Category: Publishing

Bobby Karl Works SESAC Awards and CMA Week Events

Chapter 353 Graciousness, warmth, elegance and relaxed conviviality—these are the things we associate with SESAC’s annual awards banquet. This year, the smallest of the performing rights organizations has shown more muscle than ever, with pieces of hits by such top stars as Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, George Strait and Keith Urban. But its banquet (11/8) […]

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SESAC Salutes Hillary Scott, EMI Foray Music

Hillary Scott was named Songwriter of the Year at last night’s (11/8) SESAC Nashville Music Awards. The Lady Antebellum songstress also took home the Song Of The Year trophy for the crossover smash, “Need You Now.” Publisher of the Year honors went to EMI Foray Music.

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Songwriter Jeff Stevens Inks With Chrysalis

Hit songwriter and producer Jeff Stevens has signed with Chrysalis Music Nashville. Stevens has had hits recorded by George Strait (“Carried Away,” “Carrying Your Love With Me,” “True”); Tim McGraw (“Back When”); Luke Bryan (“All My Friends Say,” “Someone Else Calling You Baby”); Alabama (“Reckless”) and many others. As Luke Bryan’s producer, Stevens recently celebrated […]

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Jury Says Hands Off in EMI Fraud Case

Terra Firma Chairman Guy Hands has lost his multibillion dollar legal suit against lender Citigroup yesterday.  The trial explored Hands’ 2007 purchase of EMI and Hands’ alleged claim that Citigroup’s Chairman of U.K. banking David Wormsley “duped” him into overpaying for EMI. The jury unanimously voted that Citigroup was not liable in the buyout. The […]

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Chrysalis Draws Admiring Glances

Chrysalis Music Group, an independent British music publishing company is beginning to draw admiring glances from a number of interested suitors according to the New York Post. Interested parties named by the publication include BMG Rights Management and Warner Music Group. Chrysalis has confirmed that it has been discussing “merger opportunities,” but failed to disclose […]

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SESAC Signs Armiger

SESAC has signed singer/songwriter Katie Armiger for representation.  Armiger recently released her third album, Confessions Of A Nice Girl, on Cold River Records. Armiger stopped by the Nashville SESAC office to celebrate her signing with Craig Hayes (Zumwalt, Almon & Hayes), Tim Fink (SESAC), and Kates Robinson (Cold River). Confessions debuted at No. 6 on […]

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Liz Rose Launches Independent Publishing Company

Award-winning songwriter Liz Rose has launched her own publishing company, Liz Rose Music, Inc. (BMI). Scott Ponce will serve as General Manager/Creative Director, and Kobalt Music will provide administrative services for the boutique publishing house, which will focus on signing uniquely talented and driven writers. “I am finally doing this,” says Rose about the opening […]

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Brown Opens Nashville Format Office

Anastasia Brown has joined LA/NY based Format Entertainment, which specializes in music supervision, production and soundtracks for film. Format has worked on films such as Iron Man 1 & 2, Sex and the City 1 &2, The Blindside, Alvin and The Chipmunks 1 & 2, and Swingers. Brown will head up a Nashville Format branch, […]

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No. 1 Parties in Nashville, More Photos

BMI and ASCAP joined forces to throw a party at Rooster’s in Nashville, celebrating Josh Turner’s #1 hit, “All Over Me.” The song was co-written by the “Peach Pickers”—the songwriting power trio of Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip. The Pickers have also collaborated on Joe Nichols’ “Gimmie That Girl,” and Blake Shelton’s “All […]

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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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