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Hirings At Monarch Publicity, Davis Music Group

Heather Conley has joined Cindy Heath’s Monarch Publicity as Director, Marketing. With the company’s expansion, it will begin offering consumer, third-party marketing and sales support, as well as publicity services. Conley was previously Marketing Director at Disney’s Lyric Street Records and most recently with Big Machine Label Group. “Heather is a great creative mind who […]

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Carter’s Chord

“A Little Less Comfortable” Show Dog-Universal Sister trio Carter’s Chord (Emily, Joanna, and Becky Robertson) is releasing its new single “A Little Less Comfortable.” The song was written by Emily and Joanna with Phillip White and tells the story of someone longing to return a more exciting, unpredictable time in a relationship. The music of […]

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Urban, Kidman Welcome New Daughter

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman announced today that they have a new addition to their family. Faith Margaret Kidman Urban was born in Nashville at Centennial Medical Center via surrogate on December 28, 2010. She joins two-year-old big sister Sunday Rose. The proud parents issued the following statement: “Our family is truly blessed, and just […]

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Country Strong Sales Jump

Movies aimed directly at country music and the country lifestyle are few and far between, but one of the joys of their arrival is that they often have an original soundtrack that goes with them. Country Strong, staring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw happily extends the tradition. The Country Strong soundtrack album has been released […]

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Americana Fundraiser at Blackberry Farm

John Hiatt, Nanci Griffith, and Rodney Crowell will lead the lineup for a concert at the Smoky Mountain resort Blackberry Farm to benefit the Americana Music Association. The concert weekend is set for March 25-27. “Hearing internationally respected poet-troubadours in such a gorgeous setting will really be a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director […]

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NBC To Search For “The Voice” In Music City

NBC is holding Nashville auditions for its new singing competition The Voice (working title). Based on the Dutch show, Voice of Holland, the American version is from reality TV gurus/ executive producers John de Mol and Mark Burnett. Internet rumors abound that Carson Daly is in negotiations to host the show. Interested contestants can try […]

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Pop Shined in 2010, But All Formats Face Changes

it was also a year in which some basic industry assumptions were trampled. The touring industry, thought to be bulletproof, was derailed by the weak economy and digital track sales growth, long touted as the savior of falling album sales, slowed to a crawl.

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Fan Jam Remote Will Coincide With ACM Awards Telecast

As awards shows strive for more and more fan involvement, the Academy of Country Music has announced plans to add a Fan Jam concert, to be held in Las Vegas during and after the April 3 ACM Awards. This will let even more fans take part in the Awards show excitement. Sugarland will headline the […]

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BMI Trailblazers; Keep The Music Playing Concert; USO Tour

Commissioned and Shirley Caesar Honored at BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards • Sara Evans Visits Pearl-Cohn Choir Students In Preparation For Keep The Music Playing All-Stars Concert • Kix Brooks Visits The Troops

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DVD Kiosk Rental On The Rise

In 2010, more DVDs and Blu-ray Discs (BDs) were rented from standalone kiosks like Redbox and Blockbuster, than in retail stores. This according to the latest research by The NPD Group. “Consumers are obviously responding positively to the perceived value and convenience of kiosks,” said Russ Crupnick, entertainment industry analyst for NPD. According to NPD, […]

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Country Cares for St. Jude

Many members of the country music community spent the weekend in Memphis to help kick off the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon season. The event, spearheaded 22 years ago by Randy Owen, drew more than 800 artists, label representatives, radio station personnel and executives. Country Cares is one of the nation’s largest radio fundraising […]

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