MusicRow Acquisition Returns Robertson To The Row

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• November 19, 2010

Sherod Robertson, who spent years in the music business at Arista Records (during the ’90s), will soon add “MusicRow owner” to his repertoire. SouthComm, the parent company of Music Row Communications, discovered a perfect opportunity to capitalize on MusicRow’s growth by selling the industry trade to Robertson, SouthComm’s current CFO.

“I am very excited to be working with David Ross who has created a stellar music industry publication,” said Robertson. “And while many Chicken Littles think the sky is falling in the music industry, all it takes is one look at the CMA Awards last week, to know that the voice of country music is as strong as ever. Granted, there are and will be many changes in our industry’s future, but I am excited about the role MusicRow will help play in that evolution.”

David Ross will continue in his position as MusicRow Publisher and Sherod Robertson will serve as President of MusicRow Enterprises LLC plus continue his post as CFO of SouthComm.

MusicRow, now entering its 30th year was founded by Ross in 1981. It was acquired by Southcomm Communications, LLC in 2008. Written for people in the music business, it employs a strategic mix of print and digital information streams to ensure its readers get the information they need in the fastest and most convenient manner.

SouthComm Communications is headed by CEO Chris Ferrell. Founded in 2007, its current roster of publications includes City Paper, Nashville Scene, Her, Nashville Post and more…

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David M. Ross has been covering Nashville's music industry for over 25 years. dross@musicrow.com

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