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  1. Executive Turntable: Anna Bond To Rough Trade; Ash Avildsen, Matt Anderson Join Agency Group; Fintage House Names Andrew Gummer Music Pres.; More

    April 04, 2014 4:16 PM EDT Ash Avildsen, Matt Anderson Join The Agency Group Ash Avildsen Ash Avildsen is joining the Agency Group’s Los Angeles office as Agent and A&R Liaison. Avildsen is the Founder/CEO of Sumerian Records and was the Founder/CEO of The Pantheon Agen ...

  2. MTV, VH1, CMT Partnering with Monster DNA to Promote, Fund Indie Artists on July 4

    July 02, 2013 12:31 PM EDT For 12 hours on July 4, MTV, CMT and VH1 are going to be all about music. The networks' owner, Viacom, and the headphones company Monster DNA are teaming up to promote "Music Independence Day," during which indie musicians will be ...

  3. Mountain Dew Amps Up Country Strategy With CMT, Talks Future Of Hip-Hop Strategy

    June 06, 2013 5:45 PM EDT Mountain Dew has long had a history in the Heartland of America – the regions of the Midwest, Southwest and Southeast where nearly 80% of the brand’s volume comes from. But only recently has the soda giant started to incorporate the music of the ...

  4. CMT Awards Book Record Sponsors, Nationwide Expands Jana Kramer Relationship

    June 05, 2013 4:58 PM EDT Wednesday’s CMT Awards will be supported by “without a doubt the highest volume and probably the most meaningful advertiser integrations,” says Anthony Barton, CMT’s senior VP of integrated marketing. This year’s ceremony, held in the middle of ...

  5. MTV's O Music Awards to Return June 19 with 24-Hour Event

    May 01, 2013 6:43 PM EDT More than 50 bands will help keep the party rolling for 24 hours during the O Music Awards. The show put on by MTV, VH1 and CMT that celebrates music and counter culture will return June 19 with a 24-hour livestream event that will celebrate liv ...

  6. Hurricane Sandy Makes Its Mark on CMA Week

    November 02, 2012 7:39 PM EDT Hurricane Sandy left its mark on Nashville during a week filled with awards dinners and the annual CMA Awards. Billboard's FutureSound Conference, takes place November 15-16 in San Francisco. FutureSound will feature keynotes from the top min ...

  7. NPR Intern Sparks Online Debate Over Artists' Rights in the Digital Age

    June 21, 2012 7:20 PM EDT A college student bragged about her music collection on a Saturday.By Monday, an indie-rock stalwart had a band of fired-up online supporters ready to take her tuition money and distribute it to everyone from Big Star to Yo La Tengo. On June 18, D ...

  8. Record Company or 'Entertainment Company'? Labels Grapple With the Future at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2011 10:47 AM EDT Label Heads: Michael Powers, Partner, Bigger Picture Group ; Tom Baldrica, President, Average Joe's Entertainment; John Allen, Vice President, Bug Music; John Esposito, President, Warner Music Nashville; Glenn Peoples, Senior Editorial Analys ...

  9. Billboard Country Music Summit Kicks Off Monday

    June 03, 2011 1:13 PM EDT The goal of the Billboard Country Music Summit , taking place Monday and Tuesday and produced in association with the Country Music Association , is simple: to bring together key stakeholders in the country music industry to discuss the most impor ...

  10. Better Know a Panelist, Country Music Summit Edition: Average Joe's Tom Baldrica

    May 25, 2011 6:29 PM EDT http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/news/e3i5094e406e415c280ce0f5588547553db was brilliant. BB: What is the most hopeful or positive development you've seen for the music ...

  11. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. CMT Debuts 'The Singing Bee' Tonight

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Inspired by the musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," in 2007, TV producers Phil Gurin and Bob Horowitz starting pitching the notion of a karaoke-style 'singing bee' to networks around the globe. First th ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. CMT Loot Flies Into Nashville Airport

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT has partnered with travel retailer Hudson Group for the network's first ever retail store, CMT Loot, at Nashville International Airport. The store will showcase authentic CMT apparel, CDs, DVDs and other memorabilia to the thousands of tr ...

  16. Frank Exits Yahoo!, Joins CMT As Senior VP

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music VP of music programming and label relations Jay Frank will join CMT in the newly created role of senior VP of music strategy in August. Frank, who will report to CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips, will oversee CMT's music and tal ...

  17. CMT Names Bogach VP

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He remains based in Nashville. Lewis Bogach is promoted from senior director to VP, program development and production at CMT. He remains based in Nashville and reports to CMT VP, programming and development Paul Villadolid, who is based in Los An ...

  18. Cross-Network DVD Studio Launches

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and Paramount Home Entertainment are coming together for a new cross-network DVD studio. Titles are expected to include a number of music-based films, dramas, MTV Networks Music, Logo Enterprise Group and ...

  19. CMT Names Chader VP Of Press

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Climbed exec ladder at MTV, Comedy Central. Lisa Chader has been appointed VP of press at CMT. She previously was director, corporate communications, for parent company MTV Networks in New York, where she worked on publicity campaigns for Comedy C ...

  20. Viacom Is High On Technology

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since Tom Freston and Leslie Moonves took over as co-presidents/co-COOs of Viacom Inc., the company has re-energized its focus on bringing its various content brands to new technologies to create new NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Since Tom ...