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NMPA Honors Sen. Lamar Alexander

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) will present its 2010 President’s Award to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. “As a Senator representing a state that’s home to both the country music and the blues capitals of the world, Senator Alexander is particularly attuned to the value of music as a cultural and economic force […]

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Court Rules Against Peer-To-Peer Site LimeWire

Online news network CNET is reporting that a federal court has found the company that operates file-sharing service LimeWire liable for copyright infringement. On Tuesday (5/11), U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood granted summary judgment in favor of the RIAA’s claims that Lime Group, parent of LimeWire software maker Lime Wire, and founder Mark Gorton committed […]

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Kellie Pickler’s Summer Plans

BNA Records artist Kellie Pickler will get summer started by hosting Westwood One’s America’s Opry Weekend Summer Kick-Off Special on Memorial Day weekend. Pickler will spin tunes about sunshine and summertime, several of them live cuts from the Opry stage. Among the songs listeners will hear are her own “Best Days of Your Life,” Brad […]

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Gibson Guitar’s Flood Relief

Gibson Guitar and its philanthropic division, the Gibson Foundation, have announced a series of programs to help aid the victims of the recent Nashville floods. The Gibson Foundation, which is based in Nashville, will spearhead an initiative with landmark venues and businesses throughout the city including the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitor’s Center, Gibson […]

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Americana Assn. Names Nominees

As previously reported in this morning’s @musicrow, The Americana Music Association announced nominees for the organization’s 2010 Honors and Awards ceremony today (5/12) during a reception hosted by BMI at the W.O. Smith School of Music. The show, in its 9th year, will be held September 9th at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Longstanding Americana supporters Emmylou […]

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DISClaimer (reviews) 5/12/10

Everybody wins this week. There are no stinkers here. In fact, there are so many cool performances that I’m tossing out the weekly honors left and right…

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Holidays Drive Sales For Week Ended 5-9-10

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the week ended 5-9-2010 saw country sales jump 12% from the previous seven days thanks to the Mother’s Day holiday, a new Zac Brown Band live offering (26k) and the Courtyard Hounds debut (61k).

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Swift To Receive Hal David Starlight Award

Hal David, Chairman/CEO of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has announced that Taylor Swift will be the recipient of the prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, to be presented at the 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards dinner on Thursday June 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. At the young age of 14, Swift signed a publishing deal with […]

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Guitar Center Launches “Operation High Ground” Flood Relief

In direct response to the devastation from the recent floods in Nashville, musical instrument retailer Guitar Center has launched a dedicated initiative titled Operation High Ground for Nashville Flood Relief, to help musicians, songwriters, recording studios and audio professionals re-build their lives. The goal of the program is to help Nashville’s music community get back […]

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Keith Urban Rocks “Jimmy Fallon”

Keith Urban closed out Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night (5/11) with a barn-burning version of the Rolling Stones’ classic, “Tumbling Dice.” Joining Urban and his band on Hammond B3 was Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, with producer/pianist Tony Brown pounding the keys and stellar background vocals provided by Sarah Buxton and Little Big Town’s […]

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Live Nation; EMI/Terra Firma

Live Nation Entertainment today (5/11) released financial results for the first quarter of 2010, the first earnings report since completing its merger with Ticketmaster on Jan. 25. The company reported a loss of $112 million (76 cents/share) in the quarter that ended March 31, which was more than the prior-year Q1 loss of $102.7 million […]

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