Category: Publishing

ole Adds Kele Currier 

Music publisher ole has announced the appointment of Kele Currier to the position of Director of Administration. Working closely with ole’s Toronto team on all administration matters, Currier will manage the company’s Nashville-based catalogs, serve as the administration client representative for ole’s roster of country music writers, and actively seek out new administration clients among the self-published Nashville […]

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Key West Songwriters Festival Ready To Roll

Final preparations are underway for this year’s Key West Songwriters Festival, scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 – Sunday, May 2. Presented by Better Angels Music and benefiting the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, the  annual festival, now in its 15th year, will feature more than 100 top-tier songwriters. Full band concerts will bookend the 2010 […]

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Crook & Chase On WSIX; Paradiso Hires King

Nashville’s Big 98/WSIX-FM has added The Crook & Chase Countdown to the station’s lineup, starting yesterday (1/24). The Nashville-based program will air Sundays from 6 – 10 p.m. CT. Each week, Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase count down the top 30 Country music songs and interview the genre’s superstars and rising artists. The show is nationally […]

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Middleworth Exits EMI; Sherrod Leaves Major Bob

After a twelve year tenure with Major Bob Music, Inc., Sr. Director, A&R Scot Sherrod is exiting the company to pursue new opportunities. Owner, Bob Doyle says, “Throughout his time at Major Bob Music, Scot has been an integral part in the growth of our company, its writers and its catalog. We are excited for […]

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Signings: Max Barnes; Lorrie Morgan; 615 Music

Max T. Barnes has signed a publishing deal with Ray Stevens Music. The chart topping songwriter has an impressive list of hits, including six No. 1 singles, nine Top 10’s and a Song of the Year Nomination for the career launching hit “Love Me” by Colin Raye. Barnes recently penned the current Ray Stevens single, […]

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SESAC To Offer Watermarked Files

Nashville-based SESAC has joined with Activated Content Corporation (ACC) and Digsound to create a web-based delivery system for watermarked audio files named Ruby DS. The advanced audio-recognition technology is designed to improve the performing rights organization’s ability to track performances for music licensing and royalty distribution. Ruby DS securely delivers audio files via email with […]

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Ole Acquires Richie McDonald Catalogue


Music publisher ole has acquired the majority of songwriter/performer Richie McDonald’s 250-song catalogue, and entered an administration deal with him for select new copyrights. Best known as the singer for multi-platinum group Lonestar, McDonald’s catalogue includes the No. 1s “I’m Already There,” “ My Front Porch Looking In,” and “Mr. Mom,” as well as the hits “Coming Home […]

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May Moves To Warner/Chappell VP/GM

Phil May has been appointed to the newly created position of  VP/GM Nashville at Warner/Chappell Music. May will report directly to Scott Francis, President Warner/Chappell Music and Chairman/CEO Warner/Chappell Music U.S. May will oversee business and administrative activities for the Nashville office and work closely with Tracy Gershon, Senior VP A&R who also reports to […]

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National News: Labels Face Antitrust Suit; Arbitron; Bergman Catalogue

An antitrust lawsuit alleging price fixing of digital downloads by the major labels has been reinstated by a federal appeals court. EMI, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, are among the defendants in the case that will be allowed to proceed. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the October 2008 decision of […]

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Signings: Josh Gracin’s New Team; Molly Hunt

Josh Gracin is building a new team, and has recently signed with Buddy Lee Attractions for booking representation. BLA Pres. Kevin Neal will be the responsible agent and can be reached at 615-244-4336 and [email protected] As a former Lyric Street artist, Gracin had hits such as “I Want To Live,” “Nothin’ To Lose,” “Stay With […]

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Songwriter Dale Dodson Enjoys Roles At Carnival, Sony/ATV

Songwriter and country music historian Dale Dodson has a unique new arrangement that allows him to remain as a staff writer for longtime publisher Sony/ATV and also take on a creative services role at Carnival Music. Dodson is the writer or co-writer of songs including “Look Who’s Back In Town” by George Strait, “Good News, […]

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