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Block Party Cancelled, Currington On Letterman, Early Reba Sales

• August 20, 2009 •
Block Party Cancelled, Currington On Letterman, Early Reba Sales

Due to severe storms predicted for this evening, the St. Jude folks have had to cancel tonight’s (8/20) 20th Anniversary Country Cares block party. They are hoping to reschedule, but don’t yet have a date. ————————- “Absolute perfection,” is what David Letterman said of Billy Currington’s hit “People Are Crazy,” when the singer played the […]

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Swift’s Global Sales Soar

• August 20, 2009 •
Swift's Global Sales Soar

Taylor Swift, who sold more albums last year than any other artist, is making a significant impact on the global music scene, earning Gold and Platinum sales certifications in fourteen countries. Her Fearless album, rapidly approaching quadruple-Platinum in the US, has earned the following international sales awards: Triple Platinum in Australia and Canada; Platinum in […]

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New Music From Dolly and More

• August 20, 2009 •
New Music From Dolly and More

Dolly Parton’s latest single, “Change It,” is from the Broadway Musical, 9 to 5. It is being delivered exclusively through AirPlay Direct. ——————————– Radney Foster has added a slew of tour dates in support of his album Revival, to be released Sept. 1 on his own Devil’s River label. The project features Dierks Bentley and […]

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Social Media: Revolution Or Fad?

• August 19, 2009 •

This video presents a strong case for the “Revolution” answer…

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S1 Signs Sheryl Crow

• August 19, 2009 •
S1 Signs Sheryl Crow

S1 Songs Group global CEO Steve McMellon has announced the acquisition of the Sheryl Crow music publishing catalogue and also the execution of a co-publishing agreement for her future works. The deal sees S1 Songs add 153 songs released by Crow between 1993 and 2008 to its existing portfolio of more than 30,000 songs, as […]

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MusicRow Strategy Swells Stats

• August 19, 2009 •
MusicRow Strategy Swells Stats

MusicRow.com is pleased to announce it has been enjoying record-setting traffic. Recent weekly page views from the week of August 10 jumped over 35% compared with the week of July 20. The record for most number of views in a single day was established on July 28 topping over 5,600 and then reset again slightly […]

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Strait’s Sales, CMA’s Songwriters Series, Redmond’s New Company

• August 19, 2009 •
Strait's Sales, CMA's Songwriters Series, Redmond's New Company

As reported in this morning’s @MusicRow sales analysis article, George Strait’s new release is the top selling album in the U.S. this week. Twang debuted at No. 1 today on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart selling over 155,000 units. This is the fourth time in Strait’s career that a new release […]

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MySpace Purchases iLike, Stops Auto-Song Play

• August 19, 2009 •
MySpace Purchases iLike, Stops Auto-Song Play

MySpace has purchased music based social networking site iLike for an estimated $20 million. The sites will continue to operate separately but will begin sharing technology, such as iLike’s search capabilities, syndication network and discovery tools. MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta says the acquisition is about technical talent, as well as promoting MySpace across the […]

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Alan, Wy, Willie, Bluebird, and Bucky

• August 19, 2009 •
Alan, Wy, Willie, Bluebird, and Bucky

Wynonna Judd won $50,000 on last night’s episode (8/18) of ABC’s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, 100% of which she will donate to Backpack Mission Ministries charity. Wynonna was presented with a puzzling mathematical scenario and with the help of a ‘Phone-A-Friend’ lifeline—her Aunt Margaret Mandell—Wynonna provided the correct answer to win the money […]

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SouthComm buying “Scene,” “Nfocus”

• August 19, 2009 •
SouthComm buying "Scene," "Nfocus"

Nashville, TN (8/19/09)– SouthComm Inc., the parent of MusicRow Magazine and other niche publications, has signed an agreement to buy the assets of Nashville Scene and Nfocus magazine from City Press LLC. “The Scene is the strongest arts and entertainment brand in Nashville,” said SouthComm CEO Chris Ferrell. “Pairing it and Nfocus with our other […]

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Chesney To Debut Clothing Line

• August 19, 2009 •
Chesney To Debut Clothing Line

Kenny Chesney has inspired a clothing line called Blue Chair Bay which is set for an official launch Sept. 1 at the MAGIC Marketplace, a nationwide clothing event in Las Vegas. Reflecting his casual beach lifestyle, the clothing for men and women is described as classic, with an emphasis on all-natural fabrics. During the fashion […]

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Dolly Box Set Coming This Fall

• August 18, 2009 •
Dolly Box Set Coming This Fall

A four-CD box set simply-titled Dolly, will debut Oct. 27. Comprising 99 songs, it is the first multi-CD, multi-label deluxe box set compilation ever to represent her life’s work and will be released through RCA Nashville/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Dolly Parton is distinguished for having charted at least one Top 5 country […]

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Leadership Music, CMA Industry InSite, and the “Just Plain Folks” Awards

• August 18, 2009 •
Leadership Music, CMA Industry InSite, and the "Just Plain Folks" Awards

Grammy winner Steve Wariner and noted studio owner John McBride have been added to the Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award salute to Jim Foglesong, Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks, set for Sunday, Aug. 23 at the Renaissance Hotel. Wariner (co-writer of Brooks’ hit “Longneck Bottle”) joins in the tribute to Brooks with his wife Trisha […]

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Wanna Dunk An Exec, Critic, or Charlie Monk?

• August 18, 2009 •

Well, now’s your chance. Because several good sports—many of them from MusicRow’s In Charge list—will be sitting in the dunking booth at the Country Cares party on Thurs., Aug. 20. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will host a street party from 5-8 PM at Roy Acuff Place as a thank-you to the music industry for […]

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TV Shuffle: Reba, Billy, Shania, Brad, Love & Theft

• August 18, 2009 •
TV Shuffle: Reba, Billy, Shania, Brad, Love & Theft

Reba McEntire will be on this week’s CMT Top 20 Countdown, chatting with host Lance Smith about her new album, and her installment of CMT’s Invitation Only which premieres this Friday, August 21 at 8:00 PM/CT. Tomorrow, (8/19) from 2:45-3:15 PM/CT, Reba will conduct a live Web chat from New York City in partnership with […]

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Paid Downloads On The Rise, But CD Still Rules

• August 18, 2009 •
Paid Downloads On The Rise, But CD Still Rules

According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, while CDs remain the most popular format for paid music purchases, digital music sales are making up an ever-greater share of U.S. music sales. CDs comprised 65 percent of all music sold in the first half of 2009 compared to paid digital downloads, which comprised […]

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Sneak Preview of CRS 41

• August 18, 2009 •
Sneak Preview of CRS 41

Organizers of this year’s Country Radio Seminar have tweeked the format of the educational panels for the coming event, to be held Feb. 24-26, 2010, at the Nashville Convention Center. Panels which were previously tailored to radio station market size, will offer information that can be applied to all  markets, as well as the music […]

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Combustion Forms Joint Venture With New West

• August 17, 2009 •
Combustion Forms Joint Venture With New West

Under the terms of a deal announced by Combustion President/Founder Chris Farren and New West Music President/Founder Cameron Strang, New West has acquired an interest in the Combustion catalog resulting in the formation of a new partnership between the two companies. The new arrangement creates an independent force with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville. […]

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Benefits Roundup

• August 17, 2009 •
Benefits Roundup

Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run, scheduled for September 10-13 at Pickwick Landing State Park in Savannah, Tennessee will feature performances from Worley, Craig Morgan, Caitlin & Will, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and more. Other activities include a 5k run/walk, fishing tournament, and live auction. Another bass fishing tournament, also benefitting the Darryl Worley Foundation, […]

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Republic Nashville Signs The Band Perry

• August 17, 2009
Republic Nashville Signs The Band Perry

If everyone in this photo buys a CD the group will be well on its way to Gold sales. (TOP ROW, Left to Right): David Crow, Milom, Joyce, Horsnell & Crow, PLC; Bob Doyle, Bob Doyle & Associates; Scott Borchetta, CEO of Republic Nashville; Allison Jones, A&R Republic Nashville; Marie Perry; Steve Perry; Jimmy Harnen, […]

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