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Will Watermarking Deter Piracy?

The Digital Watermarking Alliance (DWA) has announced findings from a recently commissioned survey on piracy deterrence. The study, conducted by media and technology measurement and market research firm Interpret, aimed to determine whether the inclusion of Digital Serial Numbers (DSNs) in online content would deter illegal file sharing. The results showed that DSNs would deter […]

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Lawrence Brings “The Rock” To the Troops

Just weeks away from the official street date of his latest release, The Rock, Rocky Comfort Records artist Tracy Lawrence has announced a Military World Premiere of the album. In an exclusive pre-release celebration, Lawrence will participate in a special two-day event, delivering his new CD personally to military personnel at Norfolk Naval Station and […]

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Foxworthy, Strait, McBride and Honky Tonk TV

Foxworthy Countdown Celebrates 10 Years This weekend, May 30 and 31, marks the 10th anniversary of The Jeff Foxworthy Countdown. Debuting in 1999, the weekly four-hour radio show features the current Top 30 country hits as well as interviews with top country artists. Airing on nearly 300 radio stations nationwide, The Jeff Foxworthy Countdown can […]

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Blacktop Re-signs Dodson and Yeary

Blacktop Music Group’s Mike Sebastian has announced the re-signing of hit songwriters Marty Dodson and Jimmy Yeary. Dodson’s latest chart-topper is Kenny Chesney‘s No. 1, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven.” He also co-wrote the Billy Currington No. 1, “Must Be Doin’ Something Right.” Yeary has had songs recorded by Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, […]

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Musicians On Call Provides Hope and High Fashion

Musicians on Call (MOC), an organization with a mission to bring live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities to enhance the healing process, has enlisted musicians and other volunteers to play for over 136,000 people. MOC continues their mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities. […]

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Country Music Conference Fetes Journalists

On Friday, May 22, The 26th annual International Country Music Conference honored some of the top authors and journalists in the field of country music at Belmont University. The Belmont Book Award went to Patrick Huber for his book, Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South.The University of Illinois Press received […]

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WMBA Presents Annual Awards

The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) recently celebrated their 2009 Annual Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony at Nashville’s Limelight. Awards were presented to the following WMBA members: Wonder Woman of the Year — Loretta Martin; Miss Congeniality — Sheree Spoltore. Additional award recipients were: Melissa Bollea, Leslie Mitchell, Tarryn Smith, Holly Hefner Nance, Whitney Sutton, […]

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Mark Wills Joins USA Cares To Help Vets

Tenacity Records artist Mark Wills is donating a portion of every sale of his next album, 2nd Time Around (in stores June 16th) to benefit military families through USA Cares, a nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military families bear the burdens of service with financial and advocacy support. Wills has also created a free USA […]

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12 South Benefit For Second Harvest

Guitar maker Gibson Acoustic has joined Nashville musical instrument retailer Corner Music and the 12th South District Merchants of Tennessee for the 1st Annual Benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, June 6 beginning at 12 noon. The benefit will include a day of performances on the outdoor stage, food […]

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Sean Hogan

“Catalina Sunrise” Lakeland Heart Records When Sean Hogan debuted in 1996, his first album release immediately caught the attention of country radio programmers and listeners across Canada. Their reaction earned him the first-ever CCMA Independent Male Artist of The Year Award in 1997. Since then, Hogan has become one of the highest-profiled Canadian singer-songwriters performing […]

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CMT and Rhapsody Team For Charity

For the second year, CMT One Country, CMT’s pro-social initiative, will reward winners of the 2009 CMT Music Awards by making donations on their behalf to their selected charities. In addition to honoring winners, CMT One Country is partnering with Rhapsody to make donations on behalf of all nominees. From now until Sunday, June 21, […]

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