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IODA Debuts Open API

IODA, has released a metadata and content API designed to increase exposure and revenue opportunities for content owners while enabling partners to monetize artist content more effectively. Open API provides access to metadata, buy links and media assets for partners and third party developers. The announcement was made March 15 at SXSW in Austin, TX. Open […]

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CMT Original Movies Division Launches With Two Projects

CMT is expanding with a new division focusing on made-for-television movies including romantic comedies and music-related projects.
 CMT Original Movies already has two projects in the works. To The Mat stars Ricky Schroder and Laura Bell Bundy, and Reel Love stars LeAnn Rimes. Mary Beth Cunin, SVP, Programming, CMT, explains, “We’ve had great ratings success […]

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Martina Releases New Music

Martina McBride has released her first music since 2009 with new single “Teenage Daughters.” It is the lead single from the superstar’s label debut for Republic Nashville, due out this fall. The song, co-written by McBride and The Warren Brothers, deals with the experiences of both children and parents during the teenage years. McBride has […]

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Artist Action

Josh Gracin and Guy Penrod offer unique promotional contests; Greg Hanna builds team for new single.

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SOLID and YEP Events Tonight

SOLID and CAA have partnered for the 3rd Annual Music Row Madness Showdown, a bowling tournament to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. 16 teams of music industry servants will compete and prizes will be awarded to the best fundraisers (both team and individual), highest team score, best team name, and best team […]

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Marking Milestones

Eric Church, Sunny Sweeney, and Word’s Francesca Battistelli had recent cause for celebration.

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Netflix Enjoys Strong Streaming Lead But Future Is Cloudy

According to NPD VideoWatch Digital tracking service, Netflix’s share of digital movie units, downloaded or streamed totaled 61% during Jan. and Feb. 2011. Comcast earned 8% and DirectTV, Time Warner Cable and Apple enjoyed a three-way tie with 4% each. The data for this study was gathered via online interviews with U.S. consumers age 13 […]

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Miss Willie Brown Debuts EP Today

The major label debut EP from rising country duo Miss Willie Brown is out today (3/15). Comprised of Amanda Watkins and Kasey Buckley, the band is also gearing up for its first major tour, an outing opening for Dierks Bentley. Miss Willie Brown is the first country act signed to New York based A&M/Octone Records, […]

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Signing News From Ray Stevens, Amber Hayes

The Bobby Roberts Company Inc. has signed Ray Stevens for exclusive booking representation. Thanks to hits like “The Streak,” and “Everything is Beautiful,” Stevens has career sales totaling more than 25 million albums. He is a two-time Grammy winner and 11-time Grammy nominee. Stevens has recently released a new album, titled One For The Road. […]

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Lytle Management Adds Denise Roberts

Radio promotion executive Denise Roberts has joined Lytle Management Group where she will be heading up radio and tour promo campaigns for its artists. The hiring was announced today by President John Lytle. Gary Allan is among the artists on Lytle’s roster, and Roberts will coordinate promotion efforts with Allan’s label home UMG Nashville. “Gary […]

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Chesney Partners With Hooters, Costa Sunglasses

As he gears up for his big summer tour, Kenny Chesney today announced marketing partnerships with Costa sunglasses and Hooters.

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