ATV Fight Slump

In the changing environment, publishers like Sony/ATV are turning efforts to alternative income streams.

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Kennedy Exits Cherry Heart

It remains unofficial but MusicRow has learned that longtime industry executive Shelby Kennedy has exited his post as Senior VP/COO of Cherry Heart Music. Kennedy headed the company’s publishing and administration division, which features a catalog of more than 1,600 songs and No. 1 hits for artists including Garth Brooks, George Strait and Charley Pride, […]

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Knox Peers Into The Future

Producer and music executive Michael Knox has joined peermusic as Senior Creative Director. Following his string of recent successes in the studio, Knox will maintain his role as a producer, in addition to his new publisher duties.

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