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Putting Secondary Radio First

“In general what I’ve been seeing with some of the secondary stations,” says Diane Richey-Haupt, Owner of Diane Richey Promotions, “is different layers in the market. Many of the stations we deal with in an Activator or Indicator situation are highly consulted which makes it tough. On the MusicRow panel we find the stations are […]

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Success Is In The Cards For Taylor Swift

Big Machine’s Taylor Swift is everywhere these days, and now, through the latest selections written and inspired by Swift for American Greetings Corporation, fans have been finding her in the greeting cards aisle as well. American Greetings’ latest selection of whimsical cards features 14 all new designs and classic summer imagery enhanced by Swift’s real-life […]

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Sirius/XM Reports Subscriber Growth

Sirius XM announced Wednesday (7/7) that their second-quarter subscriber additions have pushed their total subscriber base to over 19.5 million listeners. That represents a 1.1 million increase from last year, well above Wall Street predictions. The company subsequently raised its 2010 forecast for subscriber growth by nearly 50 percent, sending shares 6 percent higher. Sirius […]

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Musician’s Union Elects New Officers

Bassist Dave Pomeroy, President of the Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257, was elected to the International Executive Board of the American Federation of Musicians at the organization’s 98th Convention in Las Vegas last week. Delegates representing the 90,000 members of the AFM voted for a major change in leadership, which has resulted in turnovers […]

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Lifenotes: Wilma “Trip” Turner; Don Wright; Logan Pereira; Betty Sue Crockett

MusicRow sends deep condolences to members of the music community who have recently lost loved ones. Longtime Nashville publicist/writer Judi Turner’s mother, Wilma “Trip” Turner passed away Wednesday (7/7). She was 84. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, July 10 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Georgia. She […]


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Recording Academy Amends “Best New Artist” Rules

Blame it on Lady Gaga. In the wake of the flamboyant pop star’s exclusion from its Best New Artist category at this year’s 52nd annual Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy has changed its rules to allow for leeway for artists previously nominated in the category. The changes will be in place for the upcoming 53rd […]

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EMI Publishing Promotes Creative Staffers

EMI Music Publishing Nashville has promoted three of its A&R team to new roles, it was announced today by Executive Vice President & General Manager Ben Vaughn. “Big” Tom Luteran moves from Senior Director to Vice President of A&R, marking the latest step up in his fifteen year career on Music Row. In a parallel […]

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Trailer Choir Makes Opry Debut

Show Dog-Universal Music recording artists Trailer Choir made their Opry debut on June 29, performing  a couple of songs from their brand new, debut CD Tailgate (released July 6). Trailer Choir treated the Ryman Auditorium audience to their big hit, “Rockin’ The Beer Gut,” as well as brand new single “Shakin’ That Tailgate.”

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Can Country’s 2nd Six Months Rescue Sales Slide?

It’s possible that country could sell the additional 28-30 million albums necessary to end 2010 flat. But even if unit sales do match last year, it seems highly likely that revenue will not.

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Bridgette Tatum Seeks Extras For Video Shoot

Root 49 Records artist Bridgette Tatum is calling  for music and sports fans to appear as extras in a music video for the upcoming 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Football season. Tatum’s song, “Loud,” was recently named the 2010 ACC Football theme song. The shoot, performed for ACC Advanced Media and Raycom Sports Productions, will  take place tomorrow (7/8) […]

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DISClaimer Reviews (7/7/10)

Rockie Lynne, Cory Walker and Jadi Norris all want you to stop whatever you’re doing and salute our armed services. Alas, only Rockie’s song is a fitting and listenable soldier tribute.

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