Category: Radio

Bill Mayne’s Company Running CRB In Interim

Bill Mayne’s Nashville-based firm, Mayne Street Consulting, will continue to oversee the general operations of Country Radio Broadcasters leading up and through CRS 2010, running Feb. 24-26, 2010. Mayne Street Consulting assists companies in the radio and music industries with strategic planning, marketing, management and artist development opportunities. “I have served on the Country Radio […]

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Hall, Varble, and Corbin Chosen For WCRS Live Showcase

The popular WCRS Live! acoustic songwriter series, sponsored by BMI and Country Aircheck, has been scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 4:10-5:30 pm at the Nashville Convention Center. Performers include legendary artist/songwriter Tom T. Hall (“Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine”), songwriter Wynn Varble (“Waitin’ On A Woman”) and Mercury artist Easton Corbin (“A Little More […]

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Photos From Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

The 21st annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® seminar was held over the weekend (1/15-16) in Memphis. Artists and radio representatives from around the country gathered to continue building on the successful radio fundraising program that has made more than $365 million to support St. Jude’s mission of finding cures and saving lives. There […]

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Jessica Harp

“A Woman Needs” Warner Music Nashville Warner Music Nashville is releasing Jessica Harp’s empowering new single “A Woman Needs” to country radio, and it goes for adds January 19. To coincide with the release, Harp is offering three “making of the video” webisodes and the exclusive premiere of the song’s video on AOL’s The Boot. […]

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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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Industry Beat: Stroudavarious, Common Grounds

Bill Catino, President of Stroudavarious Records, announces the addition of Nathan Cruise as Director of Midwest Promotion. He will report to Bill Macky, and will be based in the Nashville offices. Cruise was most recently with Show Dog Records, and prior stints include Arista, Equity, and MCG/Curb Records. He can be contacted at [email protected] or […]

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CRB To Honor Brooks And Dunn, Charlie Cook

Brooks & Dunn will receive the CRB Career Achievement Award and Charlie Cook will be honored with the CRB President’s Award at the Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. The evening at the Renaissance Ballroom in downtown Nashville is the unofficial kick-off to Country […]

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Foster Joins Treehouse Promotion Staff

Gwen Foster has joined Treehouse Records’ promotion staff, handling the California, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Texas and Southern Oklahoma territories. Foster comes to the Treehouse team after 19 years in the Phoenix radio market where she won R&R Country Music Director of the Year twice (2005 and 2006). Foster can be reached via email at […]

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Cumulus Adds Shelly Mullins As Mktg. Dir.

Cumulus Nashville has added Shelly Mullins as Marketing Director for the radio conglomerate which is made up of 95.5 The Wolf, 97.1 RQQ, SuperTalk 99.7 WTN, 92Q, and i106. Mullins’ more than two decades of experience in the entertainment business includes six years handling publicity and marketing, most recently at Kaleidoscope Media. Mullins has worked in television […]

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Year’s Top AMA Albums; Ford Embraces HD Radio

The Americana Music Association has compiled a list of its Top 100 Albums of 2009, as reported to the organization’s chart from 11/17/2008 through 11/16/2009. The complete Top 100 list is available here… The Top 10 most played albums, as charted on the Americana Airplay Chart are: 1. Buddy & Julie Miller 2. Steve Earle […]

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Radio, Rights Orgs Temporarily Agree On 7%

The music publishing industry has been anxiously watching licensing negotiations between BMI, ASCAP and radio/TV interests. Rate contracts are in the process of being renewed and concerns on the music side of the table revolve around potential rate reductions due to falling radio/TV ad revenues. Today it has been announced that the Radio Music License […]

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