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Lyric Street Shutters Carolwood Imprint

[Press Release] Lyric Street/Carolwood Records President Randy Goodman announced today (11/3) the restructuring of that Group’s imprints, which functionally will mean the shuttering of the year-old Carolwood Records while strengthening the Lyric Street promotion staff as both John Ettinger and Chris Palmer, Carolwood Sr. Directors, will move to Lyric Street Records, augmenting that already seasoned […]

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Royalty Debate: Lock Labels And Broadcasters In A Room

The growing royalty spat between radio broadcasters and record labels continues to deepen as labels demand a performance rights royalty for themselves and artists, while radio asserts it simply is not affordable. As industry observers know, currently songwriters and publishers are the only stakeholders to get paid a performance fee by U.S. terrestrial radio. According […]

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ACM Taking Noms For Radio Awards

Submissions opened today (11/2) for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards radio categories. The nominations will end at 12 noon PT on Fri., Dec. 11, 2009. The eligibility period runs Jan. 1, 2009 to Dec. 11, 2009. Nominees for the radio awards listed  below, will be announced in the spring of 2010. •   […]

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DJ and Radio Hall of Fame Names Inductees

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced that Bill Bailey, Laurie DeYoung and Rudy Fernandez will be honored as the 2010 Country Music DJ inductees, while Cy Blumenthal, Dan Halyburton and Michael Hammond will be inducted into the Country Music Radio Hall of Fame. The class of 2010 will be officially instated at a dinner ceremony on […]

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Cumulus Radiothon; Josh Ragsdale Reminder

Cumulus Broadcasting in Nashville is hosting an all-day radiothon tomorrow (11/3) to benefit Feed The Children, which helps hungry families in Middle Tennessee. Stations in the local cluster (92Q WQQK, i106 WNFN, 97.1 WRQQ, 95.5 WSM, 99.7 WWTN) will go commercial-free from 6 AM-7 PM and ask for donations via toll-free call 888-582-4453 (888-58-CHILD) or […]

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Veronica Ballestrini

“Out There Somewhere” TimBob Records Veronica Ballestrini is returning to country radio airwaves with her new release “Out There Somewhere.” The followup to “Amazing,” which landed on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout™ Chart, “Out There Somewhere” appears on Ballestrini’s debut album What I’m All About, which was released online in September. Veronica might not be the household name […]

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Updated: Ed Salamon Exits CRB

Ed Salamon is departing his role as Executive Director of Country Radio Broadcasters Inc., MusicRow has confirmed. Although there has been no official report, it appears that Salamon has exited the organization effective immediately. Official CRB spokesperson, Aristomedia’s Jeff Walker noted, “CRB does not comment on employment matters,” but MusicRow has verified reports which began […]

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Gone Pink: Artists, Radio Fight For A Cure

Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry has been sporting pink Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers all over town lately in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. He wore them on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, and in the studio where he and Eddie Montgomery are finishing up their latest album. Gentry explained, “I have three […]

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Signings And Musical Chairs

Golden Music Nashville has hired Lisa Strickland as Regional Director Northeast Promotion and Marketing, effective Mon., Nov. 2. She has spent the last two years at Citadel Media as Director of Affiliate Relations and Distribution Sales, working on American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks. The move to Golden, whose roster includes Williams Riley and Benton […]

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Industry Items: CMT Awards Date, CRS Panel

Save The Date: The 2010 CMT Music Awards will take place June 9, 2010 in Nashville. ——————- The popular consumer focus group panel will return to Country Radio Seminar® 41 when the event hits Nashville Feb. 24-26, 2010. This will be the first time a live focus group has been held at Country Radio Seminar […]

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Armiger Sets Chart Record

Katie Armiger’s single “Trail of Lies” recently landed at No. 19 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart, making her the highest charting independent female of 2009. The song is from her second album, Believe, on Cold River Records. Now she is working the charts with the follow-up single “Gone.” Armiger, who co-wrote “Trail of Lies” […]

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