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Etix Acquires Rockhouse Partners

Rockhouse Partners, the Nashville digital marketing company specializing in live events, has been acquired by ticketing service Etix. Founded by former Echo executives Tawn Albright, Kevin Brown, and Joe Kustelski, Rockhouse had recently announced its expansion with Rockhouse Live, a division focused on helping live entertainment properties sell more tickets. Kustelski and Brown will stay […]

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Rascal Flatts Concert Special on ABC

The ABC Television Network will air a Rascal Flatts concert special on Sat., March 12 at 7 PM/CT. The band’s show this Friday, Jan. 21 at St. Paul, Minnesota’s Xcel Energy Center will be taped for the special. Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This Presented by JCPenney will be directed by George Flanigen and executive produced […]

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Faith Hill, Pretenders Pair For Super Bowl CMT Crossroads

A special episode of CMT Crossroads will pair Faith Hill with The Pretenders, live from the Super Bowl festivities. The show will premiere on CMT Saturday, February 5 at 9 p.m. CT. It is part of the NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Jan Fam, a three-show concert series being held at the Verizon Theatre in Grand […]

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Schwartzenberg Named HoF Sr. Dir. of Marketing

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has named Jeff Schwartzenberg to the position of Sr. Dir. of Marketing. Schwartzenberg will report to VP Sales and Marketing Sharon Burns and will oversee advertising, promotions, creative, digital marketing and related initiatives for the museum. Schwartzenberg most recently served as Sr. Dir. of Marketing and Communications […]

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Media Consumption Shifts Content Value

It’s no secret that music sales have tanked over the last several years, and today’s LA Times examines how media consumption is shifting as Hollywood also feels the hurt. All kinds of media purchases are on the decline, ranging from CDs and DVDs to video games and movie theater attendance. Another major factor impacting the […]

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The Producer’s Chair Expands; Radio Show Debuts

The monthly interview series The Producer’s Chair will begin airing online and on TV. The show from creator/host James Rea is also moving to a new venue. Beginning with the Friday, January 28 show featuring multi-Grammy winning producer, engineer, mixer, David Z (Prince, Elvis Costello, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Cropper), The Producer’s Chair will be taped […]

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Aldean’s “Party” Goes Platinum

That’s right, it’s time for the My Kinda Party party. Less than three months since the release of Jason Aldean’s fourth album My Kinda Party, it has earned Platinum certification. This makes his third career Platinum album and brings his overall sales total to five million. “I just can’t say enough about country music fans […]

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Hirings At Monarch Publicity, Davis Music Group

Heather Conley has joined Cindy Heath’s Monarch Publicity as Director, Marketing. With the company’s expansion, it will begin offering consumer, third-party marketing and sales support, as well as publicity services. Conley was previously Marketing Director at Disney’s Lyric Street Records and most recently with Big Machine Label Group. “Heather is a great creative mind who […]

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Carter’s Chord

“A Little Less Comfortable” Show Dog-Universal Sister trio Carter’s Chord (Emily, Joanna, and Becky Robertson) is releasing its new single “A Little Less Comfortable.” The song was written by Emily and Joanna with Phillip White and tells the story of someone longing to return a more exciting, unpredictable time in a relationship. The music of […]

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Urban, Kidman Welcome New Daughter

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman announced today that they have a new addition to their family. Faith Margaret Kidman Urban was born in Nashville at Centennial Medical Center via surrogate on December 28, 2010. She joins two-year-old big sister Sunday Rose. The proud parents issued the following statement: “Our family is truly blessed, and just […]

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Country Strong Sales Jump

Movies aimed directly at country music and the country lifestyle are few and far between, but one of the joys of their arrival is that they often have an original soundtrack that goes with them. Country Strong, staring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw happily extends the tradition. The Country Strong soundtrack album has been released […]

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