Category: Publishing

Elevation and Wide Open Join Forces

Elevation Music Publishing and Wide Open Music Group have announced a new alliance between the two Nashville-based music publishing operations. Through a shared services arrangement, Elevation Creative Principals Mike Molinar and Martha Earls are joining with Wide Open’s creative team to provide catalog and songwriter representation, as well as creative consultation. Elevation will also relocate […]

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NMPA Honors Sen. Lamar Alexander

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) will present its 2010 President’s Award to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. “As a Senator representing a state that’s home to both the country music and the blues capitals of the world, Senator Alexander is particularly attuned to the value of music as a cultural and economic force […]

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Court Rules Against Peer-To-Peer Site LimeWire

Online news network CNET is reporting that a federal court has found the company that operates file-sharing service LimeWire liable for copyright infringement. On Tuesday (5/11), U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted summary judgment in favor of the RIAA’s claims that Lime Group, parent of LimeWire software maker Lime Wire, and founder Mark Gorton committed […]

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Swift To Receive Hal David Starlight Award

Hal David, Chairman/CEO of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has announced that Taylor Swift will be the recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, to be presented at the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards dinner on Thursday June 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. At the young age of 14, Swift signed a publishing deal with […]

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Newsweek Thrown Into Shopping Cart

Newsweek has been put in play according to Chairman Donald E. Graham who said the venerable news entity “might be a better fit elsewhere.” Newsweek’s parent, The Washington Post Co. has retained Allen & Co. to explore the publication’s sale. Pricing and potential suitors are still to be determined. Business Week sold recently for under […]

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Black River Signs Osborne, Sebastian Consults For ole

Black River Music Group Publishing has signed Kentucky native Josh Osborne to a publishing agreement. “I’m very happy to be working with Josh and I believe he will prove to be an important writer and a name we will all recognize inthe not to distant future,” says Celia Froehlig, Black River Music Group’s Vice President, […]

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ole Unveils Online Admin Web Portal

International, independent publisher ole, with offices in Toronto, L.A. and Nashville has launched “adminow,” an online resource for the company’s administration clients. “It’s akin to online banking,” explains Jennifer Beavis, Senior Director, Administration. “It complements ole’s expert, global customer service, and delivers the immediate transparency ole’s clients have come to expect from mainstream financial institutions.” […]

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Water Pressure Closes BMI Row Office; Staff Remains Online

“BMI’s Nashville office remains closed for the second consecutive day due to a lack of water pressure in the 6-story Music Row building, home to over 400 employees,” reports VP Writer/Publisher Relations Jody Williams. “As a result, scheduled events including the Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop have been canceled. However, most executives are still readily accessible […]

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Flooding At Soundcheck, Schermerhorn, CMHF

Everyone here at MusicRow hopes that our readers experienced minimal flood damage, but if you have any news, photos, stories or updates you would like to share, please email us at news@musicrow.com. BMI’s Nashville chief Jody Williams tells MusicRow that BMI is closed today. A full update is coming soon. Wrensong Publishing and AristoMedia are […]

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Publishers: Stout Hearts And Big Pocketbooks

“Publishing is like the canary in the coal mine,” smiles Skyline Music Managing Partner and publishing veteran, Wally Wilson. “Even though we have a shrinking industry, people have been thinking, ‘We’re ok, publishing is safe.’

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Stage Three Music Signs Dean Alexander

Stage Three Music, Inc. has announced the signing of writer/artist Dean Alexander to their writer roster. Alexander continues to play various stages across the country opening up for artists such as Josh Turner. Also, he currently performs as part of Laura Bell Bundy’s band and has performed live with her at the ACM’s, Good Morning America […]

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