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California Roots Festival Makes Strong Economic Impact

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 2, 2014 - 10:22am EDT
"We work on this event year-round and were curious to see how this event affected the surrounding economy," says festival co-producer Dan Sheehan. "The entire Cali-Roots team is thrilled that we have built such an amazing event in Monterey County and it's awesome to see the results of this report." The California Roots Music and Art Festival has seen large growth in the 5 short years. Starting out as a one day afternoon festival it has... Read More
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Radio Disney Selling 23 of it's 24 Radio Stations

Posted by Robert Bartosh
August 13, 2014 - 2:05pm EDT
Radio Disney Selling 23 of  it's 24 Radio Stations Radio Disney just announced it will be divesting 23 of its 24 radio stations in markets across the U.S., effective September 26. Twenty-two of the stations are AM and one is FM. The company tells Radio Ink it will be discussing the sale of the stations with all prospective buyers. As a result, Radio Disney will reduce its workforce, affecting the employees at the local stations and some in Ad Sales and Operations. Radio... Read More
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Dolly Parton Strikes Gold With Blue Smoke – The Best Of

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 24, 2014 - 1:10pm EDT
Parton Earns Precious Metal with 'Better Day'   London, UK – Dolly Parton earns, yet, another sales award as her 42nd studio album, Blue Smoke – The Best Of, has been certified Gold by the BPI and remains #3 on the official UK chart in its sixth week of release.    “Dolly could not be any happier,” says Dolly’s manager Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.  “She has worked very hard over the past several years to create the momentum that we have... Read More
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The 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup is...

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 23, 2014 - 11:14pm EDT
The biggest artists from every genre, sharing one stage for a legendary weekend in Vegas. Here's the lineup for the  2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motely Crue, Zac Brown Band, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde , Calvin Harris, Bastille, Steve Aoki, and more to be announced. September 19th and 20th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  22 artists, 2 nights, 1 stage...The Legend Returns.... Read More
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RANDY TRAVIS TO RELEASE INFLUENCE VOL. 2: THE MAN I AM ON AUGUST 19TH

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 23, 2014 - 11:07pm EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 23, 2014) – Multi-Platinum and seven-time GRAMMY winning icon Randy Travis’ new album Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am due August 19th is available for pre-order on iTunes now. Fans who pre-order the album will get “Don't Worry 'Bout Me” as a special instant download. Two more songs will be available each week following the pre-order, including “Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line” on July 29th and “That’s The Way Love Goes,” on... Read More
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BRIAN POUNDS ROLLS A STRIKE WITH NEW RELEASE

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 23, 2014 - 11:05pm EDT
AUSTIN, Texas — Texan singer-songwriter Brian Pounds is set to make his national debut with his new EP, Strikes and Gutters, which hits the streets on Sept. 2, 2014. The five-song album is a roots-rock, Americana gem, featuring lyrics that are mature beyond Pounds’ 25 years and warm vocals that are reminiscent of James Taylor’s early 1970s output. “Jesus, Don’t Let Me Die (On My Feet),” which was written in a rundown motel room during a two-week gig in Nevada, is a stark, realistic look at the music... Read More
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Clear Channel to Start Inserting Ads on iHeartRadio

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 23, 2014 - 11:01pm EDT
Up until now, Clear Channel stations have been simulcasting commercials from the traditional radio signal being broadcast across the iHeartRadio app. That signal includes the local market commercials. Clear Channel has just announced it will be working with AdsWizz to insert targeted ads on its 840 plus stations as a way to create another revenue stream for the company. It certainly has the scale to score some very big advertisers. iHeartradio reaches over 245 million monthly users.    President of... Read More
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Martina McBride and Doyle Lawson to Headline Paramount Center Concert

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 23, 2014 - 10:59pm EDT
BRISTOL, TN (July 22, 2014) -- DOYLE LAWSON and Martina McBride are set to headline a special concert at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Bristol as part of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Opening Weekend Celebration! The concert is on Sunday, August 3, 2014, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now, and will sell fast! We're told this show WILL SELL OUT ...  so get your seats reserved TODAY!! :) Sunday, August 3 - Paramount Center for the Arts - 518 State Street, Bristol, TN  37620 - 7:00 pm.  BIRTHPLACE OF... Read More
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NPR and APM Encourage Activation of FM Chips in Cell Phones

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 9, 2014 - 10:42pm EDT
Jul 8, 2014 11:13 AM, Shane Toven, CBRE CBNT July 9, 2014 - American Public Media (APM) and National Public Radio (NPR) issued a note to stations today urging them to have listeners contact cellular carriers regarding activation of FM chips. Sprint is currently the only major carrier in the US that sells phones with the FM chip enabled. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile thus far do not provide FM radio service on their phones, although T-Mobile did recently begin offering free audio streaming. The note issued this morning from APM... Read More
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Cowboy Jack Clement’s Swan Song to be Released July 15

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 16, 2014 - 9:50am EDT
Cowboy Jack Clement’s last musical work—titled For Once and For All and produced by longtime cohort Dave “Fergie” Ferguson and Matt Sweeney with T Bone Burnett as executive producer—will be the debut release on John Grady's new I.R.S. Records Nashville label. The street date is July 15.  Special guests John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Dan Auerbach, Bobby Bare, Duane Eddy, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Leon Russell, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings, Dierks Bentley and... Read More
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Tom Hiddleston to Star in I Saw The Light

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 13, 2014 - 8:54am EDT
The Avengers star Tom Hiddleston has been tapped to play country music singer Hank Williams in I Saw The Light. The British actor will star as the country music icon in the film, with Marc Abraham at the helm, Deadline first reported. In addition to directing, Abraham adapted the script from Colin Escott's biography. The film will follow Williams as he rose to fame and the struggles that came along with it before he tragically died at the age of 29 from heart failure. RatPac Entertainment, Bron Studios and Creative Wealth... Read More
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American Roots Field Gains "Best American Roots Performance" Category

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 12, 2014 - 5:10pm EDT
The Grammy's add a new category - Best American Roots Music Performance, an artist’s award - to the American Roots Music Field for the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards.  The new category will give roots music artists, a home for the recognition of their work.  The new category compliments previously created categories including Best American Roots Music Song, Best Americana Album, Best Bluegrass Album, Best Blues Album, Best Folk Album and Best Regional Roots Album.  According to a press release from the Recording Academy... Read More
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Stoney LaRue Signs With eOne Music

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 28, 2014 - 12:35pm EDT
Stoney Larue, Oklahoma born singer/songwriter and reigning Male Vocalist of the Year for the Texas Regional Radio Awards, has signed with Entertainment One Music.  eOne is a TV development, film distribution and worldwide music company with offices in New York, LA, Toronto, Nashville and London.  Larue has teamed with well known award-winning producers Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, David Nail, Chris Knight) and Austin’s Michael McCarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin, Heartless Bastards, The Features) for his eOne... Read More
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Dolly Parton Scores Her Highest Charting Solo Album Ever

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 21, 2014 - 11:48am EDT
DOLLY PARTON SCORES HER HIGHEST CHARTING SOLO ALBUM EVER WITH BLUE SMOKE Nashville, Tenn. (May 21, 2014) – The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, adds another career milestone to her long list of accomplishments!!!  With the release of her 42nd studio album, BLUE SMOKE, Parton scores her highest charting solo album ever.  Parton, amazingly, has only visited the top 10 of the Billboard 200 once: with the collaborative set "Trio," with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.... Read More
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Yale University Awards Ralph Stanley Honorary Doctorate

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 20, 2014 - 12:15pm EDT
Yale University today (May 19) awarded bluegrass pioneer Ralph Stanley the Doctor of Music degree at ceremonies in New Haven, Conn. that also saw honorary degrees going to World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, poet Rita Dove and actor Anna Deavere Smith, among others. Stanley’s award was presented by Yale president Peter Salovey, a bluegrass enthusiast himself who plays bass in a band called Professors of Bluegrass. Stanley’s citation read “You are the patriarch of traditional mountain and bluegrass music.  From... Read More
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ASH GRUNWALD Releases New Compilation Album, Summer Tour With XAVIER RUDD

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 20, 2014 - 12:12pm EDT
Australian blues artist Ash Grunwald today released his self-titled album on US iTunes, a collection of live and studio tracks that fans from around the world would consider a “best of.” The album, as well as Ash’s 24-date summer tour as direct support for lifelong friend Xavier Rudd that kicks off next week in Salt Lake City, marks his official US debut. After releasing a total of ten albums and touring throughout Australia, Japan, Europe and Canada for over a decade, Ash Grunwald is excited to bring his crowd frenzied shows... Read More
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Dolly Parton - Track-by-track of her new Blue Smoke album.

Posted by Shane Cody
May 16, 2014 - 10:30am EDT
Dolly Parton Discussing 4 of the tracks on her new album Blue Smoke. The songs she talks about are: "Blue Smoke", "Banks of the Ohio", "Don't Think Twice", and "Unlikely Angel" You can get the album on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blue-smoke/id833659923?uo=4&at=1l3v7ze&ct=youtube or on... Read More
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Amanda Shires Debuts New Video

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 29, 2014 - 5:25pm EDT
Wall Street Journal Speakeasy premiered Amanda Shires' new video for "Look Like A Bird" from her lastest album, Down Fell The Doves. Director Matt Mahurin is known for his striking work with artists such as Metallica, Tom Waits and Peter Gabriel. Shires' new album has already been praised by NPR's All Things Considered, the Wall Street Journal, and more. She'll play a few concerts in the Southeast before heading across the pond for a UK tour (dates below). She'll do more headlining US dates this... Read More
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Rapper Big Pooh & Roc C Release New Album and Music Video Today

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 29, 2014 - 5:22pm EDT
For almost a decade, emcees Rapper Big Pooh and Roc C have put in serious work, consistently releasing dope music and collaborating with the most respected emcees and producers in the rap game. Naturally, it felt right for the two veterans to join forces for a bicoastal collaborative album. And thus, the pair have released Trouble In The Neighborhood. Blending their styles to create a cohesive 11-track project wasn't simple, but it's something Pooh and Roc agreed would sound the most authentic. "We call it controlled... Read More
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Belgium's Melanie De Biasio's Critically Acclaimed LP to be Released May 27

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 29, 2014 - 5:17pm EDT
“No Deal’s atmosphere lurks in the same place as This Mortal Coil’s Lynchian glow, Portishead’s sinister authority, and Mark Hollis of Talk Talk’s smoky self-titled solo album.” - The Guardian “No Deal is an album to get completely immersed in.” - BBC Music Magazine “On a line between a beats-free Portishead and a subtle union of the voices of June Christy and Mahalia Jackson.” - MOJO Magazine Acclaimed Belgian dark-jazz singer/flautist Melanie De Biasio will release her new... Read More
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Roots Music Report has teamed with ITUNES, CD BABY and AMAZON

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 16, 2014 - 7:58pm EDT
Roots Music Report has teamed with ITUNES, CD BABY and AMAZON to bring more features and data for millions of songs to the Roots Music Report website. Now artists can sell their music when fans view the charts .... A special thanks goes out to Shane Cody for all the hard work programming the new database and the new charting system plus all the new features available to the music industry, radio professionals and music fans globally.  ONLY THE MUSIC... Read More
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road - "Living With the Shades Pulled Down"

Posted by Shane Cody
April 9, 2014 - 1:39pm EDT
  Bluegrass Music Video from the song on their self titled album. You can purchase their music from the following links, iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/living-shades-pulled-down/id695858202?i=695858400&uo=4&at=1l3v7ze&ct=website CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lorrainejordancarolinaro/from/rootsmusicreport Website for Lorraine Jordan and Carolina... Read More
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NIELSEN'S PLAN TO MEASURE ONLINE AUDIO

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 7, 2014 - 11:41am EDT
NIELSEN'S PLAN TO MEASURE ONLINE AUDIO 4-7-14 Online measurement has become one of the biggest issues facing radio in a long time. Broadcasters believe if they can provide advertisers  with accurate online listening numbers, combined with their over-the-air numbers, more revenue will flow to radio. Last week, when Radio Ink interviewed Premiere's syndicated talker Sean Hannity for an upcoming cover story, Hannity said he believed he had millions of listeners he was not getting credit for that were listening... Read More
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Copyright Royalty Appears Stalled for Now

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 28, 2014 - 3:03pm EDT
Politicians Admit Broadcast Royalty Unlikely to Move Anytime Soon. With continued momentum in the U.S.. House to prevent undoing broadcast radio’s exemption from paying royalties to copyright holders, most didn't’t expect proponents of new fees to have the votes necessary to affect change.  But earlier this week, even more doubt was cast on the proposal.  During the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology’s hearing on the extension of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA),... Read More
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Walter Trout is hospitalized.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 21, 2014 - 7:42pm EDT
Blues man Walter Trout is currently hospitalized and in urgent need of a liver transplant. To donate, click here http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/walter-trout-needs-a-new-liver-you-can-help-/151911 Walter is currently hospitalized & in urgent need of a liver transplant! Walter has been battling severe liver disease bravely for the past many months. He has continued touring and recording until a few weeks ago - he loves playing for people, and it has been the best medicine for him. We were given hope that... Read More
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Sunday Wilde Nominated for an Independent Music Award.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 14, 2014 - 3:55pm EDT
Sunday wilde, Valerie June, Melissa Ferrick, Yuck, The Soul Of John Black, Omar Sosa, Willie Sugarcapps, Born Of Osiris, Vienna Teng, and Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche Are Among The Nominees of The 13th Independent Music Awards Nearly 400 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists Nominated For Immediate Release March 11, 2014 – Edgy roots and blues vocalist Sunday wilde of Atikokan, Ontario joins nearly 400 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named... Read More
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The Longest Running Blues Radio Show in America Launches New Website

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 9, 2014 - 2:00pm EDT
Celebrating the 27th year of Blues Deluxe, the weekly, one-hour presentation of rock ​and traditional blues music. Blues Deluxe launched their new website yesterday at www.bluesdeluxe.com. Hosted by Dave Johnson, blues fans can listen to Blues Deluxe on more than 100 FM Radio Stations throughout the USA as well as online at Roots Music Report. Everybody plays the blues on the syndicated blues program - Blues Deluxe - the best in blues radio, available worldwide. You can check out their PlayLists for both this week's show... Read More
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Radio Submit helps to keep freedom through music alive for artists.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 8, 2014 - 3:11pm EST
Radio Submit helps to keep freedom through music alive for artists from around the globe. Proud to present an artist to radio stations worldwide that resides in KIEV, UKRAINE. KinZana is a pop, pop/rock artist based in Kiev, Ukraine. Born in Belarus, she started writing music at the age of 15. She writes and arranges the songs herself, performing live with band consisting of drums, guitar, and bass. In 2011 KinZana released her first electro pop single “Kisses In My Head”, which was welcomed exceptionally well by... Read More
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Tribute to Stan “the Record Man” Lewis

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 7, 2014 - 11:30am EST
If parking lots could talk, the one at 728 Texas Street would surely choose to sing. The building that once stood here represents one of Shreveport’s most significant locations related to music history. At this spot in 1948, Stanley J. Lewis (born 1927) purchased the J & M Record Shop No. 1 and founded Stan’s Record Shop. Over the next 37 years, the modest store grew into a record empire comprising six retail stores, a nationwide mail order and distributor service, and three record labels (Jewel, Paula, and Ronn). Leonard... Read More
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