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Songs Score Big With Soundtracks: “The Climb,” “Southern Voice”

Songwriters Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe had stellar success with their song “The Climb,” which spent an amazing 15 weeks at #1 on Billboard‘s AC Chart. As the lead single from Hannah Montana: The Movie, “The Climb” was also voted Best Song from a Movie at the 2009 MTV Music Awards. It was published by […]

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BMI Promotes Jessica Frost

BMI has promoted Jessica Frost to Director, Business Development/Licensing. Based in the organization’s Nashville office, Frost began working for BMI in 1999 as a Customer Relations Executive. She was promoted to Account Representative in 2000, and then was named Account Executive in 2001. She became Assistant Manager, Industry Development in 2003, and was promoted again […]

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FlySongs Forms To Connect Songs With Film/TV

FlySongs will specialize in the music of Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana and represent it to the film and television industry. The new company will actively seek to place compositions in movies, television specials, soundtracks, primetime and cable series, video releases, and commercials. “We have spent our energies developing deep production and film industry contacts,” says company […]

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Ray Bruce To Sharp Objects

Nashville-based Sharp Objects, a song plugging and artist development company has added Ray Bruce to its marketing and promotions department. Bruce’s new title will be Creative Director/Special Projects Coordinator and he will report to company CEO Steven Sharp. Chief among Bruce’s new responsibilities will be to represent the Sharp Objects song catalog and secure cuts. […]

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Combustion Promotes Chris Van Belkom

Combustion Music has promoted Chris Van Belkom to Sr. Creative Director. He previously served as Creative Director and has spent five years with the publisher, helping oversee the careers of songwriters including Blair Daly, Ashley Gorley and Gordie Sampson, as well as local major label rockers Kings Of Leon and American Bang, and duo Sam […]

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Stephen Allen Davis, Mark Brown Start Publishing Co.

Longtime Music Row publisher Mark Brown and songwriter Stephen Allen Davis recently stopped by BMI to affiliate their new publishing venture, Molet Music. While the two were in the organization’s Music Row offices, BMI’s Jody Williams surprised the Grammy-nominated Davis with a Million-Air certificate recognizing more than 3 million performances of his composition “Stand Beside […]

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Signings At Blue Guitar Music

Blue Guitar Music Publishing has added artist/songwriters David Kroll and Blake Gray to its roster.

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Bobby Karl Works The Room: BMI Awards

Chapter 327 More Stars Than There Are in the Heavens. That was the saying about the MGM lot during Hollywood’s golden age in the ‘30s and ‘40s. If there’s an organization in country music that can say the same in this golden age of country music, it is surely BMI. The performance rights organization’s 57th […]

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Big Winners At BMI—Pinson, Swift, Sony/ATV

It was an evening to celebrate songs and songwriters at BMI’s Country Awards, held last night (11/10) at the organization’s Music Row offices. Bobby Pinson was named Songwriter of the Year, Taylor Swift’s smash “Love Story” received Song of the Year honors, and its publisher Sony/ATV Music was awarded Publisher of the Year. The 57th […]

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Bobby Karl Works the SESAC Awards

Chapter 326 We Are Family. That concept was repeatedly invoked at Monday night’s SESAC banquet on Music Row (11/9). And, my, how the “family” has grown: The event is now double in size what it was just a few short years ago. “I’m proud to be a member of the SESAC family,” said Songwriter of […]

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HFA Inks Gracenote Lyrics Deal

U.S. music rights licensing organization, the Harry Fox Agency has entered into a digital lyrics licensing arrangement with Gracenote, a provider of lyrics for digital music applications. The agreement includes lyric delivery with permanent downloads, CD playback, online subscription services, lyrics search, mobile services and consumer devices. HFA’s over 37,000 represented publishing catalogs will have […]

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