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Tin Pan South Prepares 2011 Offering

The 19th annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival will take place March 29-April 2 in Nashville. The event is produced by Nashville Songwriters Association International which claims that it is the world’s largest all-songwriter festival. Last year 300 songwriters performed over 70 shows at eight Nashville venues in front of crowds estimated to exceed 9,000. […]

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Weekly Chart Report (2/11/11)

SPIN ZONE Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” scores another week in the CountryBreakout Chart’s top spot, but loses a few spins in the process. Positions 2-4 are separated by approximately 120 spins, so the next No. 1 is likely going to be a shootout between Lady Antebellum’s “Hello World,” Taylor Swift’s […]

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Reading List: Crowell, Lomax, Louvins and Murphy’s Laws

Rodney Crowell’s new memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, (Knopf) offers a look at his childhood and his parent’s often rocky marriage, set against the backdrop of 1950’s Houston, Texas. Crowell, the only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, shares wild anecdotes such as the time he broke up his parents’ raucous New Year’s Eve […]

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Grammy Preview: Lady A Leads Heading Into Awards

Lady Antebellum is the most-nominated country group heading into Sunday night’s (2/13) Grammy Awards. Zac Brown Band follows closely with four nods. Lady A will compete in the all-genre categories for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, all for smash single and album “Need You Now.” Also in […]

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Miranda Dazzles; Taylor Travels; Penrod and Sweeny Perform

Miranda Lambert Celebrates Platinum Success • Taylor Swift In Singapore • Guy Penrod Visits MusicRow • Sunny Sweeney Visits Academy of Country Music

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WMG And Citigroup Race To Attract Buyers

The Egyptian crisis is disrupting financial markets and political strategies around the world, but closer to home and having more immediate consequences for the music industry is the continued movements of EMI and Warner Music Group. Both companies are in play. WMG has already announced its buy/sell strategy concerning the record label and its Warner Chappell publishing assets. EMI, now owned by Citigroup who recently wrested the corporation from the hands of Terra Firma’s Guy Hands is also in a sell mode.

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Fundraiser In Memory Of Merlin Littlefield To Fight Pancreatic Cancer

A private reception hosted by country music legend Larry Gatlin will pay tribute to the life and memory of music executive Merlin Littlefield, who died from pancreatic cancer in 2008. Lisa Niemi Swayze, who lost her husband Patrick to pancreatic cancer in 2009, will be a special guest speaker. The private fundraising event, which takes […]

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New Singles From Country Songstresses

Rising females Joanna Smith, Ashton Shepherd, Jana Kramer, and Katie Armiger have music climbing the charts.

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Facebook Prioritizes News Feeds

Edison Research Strategy VP Tom Webster has written an interesting blog regarding Facebook’s practice of “attention rationing” with respect to its news feed. Webster points out that the social network’s news feed changed its flow a while back from a “chronological, roughly real-time stream of your friends’ activities, to something a little more ‘selective.’ ” […]

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Mike Fisher Moves To Preds

Carrie Underwood’s hockey-star hubby Mike Fisher has been acquired by the Nashville Predators.

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Around The Web

Online buzz about Doug Morris, Twitter, Gaylord, and Warner.

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