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Big Machine Label Group Celebrates 51st Annual CMA Awards

Big Machine Label Group’s celebration of the 51st Annual CMA Awards at FGL House in Nashville on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.  Photo credit: Getty Images

BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP hosted their annual CMA Awards After Party in Nashville at FGL House to celebrate and treat guests to a special surprise. Alongside label family, friends and industry executives BMLG President/CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA toasted with Big Machine Platinum Filtered Premium Vodka to the independent powerhouse’s star-studded roster and introduced the return of Superstar duo SUGARLAND. JENNIFER NETTLES and KRISTIAN BUSH took the stage to perform some of their smash hits – “Baby Girl” and “Stay.” MAYOR MEGAN BARRY, NASCAR driver JIMMIE JOHNSON and ABC’s The Bachelorette’s LUKE PELL were all on hand to sing along on the Cruise rooftop.

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 09: Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland perform onstage during the Big Machine Label Group’s celebration of the 51st Annual CMA Awards at FGL House in Nashville on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMLG ) *** Local Caption *** Jennifer Nettles;Kristian Bush

BMLG artists kicked off “Country Music’s Biggest Night” with REBA McENTIRE, RONNIE DUNN and THOMAS RHETT singing “Hold My Hand” in the all-star opening performance. McEntire performed “Legends” alongside KELSEA BALLERINI as well as present Entertainer of the Year to close the show. Thomas Rhett serenaded the audience with his latest chart-topping single “Unforgettable” from his Billboard 200 No. 1 album LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.). Solidifying their highly-anticipated return on the CMA Awards, five-time Duo of the Year winners Sugarland presented the category during ABC’s live broadcast. BRETT YOUNG presented Song of the Year to LITTLE BIG TOWN, who accepted on behalf of his labelmate TAYLOR SWIFT for single-handedly penning the band’s “Better Man.” Swift’s highly-anticipated sixth studio album reputation (Big Machine Records) recently became Target’s biggest music pre-sale ever ahead of tomorrow’s (11/10) official release.

NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Carly Pearce, Drake White, Trent Harmon, Danielle Bradbery and Brett Young attend Big Machine Label Group’s celebration of the 51st Annual CMA Awards at FGL House in Nashville on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMLG ) *** Local Caption *** Carly Pearce;Drake White;Trent Harmon;Danielle Bradbery;Brett Young

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On the anniversary of the Big Machine Label Group’s first press conference in 2005 introducing inaugural artists such as Taylor Swift, President/CEO Scott Borchetta highlights the importance of music. BMLG celebrated 10 years strong  as a part of the Nashville music community today  by making a $100,000 donation to Music Makes Us, one of the music industry and Mayor Karl Dean’s top initiatives to “strengthen traditional school music while adding a contemporary curriculum.”

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Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta Responds To Dismissed Tim McGraw Lawsuit

Tim McGraw“We’re very pleased that the District Court has dismissed Curb Records’ lawsuit against Tim McGraw and Big Machine Records.
Our number one goal and intention at the Big Machine Label Group is to sign great artists with great vision and do everything in our power to create an environment for them to do their best work.
Since Tim McGraw has been a member of Big Machine Records, everyone has witnessed an incredible surge in popularity and demand for his musical releases and live performances.
His sales and airplay results rival the best of his career.
And we’re just getting started…”  

Scott Borchetta, President & CEO of the Big Machine Label Group

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Big Machine Records Releases Dance Y’all (Volume 1)

Dance Y'allBig Machine Records has released the DANCE Y’ALL (Volume 1) EP, a digital compilation featuring amped up mixes. The five-song project, which showcases buoyant tunes from Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) artists Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Laura Bell Bundy and Greg Bates, is available now on iTunes & Amazon.  Continue Reading →

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Fast Company Names Scott Borchetta One Of The “Most Creative People In Business”

Fast Company names Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta one of the “100 Most Creative People In Business 2013”  in its June issue. The revolutionary entrepreneur is the only record label executive featured on the elite magazine’s annual list of global leaders from companies such as Apple, Google, Nike, American Express and Ford.

With an inquisitive nature, strong instincts and a skies-the-limit approach, it’s no wonder that Borchetta has turned his 2005 indie record company with a 15-year-old female artist (aka International Superstar Taylor Swift) into the successful brand and multi-tiered organization, housing three imprints (Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Republic Nashville) and a publishing company (Big Machine Music), it is today.

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Scott Borchetta and Dr. Luke Announce Joint Publishing Venture

Pictured (L-R): Prescription Song's Beka Tischker, Dr. Luke, Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta & Big Machine Music's Mike Molinar

Pictured (L-R): Prescription Song’s Beka Tischker, Dr. Luke, Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta & Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar

Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) President/CEO Scott Borchetta and Prescription Songs Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald have created a music publishing joint venture between Nashville-based Big Machine Music and Los Angeles-based Prescription Songs. The partnership will allow the two companies to co-publish songwriters and artists whose unique talents translate across genres. The announcement was fittingly made at the eighth annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO in Hollywood, CA.

Both companies already have well-established, deep-rooted networks within Country and Pop, respectively, and the union will add to their talented rosters of songwriters and allow for extended collaborations.

The first writer signed to the publishing joint venture is 18-year-old artist  RaeLynn, who was a contestant on Season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice.”  The Baytown, TX, native is currently writing music for her forthcoming debut Country album.

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Big Machine And AXS TV To Broadcast National “Outnumber Hunger Live!” Concert

The Band Perry, Outnumber Hunger

AXS TV and Big Machine Label Group will broadcast a special two-hour concert event on Saturday, April 6, from Las Vegas. Platinum-selling sibling trio The Band Perry will headline Outnumber Hunger Live! and will be joined by labelmates Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Florida Georgia Line, Greg Bates and Cassadee Pope.

Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and Feeding America have teamed-up for a second consecutive year for Outnumber Hunger, a campaign that helps fight hunger in local communities. Music fans will have an opportunity to support the initiative, which raises awareness and helps Feeding America—the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization—secure meals for local food banks. More information on how to make a difference in your local community with Outnumber Hunger is available at www.OutnumberHunger.com.

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General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America Join Forces to Outnumber Hunger

Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and The Band Perry Among the Artists Supporting the Initiative

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Rascal Flatts visiting a food bank in New Jersey

Image above features Rascal Flatts visiting a food bank in New Jersey

Las Vegas, NV: (March 30, 2012) – General Mills and Big Machine Label Group’s star-studded roster of Country music artists are teaming up with Feeding America to Outnumber Hunger in a national initiative that helps fight hunger in local communities. Outnumber Hunger will help Feeding America secure up to 15.6 million meals for local food banks to assist the one in six Americans who struggles with hunger.

According to the USDA, an estimated 49 million Americans struggle with hunger, making the issue a growing reality in every community. By simply entering codes at OutnumberHunger.com, Americans can make a difference in their local communities at a time when it matters most.

“Hunger is a year-round issue but it can be especially critical in the spring, so Feeding America food banks need help now,” said Vicki B. Escarra, President and CEO, Feeding America.  “The combined reach that General Mills and Big Machine Label Group’s artists bring to the hunger crisis will help provide critical resources at this key time.”

This powerful group of partners is using its collective voice to rally Americans for the cause. Codes will appear on millions of specially-marked packages of General Mills products to give people the chance to help Feeding America secure five meals on behalf of their local food banks.

“As a leading food company, no cause is more important to us than the hunger issue,” said Cheryl Welch, Director, Outnumber Hunger at General Mills. “We’re thrilled to give people the chance to make a difference in their own communities through Outnumber Hunger.”

Specially-marked packages of General Mills products will feature an Outnumber Hunger code, as well as favorite Big Machine Label Group artists like Rascal Flatts. More than 10 General Mills brands, including Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Totino’s and Cheerios, will participate. Entering the code at OutnumberHunger.com helps Feeding America secure five meals on behalf of a local food bank. Participants enter their ZIP codes, and meals will stay in or near the area.

Big Machine Label Group artists also will offer select special codes on Facebook and Twitter that help Feeding America secure five meals for local food banks. Big Machine Label Group artists who are encouraging participation include Multi-Platinum-selling superstar artists Rascal Flatts, Reba, Martina McBride, and The Band Perry as well as established chart-topping acts Eli Young Band, Justin Moore, Brantley Gilbert and newcomers Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge, Ella Mae Bowen and Thomas Rhett.

“It takes a Big Machine to Outnumber Hunger, and we have an opportunity to make a huge difference in local communities,” said Scott Borchetta, President and CEO, of Big Machine Label Group. “That’s why we’re thrilled to come together with our artists, General Mills and Feeding America to help the hunger issue in a significant way. Together we can Outnumber Hunger.”

Additionally, the Outnumber Hunger partners have created an educational video with Rascal Flatts that highlights the issue of hunger and shows how anyone can get involved to help Feeding America. It will air during a Rascal Flatts theater event in New York City and in over 600 movie theaters across the country on the night of April 5. Tickets to the movie theater concert event can be purchased online at www.fathomevents.com.

“Our fans have always been strong supporters of us and our families,” said Joe Don Rooney, Rascal Flatts. “By being involved in Outnumber Hunger, we hope to provide that same support for those who may struggle with hunger. We’re grateful to have the chance to spread awareness of this important cause.”

General Mills will donate $0.65 to Feeding America—enough to help secure 5 meals on behalf of local food banks—for every code entered. To make a difference in your local community with Outnumber Hunger, visit www.OutnumberHunger.com.

About General Mills
One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

About Feeding America
Feeding America provides low-income individuals and families with the fuel to survive and even thrive. As the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, our network members supply food to more than 37 million Americans each year, including 14 million children and 3 million seniors. Serving the entire United States, more than 200 member food banks support 61,000 agencies that address hunger in all of its forms. For more information on how you can fight hunger in your community and across the country, visit http://www.feedingamerica.org. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/FeedingAmerica or follow our news on Twitter attwitter.com/FeedingAmerica.

About Big Machine Label Group
At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba and Martina McBride; Platinum sensations The Band Perry; Newly minted Gold-selling artist Brantley Gilbert; Chart-topping established acts Eli Young Band and Justin Moore, and  newcomers Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge, Ella Mae Bowen, Greg Bates and Thomas Rhett. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations.

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