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May Moves To Warner/Chappell VP/GM

Phil May has been appointed to the newly created position of  VP/GM Nashville at Warner/Chappell Music. May will report directly to Scott Francis, President Warner/Chappell Music and Chairman/CEO Warner/Chappell Music U.S. May will oversee business and administrative activities for the Nashville office and work closely with Tracy Gershon, Senior VP A&R who also reports to […]

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Westerman Follows Hill To Red Light

MusicRow has learned that Sandra Westerman will be leaving her VP position at Borman Entertainment to move to a similar role at Red Light Management in Coran Capshaw’s Nashville office starting Jan. 19. Westerman spent over 17 years with Borman Entertainment. She can now be reached at [email protected] Westerman was active in the day-to-day role […]

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Nashville In LA: Bryan, Urban, Orbison

Music City stars have been making the rounds on the west coast. The Academy of Country Music welcomed professional ACM member and Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan to their offices for a visit when he was in Los Angeles earlier this week to tape CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. —————————— Keith […]

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Aldean Adds Ash To Tour

Stoney Creek Records artist Ash Bowers has been added to Jason Aldean’s upcoming Wide Open tour set to launch Jan. 22. Bower’s first Wide Open appearance begins 1/28 in Austin, TX. “I was lucky enough to open a few dates for Aldean in November last year and had a blast playing for those big crowds,” […]

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Sony Sets Schedule For Jackson, Gokey, Thompson

Sony is starting 2010 with a full slate of releases scheduled through the spring. Superstar Alan Jackson has a new Arista Nashville album, Freight Train, coming March 30. That month also brings the March 2 release of American Idol finalist Danny Gokey’s debut project. And first on the docket for 2010 is newcomer Josh Thompson […]

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CMA Songwriters Series Returns to Joe’s Pub

CMA Songwriters Series will return to New York City’s Joe’s Pub Thursday, March 25 for the popular series’ sixth installment. Featured writers include Capitol Nashville artist Dierks Bentley, Jim Beavers (“Watching Airplanes,” “Trying To Stop Your Leaving”), David Lee Murphy (“Living In Fast Forward,” “Dust On The Bottle”) and Bob DiPiero (“If You Ever Stop […]

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Web Network Debuts At Top Of comScore Rankings

VEVO, a new music video and entertainment service, was the most visited U.S. web network in the Entertainment-Music category last month (Dec 09) with 35,395,000 unique visitors according to comScore. VEVO was created in a partnership with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media Company. It’s powered by YouTube. The service launched […]

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Adkins Joins Show Dog Universal

Platinum star Trace Adkins is the first signing under the newly combined Show Dog-Universal Music. Principle Toby Keith and President Mark Wright held a press conference today (1/13) at BMI in Nashville to share the news and discuss the evolving label. Adkins—celebrating his birthday today—joined them at the event, telling reporters that he had 15 […]

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National News: Labels Face Antitrust Suit; Arbitron; Bergman Catalogue

An antitrust lawsuit alleging price fixing of digital downloads by the major labels has been reinstated by a federal appeals court. EMI, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, are among the defendants in the case that will be allowed to proceed. The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the October 2008 decision of […]

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Rich Welcomes Son; Jackson Single From Upcoming Album

Congratulations to John Rich and his wife Joan on the birth of their first child. Son Cash Rich was born Sunday morning at a Nashville hospital. The couple wed in 2008. ———————————– Alan Jackson’s new single, “It’s Just That Way,” is available now for digital download. It is the first single from Jackson’s next album, […]

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McGraw Movie Sets Up In Music City

The new movie starring Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow began production in Nashville this week. MusicRow first broke the story of the new film in October. Shooting will begin in mid January and run through the end of February. Previously reported filming locations include McGraw’s Middle Tennessee ranch. Love Don’t Let Me Down centers around […]

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