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AristoMedia Celebrates 31 Years with Promotion Fest

The AristoMedia Group, now celebrating its 31st year in operation has announced seven departmental promotions.

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Benefit News: Dawn Gates’ Woman of the Year Campaign

Plus Bill & Gloria Gaither Tribute • ReTune Nashville • Bob Sullivan stem cell drive • Concerts by David Nail, Josh Thompson, Darryl Worley, Jars of Clay and more

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Easter Puts Hippity Hop In Country Sales

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Easter sales added a 7% hip hop to Nashville’s weekly country album sales compared with the previous week, whereas all genre sales only boosted 2%. However, a lack of high profile releases has kept YTD country album sales quite a bit below the all genre benchmark.

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Musical Chairs

Outback promotes Stefanie Porolniczak • Mark Montgomery joins Topspin Advisers Board • Darcy Ferris exits UMPG

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (4/27/11)

It will come as no surprise to most of you that Kenny Chesney has hit another home run. “You and Tequila” is a minor masterpiece of songwriting, vocal performance and production. And it wins Disc of the Day.

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Aldean Leads CMT Music Award Nominations

Jason Aldean leads the way with four nominations for the 2011 CMT Music Awards. Following closely behind with three each are Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and The Band Perry.

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Ronnie Gilley Pleads Guilty

Like a real life episode of HBO’s The Wire, the case of Ronnie Gilley and Country Crossing continues to unfold in unexpected ways. In the latest development, Gilley struck a plea deal with prosecutors Friday (4/22) and pleaded guilty to 11 counts of conspiracy, money laundering, and bribery. He was arrested in October 2010 along […]

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Neal McCoy Signs With Blaster Records

Neal McCoy has signed with Cleveland based Blaster Records, the label group founded in 2007 by Blaster Chemical Chairman Tom Porter. McCoy joins break-out duo Brother Trouble as the label’s flagship country acts. McCoy’s eleventh studio project, and first for Blaster, is slated for a January 2012 release. He has most recently been working on […]

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Chesney’s Latest No. 1 Leads String of Hits From Sony

Kenny Chesney notched his 22nd career No. 1 with latest single “Live A Little,” creating his own milestone and one for his label group, Sony Music Nashville. On the heels of this feat, Chesney’s next single will be the Grace Potter duet “You And Tequila.”

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Burns & Poe Plan Wide Release of Debut Album

Blue Steel Records’ duo Burns & Poe are planning the wide release of their self-titled debut album on May 10. A limited edition LP/CD package of the new album is already available for purchase exclusively to early-bird fans via the Burns and Poe website. The project’s current single “Second Chance” goes for adds May 16, […]

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David Renzer Leaving Post as UMPG Chairman and CEO

Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman and CEO David Renzer announced today (4/26) his plans to exit the company. He has been with the publisher 15 years, starting in 1996 with MCA Music Publishing.

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