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UMG Names Lucian Grainge Chairman and CEO

Universal Music Group has given CEO Lucian Grainge the additional title of Chairman. Today’s announcement was made by UMG’s parent company Vivendi. Grainge continues to report to Vivendi CEO Jean-Bernard Levy. He also continues as a member of the Vivendi management board, the company said in a statement. This news follow last week’s official departure […]

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Judds and Loretta Lynn Join ACM’s Girls’ Night Out

The Judds and Loretta Lynn are the latest lineup additions to the ACM’s Girls’ Night Out: Superstar Women of Country tribute concert. Previously announced performers include Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Reba and Carrie Underwood. These female artists will be honored at the taping on Monday, April 4, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden […]

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Industry Ink Wednesday

Pickin’ on the Patio returns • WKDF Names McFly PD • Backstage by Back Porch Productions • BMI encourages coffee shop shows • MTSU Career Fair

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Americana Music Association Concert Series

Plus Wednesday Night Wags songwriter series, and Take 6 benefit for USN

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Bigger Picture Acquires Idea Den

Nashville’s Bigger Picture Group has acquired online marketing and creative services company Idea Den, which will allow BPG to offer a wider array of services to its clients. The acquisition also means staff expansion for Idea Den, which has added former Music City Networks partners Jon Wright and Dennis Thompson to the roles of Production […]

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Has Gwyneth Signed A Record Deal?

Reports of Gwyneth Paltrow signing a record deal are buzzing around the internet this week, but there is still no official word from any of the parties involved. According to numerous sources including the New York Post and The Wrap, Paltrow has inked with Atlantic Records in a contract worth $900,000. However, E online reports […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (3/9/11)

Can you be fabulously famous and a new face at the same time? If your name is Jennette McCurdy, you can. Known by millions of teens for her role as sassy “Sam” on the Nickelodeon TV comedy series iCarly, 18-year-old Jeanette can’t go out to a restaurant without being mobbed. But in country music, she is a newcomer.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Bug renews T-Bone Burnett • Anthony Smith and Nettwerk One/Revelry • Gene Watson inks with Upper Mgmt • Mountain Heart joins The Roots Agency/SMG

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CMA Music Fest Lineup Additions

Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, the JaneDear girls, Little Big Town, Ashton Shepherd, Josh Turner, and Chris Young have been added to the lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2011 CMA Music Festival. The four-day event celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and will be held Thurs-Sunday June […]

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Spotify Celebrates One Million Paid

“It seems like only yesterday we were hatching ideas for a new music service in a tiny office-cum-apartment with a broken coffee machine, and the party we threw having reached one million users almost two years ago today was one to remember,” said Spotify founder Daniel Ek in his March 8 blog. “So it’s with […]

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BMG Chrysalis Combines Name, Staff

Now operating under the new moniker BMG Chrysalis, the growing music company continues to rework its top leadership. The name change follows the news that the BMG’s acquisition of Chrysalis is complete. Last week it was announced that Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Lascelles will leave his post at the end of the month. Lascelles, a […]

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