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Sugarland Sweetens Sales Chatter

Sugarland topped both album charts this week as its Incredible Machine churned out sales of almost 203k units with about 19% sold in the digital format. Nashville rockers Kings of Leon earned the No. 2 spot on all genre album sales with its fifth album,
 Come Around Sundown, which shifted about 184k copies. Also new […]

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Garth Brooks to Host Flood Relief Concert in Nashville

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will hold a flood relief concert on Friday, Dec. 17th at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. Governor Phil Bredesen, Mayor Karl Dean, Senator Lamar Alexander, Senator Bob Corker, Congressman Jim Cooper and State Rep. Marsha Blackburn were in attendance at a press conference this morning, October 28th, at the State […]

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Broken Bow Names Rick Shedd SVP

Broken Bow Records CEO/President Benny Brown has named Rick Shedd Senior Vice President of Operations for Broken Bow Records and Stoney Creek Records, effective immediately. Shedd has been a longtime consultant for the label and will report directly to Brown. Exiting the label is Executive Vice Pres./General Manager Jim Yerger. “Over the last decade, Rick […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (10/27/10)

Better late than never, they say. As She’s Walking Away” is already in the top-10, but I’m just now getting around to it. That’s because I had to go out and buy the Zac Brown Band album that it is on.

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Dixie Chicks Release 2-Disc Collection

The Dixie Chicks released a 2-disc career anthology this week. The Essential Dixie Chicks has 30 of the band’s most popular songs, including six No. 1 hits. The collection covers all four studio albums recorded for Sony Music, which have resulted in more than 30 million in career sales. With an armful of 2007 Grammys, […]

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Music City Networks Acquires Zambooie

Web agency Music City Networks, LLC, has acquired merchandiser Zambooie, which will now operate under the name MerchMo. The two companies combine expertise in digital strategies, web design, and merchandising to offer solutions for online promotion, merchandise creation, and tour merchandise management. Collectively, they serve a varied client roster, including Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson, Brad […]

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Swift Streaming Event; Otto Meets Green Bay Starr

The launch of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now, included a live streaming event, Speak Now: Taylor Swift Live From New York City, hosted by CMT and MTV Networks this past Monday (10/25). Contest winners from around the globe attended the party and heard Swift perform songs from the new album. James Otto met former Green Bay […]

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Jack Ingram, Troy Olsen Offer Web Series

Big Machine’s Jack Ingram is bringing back his “Acoustic Motel” concept by releasing weekly videos, and EMI Nashville newcomer Troy Olsen has his own webisode series “Livin’ The Dream with Troy Olsen” on GACTV.com. On his videos, Ingram is offering acoustic versions of his biggest hits, and surprising covers, such as Paramore’s “The Only Exception.” […]

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New Songwriter Show With Jewel, Kara DioGuardi

Jewel and Kara DioGuardi are the first celebrities on board for a new songwriter competition series on Bravo. Jewel will host and occasionally join DioGuardi as part of the judging panel. Going Platinum is expected to premiere in 2011. Judging will be based more on the contestants’ songwriting ability than their singing and performance prowess. […]

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BMG US Taps Richard Blackstone

Music rights company BMG has hired Richard Blackstone to be the Chief Creative Officer of BMG US. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music and, more recently, has been working with the Zac Brown Band. Blackstone, who will be based in BMG’s US headquarters in New York City, also has strong ties […]

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ASCAP Christian Music Award Winners

ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) saluted the songwriters and publishers of Christian music’s most performed songs at its 32nd annual Christian Music Awards last night (10/25) at Richland Country Club in Nashville. The evening’s top honors were awarded to the following: ASCAP Christian Songwriter of the Year: Ben Glover ASCAP Christian […]

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