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Nashville Winners At “Pollstar” Awards

Concert industry trade publication Pollstar handed out its 22nd annual awards on Feb. 5. Several Nashvillians, and executives with strong country music connections, were among the winners at the party at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia. The awards are voted on by members of the live entertainment business, and based on touring from 2010. Best New […]

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Fab Photos (2/10)

WMN execs at SOLID event • GAC and High Five Entertainment win Emmy • Gloriana and Grammys takes students to studio • New artist Chris Cavanaugh

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Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert

The 3rd Annual “Stars Go Blue” benefit concert for colon cancer is scheduled for March 16 at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The event benefits the Blue Note Fund, a Colon Cancer Alliance program which provides financial support for colon cancer patients in need of financial assistance. The theme of this year’s show is […]

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Industry Ink: Shock Ink Adds Online Marketing

Shock Ink expands • Craig Morgan/BNA split • Bluewater signs NeedToBreathe • CMA debuts “Member of the Month” • Jay Frank web feature • Duncan/Spinville work The New Relics • Class Act signs The Hillbenders • Verge Network launches

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CMT Teams With “Idol” Producers For Singing Competiton

CMT is launching a singing-songwriting competition with producers Nigel Lythgoe and his son Simon Lythgoe, both known for work on American Idol. CMT’s Next Superstar is already in production and the 10-installment show is on track to debut in April. Though the focus is on performing and songwriting, the series will also include media challenges […]

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IEBA Announces 2011 Board

The newly elected IEBA Board of Directors held their first board meeting of the year January 25 at the new host hotel for IEBA’s annual conference, the Sheraton Downtown Nashville. The board participated the previous day in several committee meetings followed by a cocktail reception. As previously announced, the dates for the 2011 conference are […]

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SoundExchange Names Huppe President

SoundExchange’s Board of Directors announced today that longtime Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michael Huppe will be the nonprofit’s new President. Huppe succeeds former head John Simson, who announced his intention in July to return to creative work, ending his ten-year stewardship of the non-profit he had led since its inception. In recent years, […]

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Martina McBride On Grammys

McBride on the Grammys • Paltrow on Oscars • Paisley at Daytona • Plus new releases from Thompson Square, Steve Wariner, Con Hunley, and Waylon Tribute

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Country Slide—YTD Sales Off 14.3%

The winter doldrums haven’t just frozen Nashville’s weather. The country sales charts are also shivering from cold consumer indifference.

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/9/11)

This week, we have two superstars at the peak of their powers and two newcomers vying to rock your world.

The superstars in question are Ronnie Dunn and Keith Urban. The understated, restrained performance by the latter won my heart as the Disc of the Day. The two rocking first timers are Bridgette Tatum and actor-singer Christian Kane. Despite my reservations about his using a rock producer, Christian Kane’s songwriting ability and undeniable vocal talent led me to crown him with a DisCovery Award.

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David Gales Returns To The Gales Network

David Gales, Founder and Partner of The Gales Network (TGN), is returning to the company after two years as a digital executive with Sony Music Nashville. At TGN, he rejoins Chief Strategist Melinda Scruggs Gales in providing clients with brand direction, marketing and media services. “My tour at Sony furthered my insight into what’s important […]

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