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Texas Music Chart is Closing Their Doors

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 28, 2016 - 2:48pm EST
It was announced just after noon today that after nearly 16 years of supporting and legitimizing Texas Music, The Texas Music Chart will publish its final chart on February 1st. From the TMC Press Release: The first Texas Music Chart appeared November 20, 2000. Shane Media created the Chart because research done for our radio consulting firm showed growing interest in Texas and Red Dirt music throughout the region. Our visionary founder Ed Shane knew it was time to give form and focus to the scene and help the musicians spread the... Read More
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NU-BLU BEGINS FIRST LEG OF TOUR AFTER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC MERCHANT

Posted by Shane Cody
January 28, 2016 - 12:30pm EST
Chart-Topping Bluegrass Group Continues Existing Partnerships While Inking New Deals With NS Design and Sorensen Mandolin & Guitar Co. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 28, 2016) - Nu-Blu, the fastest-growing act in bluegrass and Americana music, is kicking off 2016 with a blockbuster tour across North America, including a stop in Baja, Mexico.  The group recently performed during The NAMM Show... Read More
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Folk Alliance International Announces Over 30 Panels And Workshops For 2016

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 20, 2016 - 2:38pm EST
    FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL - NURTURES, ENGAGES AND EMPOWERS THE GLOBAL FOLK MUSIC COMMUNITY   OVER 30 EDUCATIONAL PANELS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORSKHOPS ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE  PRESENTED IN FOUR TRACKS INCLUDING ARTISTS, INDUSTRY, PRESENTERS AND COMMUNITY Kansas City, MO - (January 20, 2016) – Folk Alliance International (FAI) is pleased to announce the educational panels and professional development workshops being presented at the 28th annual Folk Alliance... Read More
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RIP: EAGLES GUITARIST GLENN FREY

Posted by Shane Cody
January 18, 2016 - 9:28pm EST
By Cox Media Group National Content Desk NEW YORK —  Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died at 67, the band said. He had been battling intestinal issues for months. >> Read more trending stories "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016," The band said in a statement on their Facebook page. "Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to... Read More
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HANK WILLIAMS JR.'S IT'S ABOUT TIME AVAILABLE NOW

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 15, 2016 - 4:50pm EST
Hank Jr. Upcoming Appearances Include "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "The View," "CBS This Morning" and "Audience All Access" NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 15, 2016) – Country icon Hank Williams Jr.’s new Nash Icon Records album, IT’S ABOUT TIME, which includes the rowdy single, “Are You Ready for the Country,” is now available in stores and across digital retailers.   “I couldn’t be more excited about this album,”... Read More
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Songwriters, Publishers: Where are your ROYALTIES going?

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 7, 2016 - 4:05pm EST
Songwriters, Publishers: Where are your ROYALTIES going? AN OBSERVATION ON THE PROs (BMI, ASCAP, AND SESAC) RADIO LOGGING METHODOLOGY This is an opinion based on research which is periodically updated Last update: 01.05.16 Many sources of this research are found at the bottom of this page. ****************************************************************************************************************   Since the first commercial radio broadcast almost 100 years ago,... Read More
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FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2016 RECIPIENTS FOR THE ELAINE WEISSMA

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 7, 2016 - 3:30pm EST
    FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2016 RECIPIENTS FOR THE ELAINE WEISSMAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS   RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT, SONNY TERRY AND BROWNIE MCGHEE AND THE ENGLISH FOLK DANCE AND SONG SOCIETY TO BE HONORED AT AWARDS GALAFEBRUARY 17, 2016   28TH ANNUAL FOLK ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 17-21, 2016 IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI   Kansas City, MO (January 7, 2016) – Folk Alliance International is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of The... Read More
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iHeartMedia Pacts with Bell Media To Launch Streaming Service in Canada.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 6, 2016 - 1:03pm EST
iHeartMedia has aligned with leading Canadian radio group Bell Media to launch a Canadian version of the digital radio service north of the border. The new “iHeartRadio in Canada” streaming service will feature 106 radio stations from 54 Canadian markets.     Details at... Read More
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Body of country singer Craig Strickland found

Posted by Robert Bartosh
January 4, 2016 - 5:39pm EST
After a lengthy search, Oklahoma Highway Patrolofficials have confirmed that the body of missing country music singer Craig Strickland has been recovered. Strickland, 29, lead singer of Backroad Anthem, was reported missing Dec. 27 while on a duck hunting trip on Kaw Lake, north of Tulsa, with his friend, Chase Morland. Severe weather struck, and a search party later found their boat capsized. Troopers recovered Morland's body from the lake last week. Strickland's wife, former Miss Arkansas Helen Strickland,... Read More
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LORRIE MORGAN TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 21, 2015 - 1:30pm EST
LORRIE MORGAN TO RELEASE FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN FIVE YEARS Letting Go… Slow Out February 12 on Shanachie Entertainment “I have been a daughter, a bride, a mother, a divorcee, a widow, a single mother, a grandmother, a breadwinner, and, ultimately a survivor. It seems, in many ways, I am a living, breathing country song, and I know what I sing.” – Lorrie Morgan NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 21, 2015) – Lorrie Morgan dominated the 90s with top-charting hits like "What Part Of No,"... Read More
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Radio broadcasters who stream online to see lower webcasting royalty rates

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 18, 2015 - 2:41pm EST
The Copyright Royalty Board has announced that the webcasting royalty rate that radio broadcasters must pay to SoundExchange to stream songs online will be lowered to 17 cents in January, from 25 cents. CRB increased the webcasting rate for Pandora and similar companies to 17 cents for each 100 plays of a song through 2020, from 14 cents. Inside Radio (subscription required) (12/17), The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (12/16), Billboard.com (12/16), The Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model)... Read More
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Adele Has Announced Her 2016 North American Tour Dates

Posted by Shane Cody
December 14, 2015 - 1:53pm EST
Tickets for the tour go on sale December 17 via her official website. Adele 2016 North America Tour Dates: July 5 – Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN July 6 – Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN July 10 – United Center Chicago, IL July 11 – United Center Chicago, IL July 13 – United Center Chicago, IL July 16 – Pepsi Center Denver, CO July 17 – Pepsi Center Denver, CO July 20 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC July 21 – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena... Read More
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AC/DC Announces 2016 American Tour Dates

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 14, 2015 - 12:06pm EST
  Legendary rockers AC/DC will embark on the next leg of their U.S. tour in February. The 20-show trek kicks off February 2 in Tacoma, Washington and concludes on April 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The dates are as follows: Feb. 02 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome Feb. 05 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Arena Feb. 08 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Feb. 11 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Dome Feb. 14 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center Feb. 17 - Chicago, IL - United Center Feb. 20 - St. Louis, MO - Scottrade... Read More
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One of the largest Blues labels "Blind Pig" closes it's doors.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 11, 2015 - 4:49pm EST
Message from Edward Chmelewski and Jerry Del Giudice, Co-Founders of Blind Pig Records: Blind Pig Records got its start in a very small basement blues club called the Blind Pig Café in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1977 and grew to become, as Billboard magazine put it, “one of the pre-eminent specialty labels in the world.” Now, after a very great, rewarding, and challenging thirty-eight year run we are closing down the San Francisco and Chicago offices and turning the keys to the Pig Pen over to The Orchard, a fine,... Read More
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58th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

Posted by Robert Bartosh
December 7, 2015 - 12:06pm EST
  1. RECORD OF THE YEAR Really Love   D'Angelo And The Vanguard D'Angelo, producer; Russell Elevado & Ben Kane, engineers/mixers; Dave Collins, mastering engineer Track from: Black Messiah Label: RCA Records Uptown Funk   Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering... Read More
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Texas has lost one of the best blues players today. RIP JT COLDFIRE

Posted by Robert Bartosh
November 29, 2015 - 3:19pm EST
One of  best blues guitar players from Texas has passed.   May JT Coldfire rest in peace.  Prayers for the family.   I will always cherish the time we spent helping to produce JT's first blues album at the Fire Station in San Marcos, Texas.  The blues world has lost one of the best.... Robert Bartosh CEO Roots Music... Read More
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Willie Nelson’s Health Issue Is ‘Minor,’ According to Son Lukas Nelson

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 15, 2015 - 5:13pm EDT
By Angela Stefano October 15, 2015 11:30 AM   There is good news for Willie Nelson fans worried about the country legend’s health: His son, Lukas Nelson, says that the “medical issue” that forced the postponement of three 2015 Django and Jimmie Tour dates with Merle Haggard is “minor,” and that the elder Nelson is doing just fine. A Facebook post from Lukas Nelson on Wednesday (Oct. 14) features a family photo of Willie... Read More
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Willie Nelson Cancels, Postpones Shows Due to Health Issue

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 14, 2015 - 4:48pm EDT
Per Rolling Stone Magazine.    BY STEPHEN L. BETTS October 14, 2015 Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have been forced to postpone the start of their 2015 Django and Jimmie Tour due to a health issue concerning the 82-year-old Nelson. The trek was slated to begin on Thursday (October 15th) in Florence, South Carolina, but a representative for the legendary country singer-songwriter confirms the date had to be rescheduled. A new date will be announced for sometime next year. Friday's performance in Roanoke,... Read More
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Tyler Shaw performing for the Ontario Lung Association.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
October 11, 2015 - 3:04pm EDT
This is a great fundraising event in support of the Ontario Lung Association... Get your tickets before they are sold out !!!! Only $30. and $45. each (plus nominal s/c) You don't want to miss Tyler Shaw performing Live!!! Check out his platinum selling single..Kiss Goodnight at https://youtu.be/pL2P9Ob9ORA AND they have Chad Price...Connor Wilson...Char Kelly and Kevin Bulmer. Doesn't get much better than that !!!!! Tillsonburg, Ontario...November 1...Doors open at 6:00pm - Show starts at 7 ! Tickets available... Read More
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MUSIC ICON DR. RALPH STANLEY CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 18, 2015 - 1:07pm EDT
  MUSIC ICON DR. RALPH STANLEY CELEBRATES 70TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT IN HOME STATE OF VIRGINIA IN MANASSAS          Manassas, Va. (September 18, 2015)  -  In 1945, a young Ralph Stanley joined his brother, the late Carter Stanley to form The Stanley Brothers, a pair that would go on to become one of the most influential music duos of all-time. They got their start calling... Read More
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David Allan Coe Could Face Prison Time

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 15, 2015 - 1:08pm EDT
Outlaw country singer David Allan Coe could be facing prison time. According to SavingCountryMusic.com, Coe has plead guilty to one count of impeding and obstructing the due administration of the internal revenue laws. The news was announced September 14, and the "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" singer could face up to three years in federal prison as well as a fine up to $250,000. Coe apparently failed to pay taxes on the money he earned when performing between 2008 and 2013. Although he did file taxes, he never paid... Read More
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Canadian Folk Music Awards Announce 2015 Nominees

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 10, 2015 - 12:17am EDT
  This year's Canadian Folk Music Awards are being held in Edmonton, and with the event coming up in November, the nominees for 2015 have just been announced. Leading the pack with four nominations are rural British Columbia folk duo Pharis and Jason Romero. Close behind, with three nods apiece, are Whitehorse, Jenn Grant, Amelia Curran, Fortune Ones and Catherine MacLellan. The awards gala is being held at the Citadel Theatre on November 8. The ceremony will be hosted by Connie Kaldor and Benoit Bourque. There... Read More
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SIGNATURE SOUNDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT RHYTHM & ROOTS SEPT. 4

Posted by Robert Bartosh
September 3, 2015 - 12:03pm EDT
  SIGNATURE SOUNDS 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT RHYTHM & ROOTS SEPT. 4 We are thrilled that Rhythm & Roots in Charlestown, R.I. will host a Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary celebration this Friday, Sept. 4th. It's going to be a great party with Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewell, The Dustbowl Revival, Parsonsfield, and Miss Tess & The... Read More
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Aristo's Jeff Walker Passes

Posted by Robert Bartosh
August 25, 2015 - 11:44am EDT
» Aristo's Jeff Walker Passes: Aristo Media President/CEO Jeff Walker passed away suddenly late yesterday (8/24). Walker was a long time CMA and CRS board member and led AristoMedia for more than 35 years. Walker is survived by father Bill and stepmother Jeanine, wife Terri, son Jonathan, daughter Christy Walker-Watkins and and grand-daughters Elle and Lucy. Arrangements are pending. More later in Country Aircheck... Read More
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Nashville and Atlanta-Based The Art of the Game, Inc. Celebrates 15 Years

Posted by Shane Cody
August 25, 2015 - 11:37am EDT
Nashville and Atlanta-Based The Art of the Game, Inc. Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Star-Studded Productions in 2015 Nashville and Atlanta-Based Event Marketing and Brand Development Company Celebrates Milestone Year with Bookings for Super Bowl XLIX and MLB Opening Night on ESPN   (Nashville, Tenn. – Aug. 24, 2015) - Nashville and Atlanta-based event marketing and brand... Read More
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Four Channels Added to the SiriusXM Lineup.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
August 14, 2015 - 3:42pm EDT
Monikers assigned to the newcomers in the pop, rock, and hip-hop/R&B genres are anything but run-of-the-mill labels - "Velvet," "Fly," "Turbo," and "Poptropolis." SiriusXM senior vice president and general manager of music programming Steve Blatter comments, "Our lineup of commercial-free music channels continues to evolve to meet the changing tastes of our growing subscriber base and to satisfy the next generation of core subscribers. Several of the new channels feature music and artists from a... Read More
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