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Fox-Metoyer Promoted

Kerri Fox-Metoyer is rising through the corporate ranks at Sony, and will take on a new role July 18.

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Toast A Little Good Sales News

A music marketing exec. walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “Hey give me a drink, album sales are up 1% YTD this year.” Bartender who reads MusicRow says, “Sounds like you’ve already had enough to drink!” Why? Because although a trickle of good news is better than none, there really aren’t enough tidings […]

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Sales Strategy Shakedown

Every album launch has a different set of objectives for marketers on Music Row. With new music coming from Blake Shelton, Chris Young and Ashton Shepherd, Tuesday’s (7/12) release schedule is a prime example of why sales expectations are different for each act.

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SoundScan Mid Year Wrap ’11

There are numerous ways to dissect the meaning of country music sales through the end of the second quarter 2011. But perhaps these few lines of Nielsen SoundScan code tell the story best…

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Luke Bryan Shakes It Straight To Gold

Luke Bryan is powering toward his August album release with hit single “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” The lead track from Tailgates and Tanlines has been certified Gold by the RIAA, with sales totaling 615,800 digital downloads [Soundscan]. Co-written by Bryan and fellow Georgia native Dallas Davidson, the song is the fastest rising single […]

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MySpace Purchased By Specific Media and Justin Timberlake [Updated]

News Corp. has reportedly sold social-media site MySpace to ad network Specific Media.

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Justin Moore Reels In Sales

Justin Moore’s sophomore effort debuted at the top of the Country album charts this week, propelled by hit single “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” and a launch event where the Valory artist held a six-hour media fest from a bass boat in the Central Park lake.

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Google Goes Social With Google+

Google has revealed details of its new social networking service, Google+, which is now in limited use by invitation only. The service aims integrate seamlessly with Google’s other products like maps and images, while enriching the experience of online interaction.

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BE Music & Entertainment Opens in Nashville

The company is headed by executives Michael Blanton, Carl Kornmeyer and Terry London.

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Chris Young’s “Neon” Shining Soon

Chris Young’s third studio album Neon is due for release Tuesday, July 12 and he’s giving fans some incentive to pre-order the album’s deluxe version on iTunes.

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Shelton Wraps “The Voice,” Preps Album Release

Blake Shelton’s coaching gig on NBC singing competition The Voice is coming to a close as the star gears up for a perfectly timed album release. The two-part season finale of The Voice starts tonight (6/28), where he will team with Brad Paisley to perform “Don’t Drink The Water,” a song written by Paisley and […]

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