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MUSIC CITY PUB CRAWLING
7/8/15

We asked a group of music publishers to give us their take on one or both of the following questions. For some reason, they complied—perhaps mistaking us for a more reputable publication.


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WORDS ABOUT MUSIC: A NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ROUNDTABLE
7/8/15

Nashville’s fortunes have always been built on songwriting, so we thought we’d ask some top tunesmiths to chime in on the changing times—because, you know, they don’t have enough to do. Below you’ll find their answers to this question: How has country songwriting—and songwriting  overall in Nashville—evolved during the past few years?


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CARRYING ON THE LEGACY
7/8/15

The Recording Academy Producers and Engineers Wing recently issued a special Certificate of Merit to Legacy Recordings acknowledging its excellence in producing and archiving digitally remastered titles, on a continuing basis, for more than 25 years. We can vouch for the A quick perusal of our CD collection and iTunes library emphatically indicates that the acknowledgment is richly deserved. 


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JOHN DICKEY SPEAKS
7/7/15

John Dickey is the Executive Vice President of radio power Cumulus, working back to back, as he puts it, with his brother Lew, the President of the chain. John, who built the mammoth company from the ground up with his brother, is the man in charge of all content and programming, which includes...


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OBSERVER'S L.A. POWER 25: THE MUSIC GUYS
7/7/15

Michael Rapino and Lucian Grainge represent for the biz on the Observer's latest L.A. Power 25. The Live Nation chief is hailed as a "visionary" who "has utterly dominated the live music space"; his inaugural Live Nation Awards, due 10/1, gets a shout-out. UMG topper Grainge, meanwhile, in addition to his lordly marketshare, gets props as an "evangelist" for paid streaming. Non-music luminaries on the list include Steven Spielberg, Casey Wasserman, Jeffrey Katzenberg...


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BERKOWITZ TO THE BUNNY
7/7/15

Warner Bros. Records has brought Andrew Berkowitz  aboard as SVP, Artist Relations & Video Promotion, reporting to EVP/Head of Promo Peter Gray...


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EMINEM'S "PHENOMENAL" ADVENTURE
7/7/15

Although the song is from the Southpaw Soundtrack, Eminem has delivered his own movie as the music video for "Phenomenal", co-starring John Malkovich and of course, Dr. Dre...


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TAG, THEY'RE IT: SHAZAM'S BIG MOVERS
7/7/15

Demi Lovato has the biggest jumper on Shazam's USA Top 100. Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar zooms up. On the U.K. side, Birdy soars all the way to the top spot...


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KENNY CHESNEY
7/7/15

The Wall Street Journal called him “the King of the Road,” the L.A. Times deemed him “the People’s Superstar” and The Dallas Morning News recently weighed in with “two parts Mick Jagger, one part Bruce Springsteen, one part Billy Graham.” Mostly, Kenny Chesney chronicles coming of age...


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THE FREEMIUM BANQUET
7/7/15

Chatterers are chattering about stories on The Trichordist and other places hinting that Spotify and Google have been using two U.K. “artist rights” orgs as puppets to counter music-biz criticism of unlimited free streaming (aka “freemium”)...


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KENNY CHESNEY
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CHACE JOHNSON TO JOIN CAM A$AP
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THE FRIDAY RELEASE DATE
Your weekend is about to change.
BEATS 1 IS GLOBAL, AND SO ARE YOU.
We are the world. What do we do with that?
MANAGEMENT SCANDAL
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STREAM WARS
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