Archive for March, 2011
ASCAP released its financial results for 2010 today (3/31), showing a dip in total revenues and member distributions since last year’s record highs. The information was presented at the organization’s General Annual Membership Meeting in New York City. Financial distributions to members in 2010 totaled $845 million, down 2.1% versus the 2009 high of over [...]
Victoria Shaw helmed production for a new pop/country album by CNN HLN anchor Robin Meade. The singer debuted songs from the project on Monday night (3/28) at New York City’s legendary Birdland club. Shaw, who also produced Lady Antebellum’s debut album, joined Meade onstage for the event, bringing along fellow Nashville tunesmith Gary Burr. For [...]
Longtime Dutch country music journalist Rineke Van Beek passed away last month following a lengthy battle with cancer. During her 30-year career, she worked for Country Gazette in Holland, which was the recipient of the CMA’s award for international journalism. Following the closure of Country Gazette, Van Beek worked with Nashville FM. Among the many fans of [...]
Taylor Swift’s worldwide album sales total has passed the 20 million mark. This includes her three Big Machine Records studio albums, plus a holiday collection and a Walmart exclusive. In addition, Swift has sold over 33 million paid song downloads, making her the top-selling digital artist in history. Next the star heads to Sunday night’s [...]
Renowned producer, musician, artist and songwriter Billy Joe Walker, Jr. has signed with The Consortium Group for exclusive worldwide representation. He is currently working on projects with singer/songwriters Shelley Skidmore and Drew Smith as well as composer Mike Post.
The T.J. Martell Foundation hosted its third annual Honors Gala on March 28 at the Hutton Hotel. The sold-out event drew 420 guests for dinner, awards presentation, live auction and entertainment by Tommy Shaw, Lorrie Morgan and Committed. The event raised $370,000 to fund innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and [...]