• Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are in talks for a series of Las Vegas concerts according to Las Vegas Sun reporter Robin Leach, who believes they could sign on for weekend dates running November to April.
• Producers of acclaimed AMC drama Mad Men paid about $250,000 to use The Beatles’ original recording of “Tomorrow Never Knows” in a recent episode. According to The New York Times, it is extremely rare that the Beatles’ music is used on television, except in live performances by the band itself. By comparison, the article says a major pop song can be licensed for less than $100,000.
• From NashvillePost: Lightning 100 has tapped Dave Rossi to act as PD. He fills the void left by the death of longtime PD and host David Hall. Also, Tin Roof is expanding its Demonbreun location and new restaurant South will take over the space most recently occupied by The Closing Bell.
• The Nashville Symphony will perform at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall Saturday night (5/12). According to The Tennessean, it is one of only six symphonies invited to play at the Spring for Music Festival, a celebration of innovative American orchestras. The Nashville Symphony has won seven Grammys.
• Boston based indie singer Amanda Palmer has set a record with crowdfunding site Kickstarter. She has raised over $600,000 for the marketing of her new album.
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