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People’s Choice Awards Tonight

Here’s a recap of some of the Nashville nominees headed into tonight’s (1/5) People’s Choice Awards. The show airs live from L.A.’s Nokia Theater at 8 PM/CT on CBS. Favorite Country Artist Carrie Underwood Keith Urban Lady Antebellum Rascal Flatts Taylor Swift Favorite Male Artist Eminem Enrique Iglesias Michael Bublé Tim McGraw Usher Favorite Female […]

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Hirings At Taillight and AirPlay Direct

Nashville production company Taillight has hired Sam Ciaramitaro as Vice President/Executive Producer for Commercials. Ciaramitaro originally hails from Chicago, and his career includes over 15 years experience in broadcast production at ad agencies Leo Burnett and DRAFTFCB. Ciaramitaro’s work in Chicago helped create campaigns for the US Army, Allstate, United Airlines, KFC, Def Jam, EA […]

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Study Compares Industry Perception With Fan Results

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® and the Country Music Association have partnered to present a unique research project at CRS 2011, which tracks new media usage by country fans, as well as music executives’ perception of that usage. The study dissects the awareness, interest in and usage of new media devices, social media, smartphone applications and […]

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Awards Show Changes Boost Viewers, Ad Rates

Awards show changes designed to boost ratings seem to be paying off in terms of ad revenue. The ACM has added fan voting over the last few years in order to encourage participation which leads to viewership on the big night. Last year, the Oscars attracted a bigger audience by expanding the Best Picture category, […]

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2010 Sales Wrap: Country Slide Continues

Today is an especially robust data day for Nielsen SoundScan watchers since the week ending 1/2/2011 closes the door on 2010…but simply stated the industry overall continued its decline,

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Brad Howell Joins Show Dog-Universal

Show Dog-Universal Music has added Brad Howell as VP of National Field Promotion. His extensive experience ranges from radio programming, to promo exec positions at Warner Bros. and Equity, as well as GM of Broken Bow Records. Howell will report to Show Dog-Universal VP of Promotion Rick Moxley. “Brad has been both an innovative promoter […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (1/5/11)

Happy New Year. What a great way to start 2011: There’s not a stinker in this stack of platters.

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WSIX’s New Morning Team

Billy Greenwood and Karla Lawson have taken over the morning shift at WSIX following the end of Gerry House’s long-running “House Foundation” show.

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Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame New Board

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation has elected John Van Mol Chairman of the Foundation, and elected songwriters Pat Alger and Steve Bogard to its 2011-12 Board of Directors.

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The Grascals Raise Awareness For Childhood Cancer

Nashville’s music community is gathering in support of “I Am Strong,” a song raising awareness about childhood cancer. The song was written by The Grascals band member Jamie Johnson and his wife Susanne Mumpower-Johnson along with Jenee Fleenor after the group visited the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. One version of the song […]

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Jenny & Ashley

“Indescribable” Tall Tree/Lofton Creek Sister duo Jenny & Ashley is releasing its debut single, the effervescent “Indescribable.” The song, co-written by Ashley, was originally part of a demo collection that caught the eye of Lofton Creek Records chief Mike Borchetta. The new version was recorded by Tim McGraw co-producer Darran Smith. The teenage sisters spent […]

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