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GUT CALL
Perry and Pincus on the record. (6/26a)
U.K. MIDWEEKS: GLASTONBURY DRIVES SALES SURGE
Love that Radiohead tuning song. (6/26a)
NEW RELEASES: KHALED VS. DRAGONS (UPDATE)
Place your bets: It's a battle. (6/26a)
SIGNS OF NEW DRAKE (UPDATE)
He's still the man. (6/26a)
BL$$D ARE THE DEALMAKERS
Hot hip-hop producer inks with Team Marty. He's feeling pretty Jake. (6/26a)
NASHVILLE'S NEXT ERA
It's upon us.
PILOT-LESS JETS
How will they affect the industry?
WHERE'S THE GODDAMN PIZZA?
It should've been here a half hour ago.
AMAZON STREAMS IN
They've got more than diapers to deliver.
Music City
BIG YELLOW DOG BARKS FOR THUOTTE
6/16/17

Big Yellow Dog Music has added a new breed to its stable. The Nashville-based indie pubco announced the signing of singer-songwriter-producer Connor James Thuotte. Thuotte has shown a broad range, with credits in indie, country, rock and pop. He recently scored sync placements with Toyota and CMT.

"The BYD Sync team is excited to have Connor Thuotte on our roster," said Big Yellow Dog Music VP of Film & TV Devon Devries. "His sense of edgy, alternative frontline pop, unique sounds and story arc are the tools we work with best. We are excited for great things ahead."

Good dogs (l-r): BYD’s co-owner Kerry O'Neil; Devries; Film & TV Music Manager Alex Stefano; Thuotte; Creative Coordinator of Film & TV Music Jamie Martin; VP Creative Matt Lindsey; Creative Manager Lauren Funk; and co-owner Carla Wallace.

HER NAME IS MAGILL
6/15/17

Angie Magill has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Legal & Business Affairs, Sony Music Nashville, and as counsel to all Sony Music Nashville departments, will continue to handle contract negotiations and asset clearances and oversee the A&R Administration and Release Planning & Production departments.

Magill, who joined the label group 10 years ago, continues to report to Sony Music Nashville’s Executive Vice President & COO Ken Robold.

“In the nearly two years we have been working together as a new team, Angie has been a central figure in helping create the new storyline at Sony Music Nashville,” Robold said. “From the transition of our artist roster, to the ever-evolving challenges facing our industry with respect to our content, Angie has been at the forefront.”

Magill was previously VP, Legal & Business affairs for Sony Music Nashville and its three imprints—Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville.

SHANIA TWAIN'S "GOOD" TO GO
6/15/17

Life’s about to get good for fans of Shania Twain. Her first Mercury Nashville album in 15 years, NOW, will drop on 9/29 and Twain will perform her lead single “Life’s About to Get Good” Friday on NBC’s Today. NOW  is her fifth full-length album on Mercury Nashville and her first since 2002. 

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CMA FEST: WHAT WENT DOWN
6/12/17


The curtain has dropped on the 46th annual CMA Music Festival, which drew capacity crowds, sold-out nightly concerts and the highest level of fan engagement in the now four-day event’s history. CMA Music Fest, which took place in downtown Nashville, featured 11 stages and music from 350+ artists, including Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban

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YOUNG AT HEART
6/12/17

The queue to take a commemorative snapshot at the CMA Music Fest's Riverfront Stage was hella long, and by the time this pic of BMLG Records artist Brett Young was taken, the label's Jimmy Harnen had to head off for a meeting. "Look for me later, dudes," Jimmy said. "I'll be the one in the polo, ball cap, shades and shorts." Seen wishing the river was made of bourbon are (l-r) Red Light Management's Enzo DeVincenzo and Van Haze, Young and BMLG's Harnen and Matthew Hargis.

CAM, CMA AND OTHER SPELLINGS
6/12/17

You say you want more CMA photos? Happy to oblige. Here's Arista Nashville/RCA's Cam joining Sony Music Nashville chief Randy Goodman and other team members for a joyous pic at the Riverfront Stage. Seen just before a brisk swim to the other side and back are (l-r) SMN's Allen Brown and Jaime Marconette, CAA's Kylen Sharpe, Goodman, Cam, SMN's Josh Easler, Jen Way and John Zarling, manager Lindsay Marias and CAA's Rod Essig.

PICTURE FROM AN ESPO-SITION, PART 293
6/9/17

Backstage at the CMA Fest opening-night show at Nissan Stadium, Warner Music Nashville chief John Esposito and team join artists Brett Eldredge and Cole Swindell for a jolly photo op, after which they all attempted to figure out what John McCain was trying to ask James Comey. Seen hoping this photo isn’t leaked to the press are (l-r) WMN COO Matt Signore, Longshot Management’s Rob Baker, KP Entertainment’s Kerri Edwards, Swindell, Espo, Eldredge and WMN EVP A&R Scott Hendricks.

VIDEOBOMB IS READY TO LAUNCH AT THE CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
6/7/17

VideoBomb, a new app allowing users to insert their own content into pre-existing music videos, will make its debut at this years CMA Music Festival (6/8-6/11) on the Radio Disney Country Stage. The app is free but only available with Apple's App Store. Users will be able to choose from over 47,000 videos from an array of genres in addition to any video saved in their phone and insert their own clips to personalize the video. They have the option to lip-sync the video, or dub the vocals and can share the clip directly to YouTube. No cat videos, please.

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