It’s a music-business axiom that the public doesn’t remember who won or lost at awards shows, just who performed well.
I doubt that even the industry really cares about the fan-voted trophy Buckles at the CMT Awards. I, for one, mostly paid attention to who sang the best.
Steve Popovich, one of the most colorful record executives in the history of Music Row, died suddenly on Wednesday (6/8) at age 68. Often described as a “maverick,” he was the head of Mercury Records in 1986-88 and ran his own label, Cleveland International Records, from 1976 onward.
Sony Music Nashville has added Matt Adams, Esq. to the label group as Director, Legal & Business Affairs, effective immediately. He will report to SMN VP Legal & Business Affairs Angela R. Magill. “Matt brings us exceptional experience, insight and professionalism and I’m thrilled to have him as part of our team,” says Magill. Adams brings nearly 15 years [...]
The son of Capricorn Records co-founder Phil Walden, Phil Walden Jr. (48) died Tuesday evening (6/7) in Atlanta in automobile accident in a parking garage. According to a Macon newspaper. Walden was leaving an athletic club when the accident took place. An Atlanta policewoman told the publication, “It appeared the victim placed the vehicle in reverse, [...]
Johnny Reid will be awarded the 2011 Canadian Country Music Humanitarian Award. The honor was created in 1989 to recognize Canadian country artists whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. Since the early days of his music career, Reid has been at the forefront of fundraising and social awareness events for [...]
Black River Entertainment has announced the addition of Bill Lubitz to its staff as Director of Promotion, West Coast. Lubitz will continue to be based in Las Vegas. Previously West Coast Promotion Manager with Quarterback Records, Lubitz has an extensive background in radio where he spent nine years with KWNR/Las Vegas. He was also part [...]
Shania Twain will head to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a two-year residency beginning December 1, 2012. The superstar said she was “beyond excited” as she shared the news at a press conference today (6/8) at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
One of the highlights at this year’s 2nd annual Billboard Country Music Summit (June 6-7) in Nashville was about label business models. Moderator Glenn Peoples, Sr. Editorial Analyst BB focused first on industry measurements and then on the differences between labels of different sizes. Here are a few quotes from the panel participants… John Esposito, [...]
City National Bank has opened its first banking office in Nashville, Tenn. with a full staff headed locally by Holly Bell. With offices across the country, the bank has long established roots in the entertainment business, including many Music City clients.