Paid Downloads On The Rise, But CD Still Rules

According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, while CDs remain the most popular format for paid music purchases, digital music sales are making up an ever-greater share of U.S. music sales. CDs comprised 65 percent of all music sold in the first half of 2009 compared to paid digital downloads, which comprised […]

Sneak Preview of CRS 41

Organizers of this year’s Country Radio Seminar have tweeked the format of the educational panels for the coming event, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2010, at the Nashville Convention Center. Panels which were previously tailored to radio station market size, will offer information that can be applied to all  markets, as well as the music […]

Combustion Forms Joint Venture With New West

Under the terms of a deal announced by Combustion President/Founder Chris Farren and New West Music President/Founder Cameron Strang, New West has acquired an interest in the Combustion catalog resulting in the formation of a new partnership between the two companies. The new arrangement creates an independent force with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. […]

Benefits Roundup

Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run, scheduled for September 10-13 at Pickwick Landing State Park in Savannah, Tennessee will feature performances from Worley, Craig Morgan, Caitlin & Will, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and more. Other activities include a 5k run/walk, fishing tournament, and live auction. Another bass fishing tournament, also benefitting the Darryl Worley Foundation, […]

Republic Nashville Signs The Band Perry

If everyone in this photo buys a CD the group will be well on its way to Gold sales. (TOP ROW, Left to Right): David Crow, Milom, Joyce, Horsnell & Crow, PLC; Bob Doyle, Bob Doyle & Associates; Scott Borchetta, CEO of Republic Nashville; Allison Jones, A&R Republic Nashville; Marie Perry; Steve Perry; Jimmy Harnen, […]

ON THE COVER: Anthony Smith

Label: Stroudavarious Forthcoming Album: Sunshine, set for release in 2010 Current Single & Video: “Bringin’ Back The Sunshine” Current Producer: James Stroud and Anthony Smith Interesting Facts: #1: The album is scheduled to include an instrumental track called “Anaconda Cowboys,” performed with Smith’s band of the same name. #2: Smith’s first album was on Mercury […]

NoShoesRadio.com Partners with Hooters

Atlanta-based Hooters restaurants partnered with NoShoesradio.com, Kenny Chesney’s new online radio station which launched last week. The station located at www.noshoesradio.com reflects Kenny’s eclectic taste, ranging from country to reggae to rock, and beyond. The radio station promotional launch takes place in major cities across the country. Chesney appeared at last week’s kick off at […]

McGraw Offers Fans Southern Voice

Tim McGraw will release Southern Voice on Curb Records, Oct. 20. The new album will contain his current single “It’s A Business Doing Pleasure With You” written by Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger and Brett James. This release, recorded in Nashville with producer Byron Gallimore, marks McGraw’s first studio set in almost 2 and a half years. […]

Possum Returns, Sony Sign, Katie Armiger & Craig Morgan

Murray Lands Premiere Position

Entertainment marketing veteran Rick Murray joins the Premiere Radio Networks team as Director of Marketing and Brand Development for After Midnite with Blair Garner. Murray will report to Premiere Radio Networks SVP of Programming Jennifer Leimgruber and handle all promotions for the program. He will also manage marketing and branding initiatives for www.BlairGarner.com. Murray brings […]

Aldean’s Wide Open Live & More

Jason Aldean’s live concert DVD Wide Open Live & More will be released Aug. 25, but has already been certified gold by the RIAA. The 15 song hi-definition special includes his current single “Big Green Tractor,” “She’s Country” and hits from his first two albums, Jason Aldean and Relentless. Aldean’s ticket sales have doubled since […]

Veronica Ballestrini

“Amazing” Timbob Records Veronina Ballestrini’s latest single “Amazing” is currently making its mark on MusicRow’s CountryBreakout Chart and beyond. Veronica might not be the household name that our American Idol-era industry is capable of producing overnight—yet. But there’s no doubt that she is well on her way to mastering the art of our new media age […]

Live Nation Giving Away Tickets Via Twitter

Twitter users are coming up with new ways to use the service all the time…the latest is contest giveaways. During the month of August Live Nation is giving concert fans a chance to win the Ultimate Concert Access Pass, which allows the winner and a guest to attend any and every show at any and […]