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ASCAP Launches App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

John A. LoFrumento, CEO of ASCAP , today announced the launch of ASCAP Mobile, a new app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app provides ASCAP’s songwriter, composer and publisher members with 24/7 access to their membership, catalog, performance and royalty information via ASCAP’s secure Member Access online portal. Additionally, the app’s interface allows […]

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ole Signs Hit Songwriter Monty Powell

ole music publishing has signed a catalog purchase and worldwide co-publishing deal with songwriter/producer Monty Powell. Powell has been responsible for hit songs that have helped drive the sales of more than 50 million albums in total by artists like Restless Heart (“Dancy’s Dream”), Diamond Rio (“Norma Jean Riley,” “Nowhere Bound”), Billy Ray Cyrus (“Could […]

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Commerce Secretary In Nashville To Discuss Piracy

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke was in Nashville today (8/30) for a meeting between members of government and local music business leaders to discuss music piracy. NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison moderated the discussion featuring leaders from all levels of government: Locke, Mayor Karl Dean, Governor Phil Bredesen, and Congressman Jim Cooper. Some of Nashville’s […]

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Secretary Of Commerce To Address Music Piracy

United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will visit Nashville next week to hear from the music industry about the impact of rampant music piracy. Locke will conduct a Discussion Forum on Monday, Aug. 30, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM at a location near Music Row. The location will be announced later this week. “With an estimated […]

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BMI Appeals DMX Rate-Court Decision

BMI has filed an appeal of the DMX decision issued by Judge Louis Stanton, BMI’s rate-court judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the company announced today. BMI’s appeal on behalf of its songwriters, composers and music publishers will seek reversal of a court decision that, according to DMX’s outside […]

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Martha’s Vineyard Gets Songwriters

The 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter’s Festival takes place Sept. 24-25 on the famous island off the Massachusetts coastline. Concerts will take place at Mansion house in Vineyard Haven and at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. The festival features a variety of BMI pop and country writers in exclusive lineups and intimate settings. Advance tickets […]

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Nashvillians Help Revive Fame Studios

Muscle Shoals, Alabama’s renowned Fame Studios, its publishing company, and record label are experiencing a revival. Hit Nashville songwriter Brad Crisler has signed with House of Fame Publishing, where Music Row veteran Steve Williams has been hired on as Creative Director. For Crisler, it is a return the publishing company where he had early success. […]

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ole Piques Interest With Liz Rose’s Notebook

With budgets and playlists getting smaller by the day,
the Nashville music publishing scene has grown increasingly competitive, forcing songwriters and publishers to become more innovative and resourceful in their efforts to get songs recorded. Ole, one of Nashville’s most successful independent publishers, is leading the charge for creative catalog promotion by handing out copies of songwriter Liz Rose’s notebook.

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Royalty Rights Revenue Stream Maze

Earlier this week Digital Music News highlighted these two royalty payment flow charts. The first, titled Working In Music is drawn from a British perspective and created by Wiggin LLP. The second is from a U.S. perspective offered by royalty admin specialist MusicReports. To see the large size versions click here and click here.

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MyWerx Offers Innovative Copyright Ownership ID


Billboard magazine’s current issue (cover date August 21) includes a feature story titled 10 Best Startups of 2010, profiling companies that “share a vision that the best days of the music industry are not behind us, but still lie ahead.” One of the featured startups is Nashville-based MyWerx, a technology company that develops cloud computing […]

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Photos: Dave Bartholomew; Nashville Publishers Network

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Bartholomew recently stopped by BMI’s Music Row offices. The legendary songwriter, producer, musician, arranger and A&R man hooked up with Fats Domino and their collaborations sent shock waves from New Orleans, forever changing the soundscape of American music. Bartholomew wrote classics including “Ain’t That a Shame,” “I’m Walkin’” […]

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