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Frank DiLeo Passes

Legendary music businessman Frank DiLeo died today (8/24) following a lengthy illness. He was 63 and is best known as Michael Jackson’s manager during the pinnacle of the star’s career in the 1980s. DiLeo resumed the role in the months leading up to Jackson’s death, and continued working for his estate following the star’s passing. […]

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Eli Young Scores Solid Debut

Eli Young Band’s “Life At Best” debuted with sales of 35K units, including a notably high 46 percent digital downloads. Plus more news from Soundscan.

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Hunter Hayes Plans Album Release

Multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes will release his debut self-titled album on Atlantic Records October 11.

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Indiana State Fair Tragedy Claims Seventh Life

In wake of disaster, Chesney reschedules concert as a safety precaution, and five dead at Belgium festival

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Weblinks: Sony, Aerosmith, Amy Winehouse

Aerosmith classics coming to iTunes • RCA pop/rock restructuring • Winehouse toxicology report

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Ticket Technology War Escalates

Touring is big business and filling the seats in a club or a giant stadium starts with one transaction—the ticket sale. The service charges that are collected from the sale of tickets is also big business. Ticketmaster, owned by Live Nation Entertainment is the big dog in this market, currently dominating ticket sales at venues […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (8/24/11)

You’d be a fool to ignore the new sounds being made by Eric Church, Chris Young, Billy Yates, The Kentucky Headhunters or Billy Burnette. All of them are guaranteed to brighten your day. […]

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GAC To Sponsor Own The Night Tour

GAC has announced it will sponsor Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night 2011 tour which will feature Josh Kelley on all dates and Randy Montana and Edens Edge on a rotating basis. The 21-city tour begins Nov. 11 in Knoxville, then moves on to Macon, GA. (11/12) and Pikeville, KY. (11/13). “GAC and everyone who works […]

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Snapshots: Paisley, EYB, Hoge, Nick Lowe

Artist photos from Brad Paisley, Eli Young Band, Will Hoge and Nick Lowe.

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Artists Pitch In For Upcoming Benefits

Upcoming benefits with Hank3, Joey+Rory, Charlie Daniels, David Nail, and songwriter Reggie Hamm.

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Marcus & Colvin Form Entertainment Law Firm

Kent Marcus, Esq. and Jeff Colvin, Esq. have combined forces to form Marcus & Colvin, LLP., a Nashville entertainment law firm.

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