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NEAR TRUTHS:
DEVELOPING STORIES
The kids are almighty. (8/2a)
LEADING OFF:
RON’S BIG RUN
Not your father's Columbia (8/2a)
ON THE COVER
Happier days are here again. (8/2a)
AN AUGUST HITS LIST
Look at the guns on these giants. (8/2a)
GRAMMY CHEW: SEEING BIEBER
It's high time for Justice in the Academy. (8/2a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
Music City
THE BUILDERS: TROY TOMLINSON
7/6/17

President/CEO, Sony/ATV Nashville

HIGHLIGHTS:
Sony/ATV Nashville celebrated an unprecedented 15th consecutive year as BMI’s Country Publisher of the Year and Billboard’s 2017 Country Publishing Corporation of the Year.

STUDIO SIGHTINGS: Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, The Band Perry, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Chase Rice and Randy Houser.

NEW AND RISING: Adam Craig (Stoney Creek): “Think freakin’ awesome male vocalist.” The Railers (Warner Music Nashville): “Think incredible musicians with family harmonies.” Fairground Saints (Sony Music): “Think stunningly fresh California country.” High Valley (Atlantic): “Think infectious, driving sound and down-home lyrics.” Drake White (BMLG): “Think authentic, soulful voice with energy and stomp!”

HOW HAVE THE CHANGES IN NASHVILLE AFFECTED YOU?
“Nashville ain’t your granddaddy’s town anymore,” and that’s an inspiring thing. We’ve maintained the best traits from those who came before us and at the same time we’ve thrown open the doors and greeted new creators from every corner of the music universe. We sort of stand with our arms wide open and say, “Bring us your music. We get it. We celebrate it.” We are becoming the great new melting pot of music and culture, whether one is speaking of creative services or worldwide administration. I am actually more excited and inspired than ever before.