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Big Machine Teams With Commerce Site Moontoast

Big Machine Records and Moontoast have announced that they have reached an agreement for Moontoast to provide their direct-to-fan Embedded Store, a component of Moontoast’s Social Commerce Platform. Fans of Big Machine and The Valory Music Co. artists will utilize the Moontoast Embedded Store to purchase music, videos, and other items directly from the artist-related […]

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News Bits: CMA Tix, Trailer Choir, LBT & More

CMA Awards Ticket Time The CMA has announced that qualifying CMA members may now purchase CMA Awards tickets through http://My.CMAworld.com. CMA Members must place their orders no later than Friday, Sept. 10. As a reminder, the 2009 CMA Awards sold out in advance.  
The 44th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville […]

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NSAI Readies Annual SongPosium

The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)’s SongPosium Week is set to educate, elevate and celebrate songwriters from Monday, September 20 through Saturday, September 25. Kicking off the week is the World’s Largest #1 Party at NSAI (1710 Roy Acuff Place) on Monday, September 20 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM. Industry professionals and SongPosium attendees are invited […]

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Universal Ups Putnam, Adds Tyrell

Universal Group Music Nashville has expanded its promotion staff with the promotion of Joe Putnam to Vice President of National Promotion and the appointment of Michelle Tyrrell to Director of Promotion/Northeast for MCA Nashville. The announcement was made today by Royce Risser, Senior Vice President of Promotion for Universal Music Group Nashville. In his new […]

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Steve Moore Named CMA CEO

The CMA Board of Directors has named industry veteran Steve Moore as CMA’s Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Moore, who will now step down from his post as Chairman of the Board, has been the interim leader of the Association since January. According to the CMA, Moore possesses the diverse qualities and experience necessary to […]

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CAA’s Dennis and Murphy, Pretty Good At Beer Pong

Creative Artist Agency’s Marc Dennis and Darin Murphy (team name: The CAA Chupacabra) took home the coveted Bud Light trophy after winning UMG Nashville’s amazingly-named First Annual, Last Ever, Inaugural Billy Currington For Your CMA Consideration Music Row “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer” Beer Pong Tournament yesterday (8/18) at Nashville’s Tin Roof. MusicRow’s own David […]

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Behind The Scenes With Joey+Rory

Husband/wife country duo Joey+Rory have filmed a video for “This Song’s For You,” a collaboration with Zac Brown Band and the leadoff single from their upcoming sophomore release, Album #2. CMT is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video, which spotlights working people in and around the couple’s rural Middle Tennessee hometown. […]

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Currington Set To Release “Enjoy Yourself”

The fourth record from Mercury Nashville artist Billy Currington is set for release September 21. The album is entitled Enjoy Yourself and includes the Currington’s Top 5 smash, “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” written by Troy Jones. Enjoy Yourself, featuring the Georgia native’s trademark mix of country, R&B and beach music, is produced by Currington […]

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Sales Magic Might Turn Deficit

This week the smart money is on the Trickster who says, “Watch my magic wand and you’ll see the current country music album sales deficit of 11.8% rise back up to flat or even positive when the revelers welcome 2011.” Considering the scheduled torrent of superstar product, the feat may be more treat than trick. […]

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MyWerx Offers Innovative Copyright Ownership ID


Billboard magazine’s current issue (cover date August 21) includes a feature story titled 10 Best Startups of 2010, profiling companies that “share a vision that the best days of the music industry are not behind us, but still lie ahead.” One of the featured startups is Nashville-based MyWerx, a technology company that develops cloud computing […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/18/10)

These may be the Dog Days of summer, but some of the puppies in this stack of new tunes are as cute as the dickens. Ashley Gearing, Taylor Swift, The Roys and Amber Hayes are all bopping brightly. Joey + Rory have teamed with The Zac Brown Band to record an excellent ode to country’s core fans. Jesse Lee wins the DisCovery Award. She not only has a richly evocative country vocal style, but also the listening session’s best written song.

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