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Faxon’s Note To EMI Staff

Last week’s sudden takeover of EMI by lien holder Citigroup shocked industry analysts who were not expecting any ownership changes until late March. MusicRow has obtained a copy of a letter from EMI head Roger Faxon that was sent to all EMI employees. Faxon, spins the development as a “good thing – for EMI, for […]

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CRS 2011 Events Highlight Diverse Talent

Details about CRS 2011 are starting to emerge and Arista Nashville’s Ronnie Dunn and Columbia Nashville’s Joanna Smith will be performing at the 2011 Sony Music Nashville luncheon Thursday, March 3 from 12:30 – 2:20 pm in the NCC’s CMA Performance Hall. “It’s such a pleasure to have Ronnie Dunn and Joanna Smith representing the exciting […]

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Shelton, Bentley Named As Grammy Presenters

More performers and the first group of presenters have been announced for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards Sunday, Feb. 13. Nashville is represented twice on the presenters list as nominees Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Norah Jones, Selena Gomez, LL Cool J, and Nicki Minaj have been included in the initial lineup. In what sounds like […]

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DISClaimer Single Reviews (2/2/11)

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ACM Noms Highlight New Country Class

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Signings: Alan Jackson, Emerson Drive, Mountain Heart

Alan Jackson inks publicity deal • Emerson Drive partners for radio promo • Mountain Heart finds PR home

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Citigroup Acquires EMI

EMI Group has been taken over by Citigroup, the bank who financed Terra Firma’s 2007 purchase of the music company for £4 billion. The bank seized 100% of the share capital and reduced EMI’s debt by 65% from £3.4 billion to £1.2 billion. Following this development, EMI has more than £300 million cash available. Last […]

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Lambert Leads Final ACM Nominees List

Nominations were announced today (2/1) for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set to air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011 on CBS. Miranda Lambert leads the artist nominations with seven, including Top Female Vocalist, her first nod for Entertainer of the Year, as well as […]

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Red Light To Manage Wynette Legacy

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Jon Loba To Head Broken Bow/Stoney Creek

CEO Benny Brown has appointed Jon Loba Senior Vice President/Label Group of This Is Hit, Inc., parent company of Broken Bow Records and Stoney Creek Records. Loba will report directly to Brown, effective tomorrow (2/1). “I am thrilled to have Jon Loba back on our team,” says Brown. “Jon has an insurmountable amount of knowledge, […]

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Peermusic Inks Vicky McGehee

Peer Music has purchased Vicky McGehee‘s Middle Child 2 Music catalog, and signed her to an exclusive songwriter and co-publishing deal. The announcement was made by peermusic’s Kevin Lamb and Michael Knox, both of whom are based in peer’s Nashville offices. The deal includes Vicky’s back catalogue as well as her future works. Among McGehee’s hits is […]

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