Category: Publishing

The Songwriter Agency Opens In Nashville

The Songwriter Agency, a firm centered on booking hit songwriters in mainstream venues, has opened its doors in Nashville. Music industry veterans Paul Compton, Randy Harrell, and Rod Parkin co-founded the agency, which already has a roster of over 30 country, rock, and pop writers. Among those on the roster are Regie Hamm (David Cook’s […]

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Sound Exchange Offers New Artist Checklist

SoundExchange is a non-profit performance rights organization appointed by congress to pay digital royalties earned through play on Internet radio, satellite radio, cable TV music channels plus revenue collections from foreign societies. The organization recently distributed $54.8 million to recording artists and sound recording copyright holders in Q2 2010 payments, its largest ever quarterly payments. […]

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Underwood Performs/Writes Narnia Title Track

Carrie Underwood will be on the silver screen this holiday season, well at least her voice will. Underwood, has co-written the title song, “There’s A Place For Us” from the upcoming film The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 10. A rough cut of the film […]

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The Highway Girl Does “Ring of Fire”

Indie artist and Internet pioneer Samantha Murphy, also known as The Highway Girl, partnered with licensing and royalty service RightsFlow to raise awareness for Limelight, a service that assists artists with clearance for cover songs for release. Murphy wrote, produced and is featured in the informational video “Ring of Fire,” which explains how the Limelight […]

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Vezner Has An App

Grammy winning songwriter Jon Vezner has aptitiude. His new music video, “I’ve Got An App For That” co-written with Si Kahn highlights what may be becoming an addiction for millions of people worldwide. The music video, created by filmmaker Louise Woehrie of Whirlygig Productions is inspired by Vezner’s wry humor and deadpan persona. Using a […]

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Broken Bow Signs Cook; Blackmon in ASCAP’s SCORES Program

Broken Bow Signs Kristy Lee Cook Broken Bow Records announced the signing of Kristy Lee Cook to a recording and publishing deal on Broken Bow Music and Magic Mustang Music. Singer-songwriter Cook, who appeared on the seventh season of American Idol, is also known for her work as a host for The Outdoor Channel’s Outdoor’s […]

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Chrysalis Inks Skidmore, Dierks in N.Y.C., Martina and Train on Crossroads

Artist/songwriter Shelley Skidmore has signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music. Dale Bobo, EVP at Chrysalis Music Nashville says, “Shelley is the authentic real deal, having grown up playing and singing in her parent’s band all around her home state of Kentucky and into Ohio and West Virginia.  She has a smart point of view […]

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BMG US Taps Richard Blackstone

Music rights company BMG has hired Richard Blackstone to be the Chief Creative Officer of BMG US. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music and, more recently, has been working with the Zac Brown Band. Blackstone, who will be based in BMG’s US headquarters in New York City, also has strong ties […]

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Marvell Re-ups With Bug; Songwriters In Chicago; BMI Buzz

Hit songwriter Kendall Marvel renewed his publishing deal with Bug Music recently. He is the writer behind hits including “Right Where I Need to Be” (Gary Allan), “Tougher Than Nails” (Joe Diffie), and “Yee Haw,” “Startin With Me,” and “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” (Jake Owen). His songs have been recorded by Trace Adkins, […]

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Key A&R Hires at EMI Music Publishing Nashville

EMI Music Publishing Nashville announced two new hires today: Missy Wilson and Laura Wright. Wilson and Wright join the A&R team led by Ben Vaughn, EMI Music Publishing Executive Vice President and General Manager, Tom Luteran, Vice President of A&R, and Josh Van Valkenburg, Director of A&R. Both Wilson and Wright will work with EMI […]

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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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