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Twitter Bridges Fan/Artist Connection

Twitter is becoming an increasingly common way for artists to communicate with fans. Stoney Creek Records’ Megan Mullins has been using it and other popular social networking sites for her “Total Request Video” extravaganza. Keeping within the weekly theme (ex. classic country), fans log onto Mullins’ Facebook, MySpace or Twitter account and request a song. Each week, […]

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Nashville Music Awards Noms End 7/15

Next Big Nashville and Leadership Music are working together to revive the Nashville Music Awards (NMA), which were originally produced by Leadership Music from 1995-2000. The NMAs recognize all genres of music, and celebrate the diversity and quality of artists and music professionals who call Nashville home. Winners of this year’s awards will be announced […]

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Media Moguls At “Summer Camp”

Allen & Co., a New York-based investment bank, is hosting its annual conference of the top national entertainment and technology leaders in Sun Valley, Idaho this week. The brainstorming and socializing event, often described as “summer camp” for the media world, is closed to the press though some are attending as guests and others remain […]

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MJ Memorial, MCN Fan Club Concerts, Much More

Almost 31 Million viewers tuned into Michael Jackson’s memorial service on Tuesday (7/7). It aired on 19 networks from approximately 1-4 p.m. By comparison, the most recent season finale of American Idol drew just under 29 million pairs of eyes. ————— Copyright Office fees for various services concerning the registration of claims are increasing starting […]

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Cyrus, Swift Score Spots on Forbes’ Under 30 List

Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus ranked among Forbes’ new list of the top 12 highest-earning celebrities under 30. The powerful group, with an average age of 23, collectively pulled in $410 million between June 1, 2008 and June 1, 2009. Cyrus, 16, banked $25 million to tie for No. 7 along with the Jonas Brothers, […]

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Country Stars Align For Ft. Campbell Troops

Carrie Underwood, John Rich, Rodney Atkins and Jake Owen will perform Aug. 14-15 as part of nearby Ft. Campbell’s Week of the Eagles to welcome home troops from overseas deployment. The free event, celebrating the homecoming of the 101st Airborne Division “Screaming Eagles,” is open to the public. Week of the Eagles is held every […]

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Underwood, Love And Theft, Randy Rogers Band

Love And Theft’s Brian Bandas, Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles recently spent the day shooting a video in Memphis for their debut single, “Runaway,” with director Kristin Barlowe. The day wasn’t without challenges—Liles had food poisoning, and the engine of the 1971 Mustang Mach 1 featured had to be rebuilt—but everything turned out okay. […]

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Capitol Signs Teen From TV

Jennette McCurdy, the 17-year-old actress who plays on the Nickelodeon TV show iCarly, has signed with Capitol Records Nashville. She has two songs available on iTunes: “So Close” and “Homeless Heart.” In a blog on her website www.jennettemccurdy.com, she tells fans, “I am in the Capitol Family along with such unbelievable greats as Keith Urban, […]

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Michael Jackson: Detailing The Sales

The following slides were created by Nielsen Soundscan to show the enormity of the impact of Jackson’s recent sales.

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Dailey & Vincent Sign With Columbia Artists

Columbia Artists Management, Inc. (CAMI) has signed Rounder Records bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent to represent them for bookings in North American performing arts venues. Don Light Talent will continue to manage Dailey & Vincent and book them for all other venues, including bluegrass festivals. The duo is made up of Jamie Dailey, former lead […]

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1st Annual Pink Trash Ball

Women Rock For The Cure (WRFTC) will sponsor it first annual Pink Trash Ball on Sat., July 25 at Mad Donna’s Restaurant in East Nashville (1313 Woodland St.). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation which helps support breast cancer grants, meritorious awards and community outreach programs. The Pink Trash […]

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