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[updated 1/11] Lifenotes: Juri Bunetta

MusicRow extends sincere condolences to Al Bunetta and his family on the passing of his son, Juri Bunetta, yesterday (1/9). The 19-year-old died from injuries sustained during a single-car accident on Interstate 65 on Saturday night. He was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he later died. Al Bunetta has managed and overseen the careers […]

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Dates Set For Tin Pan South, Key West Songwriters Festival

Tin Pan South • Key West Songwriters Festival • Nashville SongWriters Festival • Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

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Davis Music Group Partners With Nine North

Davis Music Group has announced a partnership with Larry Pareigis and his Nine North team for national radio promotion efforts of DMG artist Jacob Lyda. “Larry Pareigis has established a stellar promotion staff at Nine North and the Davis Music Group family is excited to add their help in our radio efforts for Jacob Lyda,” […]

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Greg Hill Joins McGhee Entertainment

Manager Greg Hill has joined McGhee Entertainment, bringing with him current clients Rodney Atkins, Adam Brand and Heidi Newfield. Chairman of McGhee Entertainment, Doc McGhee, and President Scott McGhee announced today (1/10) that Hill will enter as President of McGhee’s Nashville office. He will report directly to the McGhees, whose current roster already includes Nashville […]

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DiPiero and Kinney Team Up

Brandon Kinney recently inked a new publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Love Monkey Music, while he also re-signed with Tom-Leis Music. The 2010 BMI Award-winning songwriter co-wrote Randy Houser’s smash “Boots On.” (L-R) back: Love Monkey Music’s Penny Everhard, Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s Terry Wakefield, and BMI’s Jody Williams. Front: Love Monkey Music owner […]

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Steel Magnolia Added To New Faces Show

Big Machine recording act Steel Magnolia has been added to the CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show, Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® announced today (1/7). They join previously announced performers The Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Lee Brice (Curb Records), Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) and Josh Thompson (Columbia Nashville). The addition was made to […]

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One Million Carrie Underwood Fans Can’t Be Wrong

Carrie Underwood’s popular headlining Play On Tour recently wrapped in Connecticut after playing 108 shows in the US and Canada with one million fans total in attendance. The tour was presented by AEG Live, with sponsorship by Olay and hydration by vitamin water. Underwood finished 2010 as the top-ranked female touring country artist. Special guests […]

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Big Country Records Arriving Soon

Big Country Records will launch  Jan. 19 and officially announce its first artist signing, female singer/songwriter, Morgan Tobias and introduce itself to Nashville. Big Country label executives include Tammy Hyler, VP/co-founder of Big Country Records and Big Country Entertainment and Glen Blaschke. Hyler has penned several No. 1 songs and will use her writing and […]

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FCC Chairman Keynotes At CES

Julius Genachowski, FCC Chairman will deliver the keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, (1/7/11) starting at 1:30 PT. in Las Vegas. The Chairman has been a proponent of net neutrality and actively working toward a more efficient use of radio wave spectrum. His remarks were released in advance. TV and terrestrial radio, which currently […]

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News Items: Ballard, Morley, Cole

Frankie Ballard Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut • Capitol Records Celebrates Betsy Morley • Courtney Cole Signs with Black River Music Publishing >>Warner Bros. Records newcomer Frankie Ballard will make his Grand Ole Opry debut today (1/7) at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Ballard joins Rodney Atkins, Chris Young and Dailey & Vincent, in the […]

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peer Acquires Foster Catalogs

peermusic has announced it will acquire over 500 songs, the majority of songwriter/producer David Foster’s works. The acquisition encompasses all of Foster’s songs in Foster Frees Music, Air Bear Music and One Four Three Music. peermusic has been administering most of Foster’s publishing for more than fifteen years. The new agreement also includes exclusive publishing […]

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