Category: Publishing

Garner Renews Contract, Kobalt Launches New Service, and BMI Board Announced

Blair Garner Renews Radio  Contract Blair Garner has renewed his contract with Premiere Radio Networks. Garner, a two-time recipient of the ACM’s “On-Air Personality of the Year,” hosts After MidNite with Blair Garner, which is heard by 2.7 million weekly listeners. The show will continue to broadcast daily from midnight to 6 a.m. on over […]

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BNA Signs Casey James; Bluewater Inks Billy Livsey

American Idol alum Casey James recently inked a record deal with 19 Recordings/BNA Nashville. New music from The Casey James Band is expected next year. •••••••• Bluewater Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with musician, producer and songwriter, Billy Livsey. He was an in-demand session player during the 70’s and 80’s, recording with rock […]

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Hirings At My Good Girl And Davis Music Group

Record producer and publishing executive Mark Bright has appointed Stephanie Greene Director of Publishing for his company My Good Girl Music, a joint venture with Sony/ATV Music Nashville. A publishing veteran, Greene makes the move from Combustion Music where she has worked since 2005, ending as Vice President. While with the company she participated in […]

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Warner Chappell Celebrates “…Like Crazy,” Signs Waterman

Warner Chappell Music recently signed a world-wide songwriter/co-publishing agreement with Doug Waterman. The publisher also celebrated a 56-week, record breaking run for the Lee Brice recording of “Love Like Crazy,” co-written by Tim James.

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Gator Michaels Named GM For Davis Music Group

Longtime label executive Gator Michaels is setting up shop as General Manager of the newly established Davis Music Group. Started by Texas based entrepreneur Jim L. Davis, the company will offer artist development, management, publishing and production services. The first artists signed to Davis Music Group are singer-songwriter Jacob Lyda and Texas artist Kelly Kenning. […]

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NARM/CMA Produce Entertainment Law Event

Final programming for the Entertainment Law Conference series has been set for Nov. 9 at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel. The half-day continuing legal education course will be part of scheduled events leading up to “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” which will be held Wed., Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) at the Bridgestone Arena and broadcast live on […]

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Publishing News: Hunt Departs AWMG; Artist Co-Writers

Ann Wilson Music Group Creative Director Margie Hunt has departed her position with the company after 15 months. Hunt previously spent 30 years with Sony Music, where she had instrumental roles in A&R, Marketing, Product Management, Film/TV, and in the production of compilations, re-packages and box sets. She can be reached at mhuntmusicservices@comcast.net or at […]

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Bug Acquires Saban

Bug Music CEO John Rudolph announces that the large independent publisher has acquired the worldwide rights to Saban Music Group’s extensive music publishing catalog. Saban’s extensive catalog includes material from leading children’s franchises such as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers™, Digimon™, The Addams Family™ Reunion, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Generation, Princess Sissi and […]

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Pay On The Way In: A Digital Manifesto For Troubled Times

During the last 12 years of the digital revolution, the music industry has mostly mimicked an ostrich. Record labels have tried to pretend that the digital realm is nothing more than a virtual Wal-Mart superstore. And how’s that been working? Not too well according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) which estimates […]

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Alexander Joins Black River; Hori Pro Signs Barton

John Alexander joins Black River Music Group as VP Strategic Marketing. Alexander will seek to create strategic partnerships with national brands and their various agencies for the label and its roster plus develop television programming. “We are very excited to have John join our team,” stated Jimmy Nichols, president BRMG. “John’s passion for helping new […]

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Gershon Exits WC; Portnow Wants $2M

[updated 4:36] MusicRow’s Crystal Ball previewed the story (9/29) and now comes official statements from Sr. VP Warner Chappell Music, Tracy Gershon and Scott Francis, President, Warner/Chappell Music and Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music U.S. “I am thankful to Scott Francis for the opportunity to help rebuild and reenergize the  Warner Chappell Nashville office.” says Gershon. […]

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