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Wrensong/Reynsong Racking Up The Hits

Wrensong/Reynsong Music Publishing has announced the promotion of Christina Mitchell to songplugger. Mitchell previously handled administration for the company. She is responsible for securing the Jason Aldean cut, “The Truth.” The company has also brought Heather Edwards back into the fold as Office Manager. In other news, Wrensong’s Ashley Monroe recently landed her first No. […]

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NMPA Sues Limewire

Eight members of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today (6/16) filed a lawsuit against LimeWire for copyright infringement of their musical works on a massive scale. NMPA President and CEO David Israelite announced the action today at the NMPA’s Annual Meeting in New York City. The plaintiffs – EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal […]

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Voorhis Departs Skyline

“The past seven years have been incredible,” says Chip Voorhis who started Skyline Music with Paul Worley and Wally Wilson. “I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to build and accomplish. It was truly an honor to be able to work with the writers and artists, and enjoy such amazing music.” Voorhis, who served […]

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Jimmy Ritchey Unveils Vibe Room Music

Songwriter/producer Jimmy Ritchey has announced a new collaborative venture, Vibe Room Music. A newly-established Music Row assembly located at 38 Music Square East, 2nd Floor, Vibe Room Music is made up of Ritchey, publishing veteran Jeff Carlton and a variety of multi-talented songwriters. The company is poised to introduce a library of compositions in a […]

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BMG acquires Adage IV Catalog

BMG Rights Management has announced the acquisition of the Adage IV catalog. Adage IV consists of rights in a number of classic compositions performed by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Among the […]

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SoundExchange Enlists AFTRA in Royalty Search

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, and SoundExchange, a non-profit U.S. digital performance rights organization authorized to collect royalties for the digital performance of sound recordings, today announced a new joint initiative to identify and distribute SoundExchange royalties which […]

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Bug Music Reportedly On The Block

The New York Post is reporting today (6/2) that Bug Music, one of the world’s biggest independent music publishers, is being shopped by JPMorgan Chase, with an asking price of $300 million. In the chase for the firm are several big record companies including Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony/ATV Music and a joint […]

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Lifenotes: Ella Tomlinson, Mother of Troy Tomlinson

Condolences to Sony/ATV President/CEO Troy Tomlinson and his family on the passing of his mother, Ella Tomlinson, on May 30. The devoted wife and mother was born in Sumner County, TN and retired from Eaton Corp. in Gallatin in 1984. She is survived by four sons, James (Faye) Wright of Gallatin; Bobby (Polly) Wright of […]

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ASCAP’s “We Write The Songs” Heads To DC

On May 11, the ASCAP Foundation and the Library of Congress jointly celebrated the first anniversary of the ASCAP Collection at the Library of Congress, the gift by the ASCAP Foundation of documents, photos, sheet music and other artifacts. For the second straight year, a musical concert at the Library’s Coolidge Auditorium called We Write […]

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Asset Mgt. Firm Eyes EMI Music Publishing

The New York Post is reporting today (5/27) that asset management firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) is in talks to buy a stake in EMI Music Publishing and combine those operations into a separate entity that would be 51 percent controlled by EMI, with the rest being controlled by KKR-owned BMG Rights Management. Post sources […]

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Shane Barrett Departs Ole Music

Shane Barrett has exited ole Music Publishing to pursue his next opportunity after five years as the company’s Creative Director. Other recent changes at ole include the addition of Arthur Buenahora as Senior Creative Director. In addition, publishing veteran Mike Sebastian joined ole as a consultant following ole’s recent puchase of Blacktop Music Publishing, Sebastian’s […]

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