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Barbara Mandrell and Kix Brooks slated for CRS-40 Panel

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced the CRS-40 "Life Of A Legend" panel will feature an interview session of country music legend Barbara Mandrell by host Kix Brooks. The "Life Of A Legend" panel, sponsored by ABC Radio Networks, takes place Friday, March 6, 2009 at 4:10 p.m.  This panel is the climax of the [...]

By | 2009-01-13T15:07:01+00:00 January 13th, 2009|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Barbara Mandrell and Kix Brooks slated for CRS-40 Panel

Local 257 elects Pomeroy to replace Bradley

OUT WITH THE OLD After over 18 years of service to the organization, Harold Bradley is no longer president of Nashville’s Local 257 chapter of the American Federation of Musicians.  Dave Pomeroy was elected president last week by a vote of 675 to 449.  Out of it’s 2620 members, 1165 votes were cast in this [...]

By | 2008-12-16T11:24:56+00:00 December 16th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Local 257 elects Pomeroy to replace Bradley

PassAlong Networks gets cash infusion

Word is spreading on the Internet about PassAlong Networks, Inc.'s recent infusion of investment capital.  PassAlong is a digital music distribution and sharing service aptly headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee.  According to VentureWire, the company plans to close a $30 million funding round later this month. PassAlong, also known as the Tennessee Pacific Group, LLC, was [...]

By | 2008-12-10T14:10:50+00:00 December 10th, 2008|Digital Downloads, Entertainment Industry News, Internet Law, Life on the Row, Nashville|Comments Off on PassAlong Networks gets cash infusion

Reba and Borchetta team up again

Valory Music Co., the independent label formed last year as a subsidiary to Scott Borchetta and Toby Keith's Big Machine Records, has added another huge feather to their proverbial cap:  Reba McIntire.  The announcement appears today on Valory Music's website. A multimedia entertainer, Reba sold more than 55 million albums, won two Grammy awards and [...]

By | 2008-11-11T15:56:50+00:00 November 11th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Reba and Borchetta team up again

Thomas verdict vacated; new trial ordered

The trial in Capital v. Thomas was one of the first stories I began tracking over a year ago.  See Jury Awards RIAA $222,000 against Thomas:  My Thoughts on the Verdict and Jammie Thomas to appeal verdict in RIAA Litigation.   Now, in a decision issued on September 24, 2008 - only eight days shy of [...]

By | 2008-09-29T13:04:47+00:00 September 29th, 2008|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Music Law, Music Publishing|Comments Off on Thomas verdict vacated; new trial ordered

Sugarland Lawsuit filed in Georgia illustrates need for prior provisions among band members

On August 7th, a lawsuit was filed by Kristen Alison Hall, former member of the country band, Sugarland, against the remaining original members of the band, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush.   A copy of the complaint can be viewed here. Essentially, the lawsuit alleges that Nettles and Bush breached a partnership agreement between the three [...]

By | 2008-08-15T10:20:25+00:00 August 15th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Law, Music Row News|Comments Off on Sugarland Lawsuit filed in Georgia illustrates need for prior provisions among band members

You Say You Want A REVOLUTION?

      You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world . . .   You say you've got a real solution Well, you know We'd all love to see the plan You ask me for a contribution Well, you know We are doing what we can [...]

By | 2008-04-02T09:43:18+00:00 April 2nd, 2008|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Music Law|Comments Off on You Say You Want A REVOLUTION?

Nashville Mayor Announces “Country Radio Week”

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 3, 2008 "Country Radio Week."  The mayor will present the official proclamation to Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.'s Executive Director Ed Salamon and President Becky Brenner when he officially welcomes attendees to the 39th Country Radio Seminar (CRS-39) on March 5th. The mayoral proclamation [...]

By | 2008-02-25T10:57:30+00:00 February 25th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Nashville Mayor Announces “Country Radio Week”

Copyright Royalty Board begins critical hearings

On Monday, January 28th, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) began what will be four weeks of hearings.  The CRB will hear testimony from interested parties on both sides of issues which will ultimately determine the statutory mechanical rates for songwriters and music publishers. The CRB sets these rates periodically, but these particular hearings are more [...]

By | 2008-01-29T07:15:28+00:00 January 29th, 2008|Digital Downloads, Entertainment Industry News, Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Music Publishing|Comments Off on Copyright Royalty Board begins critical hearings

Don’t Mess around with Jim!

You don't tug on Superman's cape, You don't spit into the wind You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger And you don't mess around with Jim These lyrics from Jim Croce's classic pop song You Don't Mess Around with Jim have evolved into pop culture expressions used by people the world over.  [...]

By | 2007-12-27T14:31:33+00:00 December 27th, 2007|Entertainment Industry News, Music Law, Music Publishing|Comments Off on Don’t Mess around with Jim!