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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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Austin, Texas: County Court Tightens Up On Music Events.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
August 13, 2015 - 3:47pm EDT
County Court Tightens Up Mass Gatherings Stricter regulations hit Travis County’s outdoor music events The County Commissioners Court voted in support of new statutes to the Mass Gathering Act on Tuesday afternoon. In effect, the changes simplify the permitting process, while imposing stiffer regulations on volume and hours of amplified sound for outdoor music events taking place in greater Travis County.   Carson Creek Ranch permit expert Scott Davidson, veteran promoter Tim O'Connor, unknown, Euphoria Fest... Read More
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Radio reached 245 Million Americans in the second quarter

Posted by Robert Bartosh
August 4, 2015 - 1:58pm EDT
Radio in the second quarter solidified its status as the nation's top national platform, Nielsen is reporting. Radio set a record for its national audience in a given week, with some 245 million listeners age 12 or older tuning in. Radio also set highs for its reach among African-Americans and Hispanic Americans. "As we are faced with an ever-expanding list of media options, radio maintains its place as a significant part of the listening experience," Nielsen writes. Inside Radio (subscription... Read More
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More artists are speaking out about digital music issues

Posted by Robert Bartosh
August 4, 2015 - 1:10pm EDT
Music artists have reached "a turning point" in wanting a full accounting of the digital music industry, says former Talking Heads member David Byrne. Jay-Z now owns artist-friendly service Tidal, while high-profile artists such as Taylor Swift, Neil Young and Prince have pulled their catalogs from some streaming services and used social media to call out labels. "The black box of hidden transactions in the music business, while maybe not illegal, is a recipe for chicanery," Byrne said. The New York Times (free-article... Read More
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Country Radio Broadcasters Announce New Board and Officer Members for 2015

Posted by Robert Bartosh
July 14, 2015 - 1:36pm EDT
Country Radio Broadcasters Announce New Board and Officer Members for 2015-2016     (Nashville, Tenn. – July 14, 2015) - The Country Radio Broadcasters recently completed their elections for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Charlie Morgan, Sr. VP and Market Manager for Emmis Communications/Indianapolis, has been re-elected as President of the Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.... Read More
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Robert Gallagher to step down as Entertainment Director at Billy Bobs.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 15, 2015 - 3:07pm EDT
Robert Gallagher to step down as Entertainment Director  [Fort Worth, TX- Monday, June 15, 2015] Billy Bob’s Texas announced today that Robert Gallagher, the 27+ year employee of the World’s Largest Honky-Tonk, is stepping down as Entertainment Director to spend more time with his family and various independent projects. Robert will transition out of his regular responsibilities at Billy Bob’s over the next month but will be involved going forward on a consultative and project basis.  Robert’s... Read More
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2 States Look for Collusion Between Apple Music and Major Labels

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 9, 2015 - 8:03pm EDT
While Apple was preparing a splashy introduction for a new service that would stream music over the Internet for a fee, the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut were quietly investigating the Silicon Valley giant’s negotiations with music companies in search of potential antitrust violations. The attorneys general wanted to know whether Apple pressured the music labels — or whether the labels conspired with Apple and one another — to withdraw support for popular “freemium” services offered by... Read More
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New Apple Streaming Service Launches Today

Posted by Robert Bartosh
June 8, 2015 - 3:33pm EDT
New Apple Streaming Service Launches Today The crowded field of streaming services will see another entry today. And, this one carries a very hefty bank account with the promise of a huge marketing campaign. Sony Music CEO Doug Morris confirmed the Apple launch during an interview at a music industry conference in France last week. According to Re/Code the service will focus on paid subscriptions and include free sampling. The new service will include a feature a feature that will let music owners upload a sampling of songs that users... Read More
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Michael Martin To Head ASCAP Nashville

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 21, 2015 - 9:55am EDT
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) elevates Michael Martin to head its Nashville Membership office in the role of Vice President, reporting directly to EVP of Membership John Titta.  Martin has been with ASCAP for more than five years and previously jointly led the Creative staff alongside LeAnn Phelan, who exited in April to help launch Sea Gayle Management. Martin joined ASCAP from Extreme Writers Group (EWG), which he co-founded in 2000 with Jason Houser, and where he... Read More
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COUNTRY RADIO STATS UPDATE 5/19/2015

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 19, 2015 - 11:48pm EDT
83% of Country Radio listeners are in small-med markets under 300,000. 91% of the small-med market listeners are in markets of under 50,000. 17% of Country Radio listeners are in cities and large markets over 300,000. COUNTRY RADIO FACTS approx 69,700,000 weekly listeners in all markets in the U.S.(12+)  APPROX 2200 COUNTRY RADIO STATIONS  125 MAJOR/LARGE MARKET RADIO STATIONS (Using the latest Nielson numbers of 69,700,000 weekly listeners, and top 143 Nielson markets by population of 182,000,000 @ 12+ =... Read More
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Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 15, 2015 - 10:26am EDT
Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.” King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of... Read More
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Rounder Records Founders to receive award.

Posted by Robert Bartosh
May 8, 2015 - 11:26am EDT
Rounder Records Founders Marian Leighton Levy, Ken Irwin, and Bill Nowlin To Receive the Kari Estrin Founding President’s Award at the 8th Annual Southeast Regional Folks Alliance Conference SERFA is a four-day conference that gives artists, venues, and music professionals a chance to network and share their talents. Attendees hail from not only all around the Southeastern states, but from throughout the US and Canada. This year, the conference will be held from May 13 – 17 in Black Mountain, NC. Last year saw the institution... Read More
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