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Top Earners: Kenny Chesney And Toby Keith

Forbes’ just released list of Top-Earning Musicians includes Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith from the country set. Chesney ranked No. 9 on the Top 10 list, by bringing in $50 million between June 2009 and June 2010. Like most of the other top money makers, a significant portion of his earnings came from the box […]

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The New Normal: Recalibrating The Sales Compass

But with prices dropping and margins shrinking how do we really determine where we are? What about revenue? To help calibrate our compass we contacted Show Dog-Universal veteran and VP Marketing Sales and New Media, Bill Kennedy.

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Greene Becomes Pres./Owner of Modern Mgmt.

Modern Management partner Ted Greene has taken over as President/Owner of the firm which represents Josh Turner, Diamond Rio, Raquel Warchol and NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver Willie Allen. Brenner McDonald, a partner in the company since its 2002 inception, has sold her interest in Modern Management. She can be contacted at [email protected] or (615) 594-3550.

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Songwriters In New York, Napa, Nashville

Singer/songwriter James Otto, songwriters Robert Ellis Orrall and Chris Wallin, and host/songwriter Bob DiPiero hang out backstage between two sold-out shows of the “CMA Songwriters Series” at Joe’s Pub in New York City last Thursday, July 15. The popular series, which showcases many of Nashville’s top songwriters, will continue at Joe’s Pub on Sept. 8 […]

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Jerrod’s Release Party; Jaron On “Tonight Show”

Over 400 fans packed Knoxville’s Tin Roof last week for Jerrod Niemann’s CD release party. He performed for two hours, followed by a marathon two-and-a-half hour CD signing session. More than 550 copies of his new album Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury were sold that night. •••••••••• Jaron of Jaron And The Long Road […]

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Warner Continues Pickin’ On The Patio

Warner Music Nashville is gearing up for this month’s Pickin’ On The Patio party (industry-only) on Thursday, July 22. The event starts at 5:00 PM and will feature performances by Atlantic Records newcomers Brett Eldredge and Jesse Lee. The label is hosting Pickin’ On The Patio at its Music Row offices on the fourth Thursday […]

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Exclusive Premieres From The Grascals, Amy Grant

The video for The Grascals’ version of the Monkees’ ’60s pop smash, “The Last Train To Clarksville,” premiered worldwide on AOL Music / The Boot yesterday (7/19), marking the first time the website has debuted a bluegrass video. Directed by Marcel Chagnon, who also recently shot Clay Walker’s “She Won’t Be Lonely Long,” the video […]

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Reba Album Due Nov. 9

Reba has set a November 9 release date for her second album for The Valory Music Co. The as-yet-untitled project will be the follow-up to the gold-certified Keep On Loving You, released less than a year ago. The lead single from her upcoming album, “Turn on the Radio,” is already at No. 50 on MusicRow’s […]

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10 Billion Videos Streamed Last Month In U.S.

The latest data from the Nielsen company shows that in June 2010 more than 10.2 billion videos were streamed in the U.S. This marks a slight 1.3% increase over the number of streams last year and nearly a 4% jump over last month’s figures. Other results show that the top three sites for video streams […]

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Concert News: Don Williams, Brooks And Dunn, Buddy Miller

Don Williams is set to come out of tour retirement for a two-night stand at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on October 20 and 21. The shows are in celebration of WSM-AM’s 85th anniversary and fall just days before he will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 24. Known as the […]

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Country Gold And Platinum Certifications

Josh Turner, Joe Nichols and Blake Shelton have all scored recent Gold single certification.

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