Category: Publishing

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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Photos: DiPiero and Shaw Sign Flynn; Lambert Kicks Off Tour

Amanda Flynn has signed a publishing deal with Leslie T. DiPiero of Tom-Leis Music & co-publisher Victoria Shaw. ••• Columbia Nashville’s Miranda Lambert kicked off her CMT on Tour: Miranda Lambert Revolution fall tour September 29 in New York, the first of more than two dozen dates through early December. Here, Lambert is joined by […]

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Writer’s Den Adds Alex Heddle

Alex Heddle has recently been added to the team at Writer’s Den Music Group as Catalog Manager/Song Plugger. Heddle formerly oversaw all creative aspects at Propel Music, where he spent the past two years. “We are thrilled to have someone with Alex’s experience and enthusiasm as a part of our group,” says Head of Publishing, […]

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Crystal Ball Signals Publishing Change

The Crystal Ball began flashing this morning, offering only an incomplete message as is its wanton way. The data source from the Shiny Globe seemed to flow from our industry’s publishing sphere, showing an imminent departure. While we are unable to pull the rabbit from our info chapeau, it seems that this 30-year industry veteran […]

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Black River Signing; Legal Symposium

Black River Music Publishing has signed Due West member Brad Hull to a publishing deal. “Brad originally came to Nashville to pursue songwriting and I am happy he found a home here at Black River Music Publishing,” stated Celia Froehlig, VP BRMP. Due West will release a new CD on Nov. 23. The group’s single […]

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MTSU and ASCAP Team for Fledgling Writers

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry and the Nashville office of ASCAP are helping to turn education into careers with a successful commercial songwriting partnership, “Partners in Craft.” The two-year old program, which pairs veteran songwriting and publishing mentors with students majoring in songwriting, will celebrate with a special gathering on Friday, Sept. 24. Representatives from […]

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NSAI Throws “World’s Largest #1 Party”

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) hosted industry professionals on Monday evening (9/20) for the World’s Largest #1 Party, presented by Avenue Bank and The Recording Academy® to celebrate veteran hitmakers and talented newcomers. NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison and NSAI President, Grammy-nominated songwriter Steve Bogard kicked off the festivities with two organizational awards – […]

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Monroe Re-Signs; Bice Opines

Wrensong/Reynsong reports it has re-signed Ashley Monroe to a new publishing deal. Bo Bice stopped into the WKLB Boston Country 102.5 studio for a live webcast last week, where he played songs from his latest album ‘3’, including the current country single “You Take Yourself With You” and answered some questions with morning show host […]

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Salamon Named CEO of Savannah Music Group

Ed Salamon has been named chief executive officer of Savannah Music Group, effective Oct. 1. Salamon approached SMG President Dave Gibson after Savannah took the unprecedented step among music publishing companies and record labels of opposing mandatory Performance Rights fee legislation. Since both believe that proposed legislation could reduce the amount of music played on […]

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BMG Rights Adds Evergreen

In a deal reportedly valued at $80 million, KKR-backed BMG Rights Management has gone shopping, gobbling Evergreen Copyright Acquisitions, its fourth company this year. Earlier this year BMG Rights snagged Cherry Lane Music, Adage IV and Stage Three music. According to reports in the New York Post, Evergreen was founded in 2006 and owns rights […]

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Universal Publishing’s Annual Tailgate Party

UMPG Nashville hosted the UMPG Tailgate Party yesterday (9/15) celebrating the success of their songwriters over the past year. The event was held in the company’s Music Row parking lot. Pat Higdon and Kent Earls presented the Excellence in A&R Award to UMG Nashville’s Joe Fisher. UMPG Nashville’s Trent Summar and The New Row Mob turned […]

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