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Bobby Don releases “Some Sunday”

My client, Ric Landers and Your Place or Mine Digital, LLC were instrumentally involved in the release of the new single, Some Sunday, written by Emmy nominated songwriter Bobby Don Bloodworth and recorded with his band the Gopher Broke Band.  The CD can be purchased here, or you can download and MP3 version.  Here is [...]

By | October 24th, 2008|Client Activity, Life on the Row|Comments Off on Bobby Don releases “Some Sunday”

Leadership Music honors Bradley Family with prestigious Dale Franklin Award

When one thinks of Music Row, it is impossible not to conjure up thoughts of Music City's Royal Family, the Bradleys.  Last night, Leadership Music awarded the prestigious Dale Franklin Award to Owen, Harold, Patsy, Connie & Jerry Bradley.  The annual award recognizes music professionals who exemplify leadership qualities.  The Bradley family is most certainly [...]

By | August 27th, 2008|Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Leadership Music honors Bradley Family with prestigious Dale Franklin Award

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 | 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

Exile performs on Grand Ole Opry

Sonny LeMaire, together with other members of the 70's pop/rock sensation, Exile ("Kiss You All Over") will perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry this Saturday, August 9th.  Exile's appearance will be in the 7:30-8:00 p.m. time slot.  Other performers on the Opry Saturday evening include Charlie Pride, Radney Foster, Riders in the [...]

By | August 7th, 2008|Client Activity, Life on the Row, Nashville|Comments Off on Exile performs on Grand Ole Opry

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 | July 21st, 2008|Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on CRB Announces Addition of New Board Members

Music Row Magazine sold

Music Row magazine has been "Nashville's Music Industry Publication" for 26 years.  Yesterday, Music Row announced that it was being acquired by SouthComm Communications, Inc.  SouthComm is a Nashville-based media company founded in 2007 by Chris Ferrell and Nashville investment firm Solidus Co., led by Townes Duncan.  Duncan is chairman of SouthComm and Ferrell is [...]

By | March 28th, 2008|Life on the Row, Music Publishing, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Music Row Magazine sold

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 | February 25th, 2008|Entertainment Industry News, Life on the Row, Music Row News, Nashville|Comments Off on Nashville Mayor Announces “Country Radio Week”

The Virtual CFO

Rarely do you get the opportunity to meet with some one who has the same "soul" that you have.  I had an interesting meeting with Scot Justice over the h olidays.  Scot is a fellow blogger who writes the Virtual CF blog over at Typepad.  His article about out meeting can be found here.  Scot [...]

By | January 7th, 2008|Client Activity, Life on the Row, Music Publishing, Nashville|Comments Off on The Virtual CFO

The Magic Bubble Bursts: Did the Record Labels make their own grave?

For almost a decade now, the major labels (at the beginning there were five of them, now only four, EMI, Sony BMG, Vivendi Universal and Warner) have declared that illegal downloading is ravaging their business by destroying the sales of physical product.  One may question this declaration, however, in few of the fact that ever [...]

By | December 3rd, 2007|Digital Downloads, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Law, RIAA|Comments Off on The Magic Bubble Bursts: Did the Record Labels make their own grave?

Music Publishing 101, Part 4: Show me the money!

Section 106 of the Copyright Act gives the owner of a copyright a bundle of rights which includes the rights to 1) reproduce the work, 2) prepare derivative works, 3) distribute copies of the works, 4) publicly perform the work and 5) publicly display the work.  All of the music publisher's income flows from this [...]

By | November 29th, 2007|Digital Downloads, Entertainment Law, Life on the Row, Music Law, Music Publishing, Songwriting|Comments Off on Music Publishing 101, Part 4: Show me the money!