Category: Publishing

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 [email protected] 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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Finch and Glassco Depart S1/Chrysalis

Music Row has learned more details regarding last week’s acquisition of S1 Songs by Chrysalis Music Group. Leaving S1 Songs will be Senior VP/GM Pat Finch and Donna Glassco, Director Administration. Staying on at Chrysalis will be VP Creative, Abbe Nameche and Catalog Manager Amanda “Jersey” Ross. Both will report to Dale Bobo, Chrysalis Music’s […]

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Power To The Creators

[Nashville Post by Mark Wheeler] To Tim Smith, confusion is costly — especially when it comes to copyright management in the entertainment sector. Smith’s MyWerx, which was founded in late 2008, applies aspects of social networking and wiki platforms to allow content creators from the music, video and film worlds to manage the copyright information […]

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Dale Bobo Tapped To Head Chrysalis Music’s Nashville Operation

Chrysalis Music Group has announced the appointment of Dale Bobo to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Chrysalis Music Nashville. Bobo, a 27-year music-publishing veteran, was most recently Senior Vice President/General Manager of Warner/Chappell Nashville. He will report directly to Chrysalis Music Group President Kenny MacPherson. “Dale Bobo is uniquely qualified to run […]

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Major Bob Re-Signs Shane Stevens

Major Bob Music, Inc. has announced the resigning of Shane Stevens to their writer roster. In addition to co-writing Lady Antebellum’s current multi-week No. 1  “American Honey,” Stevens is also a writer Kellie Pickler’s current hit, “Making Me Fall In Love Again.” Stevens has also had cuts with Jordin Sparks, Steel Magnolia, Jo Dee Messina, Gloriana, […]

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Middleworth Moves To Little Champion Music

Longtime music publishing executive Glenn Middleworth has joined Little Champion Music as Sr. Creative Director. The two-year-old publishing house owned by Martina and John McBride/Blackbird Studios is home to songwriters Rachel Thibodeau and Jason Sever. More signings are expected in coming months. Middleworth spent a total of ten years at EMI Music Publishing, ending as […]

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BMG, Huff, Franklin Open Publishing Company

BMG Rights Management has partnered with renowned producer Dann Huff and publisher Darrell Franklin to form BMG Rights Management Nashville. The full-service publishing company launches with a stable of writers including busbee, Jonathan Singleton, and Neil Thrasher. BMG Rights Management, the international group of music publishing companies which recently purchased Huff’s Crosstown Songs is also […]

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Whew! What A Week or Change Creates Opportunity

Nashville’s music industry has apparently survived what surely registers as a most unprecedented week. Viewed within a slightly wider time frame, the upheaval suggests that we are witnessing a critical moment where pent-up change is exploding through most every industry sector—record labels, publishing, touring, performance rights and industry organizations…

Large corporations move predictably, not quickly. Once a threat to profitability is identified, over time, they begin to act. Sometimes the home office repairs the damage with a scalpel, other times restructuring seems the best way to re-energize performance. Sometimes fiscal redemption can best be accomplished by acquiring competitors or content and growing market share. Over the past few months Nashville’s music community, our friends, family and colleagues have suffered all these strategies.

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