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The Indie Facts of Life

Last week’s article “Appraising The Strategic Value of Airplay For Indie Artists,” featuring Tom Baldrica, generated a number of heated responses. One person who has been connected with Indie careers and was especially passionate about the challenges outlined in the article had a lot to say, but wished to do so anonymously. We agreed, let’s […]

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Jim King Joins BMI As Sr. VP

James “Jim” A. King has joined BMI as Senior Vice President of Business Technology. From his base in the Nashville office he will be responsible for technology, operations, and product development, including Landmark Digital Services group. King was most recently with United Business Media, PR Newswire, where he was Senior Vice President, Audience Platforms, and […]

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Photo Friday: Ashley Gearing, George Strait

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Colt Ford And Bellamy Brothers Hit Social Media Milestones

Social media has become a staple in the artist development/exposure toolkit, especially for country music. Howard and David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers harnessed the power of YouTube to promote the duo’s somewhat controversial “Jalapenos” video which has now garnered over 1 million user views. “I am truly amazed we have had over a million […]

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Messina Opens Marathon; Lady A Sells Out Tour Dates

Just after dawn on Saturday (9/25) Jo Dee Messina will sing the national anthem at the Women’s Running Magazine “Women’s Half Marathon Series,” which starts in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Messina is set to join the event by running the 5k. Later that evening Messina will perfom at the […]

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IEBA Reveals Additional Conference Performers

IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association) has added to the eclectic lineup of the IEBA 40th Anniversary Conference scheduled for October 3-5, at the Hilton Suites in downtown Nashville. On Monday Oct. 4, attendees will be treated to a performance by Kevin Costner and his band Modern West at 10:45 am in the main ballroom of […]

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Gold Glitters On Gloriana; Diamond On Kimball

“Wild At Heart,” the debut single from Gloriana has been certified Gold (500,000) by the R.I.A.A. The group was presented with plaques by Emblem President Dean Serletic during the recent Pickin’ On The Patio event (7/23) at Warner’s Nashville headquarters. “Wild at Heart” was written by Stephanie Bentley, Josh Kear and Matt Serletic, and named […]

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All For The Hall Sold Out Success

The Country Music Hall of Fame presented its second All For The Hall Los Angeles fundraiser on Sept 23. The sold out event at Club Nokia featured a diverse group of artists ranging from young Taylor Swift to legendary singer-songwriters such as Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, Lionel Richie and Vince Gill. Performances lasted over two […]

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KHS America Brings Aid To Nashville Symphony

The Nashville Symphony has completed the process of replacing its Instrument Petting Zoo, which was destroyed in the May 2010 flood of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, thanks to a donation of 24 instruments (valued at $23,500) from instrument manufacturer KHS America. The Petting Zoo is a collection of 50 instruments and an important part of […]

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Weekly Chart Report (9/24/10)

RADIO NEWS Entercom Kansas City has announced the promotion of Wes Poe to the position of Program Director for WDAF 106.5 The Wolf. Poe came to WDAF in January 2009, where he has been serving as Assistant PD, Music Director and Mid-Day host. His career also includes time at KTOM/Monterey, CA; KSON/San Diego, CA; and […]

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FCC Approves White Space Bandwidth

The Federal Communications Commission approved this week (9/23) the use of unlicensed airwaves, known as “white space” for high-speed wireless broadband networks and other applications. The airwave spectrum in question was opened up as a result of the switch from analog to digital TV signals. According to an article in the New York Times, the […]

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