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#1 Celebration For “Raise ‘Em Up”

Pictured L to R are: Jeffrey Steele, Jaren Johnston, UMG president Mike Dungan, Keith Urban, and Tom Douglas.

Pictured L to R are: Jeffrey Steele, Jaren Johnston, UMG president Mike Dungan, Keith Urban, and Tom Douglas.

On Wednesday, September 16th, BMI hosted the #1 celebration for “Raise ‘Em Up” at The Sutler in Nashville.   Continue Reading →

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Show Dog Nashville Announces Jean Williams Joins Team

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Show Dog Nashville has announced the appointment of Jean Williams to the position of Northeast Promotion and Marketing Director by GM, George Nunes. Williams has extensive music industry experience most recently as Director of Affiliate Sales at Westwood One. Williams has previously held radio promotion positions at Warner Music and Sony Music Nashville.

 

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BIG LOUD RECORDS LOOKS TO THE NORTH WITH NEWEST STAFF MEMBER

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Photo credit: Noel Pennington

Big Loud Records is rounding out their newly formed radio promotion team with Nikki Jimenez joining the label as Northeast Region Director of Promotion today (9/15). Jimenez will report directly to the label President Clay Hunnicutt and can be reached by email at Nikki@bigloudrecords.com or via phone at 615-329-2729.

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MAREN MORRIS SIGNS WITH SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE

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Photo credit: Alan Poizner

Sony Music Nashville has signed singer/songwriter Maren Morris, who joins the label group’s Columbia Nashville imprint. The Texas-native has quickly established herself in Nashville’s music community with songwriting and vocal stylings that reflect her country, folk and pop influences, with Rolling Stone Country touting her “a stellar solo artist in her own right.” Currently on Spotify, songs from her self-titled EP have garnered from than 2.5 million streams in little over a month, with 3 songs hitting Spotify’s US and Global “Viral 50” chart.

 

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See Sheryl Crow Perform at Rolling Stone Country Party Presented by Patrón

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Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

“A change would do you good,” Sheryl Crow sang at the start of a huge event in Nashville Monday night celebrating Rolling Stone Films and Rolling Stone Country, and presented by Patrón. Her 1997 hit was a fitting choice to kick off the party in the town she has called home for a decade now, making the huge change from busy Los Angeles to a quiet Nashville ranch and also making the gutsy (and widely praised) leap from rock to country with 2013’s Feels Like Home album. Nashville has also become a second home to Rolling Stone, with last summer’s launch of our country vertical, and the city serves as the backdrop for the sixth installment of Rolling Stone Films’ “Mastering the Craft” series presented by Patrón, with the latest mini-documentary looking back on Crow’s extraordinary rise from shy Missouri music student to Michael Jackson’s backup singer to a rock & roll icon.

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MADDIE & TAE STUN CAPACITY CROWD AT THEIR START HERE ALBUM RELEASE EVENT

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(L-R: Maddie Marlow, David Spielberg, Tae Dye

Dot Records recording artists Maddie & Tae brought the house down at their album release event on Tuesday night in Nashville. The dynamic duo performed songs from their self-written debut album START HERE, which is available everywhere on August 28.

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CMT SIGNS MULTI-YEAR PRODUCTION DEAL WITH VETERAN PRODUCER JOHN HAMLIN’S NEWLY CREATED SWITCHED ON ENTERTAINMENT  

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CMT has signed a new multi-year production deal with Emmy Award-winning CMT veteran producer John Hamlin’s newly formed Switched On Entertainment, it was announced today by CMT President Brian Philips. In addition, two of CMT’s senior executives, Jayson Dinsmore and Leslie Fram, will oversee new roles in the music, talent and event departments.

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ASCAP CELEBRATES KELSEA BALLERINI’S DEBUT #1 SINGLE

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Pictured (l-r): Black River Entertainment's Gordon Kerr and Celia Froelig, Kerr, Whitehead, Ballerini, Carpenter, Parallel Music Publishing's Tim Hunze and ASCAP's Mike Sistad. Photo by Ed Rode.

ASCAP hosted a #1 party to celebrate “Love Me Like You Mean It,” Black River Entertainment recording artist Kelsea Ballerini’s first #1 song as an artist and a songwriter, on Monday, August 10th in the lobby of the performing rights organization’s Music Row offices. A shoulder-to-shoulder crowd cheered Ballerini and her co-writers Lance Carpenter, Josh Kerr and Forest Glen Whitehead, who also celebrated their first chart-topping hits as songwriters. Whitehead also produced the track, which made Ballerini the first solo female artist in nine years to hit #1 with her debut country single and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. Publishers Black River Music Publishing and Parallel Music Publishing were also on hand to celebrate the group.

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BILLY CURRINGTON’S 10TH #1 SINGLE “DON’T IT” CELEBRATED IN NASHVILLE

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Pictured (l-r, front row): Co-writer Ross Copperman, Billy Currington, and co-writers Ashley Gorley and Jaren Johnston; (back row) Universal Music Group Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Warner Chappell Music Publishing's Ben Vaughn, BMI's Leslie Roberts, Sony ATV Music Publishing's Josh Van Valkenburg, Combustion Music's Chris Van Belkom and ASCAP's Mike Sistad. Photo credit: Ed Rode

ASCAP, BMI, the CMA and Music Row celebrated the team behind Mercury Nashville recording artist Billy Currington’s tenth chart-topping single, “Don’t It,” at a party held at the CMA offices on Monday, August 3rd. The hit song was co-penned by ASCAP songwriters Ashley Gorley and Jaren Johnston, who were honored for their twenty-first and sixth #1 songs, respectively, along with BMI co-writer Ross Copperman, who celebrated his fourth chart-topper. Publishers Combustion Music, Sony ATV Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music Publishing were also on hand to congratulate the group. “Don’t It,” which was released in October of 2014 as the first single from Billy Currington’s upcoming sixth studio album, was produced by critically-acclaimed ASCAP producer Dann Huff.

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MARANDA MCGEARY JOINS UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP AS DIRECTOR BRAND PARTNERSHIPS

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Universal Music Group Nashville announces today that Maranda McGeary will join the company as Director of Brand Partnerships. Maranda will help facilitate artist and brand partnerships for the entire UMG Nashville roster.

 

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