Since last week (7/19), when MusicRow wrote about Spins.fm, an interactive tool designed to convert social networking fans into radio requests, there are rumblings that a few high profile country artists are set to take the technology for a “spin.” Spins.fm has created two widgets to help leverage an artist’s social networking success into FM [...]
Toby Keith has set a fall release date for his new album Clancy’s Tavern. Lead single “Made In America” is climbing MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart just five weeks after release. Clancy’s Tavern, coming via Show Dog-Universal Records, will hit shelves Oct. 25 in time for holiday shopping. The album draws its name from the title track, [...]
The Big Machine Label Group has added Annie Ortmeier to the Sales, Marketing & Interactive Department as Director of Interactive, spearheading social networking and website initiatives. Ortmeier joins the label group with a strong background in the area, including time at CMT as Merchandising Manager of Ecommerce. She also worked for echo and relocated to [...]
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this morning (7/28) launched a capital campaign to fund an expansion that will more than double the size of the current facility, as well as offer Nashville a new performance venue.
New York City concertgoers are proving they love country music. Kenny Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour is breaking records with an upcoming date in the area, and Taylor Swift just wrapped a run of four sold-out shows. Swift played Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center last week and sold a combined total of over 52,000 tickets. Chesney and [...]
SESAC has announced a new partnership with INgrooves a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and promotion services to the global music & video community via its One Digital platform. INgrooves will service SESAC-represented content to online retailers, mobile carriers, and other digital media outlets. Through this relationship, SESAC will now be able to service [...]
Imagine being surrounded in every direction by every type of instrument and accessory imaginable. Where any shape, size, color, make, model or even flavor of musical product is waiting for you to come test it out, all within one room. For musicians with bigger eyes than wallets, the Summer NAMM Convention—a gathering of the musical products industry held annually at the Nashville Convention Center—can be a dream come true.
Nicole Kidman’s new movie Stoker will be filmed in Nashville, specifically in Belle Meade, reports The Tennessean. The project is described as a vampire thriller; the name a nod to Dracula author Brahm Stoker. The story centers on a teenage girl named “India Stoker,” played by Mia Wasikowska of Alice In Wonderland fame, who is [...]