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  1. Beka Tischker

    November 30, 2012 9:24 AM EST Producer/writer manager, Advanced Alternative Media (Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg) Supporting the Doctor For Beka Tischker, clients take first priority. Joining Advanced Alternative Media as a manager for producers and writers almost two years ago, T ...

  2. Belmont University's Student Road Crew: Dealing With Problems on The Road

    July 06, 2012 3:51 PM EDT Editor's Note: For 10 entertainment industry students of Belmont University in Nashville, the summer of 2012 will include an experience they probably never dreamed they'd be getting school credit for: Being the road crew for a touring ba ...

  3. Belmont University's Student Road Crew: Five Shows Down, Ten To Go

    June 14, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Editor's Note: For 10 entertainment industry students of Belmont University in Nashville, the summer of 2012 will include an experience they probably never dreamed they'd be getting school credit for: Being the road crew for a touring ba ...

  4. Belmont University's Student Road Crew: The Tour Launches...

    June 11, 2012 5:48 PM EDT Ed. Note: For 10 music-business students of Belmont University in Nashville, the summer of 2012 will include an experience they probably never dreamed they'd be getting school credit for: Being the road crew for a touring band, handling every ...

  5. Nashville Music Council Seeks to Leverage City's Vast Music Resources

    June 23, 2011 8:01 AM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Music City cleaned up at the Grammys. Its artists have topped the charts in multiple genres over the last few years. It's increasingly the destination for A-list entertainers looking for a new home. And Rolling Stone recent ...

  6. Execs Talk Turkey About Touring, Media, Stars at Billboard Country Summit Round Tables

    June 07, 2011 11:34 AM EDT Finger Licking Good: The Sponsorship Round Table hosted by by Marcie Allen, President, Mac Presents and Stacey Portnoy, Regional Marketing Manager, Samsung (Photo: Beth Gwinn) >The opening cocktail reception for the second annual Billboard ...

  7. Business Matters: First-Week Sales Are Now One-Fourth Of An Album's First-Year Sales

    March 09, 2011 4:15 PM EST First-Week Sales Are Now One-Fourth of an Album's First Year Sales -- How important are an album's first-week sales? In the first calendar year of an album's release, first-week sales accounted for 24.5% of an album's sales in ...

  8. Reznor, Rahman, Zimmer & More React to Their Oscar Nominations

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST As the "Academy Award-nominated" descriptor starts to sink in for 2011's newly anointed Oscar nominees , Billboard.biz gathered reactions from the following composers and songwriters recognized in the music categories of best origin ...

  9. Business Matters: Harvard Student Paper Joins Fight Against Piracy

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Harvard Student Paper Joins Fight Against Piracy -- A staff-written op-ed at The Harvard Crimson, the university's student-run paper, calls for a "sensible compromise" with content owners in the fight against piracy. It seems the Mo ...

  10. Analysis: Government Needs To Spur Innovation As Well As Protect

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Commerce Secretary Gary Locke met with local politicians and music industry leaders in Nashville on Monday to discuss piracy and global intellectual piracy protection. After his speech and the following Q&A session, there was no doubt where he ...

  11. VIDEO: Digital Strategist Pinky Gonzales Outlines Successful Digital + Mobile Strategies

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital strategist and adjunct professor of new media at Belmont University Pinky Gonzales sat for an insightful post-panel session at the Billboard Country Music Summit. Here he discusses some of the major challenges in the digital space, highlig ...

  12. PHOTOS: Live At The Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For exclusive video interviews with artists and top execs at the Billboard Country Music Summit, click here . For full coverage of the BCMS, click here . Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Big Kenny, Gary Allan and the country music biz w ...

  13. Full Coverage: Billboard Country Music Summit

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Country's Biggest Stars Out For CMA Music Festival June 11, 2010 Country music’s biggest stars are mostly working for free this week as the CMA Music Festival has the genre catering heavily to the brand’s ultra-core fans. VIDEO: Digital Strat ...

  14. BETTER KNOW A PANELIST: Belmont University Digital Strategist Pinky Gonzales

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Name: Pinky Gonzales Title: Digital strategist/adjunct professor, new media, Belmont University Panel: How to Make New Media Work, 10:15am – 11:15am, Tuesday (June 8). For more info visit billboardevents.com . Who is the one upcoming country artis ...

  15. Belmont To Host Country Showcase

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Nashville's Belmont University will host the 2009 Country Showcase on Feb. 21. The 7 p.m. show will be held in the campus' Curb Event Center. The show will include performances ...

  16. Bright Named To Word Post

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran producer and music publishing executive Mark Bright has been named president and CEO of Word Entertainment. He succeeds Jim Van Hook, who decided to retire after more than 30 years in the faith-based music industry. Bright will oversee Nas ...

  17. Buddy Lee Attractions Acquires Peck's DNA

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based independent booking agency Buddy Lee Attractions (BLA) has acquired Florida-based Diversified National Artists Agency (DNA). As part of the deal, DNA founder Steve Peck will join BLA's team in Nashville. In his new role, veter ...

  18. Pickler, Swift Big Winners At CMT Music Awards

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT She wasn't in the house, but Kellie Pickler went home the night's top winner at the 2008 CMT Music Awards, held tonight (April 14) at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. Pickler who had a private engagement in Scott ...

  19. Ilike's Partovi To Keynote Digital Summit

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike, an Internet social music discovery service, will keynote the fourth annual Leadership Music Digital Summit on April 22 at Belmont University in Nashville. U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; Ted Cohen, managing partner, ...

  20. Jewel, McEntire, Swift To Present At CMT Awards

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, the Eagles' Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt and actor Tim Daly have been added as presenters for the 2 ...

  21. Charities Will Also Win At CMT Awards

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For Willie Nelson it's Farm Aid. For Reba McEntire it's Habitat for Humanity. And for Taylor Swift it's St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Whatever their designated charity, artists who win at the 2008 CMT Music Awards will ...

  22. Chesney, McGraw, Hill, Urban Join CMT Awards Lineup

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn have been added to the lineup of the 2008 CMT Music Awards, which will be held April 14. Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Bra ...

  23. Paisley, Sugarland Lead CMT Noms

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Brad Paisley and rising duo Sugarland lead the nominees for the 2008 CMT Music Awards with four final nominations each. Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Trace Adkins ea ...

  24. Billy Ray, Miley Cyrus To Host CMT Awards

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") will host 2008 CMT Music Awards on April 14. The show, which airs on CMT and CMT.com, will take place at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. The pair, whos ...

  25. CMT Awards Set For April

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The CMT Music Awards will return to Nashville’s Curb Event Center at Belmont University on April 14. The show will air on CMT and CMT.com. It marks the third time that the show and its live red carpet pre-show will be broadcast from Belmont. The f ...

  26. McBee Rises At Sony BMG Nashville

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Nashville promoted Heather McBee to the newly created position of VP of digital business. McBee was previously the label's senior director of digital business. She will continue to report to VP of marketing Tom Baldrica. McBee is a f ...

  27. Yearwood Signs With Big Machine

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After 16 years with MCA Nashville, country star Trisha Yearwood is signing with Nashville independent Big Machine Records, making her the most historically successful artist on the year-and-a-half old label. Big Machine founder, president and CEO ...

  28. Scorsese, Crowe To Be Part Of Kristofferson Tribute

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, actor Luke Wilson, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Willie Nelson and acclaimed producer Don Was will be part of a tribute to Kris Kristofferson at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Kristofferson is being ...

  29. Hank Jr. Joins CMT Awards Show

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hank Williams Jr. joins the line-up of stars performing at CMT's 2007 Music Awards. As previously reported, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban (performing from Australia), Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, T ...

  30. CMT Awards Adds Presenters

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of presenters at CMT's 2007 Music Awards, which will be he ...

  31. Kristofferson To Be Honored By CMT

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CMT will honor Kris Kristofferson with its "Johnny Cash Visionary Award" at the 2007 CMT Music Awards on April 16. The award recognizes an artist's extraordinary musical vision, innovative and groundbreaking music, and pioneering in ...

  32. CMT Awards Lucky For Underwood, Urban

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize, Carrie Underwood was the top winner a ...

  33. Hill Among Top Nominees For CMT Music Awards

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Triple nominees for the CMT Music Awards, announced March 15 in Nashville, include Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood. Faith Hill is among the top honorees in the CMT Music Awards nomina ...

  34. College Music Subscriptions Serve A Vital Purpose

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barry Sosnick's commentary in the Nov. 12 issue of Billboard criticizes the major record labels for supporting low-priced college music subscriptions through such online companies as Napster and Rhaps David Moser is an entertainment attorney ...

  35. Selah Loses Founding Member

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Crittenden replacing Sponberg. Founding member Nicol Sponberg has left Curb Records trio Selah. Melodie Crittenden has joined Todd Smith and Allan Hall, who launched the group with Sponberg in 1999. Selah has had its best year yet, recently scorin ...

  36. Two Tsunami Relief Concerts Planned

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the victims of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the vic ...

  37. Two Tsunami Relief Concerts Planned

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the victims of the recent Indian Ocean tsunami. Numerous country and Christian artists will participate in a Jan. 26 concert to raise money for the vic ...

  38. Van Hook To Take Charge Of Word

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for veteran Christian record executive Jim Van Hook to take the top spot at Warner-owned Word Entertainment in Nashville. Look for veteran Christian record executive Jim Van Hook to take the top spot at Warner-owned Word Entertainment in Nash ...

  39. Blanket License For File Sharing: Easier Said Than Done

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite all of the efforts by the record industry -- including educational initiatives, Congressional lobbying and lawsuits -- illegal file sharing of copyrighted music continues to thrive and poses a Despite all of the efforts by the record indus ...

  40. Nashville Indies Form Association

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to unite the independent community on Music Row, a group of executives has formed the Nashville Independent Recording Assn. (NIRA). The non-profit group seeks to recruit members from amon In an effort to unite the independent communit ...

  41. Nashville Indies Form Association

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to unite the independent community on Music Row, a group of executives has formed the Nashville Independent Recording Assn. (NIRA). The non-profit group seeks to recruit members from amon In an effort to unite the independent communit ...

  42. Bass Berry Names 3 New Partners

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three Nashville attorneys have been made partners in the Music Row office of law firm Bass Berry & Sims. They are Charles Biederman, Christian Horsnell and Robin Mitchell Joyce. NASHVILLE--Three Nashville attorneys have been made partners ...