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WORLD'S TOP 20 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS OF THE WEEK

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 30, 2014 - 11:41am EST
12/30/2014 1. Taylor Swift - 1989 - 483.000 2. Ed Sheeran - X - 387.000  3. AC/DC - Rock Or Bust - 364.000  4. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour - 277.000  5. One Direction - Four - 265.000  6. Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 245.000  7. Pentatonix - That's Christmas To Me - 234.000  8. Tohoshinki (Dong Bang Shin Ki) - With - 233.000  9. Pink Floyd - The Endless River - 233.000  10. Michael Bublé - Christmas - 210.000  11. Soundtrack - Frozen - 182.000  12. D'Angelo... Read More
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Joe Cocker Dead At 70

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 22, 2014 - 2:34pm EST
Joe Cocker Dead At 70 Very sad news breaking today as Joe Cocker, one of the most recognizable voices in music history, has passed away at 70. Cocker’s agent Barrie Marshall confirmed his passing to the BBC stating that he was “simply unique” and “it will be impossible to fill the space he leaves in our hearts.”  iTV.com is reporting that Cocker’s cause of death was due to lung cancer. Born in Sheffield, England in 1944, Cocker started out singing... Read More
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Texas born-or-based acts received a total of 34 Grammy nominations

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 8, 2014 - 6:02pm EST
For a list of all nominees, please visit: http://www.grammy.com/nominees. The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards nominees (born-or-based in Texas) for recordings released during the eligibility year October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014: Pepe Aguilar (San Antonio) Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) for Lastima Que Sean Ajenas Beyoncé (Houston) Album of the Year for Beyoncé Best R&B Performance for Drunk In Love (featuring Jay Z) Best R&B... Read More
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57th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees Announced

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 5, 2014 - 3:28pm EST
Download PDF 1. RECORD OF THE YEAR Fancy   Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX The Arcade & The Invisible Men, producers; Anthony Kilhofler & Eric Weaver, engineers/mixers; Miles Showell, mastering engineer Track from: The New Classic Label: Def Jam Recordings Chandelier   Sia Greg Kurstin & Jesse Shatkin, producers; Greg Kurstin, Manny Marroquin & Jesse Shatkin, engineers/mixers; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer Track from: 1000 Forms Of... Read More
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Performers Announced For CRS 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 1, 2014 - 4:49pm EST
Frankie Ballard, Sam Hunt, Maddie & Tae, Eric Paslay and Cole Swindell chosen to perform at show, held on Feb. 27, 2015   (Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 1, 2015) – Country Radio Seminar officials have announced the CRS 2015 New Faces of Country Music Show performers. The five acts to appear are Frankie Ballard (Warner Bros./WAR), Sam Hunt (MCA), Maddie & Tae (Dot), Eric Paslay... Read More
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REVIVER RECORDS LAUNCHES NASHVILLE OPERATION

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 1, 2014 - 1:26pm EST
LOCASH Signs to Label; Key Team Members Announced What do you get when you take one of Nashville’s biggest all-star lineups of music professionals and partner them up with one of the hardest working acts in the business? You call that Reviver Records, which opens up its’ Nashville operation today.   Longtime music industry executive David Ross will lead the team at Reviver as President/CEO. With a career history that began at Alpha Distributors and has flourished over the years with stops at S*... Read More
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WORLD'S TOP 20 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS THIS WEEK

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 29, 2014 - 8:54pm EST
WORLD'S TOP 20 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS THIS WEEK  1. One Direction- Four - 881.000  2. Taylor Swift - 1989 - 315.000  3. Pink Floyd - The Endless River - 213.000  4. Nickelback - No Fixed Address - 162.000  5. Johnny Hallyday Officiel - Rester Vivant - 138.000  6. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways - 117.000  7. Pentatonix - That's Christmas To Me - 108.000  8. Ed Sheeran - X platina.gif - 97.000  9. SAM... Read More
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TY HERNDON, ANDY GRIGGS & JAMIE O'NEAL SET TO TOUR TOGETHER IN 2015

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 22, 2014 - 7:11pm EST
Trio Set to Perform at Charlie Daniels & Friends Christmas for Kids Concert this Monday at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 22, 2014) – There’s an old saying about there being strength in numbers. Country Music fans will no doubt find that out with the upcoming tour that teams up three of Country Music’s most distinctive stylists of the past two decades – Ty Herndon, Andy Griggs, and Jamie O’Neal. Separately, the numbers don’t lie – and together, they are... Read More
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IBMA Board Hemorrhaging Continues with Three More Resignations

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 21, 2014 - 1:27am EST
published by Bob Cherry  Three more board members of the International Bluegrass Music Association have tendered their resignations. Brian Smith, Henri Deschamps and Elizabeth Wightman joined others who have earlier submitted letters of resignation including Executive Director Nancy Cardwell, Craig Ferguson and Dwight Worden. Board Chairman Jon Weisberger had also offered to resign however the recent board vote was to not accept that resignation. Resigning members have offered differing... Read More
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RED Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Releases For Black Friday

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 12, 2014 - 1:13pm EST
  RED DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION VINYL RELEASES AVAILABLE FOR BLACK FRIDAY   Twenty-Three Limited Edition Vinyl Releases Available November 28 To Include The Lone Bellow "When You Go" 7" Single KORN KORN 20th Anniversary LP Gov't Mule Stoned Side Of The Mule, Vol. 1 LP (November 12, 2014 - New York, NY) - RED... Read More
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BUDDY LEE ATTRACTIONS ADDS FOUR NEW ACTS

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 12, 2014 - 1:09pm EST
BUDDY LEE ATTRACTIONS BOOSTS TALENT ROSTER WITH FOUR STELLAR NEW ACTS IN COUNTRY AND BLUEGRASS Kristen Kelly, Lower 40, Ralph Stanley II & Judge Talford Sign Exclusive Deals NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 12, 2014) – Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc. (BLA) continues to substantiate its knack to seek and sign superb talent to attract audiences of all genres. Owner/CEO Donna Lee has just announced the agency’s most recent additions to the BLA roster including national recording artist Kristen Kelly, country group Lower 40 and the... Read More
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Pokey LaFarge, Renowned Roots Musician and Composer, Signs with Rounder

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 12, 2014 - 1:06pm EST
Rounder Signs Renowned Roots Musician and Composer Pokey LaFarge   Nashville, TN – November 12, 2014 - Rounder Records is pleased to announce the signing of acclaimed musician, songwriter, bandleader, and roots music preservationist Pokey LaFarge.   After spending the better part of 2014 on a world tour that took his band across the United States, Europe, India, Australia, and New Zealand, LaFarge and noted producer Jimmy Sutton have been putting the finishing touches on his new studio album, which is the follow-up to... Read More
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RPR Media Launches Creative New Web Series on YouTube

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 12, 2014 - 1:03pm EST
  Nashville, TN (November 12, 2014)-RPR Media, a Nashville-based public relations company, launched the very first episode of the newly created web series yesterday via their YouTube channel.  The new series titled “Reed All About It” is hosted by owner and senior publicist Brandy Reed who is well known for her work alongside musicians/artists from Texas and Oklahoma for over a decade.  “Reed All About It” is a carefully crafted news segment that... Read More
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Billy Joe Shaver's Long In The Tooth Album Among Year's Most Acclaimed

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 30, 2014 - 12:49pm EDT
"Outlaw Country's Real Deal" - Wall Street Journal    “A haunting, burning, world-weary tour de force on the ways of the world” —UNCUT   “Arguably his most fully realized album in a 50-plus-year career.” —ESQUIRE     NPR Morning Edition Feature Rolling Stone Feature   Texas Monthly Feature   Wall Street Journal... Read More
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New Venture Seeks Higher Royalties for Songwriters

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 30, 2014 - 12:33pm EDT
By BEN SISARIO OCT. 29, 2014  NY Times  Irving Azoff Launches 'Global Music Rights' to take on ASCAP and BMI Global Music Rights has lured clients with the promise that it can wring royalties that are as much as 30 percent higher from radio stations and online outlets than they can get through ASCAP or BMI, according to three people with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity.  The management of performing rights — how royalties are paid when songs are played on the radio,... Read More
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RAY PRICE HONORED WITH COUNTRY'S FAMILY REUNION TRIBUTE

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 22, 2014 - 11:43am EDT
Rarely in life do we get to honor someone whose singing style ushered in a new way to do it. Ray Price passed away Dec 16, 2013, and Country’s Family Reunion is honoring Ray’s memory by getting together those who knew him best with a CFR Ray Price Tribute. Janie Price, Ray’s widow, joins Bill Anderson and a room full of Ray’s friends, band members and Country artists who all paid tribute to his songs, his style and his life. Here are some of the people who came to the taping: Johnny Bush,... Read More
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Scott Dean Announces Oct. 28 Release of "All Over Again" CD

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 22, 2014 - 10:13am EDT
Scott Dean Announces October 27 Release of Full-length Debut,"All Over Again" "In My Arms" Single At Radio Now Through Dave Smith Promotions   Dallas, Texas (October 21, 2014) - Scott Dean is pleased to announce that  ALL OVER AGAIN, the full-length album featuring his fourth radio single "In My Arms,"* is scheduled to be released on October 28, 2014. A collection of nine original songs, a standout remake of the Buddy Alan Owens classic "A Whole Lot of Something" (which... Read More
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Roots Music Report's Shane Cody named KZMU fm Music Director

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 20, 2014 - 11:57pm EDT
Roots Music Reports, Shane Cody Bartosh has been officially named Music Director at KZMU FM 90.1 & 106.7. Covering the following areas. Moab, Monticello, Castle Valley, La Sal, Thompson Springs, Crescent Junction and Green River, Utah. He will now be selecting which new music releases will be added to the stations playlist.  Att: Radio Promoters and Artists.  Call times are every Monday between 10am till 2pm MST. Phone... Read More
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HBO prepares to offer Web-only service

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 15, 2014 - 3:25pm EDT
HBO will begin marketing a streaming version of its service next year, CEO Richard Plepler told an investor conference, saying that the "stand-alone over-the-top" version will not require a pay-TV subscription. He provided no other details except to say that HBO would link with "current partners" and possibly others for the Web-only service. Time Warner has come under pressure from investors to unlock more value from... Read More
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American Academy Of Arts & Sciences To Honor Dr. Ralph Stanley On October 11

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 9, 2014 - 11:48am EDT
Nashville, TN (October 09, 2014) -- Trailblazing musician Dr. Ralph Stanley has been elected a fellow in the humanities and arts category of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in a class that also includes actor and director Al Pacino, novelists John Irving and Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jules Feiffer, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and oceanographer and discoverer of the Titanic, Robert Ballard, among others. In May, Stanley was awarded an honorary doctor of music degree from Yale University.  It... Read More
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Blind Pig announces Oct. 14 releases from celebrated guitarists!

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 9, 2014 - 11:43am EDT
Blind Pig Records will release the following albums from celebrated guitarists JW-Jones and Jimmy Thackery on October 14th: JW-JONES   "BELMONT BOULEVARD" JW-Jones, a red hot young Canadian guitar slinger/songwriter, is set to break out in the U.S. and worldwide music scenes with his new release on renowned American roots music label Blind Pig Records, entitled Belmont Boulevard. Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail, based in Toronto, referred to Jones as "one of this country's top blues... Read More
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Nashville Association of Talent Directors Announces 2014 Honorees

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 9, 2014 - 11:36am EDT
NATD Honors to Be Held November 11, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 8, 2014) – The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) today announced six industry leaders who will be recognized at the 4th annual NATD Honors Gala, scheduled for November 11, 2014 at the Hermitage Hotel. Honorees include Governor Bill Haslam, Rob Beckham, Partner and Co-Head of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment; Vanderbilt University’s Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin; Founder and CEO of Parallel Entertainment J. P. Williams;... Read More
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Balsam Range Takes Top Honors at IBMA Awards

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 3, 2014 - 11:43am EDT
Balsam Range Takes Top Honors at IBMA Awards Mountain Home Music Company artists honored for excellence in several categories   Nashville, TN –  It was a big night for Balsam Range at the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards, which were announced during a red carpet event at the annual World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC.  Singer/Fiddler Buddy Melton was named Male Vocalist of the Year and shared his heartfelt gratitude from the stage. Balsam Range was honored as... Read More
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Big & Rich Set To Launch New Album With Appearances On The Today Show, The C

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 26, 2014 - 11:53am EDT
Big & Rich Set To Launch New Album With Appearances On The Today Show, The Chew, Imus In The Morning, Huckabee & More   Country Duo Defying 'Gravity' with Historic Release   NEW YORK, NY (September 23, 2014) – There is no slowing down for country duo Big & Rich as John Rich and Big Kenny take New York City by storm!!  Gravity, the inaugural album for Big & Rich Records, contains 11-tracks including the current Top 20 single “Look At You,” hits stores today,... Read More
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Americana Music Honors & Awards 2014 Winners:

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 18, 2014 - 11:39am EDT
Americana Music Honors & Awards 2014 Winners: Album of the Year: Southeastern, Jason Isbell, Producer Dave Cobb Artist of the Year: Jason Isbell Duo Group of the Year: The Milk Carton Kids Song of the Year: “Cover Me Up,” Jason Isbell Emerging Artist of the Year: Sturgill Simpson Instrumentalist of the year: Buddy Miller Spirit of Americana / Free Speech in Music Award co-presented by the Americana Music Association and the First Amendment Center: Jackson Browne Lifetime Achievement... Read More
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Clear Channel is changing its name to iHeartMedia

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 16, 2014 - 11:29pm EDT
Clear Channel is looking to cement its status as a multiplatform media group and align more closely with its iHeartRadio brand by changing its name to iHeartMedia. "To capture all these concepts and still call it the legacy name really is a disservice to what we are and what people here have built," said CEO Robert Pittman. "So we've taken our biggest national brand, our newest brand, our most digital brand, and made that the name of the... Read More
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