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White House Pushing For Radio Performance Royalty

The Obama Administration is pushing for legislation to ensure artists are paid when their sound recordings are played over the radio. The recommendation came earlier this week as part of a white paper released by White House U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel. The 20-page memo was sent to Congress. This ongoing debate about […]

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Cody Entertainment Group Opens Nashville Office

Winchester, VA based Cody Entertainment Group has opened its new Nashville office, offering full production services and staging for fairs, festivals and other events.

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Impresario Carlton Haney Dies In Carolina

Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Carlton Haney, once dubbed “The P.T. Barnum of Country Music” died Wednesday afternoon at age 82. Haney inaugurated the first multi-day bluegrass festival – there are now more than 500 such events annually. He was the publisher of the national periodical Muleskinner News. He ran the New Dominion Barn Dance […]

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TJ Martell Gala Lines Up Star Talent

Organizers of the T.J. Martell Foundation 2011 Honors Gala have assembled an all-star list of performers, presenters and honorees for its upcoming event honoring Rascal Flatts.

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Elektra Nashville Releases John Oates Album

John Oates, one-half of the award-winning duo Hall & Oates, is releasing Americana album Mississippi Mile April 12 on Elektra Nashville. Contributors to the twelve-track set include performers/musicians Bekka Bramlett, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and co-producer Mike Henderson. The tracks on Mississippi Mile were recorded in one take, with the exception of only two overdubs. The […]

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Industry Ink Wednesday

CMA EDU • Carter’s Chord Inks With Alliance • Tootsie’s exhibit at Country Music Hall of Fame • Wayland Holyfield, Barry Coburn on ASCAP Board

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Charting A Combined Course: Singles And Album Sales by Artist

Like a giant cruise ship returning home from the party, the music industry is slow to alter its direction (or perceptions). For decades we have been judging weekly sales based upon album units. But fair-minded industry observers are beginning to feel the impact from digital singles.

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Category: Featured, Sales/Marketing

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CO5 Teams With Azar’s Ride Records

CO5 Records has teamed with Steve Azar’s Ride Records, handling radio promotion duties for the independent label. The CO5 camp is hitting the ground running, taking on Azar’s new single, “Hard Road.” This development follows the exit earlier this week of Ride promo staffers David Shaw and Jamice Jennings. “Hard Road” is the third single […]

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Leon Russell Joins Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Acclaimed Nashville musician Leon Russell was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Monday night (3/14), part of a class that includes fellow luminaries Neil Diamond, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Dr. John and Darlene Love.

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CO5 Expands Newmark’s Role

David Newmark CO5 Music is expanding the role of VP of Business Development David Newmark to include VP of Country Promotion responsibilities. He held this position prior to heading business development, and is again taking on the duties following the exit of Denise Roberts, who left CO5 to join Lytle Management. Newmark will be hiring […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (3/16/11)

This week, let’s do like the televised awards shows do. Our Female Vocalist of the Week is Amber Hayes. Her sophomore single is every bit as lively, fun and delightful as her debut. I remain a fan. The Male Vocalist of the Week is no stranger to DisClaimer honors. It’s Eric Church, who has won more prizes from this column than any other artist.

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