Country Music Television

  1. Business Matters: Looking for a New Kind of Record Label? Here's DigSin ...

    January 30, 2012 5:43 PM EST Looking for a New Kind of Label? Here's DigSin ... -- DigSin -- a free, singles-only label founded in 2011 by Jay Frank, author and most recently SVP Music Strategy at Country Music Television -- has released its first song, " DRNK TXTNG ...

  2. Business Matters: Rock City Club Joins Long List of Services For Indie Musicians

    September 15, 2011 6:18 PM EDT Rock City Club Joins Long List of Services For Indie Musicians -- Rock City Club launched Thursday, making it the newest music service aimed at helping independent artists further their careers outside of the traditional music industry infrastruct ...

  3. Johnny Reid Leads 2011 Canadian Country Music Award Nominations

    July 28, 2011 6:30 AM EDT Johnny Reid, who last year sold more albums in Canada than Michael Buble, leads all 2011 Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) nominees with a six nods, it was announced today, July 27. The awards show, celebrating the best in Canadian country music ...

  4. Viacom Sues Cablevision over iPad Streams

    June 24, 2011 8:33 AM EDT NEW YORK - Viacom Inc sued Cablevision Systems Corp to halt what it called the unauthorized streaming of its programing on devices such as Apple Inc's iPad. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Manhattan federal court, one day after court doc ...

  5. Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum to Headline Tornado-Relief Concert

    May 06, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Country music stars Hank Williams Jr., Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and the band Lady Antebellum are to hold a concert to raise funds for victims of storms and tornadoes that struck Alabama and nearby states, organizers said on Thursday. Country Music ...

  6. Country Music Video Network Keeps Growing

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Country Network (TCN), a music video television network based in the country music mecca, said it will expand to nearly three dozen cities by the first quarter of 2011. TCN, which bills itself as "all country music, all the time," sa ...

  7. MTV To Collaborate With Yangaroo

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks' music group has recruited Canadian content distributor Yangaroo to build a secure digital bridge between record labels and its music-driven TV channels. As part of a multi-year deal to be unveiled Thursday, MTV Networks has agre ...

  8. Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley Win Big AT CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift opened the Country Music Television awards with a skit about living out her dreams. The 19-year-old country and pop sensation went a long way toward doing just that by winning video of the year and female video of the year for "L ...

  9. Billboard Q&A: LatinPointe CEO David Chavez

    January 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST On Jan. 18, 4,200 people packed Washington, D.C.'s Union Station for the Latino Inaugural Ball, a celebration of President Barack Obama's taking office. Elected officials, Latino civil rights leaders and top entertainers including Alejan ...

  10. Billboard Extended Q&A, Part 2: Don Ienner

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Ienner, IMO president/owner and the former Sony Music chief, recently sat down with Billboard for his first extensive, on-the-record talk in more than a decade. In this second part of the two-part interview ( first part is here ), Ienner and b ...

  11. MTV To Cut 250 Jobs

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks, a unit of the media conglomerate Viacom Inc., is cutting 250 jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce, as the cable network operator seeks to cut costs and refocus its resources on the Internet. Judy McGrath, the chief executive of ...

  12. Elvis Presley Enterprises Names Marketing Head

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jankowski exits Access Marketing for role. Memphis-based Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. has named Paul Jankowski as its first-ever chief marketing officer, overseeing all aspects of global brand development. For the past five years, Jankowski ser ...

  13. Foxworthy Lands CMT Series

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Show will premiere in September. Country Music Television has signed Jeff Foxworthy to star in a 12 episode series, "Foxworthy's Big Night Out." The half hour shows will feature Foxworthy performing stand-up and sketch comedy, and w ...

  14. With New Crop Of Hot Acts, Country Is Cool Again

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT While no one was looking, country music snuck up and caught us by surprise. Sure, we all noticed the ratings and attention that CMT was receiving, and every once in a while we'd see that a country alb Jeff Pollack is chairman/CEO of Pollack M ...

  15. CMT Promotes Philips

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Programming vet named exec VP/GM. Brian Philips has been promoted to executive VP/GM of CMT: Country Music Television. He previously served as senior VP/GM. Philips handles day-to-day management of the network, including programming, production, t ...

  16. CMT Joins Forces With Wal-Mart

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country Music Television has partnered with Wal-Mart Stores to jointly promote country music. Country Music Television has partnered with Wal-Mart Stores to jointly promote country music. The multifaceted partnership includes in-store promotion wi ...

  17. 3 Doors In, Lonely Boys Out For CMT Special

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down replaces Los Lonely Boys for Country Music Television's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000751123">live music special</A> also f 3 Doors Down replac ...

  18. Jones Media To Sell GAC For $140M

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise move, Jones Media Networks has agreed to sell its cable network, Great American Country, to the E.W. Scripps Co. for $140 million in cash. In a surprise move, Jones Media Networks has agreed to sell its cable network, Great American ...

  19. Gospel Music Channel Names Producer, VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New network to launch this year. The Gospel Music Channel, which is slated to bow later this year , is staffing up. Genia Edelman has been named VP of affiliate sales and marketing for the Atlanta-based network. Edelman was the regional director o ...

  20. CMT To Launch Book Imprint

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT First release due May 18. Country Music Television (CMT) is launching a book imprint, CMT Books, in conjunction with Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books. The first release is "Cash: An American Man," due May 18. The book about Johnn ...