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“Buzzworthy” Gloriana Ready Sneak Peek EP

With an opening slot on Taylor Swift’s Fearless 2009 tour winning them legions of new fans, and their debut single, “Wild at Heart,” hitting the Top 20, Gloriana will release a “sneak peek” EP on May 19th in anticipation of the August release of their self-titled, debut album for Emblem Music Group. The EP features […]

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“Dateline NBC” Spotlights Swift

NBC TV’s Dateline NBC will air Dateline: On Tour With Taylor Swift on Sunday, May 31 at 6 PM/CT. The one-hour special will feature behind-the-scenes access to Swift’s first-ever headlining tour, the Fearless 2009 Tour. Shot on three continents over a period of three months, the hour looks at the creation and launch of the […]

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Mix Nashville Announces Producer Panelists

Mix magazine has announced the addition of Nashville producers Dann Huff, John McBride, Vance Powell, Jacquire King and Greg Droman to the lineup for Mix Nashville, the two-day professional audio event to be held May 19-20 at Soundcheck Nashville. Huff, McBride, Powell and King will headline the event’s Anatomy of a Hit Panel Series. Huff […]

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CMT To Host CMA Fan Social

With the CMT Awards scheduled for June 16 — just a couple of days after the close of the CMA Music Festival – CMT is offering some fan-centric opportunities for Festival attendees. The third annual CMA Fan Social Presented by CMT is a free concert and autograph session hosted by CMT’s Lance Smith. The Fan […]

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Darius Rucker Has a “Give-Back Birthday”

Capitol Records Nashville artist Darius Rucker celebrated his birthday on May 13, but the chart-topping artist is forgoing presents this year for a good cause. Rucker is asking communities to support “classroom requests” from high-poverty schools in his home state of South Carolina through his Give-Back Birthday. In addition to specific classroom requests posted on […]

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Nashville Screenwriters Conference Ready to Roll

The eleventh annual Nashville Screenwriters Conference is coming to the Union Station Hotel May 29-31. On Saturday, May 30 at 12:00 PM, the Conference will present the Music in the Movies luncheon. Held at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theatre, the luncheon will feature advice from top music supervisors for songwriters, composers, artists […]

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Gettin’ Set For The Three Day Weekend

As another work week begins, the skies over Music Row have cleared. And while “the many” are focused on the coming long weekend, “the experienced few” can’t help but feel a sixth sense tug that says something is going on. Picture a duck swimming like a big machine across a pond…on the surface it is […]

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Stuart Dill Named President of Sanctuary

Veteran Nashville artist manager Stuart Dill has been named President of Sanctuary Artist Management Nashville. Sanctuary manages artists in the fields of pop, rock, country and Christian, and Dill, a 25-year veteran of Nashville’s country music scene, will be pivotal in expanding the Sanctuary roster. Sanctuary CEO Carl Stubner and Dill have been closely associated […]

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Performance Royalties Act Goes To House

In a 21 to 9 vote today (5/13), the House Judiciary Committee voted to send the Performance Royalties Act to the full House for a vote. During a heated three-hour hearing, three amendments to the bill were offered and only one amendment, which reduced the fees to small broadcasters, was embraced. Broadcasters were buoyed when […]

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Bobo Weighs In on Hot-Button Royalty Issue

As the House Judiciary prepares to vote this week on the Performance Rights Act, longtime Nashville music executive Dale Bobo, who spent many years at Warner Chappell Music Publishing, has weighed in with an editorial for Hits magazine supporting the idea that terrestrial radio pay to artists, musicians, and master rights holders a performance royalty […]

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Country Weekly Set For Fashion Show

Country Weekly has announced the lineup for the 2009 Country Weekly Fashion Show and Concert, benefiting Musicians On Call. The show will be held on Wednesday June 10 at the Wildhorse Saloon and will be sponsored by Durango, Lifetime Networks and Chevy. Clothing and boots from Durango, Flavour boutique and Wrangler will be featured on […]

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