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Steve Pleshe Joins RCA Promotion Team

Steve Pleshe has become the newest member of the RCA Records Nashville promotion team today as Keith Gale, Vice President, National Promotion, welcomes Pleshe as Manager, Regional Promotion. Based in Fresno, CA, he begins his new role immediately, working with stations in the Pacific Time zone. Pleshe comes to RCA from Country Thunder Records, where […]

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Bobo Weighs In on Hot-Button Royalty Issue

As the House Judiciary prepares to vote this week on the Performance Rights Act, longtime Nashville music executive Dale Bobo, who spent many years at Warner Chappell Music Publishing, has weighed in with an editorial for Hits magazine supporting the idea that terrestrial radio pay to artists, musicians, and master rights holders a performance royalty […]

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RCA Names Elizabeth Sledge Mgr. Regional Promotion

Keith Gale, Vice President, National Promotion, for RCA Records Nashville has announced that Elizabeth Sledge is the new Manager, Regional Promotion for RCA Nashville. Based in Nashville, Sledge is on board immediately, working the territory previously helmed by Norbert Nix, who was promoted in April to National Director. Most recently Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for Montage […]

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Once Again Underwood’s a 10

Arista artist Carrie Underwood has already sold more than 10 million albums with her first two releases, and now the singer scores another 10, with her current single, “I Told You So,” becoming her tenth single to top a key sales or airplay chart. The accomplishment distinguishes the four-time Grammy winner as the first country […]

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Rebel Hearts

“Jesse Dunn” RHR/Nine North “Jesse Dunn” is the newest single by vocal group Rebel Hearts. Comprised of Darren Castle, Don McDowell and Kody Anderson, their music is a blend of country and rock that draws on influences like Elvis, Garth, and the Eagles. Singer/songwriter Don McDowell created Rebel Hearts in 1997 and recruited Canadian producer/pianist/songwriter […]

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Pickler and Smith To Host CMT Noms

For the first time, CMT will be interrupting its regularly scheduled programming to present the 2009 CMT Music Awards Nominee Special on Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00 – 9:30 AM/CT. The 30-minute special, hosted by 2008 USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year winner Kellie Pickler and CMT’s Lance Smith, will feature the music and […]

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Carla Williams

“Every Word You’re Thinking” Lofton Creek Her throaty delivery handles this sophisticated melody with aplomb. The piano and synth accompaniment is fairly pop, but the vocal keeps it down to earth. —Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow Born and raised in the Heart of Dixie, Carla Williams has long had a passion for singing and performing. The […]

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James Otto

“Since You Brought It Up” Warner Bros. Standing an easy 6’5” tall with a frame more akin to an NFL lineman than an entertainer, James Otto’s mere presence is enough to garner your attention. And his voice? Maybe bigger. John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich often introduces Otto as “The Biggest Voice […]

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Due West

“I Get That All The Time” Bigger Than Me/Nine North With an independent spirit as great as the American frontier, Due West is staking its claim to Nashville fame with first single “I Get That All The Time.” Tim Gates, Brad Hull and Matt Lopez comprise the energetic young band based on tight harmony, sincere […]

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More Layoffs at Clear Channel

Clear Channel has followed up its layoffs from last January with another round of cuts, eliminating 590 more jobs, many of them in the areas of programming, IT, engineering, and back-office, though a number of on-air positions were eliminated as well. When combined with the approximately 1,850 people who lost their jobs in January, it […]

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Debt Load Chafes Clear Channel

Clear Channel Communications went private last July after being purchased by THL Partners and Bain Capitol. In the process, the company’s debt load greatly increased. Last week CCC released a preliminary filing stating that its first quarter revenue had fallen 23% to $1.2 billion while at the same time its debt increased trifold to $21 […]

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