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“Live A Little” At No. 1

BMI toasted the team behind the Kenny Chesney No. 1 hit “Live a Little” at a party in its Music Row lobby on June 2. The single, Chesney’s twenty-second trip to the top of the charts, was co-written by Shane Minor and David Lee Murphy. BMI songwriter Minor has lived more than a little: He […]

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Photos: Stealing Angels, Toby Keith, Bonnaroo

Earlier this week songwriters Caroline Cutbirth and Tayla Lynn signed to Skyline Music Publishing. Together with Jennifer Wayne, Cutbirth and Lynn make up Skyville Records trio Stealing Angels.

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Warner Chapppell Signs Artist/Actress

Global music publisher Warner/Chappell Music has signed a co-publishing agreement with singer, songwriter and actress Jana Kramer. Kramer recently signed with Elektra Nashville for her upcoming major label country debut. The actress, who plays Alex Dupre on One Tree Hill sold over 40,000 copies  of her song “I Won’t Give Up,” in one week after it […]

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Legacyworks Reunites Songs With Heirs

Legacyworks LLC reports it has successfully reclaimed deceased songwriter Tommy Durden’s ownership of “Heartbreak Hotel” and in the next few months it will be returned to the writer’s heirs. Copyright grant termination was filed by Legacyworks in 2005 on behalf of Durden’s daughter. Later this year the company will also see songwriter Richard Dehr’s copyright […]

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Elements Align For Sony/ATV Success

Just like the weather, Sony/ATV is on a hot-streak. The publishing company has scored the top spot on Billboard’s Country Publishers Airplay Chart for four of the last five quarters. The most recent chart (issue date 5/28/11) measures country radio airplay during the first quarter of 2011, showing Sony/ATV with 15.9% market share. Troy Tomlinson, […]

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Digital Licensing Changes To Impact PROs And Publishers

Technologists and music industry futurists have noted the need to refine and simplify digital licensing for quite some time. But despite a mantra of innovation, the music industry often moves slowly, especially with regard to revenue streams and licensing. However, the wheels may have begun turning— at last.

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Save The Dates: Awards Season Draws Near

The weather may be hot, but cool weather and cooler parties are on the horizon. Nashville’s music business is already eyeing the fall awards season, which brings numerous annual events, culminating with the CMA Awards. Among the causes for celebration are performing rights organizations saluting the most-performed songs of the year, and the Nashville Songwriters […]

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“Let Me Down Easy” Glides To No. 1

A room full of family and friends joined BMI in celebrating the team behind the Billy Currington No. 1 hit “Let Me Down Easy” at a party on May 31. Co-written by Marty Dodson and husband-wife duo Mark Nesler and Jennifer Hanson, the song marks Currington’s seventh trip to the top. The BMI team of […]

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Photo Friday: Trace Adkins, Matraca Berg, Steve Azar

Trace Adkins Debuts New Video • BMI Fetes Matraca Berg • Steve Azar Guests On “Delta Music…”

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Forecast: iCloudy With A Chance of New Revenues

In what may come to be viewed as a music industry watershed moment, just like the invention of the phonograph, the CD, Napster and the iTunes store, Apple has come to terms with record labels and music publishers to be able to launch its iCloud music service. The upfront cost, reportedly close to $150 million […]

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Industry Ink: SESAC Awards, SongWriters Fest, Mow the Row

SESAC’s Nashville Music Awards has been set for Monday, November 7 at the company’s Nashville headquarters. The invitation only event, which honors the top songwriters and publishers in country and Americana, awarded Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott with its coveted Songwriter of the Year honor in 2010. • • • The 9th Annual Nashville SongWriters Festival tunes up […]

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