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Sound Exchange Offers New Artist Checklist

SoundExchange is a non-profit performance rights organization appointed by congress to pay digital royalties earned through play on Internet radio, satellite radio, cable TV music channels plus revenue collections from foreign societies. The organization recently distributed $54.8 million to recording artists and sound recording copyright holders in Q2 2010 payments, its largest ever quarterly payments. […]

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ACM Awards Voting Timeline

The Academy of Country Music has announced the ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held in Spring 2011 on an as-yet-unannounced date. Details and timeline for fan voting will be announced at a later date. In addition, the Academy is announcing that new membership […]

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Photos: Warner Patio Party; Jamey Johnson; Joe Diffie

••••Warner Music Nashville hosted its final Pickin’ On The Patio party of the inaugural season last Thursday. Over 300 attendees were treated to a songwriter round with tunesmiths Jim Collins (“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”), Tony Arata (“The Dance”) and Marv Green (“Amazed”), whose demos of these smash hits are featured on the recent Warner […]

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Underwood Performs/Writes Narnia Title Track

Carrie Underwood will be on the silver screen this holiday season, well at least her voice will. Underwood, has co-written the title song, “There’s A Place For Us” from the upcoming film The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 10. A rough cut of the film […]

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Industry Items: Rondal Richardson, Rob Crosby, Third Coast

••••Rondal Richardson has been named entertainment industry relations manager for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this newly created position, Richardson will develop and strengthen relations between VUMC and professionals in music, athletics and performing arts. Richardson was previously the manager for Wynonna Judd. Throughout his career and with his business, Greater Purpose Productions, he has […]

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SESAC To Honor Jim Lauderdale

SESAC will honor the top songwriters and publishers in the Country and Americana genres at the SESAC Nashville Music Awards on Monday, November 8, 2010 at the performing rights organization’s Nashville headquarters. This year, SESAC will be presenting revered artist/songwriter/producer Jim Lauderdale with the “Inspiration Award.” His genre-defying songs have been recorded by George Strait, […]

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ABC’s Robin Roberts Spotlights Nashville

Reporter Robin Roberts will host an hour-long special Wed., Nov. 3 on ABC, giving viewers a pass into the homes and private lives of country music stars. In The Spotlight With Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville will feature Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes and others. See photos from the special below.

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American Media, Owner of “Country Weekly,” Announces Restructuring

American Media Inc. today (11/1) announced it will engage in a financial restructuring through a prepackaged Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. The process is expected to begin in about two weeks and last about 60 days. American Media, Inc. is the publisher of Country Weekly, Star, Shape, Men’s Fitness, The National Enquirer and more. The […]

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2011 Country Radio Hall of Fame Inductees

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced that Dale Carter, Charlie Cook, Dene Hallam, Barry Kent, Bill Payne and Lee Rogers will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame. Dale Carter, Barry Kent and Lee Rogers are the 2011 On-Air Personality inductees. Charlie Cook, Dene Hallam and Bill Payne are the Radio inductees. The […]

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Cracker Barrel Offers Smokey Robinson Collection

Cracker Barrel, known for releasing exclusive product from country and bluegrass artists, is expanding its music collection with a new album by legendary hit-maker Smokey Robinson. Starting today, Nov. 1, he is visiting national media in Nashville and New York to promote Now and Then. The CD features six live versions of classics, including “Going […]

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Unveiling of Rascal Flatts Surgery Center at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt honored Rascal Flatts in the naming of its Pediatric Surgery Center. The band has donated more than $3 million to Children’s Hospital. The Rascal Flatts Surgery Center features a new specialized radiology suite, offering patients expanded services, and will house all of Children’s Hospital’s existing and new […]

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