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Gettin’ Set For The Three Day Weekend

As another work week begins, the skies over Music Row have cleared. And while “the many” are focused on the coming long weekend, “the experienced few” can’t help but feel a sixth sense tug that says something is going on. Picture a duck swimming like a big machine across a pond…on the surface it is […]

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Stuart Dill Named President of Sanctuary

Veteran Nashville artist manager Stuart Dill has been named President of Sanctuary Artist Management Nashville. Sanctuary manages artists in the fields of pop, rock, country and Christian, and Dill, a 25-year veteran of Nashville’s country music scene, will be pivotal in expanding the Sanctuary roster. Sanctuary CEO Carl Stubner and Dill have been closely associated […]

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Performance Royalties Act Goes To House

In a 21 to 9 vote today (5/13), the House Judiciary Committee voted to send the Performance Royalties Act to the full House for a vote. During a heated three-hour hearing, three amendments to the bill were offered and only one amendment, which reduced the fees to small broadcasters, was embraced. Broadcasters were buoyed when […]

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Bobo Weighs In on Hot-Button Royalty Issue

As the House Judiciary prepares to vote this week on the Performance Rights Act, longtime Nashville music executive Dale Bobo, who spent many years at Warner Chappell Music Publishing, has weighed in with an editorial for Hits magazine supporting the idea that terrestrial radio pay to artists, musicians, and master rights holders a performance royalty […]

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Country Weekly Set For Fashion Show

Country Weekly has announced the lineup for the 2009 Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert, benefiting Musicians On Call. The show will be held on Wednesday June 10 at the Wildhorse Saloon and will be sponsored by Durango, Lifetime Networks and Chevy. Clothing and boots from Durango, Flavour boutique and Wrangler will be featured on […]

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Mayor Convenes Music Business Council

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, in partnership with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, has created a Music Business Council made up of artists and industry executives who will spearhead various economic development efforts that capitalize on Nashville’s identity as Music City. The priorities Dean has established for the Council include increasing live music venues in […]

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Industry News: TuneCore, NAMM, CMT, Underwood & Knake

TuneCore and Musicnotes Team for Musicians Online music distributor TuneCore (www.tunecore.com) has teamed up with online sheet music company Musicnotes (www.musicnotes.com) to provide yet another way for musicians to make money from their music. Starting in May, any TuneCore artist selling over 25,000 songs within 90 days can have at least one of their songs […]

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CMA Awards on ABC Nov. 11

The Country Music Association and ABC Television Network have announced that The 43rd Annual CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 CT live from Nashville’s Sommet Center on ABC. Last year’s CMA Awards ranked behind only the Academy Awards and Grammy Awards during the 2008-2009 season for awards shows among total viewers. ABC […]

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CMT Partners With Dish Network

CMT is partnering with Dish Network to bring country stars to Dish Network subscribers it was announced today (5/11) by Ira Bahr, Chief Marketing Officer for DISH Network and Mary Beth Cunin, Senior Vice President of Programming Strategy for CMT. Under the deal, six episodes of the CMT series Invitation Only will have exclusive premiere […]

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RCA Names Elizabeth Sledge Mgr. Regional Promotion

Keith Gale, Vice President, National Promotion, for RCA Records Nashville has announced that Elizabeth Sledge is the new Manager, Regional Promotion for RCA Nashville. Based in Nashville, Sledge is on board immediately, working the territory previously helmed by Norbert Nix, who was promoted in April to National Director. Most recently Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager for Montage […]

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Once Again Underwood’s a 10

Arista artist Carrie Underwood has already sold more than 10 million albums with her first two releases, and now the singer scores another 10, with her current single, “I Told You So,” becoming her tenth single to top a key sales or airplay chart. The accomplishment distinguishes the four-time Grammy winner as the first country […]

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