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BMI Appeals DMX Rate-Court Decision

BMI has filed an appeal of the DMX decision issued by Judge Louis Stanton, BMI’s rate-court judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the company announced today. BMI’s appeal on behalf of its songwriters, composers and music publishers will seek reversal of a court decision that, according to DMX’s outside […]

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Hall of Fame Spotlights Wynette

On Saturday (8/21) at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, visitors were treated to a panel discussion on the life and career of Tammy Wynette. The nearly two-hour program, hosted by the Vice President of Museum Programs Jay Orr, was part of opening weekend activities for the new exhibition, Tammy Wynette: First Lady […]

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James Otto Is A New Dad

Warner Bros. Records Nashville artist James Otto and his  wife Amy are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ava Katherine Otto. Born Tuesday night at 9:23 pm at a Nashville-area hospital, Ava Katherine came into this world weighing 8 lbs., 2 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. “We can’t believe Ava is […]

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Faith Hill Performs For Katrina Victims

Warner Bros. artist Faith Hill has followed up her Nashville Rising flood benefit with an appearance Tuesday night (8/24) in New Orleans to benefit victims of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. The singer performed a free concert at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. “We are here for you still and you are not forgotten,” Hill said. “I feel […]

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Owen Opens Sandbox Entertainment

Longtime record label executive Jason Owen is launching a management firm with Shania Twain as his first client. Today he is announcing the launch of Sandbox Entertainment, a full-service management and entertainment company which will be based in Nashville and open its doors on Sept. 7. Owen’s last day as Senior Vice President of Artist […]

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John Ettinger Launches Firm

Veteran music industry executive John Ettinger has formed Ettinger Talent Associates (ETA), an artist management and consulting firm. His first clients are Grammy nominated band Emerson Drive and singer Alissa Griffith. Ettinger will also serve as a consultant for various other projects. “This is an exciting time in our industry, an evolution of what controls […]

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Martha’s Vineyard Gets Songwriters

The 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter’s Festival takes place Sept. 24-25 on the famous island off the Massachusetts coastline. Concerts will take place at Mansion house in Vineyard Haven and at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs. The festival features a variety of BMI pop and country writers in exclusive lineups and intimate settings. Advance tickets […]

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ACM Adds SVP Teresa George

The Academy of Country Music has hired Nashville-based veteran music executive Teresa George as Senior Vice President, Brand Integration & Strategic Partnerships. This forms the ACM’s first internal branding and corporate promotional outreach department. George will report directly to ACM Executive Director Bob Romeo. “Teresa has been an important part of the ACM team for […]

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Singer Bill Phillips Passes

Country singer Bill Phillips, best known for his hit “Put It Off Until Tomorrow,” and for playing a pivotal role in Dolly Parton’s early career died yesterday, Aug. 23. He was 74. Parton co-wrote and sang on “Tomorrow,” which helped her garner enough attention to land a record deal. When Phillips came to Nashville he […]

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Nashvillians Help Revive Fame Studios

Muscle Shoals, Alabama’s renowned Fame Studios, its publishing company, and record label are experiencing a revival. Hit Nashville songwriter Brad Crisler has signed with House of Fame Publishing, where Music Row veteran Steve Williams has been hired on as Creative Director. For Crisler, it is a return the publishing company where he had early success. […]

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ole Piques Interest With Liz Rose’s Notebook

With budgets and playlists getting smaller by the day,
the Nashville music publishing scene has grown increasingly competitive, forcing songwriters and publishers to become more innovative and resourceful in their efforts to get songs recorded. Ole, one of Nashville’s most successful independent publishers, is leading the charge for creative catalog promotion by handing out copies of songwriter Liz Rose’s notebook.

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