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CRS News: UMG Luncheon, Digital Rodeo Party

UMG Nashville announces luncheon line-up. Digital Rodeo party to close seminar.

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Jon Loba To Head Broken Bow/Stoney Creek

CEO Benny Brown has appointed Jon Loba Senior Vice President/Label Group of This Is Hit, Inc., parent company of Broken Bow Records and Stoney Creek Records. Loba will report directly to Brown, effective tomorrow (2/1). “I am thrilled to have Jon Loba back on our team,” says Brown. “Jon has an insurmountable amount of knowledge, […]

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Loss Named Valory Promo Boss

Chris Loss has been promoted to VP Promotion for The Valory Music Co. effective immediately. This follows the announcement of Jon Loba’s exit from the label today to run Broken Bow. Loss previously served as Dir. National Promotion/West Coast Promotion for Valory, as well as Dir. of West Coast Promotion for Lyric Street prior to […]

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Sugarland’s Latest Ships Platinum

Sugarland’s latest album, The Incredible Machine, recently received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) indicating shipments of more than one million units. This marks the duo’s fourth consecutive release to reach platinum or multi-platinum status. It brings Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush‘s career total to more than 9 million records. Sugarland’s […]

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Peermusic Inks Vicky McGehee

Peer Music has purchased Vicky McGehee‘s Middle Child 2 Music catalog, and signed her to an exclusive songwriter and co-publishing deal. The announcement was made by peermusic’s Kevin Lamb and Michael Knox, both of whom are based in peer’s Nashville offices. The deal includes Vicky’s back catalogue as well as her future works. Among McGehee’s hits is […]

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Industry Updates: ACM Noms Tomorrow

ACM noms • ASCAP Christian Music Awards • CountryRadio.TV launches • Dreamcatcher Management/Kenny Rogers Productions • Cara Owen’s new gig • Road To Bonnaroo • Sam Phillips documentary

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SS Debuts Digital Song Genre Rpts

One of the latest offerings from Nielsen SoundScan, the company that tracks sales of recorded product, is a series of Digital Song Genre Reports. These new lists compliment the Digital Song Genre charts which were created at the start of 2010. “Nielsen SoundScan’s new digital song genre capabilities are an additional tool to help our […]

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Bobby Karl Works Taylor Swift’s Heavy Metal Party

The occasion was “Heavy Metal at the Hard Rock,” a bash staged downtown on Friday evening (1/28). We gathered to celebrate world conquest by the 21-year-old music phenom. Specifically, her Triple Platinum success with her Speak Now CD, her No. 1 triumph with “Mine” and her cumulative U.S. sales of 13 million.

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Photo Roundup: Carter’s Chord; DiPiero and Anderson

KNIX/Phoenix morning show personality Barrel Boy saw that the Robertson sisters of Carter’s Chord tweeted how much they love In n’ Out Burgers so he thought he would surprise them with lunch. The girls are also slated to play the Grand Ole Opry with Toby Keith and Trace Adkins tomorrow (1/29) and they just finished […]

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Henley Goes Country?

Eagles member Don Henley is reportedly in Nashville working on a solo album of country songs with Stan Lynch of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers fame. The collection would be Henley’s fifth studio album as a solo artist and his first since Inside Job (2000). “Stan is one of my best friends, my son’s godfather,” […]

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Twitter Rankings Back On Track

Nashville music trade publication MusicRow and new media marketing group AristoWorks have re-launched a chart to track Country music artists’ popularity among Twitter users. MusicRow’s Country Twitter Chart first debuted in June 2009 and has consistently been a top traffic destination at www.musicrow.com. Recently Twitter made changes to its Active Programming Interface (API) which temporarily […]

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