Archive | May 16, 2014

Brad Paisley Announced as Expert on ABC’s “Rising Star” Competition Series

Country music superstar Brad Paisley has been announced as a member of the panel of experts on ABC’s new singing competition series Rising Star. Singer, songwriter Josh Groban will host and Paisley, pop music sensation Kesha and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris will be the panel of experts.  Rising Star, which premieres Sunday, June 22 (9:00 – 11:00pm ET/PT), completely reinvents the traditional singing competition by being the first ever interactive music competition and the audience has the final say in real time.  The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live.  During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition.  If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on.  In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.
Paisley, Groban, Kesha and Ludacris will make their debut appearance on The 2014 Billboard Music Awardsas Rising Star’s host and experts on Sunday, May 18th at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
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Big Machine Music Partners with Inc. Magazine

Big Machine Music (BMM), the publishing arm of the Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), has officially partnered with Inc. magazine for its annual Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO) in Nashville next week (May 20-22).


Hosted at the Omni Nashville Hotel, the national event will bring hundreds of CEOs and high-ranking executives of established companies to Music City.


As the “live soundtrack” for the conference, BMM artists and songwriters will perform throughout the week to give attendees an authentic Nashville music experience. Those confirmed to appear are Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney, Jonathan Singleton, Dustin Lynch, Josh Thompson, Greg Bates, Maddie & Tae and Courtney Cole.


BMM will be branded as a sponsor throughout the conference in addition to showcasing how attendees can enlist BMM for original or licensed music for their company’s branding and commercial initiatives. BMM recently created original music content for companies and brands such as General Mills and Crown Royal.


“We believe songwriters are just as much entrepreneurs as anyone, especially in Nashville,” said BMM Vice President Mike Molinar. “Inc. magazine is dedicated to covering the most business-savvy and creative companies of our generation and we are ecstatic to align Big Machine Music alongside them. We look forward to showcasing our incredible songwriters and uncovering opportunities to partner with those companies in attendance.”


“The Inc. Media family couldn’t work with a better group than Big Machine for our first GROWCO event in Nashville,” said Inc. Media President/Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “Some 1,000 entrepreneurs from Nashville and beyond are congregating to hear from the best in class — and by that I mean not only Inc.’s great entrepreneurs, but also the immensely talented roster from Big Machine Music.”


BMLG President and CEO Scott Borchetta will also have a strong presence, speaking to a select group of business leaders on behalf of Capital One – another sponsor of GROWCO. He joins an elite list of other conference speakers including Dallas Mavericks’  owner Mark Cuban and Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter.


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About Big Machine Music: Big Machine Music is a thriving full-service publishing company based in Nashville whose song catalog includes a medley of today’s top songwriters and recording artists. The multi-genre music company encompasses a joint venture with global mega-hit pop producer Lukasz Gottwald’s (Dr. Luke) Prescription Songs. BMM is a subsidiary of the Big Machine Label Group, the leading independent record label home to music superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line.


About Inc. Media: Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. Media is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from two million in 2010 to more than six million today. For more information,


About the Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO)The 17th annual Inc. magazine’s Grow Your Company Conference (GROWCO) brings together nearly 600 of the nation’s brightest, most innovative entrepreneurs and business owners who want to achieve sizable growth within their organization. From emerging trends to best practices, the event’s agenda offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and unique networking opportunities to help advance companies. For more information,

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