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UMPG Re-Signs Two Hit Songwriters

UMPG has recently re-signed Rivers Rutherford and Luke Laird to exclusive world-wide publishing agreements.

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Parton Opens Nashville Store; New Wynette Biography

Dolly Parton will celebrate the official grand opening/ribbon-cutting ceremony for her first retail store, Trinkets & Treasures, on Friday, March 12. The 1000 sq. ft. space at 126 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Nashville is designed to reflect Dolly’s classic song “Coat of Many Colors,” with a mix of pink, yellow, red, blue, green and […]

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Swift Launches iPhone App, Brings Tour Back To US

Taylor Swift’s Fearless 2010 Tour began its run through the US over the weekend, with sold-out shows in Tampa, Orlando, and Ft. Lauderdale/Sunrise, FL. The 39-date tour is visiting arenas and stadiums in 31 cities throughout the US and Canada over the next three months. Last month, she took the Fearless tour overseas, playing eight […]

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Bentley Explores Bluegrass Roots On New Album

Dierks Bentley today (3/8) revealed details about his upcoming album, which has him delving deep into bluegrass and roots music. Up On The Ridge will be released this summer and features Bentley working with some of the finest acoustic musicians in the world. For the album he joined with longtime collaborators the Del McCoury Band […]

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Oscars Score In Ratings, “Weary Kind” Wins Song

Country music had a much deserved moment in the Hollywood spotlight last night (3/7). “The Weary Kind,” written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song during the telecast which drew the highest ratings since 2005. Bingham, a Lost Highway artist, and Burnett penned the song for Crazy […]

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FBMM Names New VP and Owner/Shareholder

Carmen Romano, Jr., managing director of Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc. has become a vice president and owner/shareholder of the company. Romano joins founding owners Chuck Flood, Frank Bumstead, and Mary Ann McCready together with owners Jamie Cheek (2006) and Duane Clark (2008). Romano has been an entertainment industry business manager for the past […]

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Leadership Music Accepting Applications

Leadership Music is accepting applications for its next class of entertainment industry professionals. The eight-month-long education program, which starts in September 2010 and ends in May 2011, will continue be based in Nashville. Participants are required to attend orientation and monthly day-long sessions on Fridays, as well as two-day opening and closing weekend retreats. Application […]

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Country Acts Throwdown On Multi-Stage Tour

This summer the Country Throwdown Tour will make its way across the U.S. with a star line-up, festival atmosphere and affordable tickets. Kevin Lyman of 4Fini Inc. modeled the country outing after his successful Vans Warped Tour, which is the longest running traveling music and extreme sports festival in the world today. The Country Throwdown […]

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DVD Set Coming From ZBB And Friends

Zac Brown Band is prepping the May 4 release of a DVD/2-CD package called Pass the Jar. The concert DVD is from the band’s Oct. 30, 2009 superstar show at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre which benefited the rebuilding of Athens, GA landmark, the Georgia Theatre. The Pass the Jar DVD will feature eighteen performances, with ZBB […]

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NSAI Ready For “Spring Training”

The Nashville Songwriters Association International’s (NSAI) will present its largest and longest-running event, Spring Training, Thursday, April 1 and Friday, April 2. NSAI promises “a high-energy event that includes exclusive performances by the biggest names in the music industry, vital information on how to launch your career from the hitmakers and an opportunity to pitch […]

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Facebook For Musicians—Artist Primer

by Jon Walker Like it or not, the world wide web has become a cornerstone of ‘who you know’ in the 21st century. Facebook has become extremely popular over the past four years and a must-have in every marketing mix. It can connect a willing public with a brand, or a band or artist they love. Facebook […]

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