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The Eagles release new album and slated to appear on CMT Awards

After almost thirty years, my favorite band of all time, The Eagles, have recorded a new album entitled Long Road out of Eden, which features the single "How Long."  The song is climbing the Billboard country chart and currently resides at No. 26.  The new single was originally written and recorded by J.D. Souther in 1972 on his [...]

By |2007-09-28T08:06:43+00:00September 28th, 2007|Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on The Eagles release new album and slated to appear on CMT Awards

True test of RIAA’s legal theories as first case goes to trial.

Although the Recording Industry Association of America started going after individual litigants in 2004, no case has yet to go to trial in front of a judge or jury.  This is about to change. Since 2004, tens of thousands of claims have been filed by the RIAA.  By now, everyone understands the strategy.  The RIAA’s [...]

By |2007-09-27T15:45:01+00:00September 27th, 2007|Music Industry, RIAA Litigation|Comments Off on True test of RIAA’s legal theories as first case goes to trial.

New independent label on Music Row

      Florida businessmen, David Lowman, Bobby Land, and William Whitacre have announced the establishment of Radiance Records, a new independent country record label.  Lowman’s music industry experience includes fifteen years as a recording and performing artist.  Land grew up in Tennessee, graduated from Belmont University, and was signed as an artist with Hickory [...]

By |2007-09-27T08:07:10+00:00September 27th, 2007|Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on New independent label on Music Row

The new paradigm of music has arrived!

Law on the Row used to be a periodic newsletter in the physical world that I would send to my clients and mailing list.  In the first edition of Law on the Row, published September 9, 1999, I published an article on digital downloading entitled “To MP3 or not to MP3?  The catalyst for a [...]

By |2007-09-26T12:01:50+00:00September 26th, 2007|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on The new paradigm of music has arrived!

Eddie Haskell Sues SAG

Althought not particularly related to Music Row or the music industry in general, I find this little tidbit of news interesting, if not a bit entertaining, and I wanted to share it. The Associated Press reported yesterday that Ken Osmond, the actor who portrayed Eddie Haskell in the sitcom "Leave It to Beaver," has filed [...]

By |2007-09-25T15:20:51+00:00September 25th, 2007|Entertainment Industry News, Music Industry|Comments Off on Eddie Haskell Sues SAG

UMG to move off of Music Row

Luke Lewis, Chairman of Universal Music Group here on Music Row, announced yesterday that the company will be relocated to the new SunTrust Plaza at 401 Commerce Street in downtown Nashville, right next door to the famous Ryman Auditorium. UMG follows Other Nashville labels that relocated to locations in Nashville other than Music Row: Lyric [...]

By |2007-09-21T12:42:40+00:00September 21st, 2007|Life on the Row, Music Row News|Comments Off on UMG to move off of Music Row

SpiralFrog continues to expand catalog

The New York-based online music site, SpiralFrog is continuing to grow its catalog of freely downloadable songs. SpiralFrog describes itself as "a Web-based advertising-supported music experience that combines music discovery tools with free and legal downloads of audio and video content." Music Row's own Frances Preston (see my earlier blog regarding her recent award) sits [...]

By |2007-09-20T07:51:56+00:00September 20th, 2007|Life on the Row, Music Row News|Comments Off on SpiralFrog continues to expand catalog

Preston receives Dale Franklin Award from Leadership Music

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is indeed one of the new crown jewels of Nashville, Tennessee. Last night, I sat in the Sympony Hall while Leadership Music honored another one of Nashville's crown jewels, Francis Williams Preston. Ms. Preston was honored with Leadership Music's Dale Franklin Award, named for the first executive director of Leadership Music. [...]

By |2007-09-19T09:23:07+00:00September 19th, 2007|Life on the Row, Music Row News|Comments Off on Preston receives Dale Franklin Award from Leadership Music

Nashville Symphony Names New Conductor

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra announced this month that it entered into a five-year contract with Giancarlo Guerrero, who will serve as their music director beginning in 2009. Guerrero will be the 8th conductor in the history of the Symphony, replacing the late Kenneth Schermerhorn, who led the Nashville Symphony for 22 years and was critically [...]

By |2007-09-19T08:41:05+00:00September 19th, 2007|Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on Nashville Symphony Names New Conductor

CCMA Selects Music Row Veterans as Board Members

The Canadian Country Music Association's has announced the selectio nof its 2007-2008 board of directors, which includes two Nashville music industry veterans, Ralph Murphy and Jeff Walker. Ralph Murphy is vice president for ASCAP in Nashville. Born in England and raised in Canada, Murphy moved to Nashville in the mid 70's when he and Roger [...]

By |2007-09-18T13:44:00+00:00September 18th, 2007|Music Row News|Comments Off on CCMA Selects Music Row Veterans as Board Members