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Garth Brooks, Leon Russell To Join Songwriters Hall

Garth Brooks, Leon Russell, John Bettis, Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly and Allen Toussaint will become the newest members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The event is set for Thursday, June 16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Certified by the RIAA […]

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Is Product Placement Coming To Tune Town?

Taking advantage of the product placement revenue stream in pop music videos is actually becoming almost the norm for those stars high enough on the food chain to attract such offers. In recent months Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga and others have benefitted in this way. But what about country music? Is product placement on its way to Music City?

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Artists Testing The Country Waters

They may have gotten their starts in the pop/rock world, but The Doobie Brothers and Uncle Kracker are among a group of artists warming up to country. As reported earlier this month, The Doobie Brothers have been working their single “World Gone Crazy” at country radio. Now comes the news that the band will make […]

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Swift Leads Country Money Makers

Taylor Swift netted more money than any other country entertainer last year, according to Billboard’s Money Makers 2011 issue (Feb. 19). The recently released list is based on net earnings derived from U.S. touring, music sales, and music and video streams. 21-year-old Swift saw her bank account swell by about $20.7 million, and ranked No. […]

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Radio Host Danny Winchell Passes

WAMB radio show host Danny Winchell has died at age 84. He was also a pop singer, magazine publisher, record producer and music promoter.

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Industry Voices Criticizing iTunes; Google Applies Pressure

A few years ago iTunes looked like the music industry’s knight in shining armor. Unfortunately, today with the added inventory of apps, books, movies, TV shows and more, plus some new rules, stakeholders are beginning to feel the relationship getting strained.

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Weekly Chart Report (2/18/11)

SPIN ZONE You knew this was coming, right? Following a huge night at the Grammys, Lady Antebellum’s anthemic “Hello World” ascends to No. 1 on the CountryBreakout Chart and holds off Taylor Swift’s “Back To December” by a mere 32 spins. Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” is close at No. 3, and Jason Aldean’s […]

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CMA Songwriter Series Invades LA; Music Festival Unveils Photo Contest

The CMA Songwriters Series returned to Los Angeles on Feb. 15 with a stellar performance at Club Nokia • CMA Music Festival photo contest helps celebrate 40th anniversary

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Artist Ink

Luke Bryan earns third No. 1 • Gretchen Wilson performs dramatic new song • Hazel Smith Joins radio cast • JaneDear girls go video crazy

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Curious About Qriocity? Sony Debuts Music Service

Sony’s cloud-based Qriocity launched stateside today, offering more than 6 million songs.

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New Smartphone Apps Connect Consumers To Artists

The booming smartphone market is providing new opportunities for fans to connect with artists, and tech-savvy companies are leading the way with cool new apps. Kenny Chesney has partnered with digital syndicator Qello for the release of his 2009 concert film Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D. The Chesney App is Qello’s debut product and gives […]

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