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CRB Announces Addition of New Board Members

Effective immediately, the Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced the addition of three new executives to its Board of Directors: Clay Hunnicutt, Senior Vice-President of Programming, Clear Channel, Atlanta.  Clear Channel is the largest operator of radio stations in the country.   As the person in charge of programming for Clear Channel's 200 plus country radio [...]

By |2008-07-21T12:52:41+00:00July 21st, 2008|Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on CRB Announces Addition of New Board Members

All that glitters is not gold – tips on analyzing a songwriting/band contest

When is the last time you heard of someone getting a really "big break" in the music industry through any contest, other than perhaps American Idol?  That's because most artists and songwriters are not discovered through contests, they are discovered through relationships in the industry. Yet, there are literally hundreds of such contests out there [...]

By |2015-03-21T21:48:48+00:00July 17th, 2008|Copyright Issues, Music Law, Music Publishing, Songwriting|Comments Off on All that glitters is not gold – tips on analyzing a songwriting/band contest

Does Harvard have Chris Anderson by his long-tail?

A major debate is being spawned by a recent article entitled "Should You Invest in the Long Tail,"  written by Anita Elberse, an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.  The debate concerns the accuracy of Chris Anderson's long tail theory, set out in great detail in his 2006 book, The Long Tail:  [...]

By |2008-07-14T10:27:03+00:00July 14th, 2008|Music Row News|Comments Off on Does Harvard have Chris Anderson by his long-tail?

Kristi Lee Cook signs with Nashville Label

According to news reports that broke first on Fox yesterday, then appeared on CMT and Billboard, Kristi Lee Cook, who took seventh place in this year's seventh season of American Idol, signed a recording agreement with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, a Sony BMG label.  This is Kristi's second attempt at success on the Arista Nashville brand, [...]

By |2008-07-01T15:46:11+00:00July 1st, 2008|Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Kristi Lee Cook signs with Nashville Label