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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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BMG Acquires Stage Three Music

Stage Three Music announced it has signed an agreement that will move its copyrights to Berlin-based BMG Rights Management. Stage Three is a leading independent publisher run by ex-Virgin and Chrysalis CEO, Steve Lewis. The business is headquartered in London, with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville run by Lionel Conway, former President of Island […]

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Ash Street Signs With Bluewater For Admin.

Bluewater Music has announced the signing of a worldwide administration and creative placement agreement with Ash Street Music. Ash Street’s extensive catalog includes  songs penned by Monty Holmes, Greg Crowe, Ronnie Laws and Andi Zack, as well as singles from George Strait, Randy Travis, Josh Thompson and Will Hoge.

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EMI Publishing Promotes Creative Staffers

EMI Music Publishing Nashville has promoted three of its A&R team to new roles, it was announced today by Executive Vice President & General Manager Ben Vaughn. “Big” Tom Luteran moves from Senior Director to Vice President of A&R, marking the latest step up in his fifteen year career on Music Row. In a parallel […]

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Chrysalis Music Signs Jim McCormick

Chrysalis Music Executive Vice President Dale Bobo has announced the signing of Nashville songwriter Jim McCormick to the publishing company. The day after McCormick signed with Chrysalis, the songwriter received the good news that new Columbia Records artist Joanna Smith had cut his song, “Georgia Mud.”

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