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Kobalt Music Upgrades Digital Services

Nashville songwriters and content owners will soon be able to take advantage of Kobalt Music Group’s latest advancement in transparent copyright administration. This week Kobalt is officially rolling out its next version of its online tools – Next Generation Portal Digital 3.0 – which offer clients unprecedented access to detailed information on collections in digital […]

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MusicRow Readers Name “House” Song of the Year

Bobby Karl Works The Room, Chapter 341 Photos: Alan Mayor Host Clay Bradley has the magic touch: He actually got the capacity crowd of schmoozers to shut up during the presentation of the MusicRow Awards in the notoriously loud BMI lobby on Thursday (6/24). Anthony Smith, Frank Myers, Trisha Walker-Cunningham, Alan Kates, Chuck Thompson, Preston […]

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ASCAP Hires Jessica Draper

ASCAP has hired former Performing Songwriter Music Editor Jessica Draper as Manager, Creative Services for its Nashville branch. She had served at the magazine since 2008 and worked there until it ceased publcation in June 2009. Her other career stops include time as a Public Relations Associate at classical music PR and artist management firm […]

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Pat Finch Representing Big Borassa Music

Hit songwriter Brett Jones has recruited publishing veteran Pat Finch to represent his catalog and publishing company, Big Borassa. Finch was most recently Senior Vice President/General Manager of S1 Songs in Nashville, where the company’s latest achievements included No. 1’s by Easton Corbin (“Little More Country Than That”), Rascal Flatts (“Unstoppable”), and George Strait (“I […]

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EMI Ups Roger Faxon To Group CEO

Roger Faxon, chairman and chief executive of EMI Music Publishing since 2007, has been put in charge of the company’s recorded music division. EMI announced the appointment today as part of an overhaul designed “to enable the company to reposition itself as a comprehensive rights management company that can take full advantage of all global […]

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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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