Author Archive: Sarah Skates

Sarah Skates is Sr. News Editor of MusicRow Enterprises. Now in her tenth year with the company, she contributes to musicrow.com and the print magazine. She welcomes your inquiries to sskates@musicrow.com. Please send press releases, photos, and news items to news@musicrow.com.

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Industry Leaders Rally Around Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital

Allison and Jay DeMarcus and Clarence Spalding helped the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital [...]

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[Updated] Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ Set For Huge Debut Week

Taylor Swift’s 1989 will be released Monday (Oct. 27) and industry sources are forecasting [...]

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Track Guys—Kos Weaver Says Time Is On Their Side

“Technology has allowed writers to turn the demo around faster and not get as bogged down [...]

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Artist News: Trisha Yearwood, Troy Gentry, Danielle Bradbery, Bill Anderson

Trisha Yearwood performed the national anthem during the opening game of the World Series [...]

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Aristo International Report Highlights Country’s Global Impact

The AristoMedia Group has released its Aristo International Report for fall 2014 [...]

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Industry Investors Support Project Music Accelerator

Applications are being accepted through Nov. 24 for Project Music, the first-ever, music business [...]

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Weekly Register: FGL’s ‘Anything Goes’ Debuts At No. 1

Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album Anything Goes entered the overall chart at No. 1 [..
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New Books By Paul Williams, Glyn Johns and Shelia Shipley Biddy

Books written by music industry figures Paul Williams, Glyn Johns and Shelia Shipley Biddy [...]

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RIAA Presents Gold and Platinum Honors

Numerous Nashvillians earned honors from the RIAA in September, including [...]

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TPG Buys Majority Stake In CAA

Global private-equity firm TPG has agreed to increase its investment in Creative Artists Agency [...]

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Kip Moore Smolders Ryman Stage on ‘CMT Up In Smoke Tour’

Kip Moore assured Friday night’s crowd at the Ryman Auditorium that “tonight we’re just worried about having fun” […]

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Hank Williams Biopic Begins Production

Production of the Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light is underway in Louisiana [...]

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Spalding Entertainment Teams With Maverick Managers

Clarence Spalding’s Spalding Entertainment, management for Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Kix Brooks [...]

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Nashvillians Score NY Songwriters Hall of Fame Nominations

The 2015 slate of Songwriters Hall of Fame nominees for induction were announced [...]

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YouTube Music Nashville To Offer Workshops

YouTube Music Nashville will host a series of workshops, speakers and performances over the next year [...]

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‘Stringbean’ Akeman’s Killer Granted Parole

John Brown, the man convicted of killing Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw star David “Stringbean” Akeman [...]

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Weekly Register: Aldean Notches One of Year’s Biggest Debuts

Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt thundered onto the charts today (Oct.15) […]
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Exclusive: Songwriter Chris Tompkins Dishes on “Dirt”

Chris Tompkins found inspiration for his latest hit “Dirt” in his own backyard. As the [...]

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Round Hill Music Adds The Moxies

Round Hill Music has signed The Moxies to its Nashville publishing roster [...]

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Rock Hall Nominees Revealed

Nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 have been revealed [...]

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