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Peach and the Almost Blues Band "A Night In Copenhagen"

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 29, 2016 - 10:16pm EDT
(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) - Peach and the Almost Blues Band announce the release of their new album "A Night In Copenhagen" (Magic Music). During February of 2016 American blues singer and guitarist Peach Reasoner returned to Copenhagen to play with her band at her favorite club, the cozy Café Bartof. Club owners Joacim “Jokke” Friss Holm and Charlotte Bertelsen had graciously agreed that recording equipment could be brought for a live recording session. Peach and The Almost Blues Band invited... Read More
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We have stumbled upon the ultimate barn find!

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 25, 2016 - 4:54pm EDT
New Music from Rachel Holder. A country superstar in the making, the young and talented musical sensation Rachel Holder has got her “Ropers on” and is “off and running” with the release of her debut album.  Capturing the attention of Curb Records music execs at the age of only 17, Holder has released many well-accepted singles over the past couple of years, first with her 2011 debut single “Chocolate” and then with the acclaimed “In Your Arms” in 2012.  While viewed as a young... Read More
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Blues Bender is Sold Out

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 8, 2016 - 6:00pm EDT
  The Big Blues Bender, a one of a kind Blues event in the heart of downtown Las Vegas NV September 8-11. Experience four days and nights of the Big Blues Bender as we take over the entire legendary Plaza Hotel & Casino, featuring the most talented and sought after Blues artists touring today, on multiple stages, including a newly designed rooftop pool-oasis stage. Music fans will enjoy top Blues Artists all just steps away from their hotel rooms, and more – Vendor Village,... Read More
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Dolly Parton’s 'Pure & Simple' Debuts At #1 Worldwide!

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 3, 2016 - 1:58am EDT
  Dolly Parton's Pure & Simple Debuts At #1 Worldwide!  Left to right: Danny Nozell, CEO, CTK Management; Dolly Parton; and, Kirt Webster, President/CEO, Webster Public Relations The Superstar Tops Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart For The First Time In The 25-Year History Of SoundScan! NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) – World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton has a worldwide #1 album to celebrate this week. The... Read More
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Governor Abbott Urges U.S. Department Of Justice To Reconsider Changes To PR

Posted by Angela Miakoda
September 3, 2016 - 1:50am EDT
For Immediate Distribution  |  August 29, 2016  |  (512) 463-1826 Governor Abbott Urges U.S. Department Of Justice To Reconsider Changes To PRO Licensing Model AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging her to reconsider the Department of Justice’s proposed changes to the Performance Rights Organization (PRO) licensing model. In 2015, the Department of Justice announced they would require PROs such as Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and the... Read More
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Jack Ingram’s Whiskey-Soaked Masterpiece, Midnight Motel, released.

Posted by Shane Cody
August 25, 2016 - 5:07pm EDT
(Austin, TX – Aug. 25, 2016) – Today, Texas icon and country star Jack Ingram, premiered his new album, Midnight Motel, in full via a preview stream on The Boot.com (http://theboot.com/jack-ingram-midnight-motel-album-listen/).  Midnight Motel (Rounder Records) is Ingram’s first album in the seven years since his departure from Big Machine Records. Produced by Jon Randall and featuring his recently released single “I’m Drinking Through It,” (Video here) which chronicles a troubled but loving... Read More
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ASCAP AND BMI PLAN FIGHT AGAINST CONSENT DECREE.

Posted by Shane Cody
August 5, 2016 - 11:16am EDT
The Department of Justice has made it official—it will not make any changes to the decades-old consent decrees overseeing ASCAP and BMI and their relationship with music users such as radio. The decision had been shared with various players in the music industry—including with broadcasters—during the past month. But the DOJ is now confirming that it has concluded “no modifications are warranted at this time.” DOJ antitrust attorneys had been reviewing the consent decrees for the past two years. The consent... Read More
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Nashville Has Lost More Than 80 Percent of Its Professional Songwriters.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 31, 2016 - 2:32pm EDT
Nashville has long nurtured its status as the "Music City," thanks to a wide range of venues and a steady stream of performers exported from the city. When acts such as Jack White, the Black Keys and Carrie Underwood move to the city to be part of the scene, it builds up up the "Music City" vibes even more. But a great feature from The Tennessean demonstrates that things aren't so rosy outside of the ht records. The city has lost more than 80 percent of its professional... Read More
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Court Upholds Stalker Protection for Musician

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 18, 2016 - 1:53pm EDT
By JEFF D. GORMAN         (CN) - Country singer Hal Ketchum must be protected for life from a stalker who changed her name to resemble his, a Texas appeals court ruled.      An afidavit from Ketchum stated that Suzanna Eckchum, formerly Eckhert, has stalked him and his family for 15 years since she met him at a fan event in Colorado.      According to the musician, Eckchum has followed the Ketchums from Nashville to Austin and two other towns in... Read More
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Hwy 11 Records launches Sunday wilde’s Blueberries & Grits Imacting July 15,

Posted by Angela Miakoda
July 7, 2016 - 6:19pm EDT
This is the sixth release from award winning blues and roots artist, Sunday wilde from Northern Ontario. This album was recorded in Memphis and Clarksdale, produced by 2 time Grammy nominee Gary Vincent , and is the result of two major trips from Northern Ontario to the Delta. Sunday retains the theme of “men” in her sixth release with her prayer to god to “Show Me A Man” with the list of things that she wanted to find in the perfect man and “That Man Drives Me Mad” her take on a complicated relationship.... Read More
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Tradition Lives by Mark Chesnutt In Stores July 8

Posted by Shane Cody
July 1, 2016 - 2:31pm EDT
Chesnutt Slated For Media Blitz In Support Of First Album Of All-New Material In Six Years Including Premiere of Lyric Video on The Boot, SiriusXM Prime Country Radio Special, Rolling Stone Country, Billboard and more! Pre-Order Tradition Lives Here   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2016) – The wait is nearly over for Mark Chesnutt fans as Friday, July 8 marks the release of his first album of all-new material in six years, Tradition Lives, released by Row Entertainment. The celebration kicks off Friday, July... Read More
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Nashville based band - Fireball Mail wins the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Fest

Posted by Angela Miakoda
June 30, 2016 - 5:35pm EDT
Fireball Mail, an up and coming bluegrass band based in Nashville, TN took home the gold at the prestigious 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO last week.  The Telluride Band Contest is a nationally recognized bluegrass contest. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, as well as critical acclaim, well-deserved recognition, and a spot on the 2017 lineup to perform on the festival main stage sharing the spotlight with the likes of Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Chris Thile, Tim O'Brien, and Sam Bush. Fireball... Read More
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Public radio expanding reach with shift to digital

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 17, 2016 - 2:57pm EDT
Public radio expanding reach with shift to digital As public radio hosts retire and the age divide between listeners widens, public radio is looking more toward digital to keep ratings up. NPR is the nation's top podcast publisher -- reaching 7.2 million listeners -- while stations such as WNYC Studios are experimenting with content, including the "2 Dope Queens" podcast, to reach a broader audience. The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription... Read More
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BARENAKED LADIES BNL ROCKS RED ROCKS NEW LIVE RECORDING OUT THIS WEEK

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 18, 2016 - 2:17pm EDT
    BARENAKED LADIES BNL ROCKS RED ROCKS NEW LIVE RECORDING OUT THIS WEEK FRIDAY, MAY 20TH **LAST SUMMER ON EARTH 2016 WITH SPECIAL GUESTS OMD AND HOWARD JONES TOUR KICKS OFF ON JUNE 3RD IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN** May 18, 2016 - Barenaked Ladies will be releasing their live album BNL Rocks Red Rocks this Friday, May 20th.  Recorded at... Read More
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KIEFER SUTHERLAND ADDS NEW CANADIAN DATES TO 2016 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 13, 2016 - 8:28pm EDT
                  11-City Second Leg of Tour Will Kick Off in Ontario June 16 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Not one for slowing down, Kiefer Sutherland will carry the momentum from his live shows to Canada this June, as he adds 11 new tour dates to his North American tour in support of his debut album, Down In A Hole, available this summer (release date to be announced). Click here to listen to “Not Enough Whiskey” - the debut track from... Read More
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Mountain Heart Release Blue Skies; First New Album In Five Years Today

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 6, 2016 - 3:06pm EDT
"There's a palpable electric current running through Blue Skies, while still maintaining the relaxed, festival-ready pulse they've become known for over the course of more than a decade."  Rolling Stone Country  Mountain Heart have released their first studio album in five years, Blue Skies, today via Compass Records.  Blue Skies find Mountain Heart completely reinventing themselves without a single founding member. ... Read More
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GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING COUNTRY ICON CHARLEY PRIDE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 28, 2016 - 12:48pm EDT
GRAMMY® AWARD WINNING COUNTRY ICON CHARLEY PRIDE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH UPCOMING 2016 TOUR Tour Includes Multiple Stops in the United States and Canada   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 28, 2016) – Country trailblazer Charley Pride is celebrating 50 years in the recording industry as he announces upcoming North American tour dates throughout 2016. At tour stops, the 36-time chart-topper will perform many of his biggest hits, including those that helped him win the Country Music Association’s... Read More
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Prince dead at 57

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 21, 2016 - 1:43pm EDT
Authorities responded to a medical emergency call Thursday morning at Paisley Park in Minnesota, where the pop superstar has his recording studios. Jason Kamerud, Carver County chief sheriff's deputy, tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the investigation began on Thursday morning. Paisley Park Studios is his large compound in Chanhassen, Minnesota. It's both his record studio and his home.  He's recorded several of his hit records at the complex, including "Parade," "Diamonds and Pearls" and... Read More
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LEGENDARY SINGER LINDA RONSTADT OPENS UP ABOUT PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 14, 2016 - 10:59am EDT
Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt made a rare public appearance in the South Bay. Three years have passed since Ronstadt went public with her Parkinson's diagnosis.  By Leslie Brinkley SAN JOSE (KGO) -- Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt made a rare public appearance in the South Bay. Three years have passed since Ronstadt went public with her Parkinson's diagnosis. Monday night, she gave an update on how she's dealing with the disease to a sold out crowd at the California Theater in San Jose. "Thank... Read More
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Apple's AirPlay comes to Android in new flagship HTC 10

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 12, 2016 - 2:12pm EDT
HTC on Tuesday unveiled the HTC 10, its latest flagship smartphone, with an unusual feature in the form of native support for Apple's AirPlay wireless streaming protocol.   Owners will be able to stream audio to the Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices, but it's unclear if video streaming will be supported, Engadget reported. Third-party Android apps have enabled AirPlay streaming for some time, but HTC appears to be the first Android device maker to have licensed the technology as a... Read More
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Merle Haggard Passes

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 6, 2016 - 1:49pm EDT
Another legend of country music will be missed.   Merle Haggard Passes: Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and member of the Nashville Songwriters and Country Music Halls of Fame Merle Haggard has died in hospice care after battling pneumonia. He turned 79 today (4/6). A leading figure of the famed "Bakersfield Sound; and one of the most influential artists in country music history, Haggard has spent significant time in the hospital in recent months causing the cancellation of multiple tour dates.   A... Read More
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YEP ROC RECORDS ANNOUNCES RECORD STORE DAY TITLES

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 5, 2016 - 2:33pm EDT
RELEASES FROM THE FLESHTONES, ELI PAPERBOY REED AND SHADOWY MEN ON A SHADOWY PLANET CONFIRMED FOR 2016 AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT PARTICIPATING INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES ON APRIL 16, 2016 Yep Roc Records announces three Record Store Day 2016 titles, including 45s from The Fleshtones and Eli Paperboy Reed, and a four-LP vinyl box set from Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet. All titles will be available exclusively at select independent music retailers on Saturday, April 16, 2016. For a list of participating stores, please visit:... Read More
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Street Rapper DIVINE's Second Single "JUNGLI SHER" Is A Viral Rage!

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 5, 2016 - 2:29pm EDT
    Street Rapper DIVINE's Second Single "JUNGLI SHER" Is A Viral Rage!   Video Receives Worldwide Debut On Apple Music         (New York, NY - April 5, 2016) - Sony Music is proud to present "Jungli Sher" (literally translates to Wild Lion) from rapper, composer and the new face of hip-hop in India DIVINE. The song, which has now been called a viral phenomena, witnessed a... Read More
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iHeartRadio Awards 2016 winners list

Posted by Robert Bartosh
April 4, 2016 - 1:32pm EDT
Taylor Swift won four awards during Sunday night’s iHeartRadio Music Awards, including Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (for1989), Best Tour, and – perhaps most important in 2016 – Most Meme-able Moment for her “Blank Space” video. Other winners included Swift’s boyfriend Calvin Harris (named Dance Artist of the Year), Adele, Justin Bieber, Drake, Selena Gomez, and Chris Brown, who topped Beyoncé in the R&B Artist of the Year category. Ahead the full list of winners from the... Read More
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Producers, Mixers and Engineers to Get Digital Royalties in New House Bill

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 29, 2016 - 7:47pm EDT
A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is being introduced in Congress this week that would give producers, engineers and mixers -- often times the unsung and forgotten heroes in the whole song-making process -- a piece of the digital royalty pie. The Allocation for Music Producer Act, or AMP Act (H.R. 1457), is being formally introduced by congressmen from both sides of the aisle: Reps. Joe Crowley (D-New York) and Tom Rooney (R-Florida).   In the past it has been up... Read More
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Big Changes At Pandora

Posted by Robert Bartosh
March 28, 2016 - 2:23pm EDT
Pandora's board of directors has appointed founder Tim Westergren CEO, replacing Brian McAndrews. The change takes place immediately. Also, Mike Herring has been named President and Chief Financial Officer and Sara Clemens has been named Chief Operating Officer. Chief Product Officer Chris Phillips takes on end-to-end product development and delivery   Westergren said, "I am incredibly excited about the future of Pandora. We're on the... Read More
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