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Universal Music and “American Idol” Join Forces

19 Entertainment and American Idol creator Simon Fuller, and Universal Music Group (UMG), today announced a long-term strategic alliance to increase the development, distribution and marketing of American Idol’s musical artists. The announcement, which marked an abrupt end to Idol’s nine-season relationship with Sony Music, was made by Doug Morris, Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer […]

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Hall of Fame Opens Elvis Exhibit, Considers Expansion

Loving You: Collecting Elvis Presley, a spotlight exhibit on one of the most beloved and influential cultural figures of the twentieth century, will be unveiled August 6 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The exhibit, which celebrates Elvis Presley’s seventy-fifth birth year, is located within the Museum’s permanent exhibition and will run through […]

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Blackberry Smoke

“Good One Comin’ On” BamaJam/Nine North With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to metal to gospel and southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts. The band’s current single “Good One Comin’ On” is already making an impact at country radio. “None of us have ever […]

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Nashville Well Represented Among VMA Noms

Nashville natives turned pop stars Kesha and Hayley Williams each scored four MTV Video Music Award nominations today (8/3). Taylor Swift also made an appearance on the list with her video “Fifteen” earning a nod for Best Female Video. The show airs Sun., Sept. 12. Williams’ song “Airplanes” with rapper B.o.B. picked up three nominations and […]

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Soul Singer Bobby Hebb Passes

Bobby Hebb, the Nashville singer who wrote and performed the soul-pop smash “Sunny,” died today (8/3) in Music City. He played a pivotal role in Nashville’s soul scene, but his roots can be traced to the country community, including his start on the Grand Ole Opry.

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Marshall Chapman Offers New Book, Music This Fall

It’s going to be a busy fall for songwriter and author Marshall Chapman, who is releasing a new book, new album and has a part in the upcoming film Country Strong. Her latest book, They Came To Nashville, includes her remembrances and interviews with 15 musical luminaries, ranging from icons Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, […]

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Baker To Lead Ent. Law For Bone McAllester Norton

Longtime Music Row attorney Robert L. Baker has joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and will lead the firm’s new Entertainment Law Group, Chairman Charles W. Bone announced today (8/3). As a previous founding member of Baker & Kelley, Robert Baker has experience in entertainment and intellectual property, where he represented artists, songwriters, producers (music, film […]

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Registration, Submissions Open For SXSW 2011

Conference registration is now open for the South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival at sxsw.com. SXSW Music takes place March 16 – 20, 2011 in Austin, Texas, with the upcoming event marking the festival’s 25th year. Daytime events at the Austin Convention Center will flow into the world-renowned music festival, which is […]

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HoriPro Marks 20 Years On Music Row

HoriPro Entertainment Group celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Music Row office with a party July 19 at Nashville’s Bound’ry Restaurant. The music publishing company has had offices in Tokyo, Japan for 50 years and then 20 years ago Kaz Hori and his family opened a Nashville branch with Bob Beckham.

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Leadership Music Gala Attracts Star Performers, Honorees

Leadership Music has recruited a stellar list of performers to give musical tributes to honorees Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson at its annual awards gala on Sun., Aug. 29. Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, Billy Swan and Lee Ann Womack will perform that evening at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel, and Vince Gill is sure to […]

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Fletcher Foster Joins Red Light Management

[Press Release] Fletcher Foster, former Senior Vice President/General Manager of Universal Records South, has joined Red Light Management. In addition to his role as a manager, Foster will be a key part of the senior management team at RLM working directly with Coran Capshaw. “His substantial expertise and creative vision make Fletcher an ideal fit […]

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