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SoundExchange Enlists AFTRA in Royalty Search

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, and SoundExchange, a non-profit U.S. digital performance rights organization authorized to collect royalties for the digital performance of sound recordings, today announced a new joint initiative to identify and distribute SoundExchange royalties which […]

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DISClaimer Reviews (6/02/10)

There is some solid stuff in this stack of platters. Richie Fields, Sunny Sweeney and Kim Parent are all back, singing as superbly as ever. Newcomers Dianna Paul and Sherry Lynn prove that they are ready to run with the big dogs. From the folkier side of things are delightful discs by Ellis Paul and TV star Robert David Hall.

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Swift and Pickler Set Musicfest Plans

Two of country music’s biggest stars (and best buds) Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler have unveiled their ambitious game plans for the upcoming CMA Music Festival. Pickler will be visiting with fans and signing autographs at Opry Originals: The Shop on Broadway located at 300 Broadway on Thursday, June 10, from Noon-2:00 PM. 

The singer […]

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Sony Music Adds Katie McCartney

Sony Music Nashville has announced the addition of Katie McCartney as Manager, Marketing & Artist Development for the Arista Nashville and RCA Nashville rosters. She arrives at the company following a two-year tenure with the Disney Music Group, most recently as Marketing Coordinator for Lyric Street Records. McCartney reports to Associate Director, Marketing & Artist […]

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Jimmy Wayne and Bryan Foods Help Flood Victims

Jimmy Wayne and Bryan Foods have partnered to bring more than 2500 pounds of food to Nashville’s hungry, particularly those hard hit by the devastating floods May 1 and 2. While so many remain homeless and without the means to provide food for their families, the donation was a welcome sight to Second Harvest, the organization […]

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CMT Music Awards Adds Performers 


The 2010 CMT Music Awards have announced the addition of Jamey Johnson, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and John Mayer to the performance line-up. Johnson will debut “Macon,” a Southern-rock infused song from his upcoming fall release, while Rimes will perform a fully-choreographed rendition of the John Anderson classic, “Swingin’,” from her forthcoming album Lady and […]

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Desert Rose Band Reunites For Live Dates

‘80s hitmakers The Desert Rose Band have reunited for a series of live performances, and LA Times contributor Randy Lewis, who attended the band’s recent show at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, CA, reports that the band is sounding better than ever. Desert Rose leader Chris Hillman, a veteran of pioneering country rock bands […]

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Bug Music Reportedly On The Block

The New York Post is reporting today (6/2) that Bug Music, one of the world’s biggest independent music publishers, is being shopped by JPMorgan Chase, with an asking price of $300 million. In the chase for the firm are several big record companies including Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sony/ATV Music and a joint […]

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Chad Schultz Joins WMG Promotion Team

Warner Music Nashville (WMN), the Nashville-based music operations of Warner Music Group, announced today Chad Schultz will join the newly created Warner Bros., Atlantic & Reprise (WAR) promotion team as National Director starting June 7. Schultz will report directly to Chris Palmer, the Vice President of Promotions. Schultz began his career as Director of Marketing/Promotions for […]

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Time Life To Release Rare Hank Sr. Recordings

Time Life is scheduled to release the highly anticipated The Hank Williams Complete Mother’s Best Recordings….Plus!, on September 28. The 16-disc collector’s box set contains 72 complete 15-minute shows, featuring 143 performances by Hank Williams together with conversation, and much more. 

The recordings are from Williams’ Mother’s Best Flour shows, recorded at the pinnacle of […]

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NARAS Elects New Nashville Officers

Daniel Hill, Doug Howard, and Carla Wallace were elected as officers of the Nashville Chapter Board of the The Recording Academy. Hill will serve as President, Howard will serve as Vice President, and Wallace is the new Secretary. The newly elected officers will work in conjunction with The Recording Academy® staff and Chapter Board regarding the Chapter’s local programs and […]

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