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Brian Rhoades Joins EMI Nashville Promotion Staff

Senior Vice President Promotion Steve Hodges has announced the hiring of Brian Rhoades as Director of Promotion, Northeast for EMI Records Nashville. Rhoades, along with the other previously announced promotion staffers Chuck Swaney (Mid/Southwest), Trudie Daniell (Southeast) and Ron Bradley (West Coast), will work as a liaison between the label and country radio stations across […]

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Stars Come Out For Best Cellars Dinner

Dierks Bentley, Mike Diamond, Danny Gokey, Jewel, Julianne Hough, Big Kenny, Gary Allan, Sarah Buxton, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton and Phil Vassar will be in attendance to assist the T.J. Martell Foundation with celebrating the Eco-Energy Best Cellars Dinner on Monday, April 26 at the Hutton Hotel. The event, sponsored by Eco-Energy Inc., […]

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Ben Vaughn To Head EMI Music Publishing

EMI Music Publishing announced today (4/15) that Ben Vaughn has been appointed to run its Nashville operations. As Executive Vice President and General Manager of EMI Music Publishing Nashville, Vaughn will lead the company’s creative, administrative, and commercial business in the country music capital. Vaughn, who was previously Vice President of Writer & Artist Development, […]

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Judds To Open CMA Festival

Superstar duo The Judds will kick off 2010 CMA Music Festival with the opening daily concert on the Riverfront Park Stage at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 10. “The Judds performing on the Riverfront Park Stage – that is something worth waking up for!” says Steve Moore, CMA Chairman of the Board. “We are so […]

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Sweet Tweets: Ads Come To Twitter

Yesterday Twitter launched its first profit spinning initiative, a promising advertising component called Promoted Tweets. A handful of big name advertisers including Starbucks, Sony Pictures, Virgin America, and Best Buy are the first on board.

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Overton to Head Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville will announce Gary Overton as its new CEO this afternoon, sources tell Billboard.biz. Overton, currently EMI Music Publishing’s executive VP and GM, will replace Joe Galante who announced yesterday that he is exiting his position of chairman of Sony Music Nashville. Galante is expected to assist during a transition period. In turn, […]

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Writer’s Den Adds iPhone App

Nashville’s Writer’s Den Music has become the first known music publishing company to launch an iPhone Application. Designed by Writer’s Den Music Group Internet Marketing staff member Adam Moore, the app allows subscribers to hear the latest demos from the company’s writers, find out where and when their writers are playing around Nashville, watch exclusive […]

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Warner Adds Four to Promotion Staff


Warner Music Nashville has added four people to its promotion staff. The four will join Warner West Coast regional rep Rhonda Christensen, who was hired in March. The new team members are part of a new two-team promotion department that will report directly to Warner’s Senior Vice President Promotion Chris Stacey. The new promotion staffers […]

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Artist News: Luke, Brad, Dierks, Bucky & More

Luke Bryan And Longhorn Team For Sweepstakes Live at LongHorn and Luke Bryan have teamed up to host a new sweepstakes to give fans the chance to win the ultimate country music experience. Two grand prize winners will get to meet Bryan and ride on a tour bus with him throughout the Midwest. They’ll also […]

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Disney Confirms Phased Closure For Lyric Street—Flatts To Remain

NASHVILLE, TN – April 14, 2010 – Disney Music Group (DMG) announced today that they will close operations at Lyric Street Records, DMG’s label presence in Nashville. “The Lyric Street team has had an amazing run, building a slate of well-known artists including the superstar act, Rascal Flatts,” said Bob Cavallo, Chairman of Disney Music […]

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Reports Say Lyric Street Doors To Close

Various—but unofficial— reports, are surfacing, saying that Lyric Street Records will shutter its doors. All Access was first to break the story. Chief Lyric Street staffers include President Randy Goodman and Sr. VP A&R Doug Howard. It also includes promo staffers Kevin Herring, Dale Turner, John Ettinger and Chris Palmer. The label’s roster also includes […]

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