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Music Row gears up for CRS

When big events like the Country Radio Seminar occur, Music Row begins to buzz with various activities and talk about the celebrities.  The Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas in the country music industry.  This year marks the event’s 40th anniversary and it promises to [...]

By | March 3rd, 2009|Client Activity, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row Nashville, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Music Row gears up for CRS

WSM’s “Bluegrass Underground” moves to Saturdays

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 14, legendary radio station 650 AM WSM will move its acclaimed Bluegrass Underground series to a new time slot. The program will now broadcast on WSM every Saturday night from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. CST and stream worldwide at www.WSMonline.com. A performance by Nashville bluegrass band, The Steeldrivers, will be [...]

By | February 10th, 2009|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Row News|Comments Off on WSM’s “Bluegrass Underground” moves to Saturdays

Nothing left to lose – the ongoing war on copyrights

Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster once penned one of my favorite lyrics in the song Me and Bobby McGee, i.e., “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”  The sentiment is perhaps appropriate for the ongoing war that is being waged against copyright laws as we know them.  The latest battle in this war [...]

By | February 9th, 2009|Copyright Issues, Digital Downloads, Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Law, Music Row News|Comments Off on Nothing left to lose – the ongoing war on copyrights

ASCAP songwriters to perform at CRS-40’s KCRS Live! showcase

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. today announced the lineup for this year's KCRS Live! event during the radio industry event, CRS-40, scheduled for March 4 - 6, 2009 at the Nashville Convention Center.  The ASCAP-sponsored KCRS Live! event will Wednesday, March 4 from 5-6:20 p.m. The event almost always features some of Nashville’s top songwriting talent.  [...]

By | January 28th, 2009|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Publishing, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on ASCAP songwriters to perform at CRS-40’s KCRS Live! showcase

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By | January 27th, 2009|Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Life on the Row, Music Law, Music Row News|Comments Off on My Avvo rating

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | November 11th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Reba and Borchetta team up again

Law on the Row goes mobile!

For those readers sporting new iPhones, Blackberrys, Windows Mobile smartphones or even for those diehard Palm fans who own Treos, Law on the Row is extremely pleased to announce that it is going mobile!  The new mobile version loads faster on smaller devices with more limited web browsers.  Just type in the following URL on [...]

By | October 31st, 2008|Life on the Row|Comments Off on Law on the Row goes mobile!