Category: Publishing

MTSU and ASCAP Team for Fledgling Writers

MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry and the Nashville office of ASCAP are helping to turn education into careers with a successful commercial songwriting partnership, “Partners in Craft.” The two-year old program, which pairs veteran songwriting and publishing mentors with students majoring in songwriting, will celebrate with a special gathering on Friday, Sept. 24. Representatives from […]

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NSAI Throws “World’s Largest #1 Party”

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) hosted industry professionals on Monday evening (9/20) for the World’s Largest #1 Party, presented by Avenue Bank and The Recording Academy® to celebrate veteran hitmakers and talented newcomers. NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison and NSAI President, Grammy-nominated songwriter Steve Bogard kicked off the festivities with two organizational awards – […]

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Monroe Re-Signs; Bice Opines

Wrensong/Reynsong reports it has re-signed Ashley Monroe to a new publishing deal. Bo Bice stopped into the WKLB Boston Country 102.5 studio for a live webcast last week, where he played songs from his latest album ‘3’, including the current country single “You Take Yourself With You” and answered some questions with morning show host […]

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Salamon Named CEO of Savannah Music Group

Ed Salamon has been named chief executive officer of Savannah Music Group, effective Oct. 1. Salamon approached SMG President Dave Gibson after Savannah took the unprecedented step among music publishing companies and record labels of opposing mandatory Performance Rights fee legislation. Since both believe that proposed legislation could reduce the amount of music played on […]

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BMG Rights Adds Evergreen

In a deal reportedly valued at $80 million, KKR-backed BMG Rights Management has gone shopping, gobbling Evergreen Copyright Acquisitions, its fourth company this year. Earlier this year BMG Rights snagged Cherry Lane Music, Adage IV and Stage Three music. According to reports in the New York Post, Evergreen was founded in 2006 and owns rights […]

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Universal Publishing’s Annual Tailgate Party

UMPG Nashville hosted the UMPG Tailgate Party yesterday (9/15) celebrating the success of their songwriters over the past year. The event was held in the company’s Music Row parking lot. Pat Higdon and Kent Earls presented the Excellence in A&R Award to UMG Nashville’s Joe Fisher. UMPG Nashville’s Trent Summar and The New Row Mob turned […]

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ole Wins CCMA Music Publisher of the Year

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) has honored ole as Music Publisher of the Year for the 4th consecutive time. This marks the fourth win in the category in the six years since the company’s founding on September 28, 2004. ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, was also named CCMA Music Publisher of the […]

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Better Angels Adds Gary Ray

Better Angels Music Group has added artist/songwriter Gary Ray as Director, Artist Relations. In his new role, Ray will be responsible for artist development, liason and overseeing the day-to-day running of the company’s Nashville office. He will report to Better Angels CEO, Rob Rappaport. “Gary brings a great fresh energy to the Better Angels team, […]

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Friday News Bits: Grammys, Flatts, ACM & More

Wide Open Music Group Signs Tim Owens Wide Open Music Group has announced the signing of Tim Owens to an Exclusive Songwriter Agreement. Owens, the co-writer behind such No. 1 hits as “Ticks” (Brad Paisley) and “Settlin’”(Sugarland), joins the growing writer and creative staff of the Nashville-based independent music publishing company. Wide Open also acquires […]

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Dean Brody Signs With ole/Roots Three

Roots Three Music/ole, a co-venture between ole music publishing and Roots Three, publishing division of RGK Entertainment Group, has signed songwriter and Open Road Records artist Dean Brody to a worldwide publishing deal. Brody, an emerging songwriting talent and rising country star, is currently at No. 6 on the Mediabase Canadian country chart with the single […]

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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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