Industry Ink (2/12/13)

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• February 12, 2013

emusic-logo-black_00011eMusic, a download-to-own music retailer, will now allow all customers–regardless of whether they pay a monthly membership fee–to purchase music from the online store. Beginning today (Feb. 12), anyone can visit eMusic.com and purchase as many songs or albums as they want at retail price. The move makes eMusic more accessible to everyone, which is appealing to consumers and business partners alike, according to eMusic President & CEO Adam Klein.

“For nearly 14 years, eMusic has been devoted to music collectors who support artists and labels by purchasing their albums. That’s why our base is comprised of culturally independent thinkers and music enthusiasts who are considered to be the tastemakers of the industry,” Klein said. “Although our focus on this audience hasn’t changed, our new business model is more inclusive and invites everyone to engage with what eMusic offers: insightful editorial that we curate independent of our sales division, and personalized discovery technology that draws upon the diverse tastes of our unique eMusic community.”

Until now, eMusic has operated by subscription only. For a regular, pre-paid amount each month, eMusic members could — and still can — download and own music at discounted prices. Now eMusic will open its doors to everyone, allowing music consumers to access its personalized discovery tools and features, and its catalogue of songs from every major label and nearly all of the independent labels.

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Nash FM LogoNash FM 94.7 invites country fans to enter the Nash Bash contest to see their favorite artists in concert. Hundreds of winners will attend the concert, which features three nights of entertainment at New York City’s historic Roseland Ballroom. Artists listed on the concert’s webpage include Lady Antebellum, Kix Brooks, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Gary Allan, The Henningsens and more.

The Ballroom can accommodate up to 3,200 attendees. To enter the Nash Bash, visit nashfm947.com.

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get it girl1Female singer-songwriters now have a new place to showcase original music. Get It Girl, a musical showcase occurring the first Thursday of every month at Belcourt Taps, gives female singer-songwriters a chance to perform new songs and network with other female writers in town.

“So far, the response has been overwhelming,” Rachel Lipsky, a co-founder of the project, said. “Two shows in and we have packed Belcourt Taps both times and the emails are flooding in from other girls who can’t wait to be a part of Get It Girl.”

Get It Girl will be held at 6 p.m. each Thursday, beginning March 7, at Belcourt Taps and Tapas.  To be part of Get It Girl as a performer, visit getitgirlnashville.com to fill out a booking form.

 

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Jessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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