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Show Dog-Universal Promotes Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore has been promoted to Director of Artist Development and Creative Services for Show Dog-Universal Music, it was announced today (6/3) by George Nunes, General Manager of the label to whom Moore reports. Formerly, Moore served as Manager of Artist Development and Creative Services for the company. In her new role, Moore is responsible […]

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Toby Keith Event Nets Almost $600,000

The seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic raised close to $600,000 May 21-22 in Norman, Oklahoma. Comprised of a dinner/auction/concert and golf tournament the following day, the event has raised almost $3,000,000 since its inception for Oklahoma’s children battling cancer and their families. The perennially sold-out gathering was standing-room-only again, with co-emcee Larry […]

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BMG acquires Adage IV Catalog

BMG Rights Management has announced the acquisition of the Adage IV catalog. Adage IV consists of rights in a number of classic compositions performed by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, Joe Cocker, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Among the […]

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ABC Special Captures CMA Fest

ABC TV is heading to Nashville to take fans to the hottest music event of the year with CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock. Between Thursday and Sunday, June 10-13, today’s biggest country stars will hit the stage during a four-day celebration of America’s music for a special that will air Wednesday, Sept. 1 […]

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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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