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  1. Backbeat: Americana Music Award Noms With John C. Reilly, Lucinda Williams, Shelby Lynn

    June 01, 2012 12:52 PM EDT (L-R): Amy Reitnouer, Editor in Chief, The Bluegrass Situation; Jed Hilly, AMA Executive Director; and Michelle Aquilato, marketing director, AMA, pose at the Americana Music Association's Awards nomination event. (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) John ...

  2. Backbeat: Rascal Flatts' 'Changed' Doc Premiere, With Scott Borchetta, Barry Weiss, More

    April 09, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Rascal Flatts themselves, (L-R) Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney attend the 'Changed' movie premiere in Times Sqaure. (Getty Images) Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts , in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom , h ...

  3. Business Matters: Tasti D-Lite and Foursquare, One Year Later

    April 28, 2011 6:15 PM EDT Tasti D-Lite and Foursquare: One Year Later -- Frozen yogurt chain Tasti D-Lite has learned a thing or two about its Foursquare users over the last year: Users are younger, spend less and visit more often, says social technology officer B.J. Emers ...

  4. Former Charlie Daniels Band Guitarist Tommy Crain Dies

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST John Thomas "Tommy" Crain died Jan. 13 in Franklin, Tenn. He was 59. Crain was a guitarist in the classic Charlie Daniels Band lineup of the 1970s-'80s and enjoyed a 15-year run with the band. He was co-writer and co-arranger of man ...

  5. Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies At 82

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Seminal ‘50s honky tonk stylist and Country Music Hall of Fame member Carl Smith, 82, died Saturday, January 16 at his home near Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee. The specific cause of death was not made public. Smith was widely regarded as one of ...

  6. Veteran Christian Agents Launches New Ventures

    August 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Christian music booking agent Charles Dorris, formerly VP and head of Christian Music for the William Morris Agency, has launched two new companies: CDA Consulting and Charles Dorris & Associates. CDA Consulting focuses on live events, ...

  7. Digital Briefs: PassAlong, Yangaroo, 'Body By Jake'

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST - PassAlong Networks named Ray Gary as its first president. Gary formerly was president and managing director of Koch Ventures. He will report to CES Dave Jaworski and will be based in the company's Franklin, Tenn., headquarters. - Yangaroo, ...

  8. Nashville Music Industry To Build Senior Community

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville music industry has announced that it will build a $95 million continuing-care senior living community to be located in historic Franklin, Tenn. The Crescendo at Westhaven, the first senior living community to be owned by the music in ...

  9. Barenaked Ladies Suit Up For OnTour Initiative

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital media innovations based in Franklin, Tenn, in conjunction with Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group have launched a special version of its OnTour software th PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital med ...

  10. Peluso To Exit EMI CMG

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Miami Dade musicians and producers are joining forces for a massive concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Miami Dade County Relief Concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Americ EMI CMG Distribution president Rich Peluso is ...

  11. Curtains For Watermark

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Husband/wife team to quit recording, touring. The husband/wife duo Watermark are calling it quits. The Rocketown Records act, which have released four albums on the Franklin, Tenn.-based label, will cease recording and touring by next year. Nathan ...

  12. Christian Market Vets Launch 3.1 Productions

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The company will house two new labels, Skytone and Selectric. Veteran musicians/entrepreneurs John and Dino Elefante are partnering with Weston Entertainment’s Greg Weston to start 3.1 Productions, Billboard has learned. The company will house two ...

  13. NY Court Recognizes Common Law Copyright In Sound Recordings

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New York without permission, an appellate court held April 5. As a result, Capitol Records may continue with a copyri NEW YORK -- Record labels may stop other compa ...

  14. Capitol Can Go Forward With Case Vs. Naxos

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New York without permission, an appellate court held yesterday (April 5). Record labels may stop other companies from releasing their pre-1972 recordings in New Yor ...

  15. Leese Gets Starstruck

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Studio manager will report to COO Williamson. Nashville-based Starstruck Entertainment has named Janet Leese studio manager for its Starstruck Studios on Music Row. She will oversee the booking and development for both the recording facility and t ...

  16. Best Buy Eyeing Supply-Chain Overhaul

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. Best Buy is moving closer to a restructuring of its supply chain. The Minneapolis-based consumer electronics giant is expected to switch to vendor-managed inventory and to have prod ...

  17. eBay Bows Major-Label Download Sales

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online auction service eBay is stepping up its experimentation in the digital music space. The company today (Sept. 23) will begin selling major-label content as downloads via an alliance with upstart Online auction service eBay is stepping up its ...

  18. Industry Vets Open Production Company

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry veterans Ronnie Thomas and Devin Pense have teamed to form VisionGate Entertainment, a Franklin, Tenn.-based firm specializing in film, video and music production. Industry veterans Ronnie Thomas and Devin Pense have teamed to form Vision ...

  19. Savvy Media Bows

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Publicist Mandy Collinger is launching Savvy Media Solutions, based in Franklin,Tenn. NASHVILLE--Publicist Mandy Collinger is launching Savvy Media Solutions , based in Franklin,Tenn. Collinger previously was publicity manager for Provident Music ...

  20. EMI Christian Undergoes Major Restructuring

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Christian Music Group (EMI CMG) is laying off almost 10% of its staff as part of a companywide restructuring, Billboard.biz has learned. The changes bring the Sparrow and ForeFront labels under th EMI Christian Music Group (EMI CMG) is laying ...

  21. Musicland Selects New Warehousing Company

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Musicland Group has chosen Deluxe Media Services to provide warehousing, fulfillment, and returns processing to its 950 stores. Musicland will transition to the new set-up starting in April. The Musicland Group has chosen Deluxe Media Services ...