Nashville Songwriters Assn

  1. Three Songwriter Organizations Oppose Internet Radio Fairness Act

    December 03, 2012 2:14 PM EST In the last three weeks, three coalitions of songwriter organizations have written letters to congress opposing the Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA) while asserting that songwriters royalty rates paid by services like Pandora are too low and nee ...

  2. Music Publishers, Congressmen Send Letter Protesting Internet Radio Fairness Act

    November 16, 2012 4:48 PM EST While Congress gets ready to consider the Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012 later this month, which some say is designed to lower pureplay webcasters royalty rates to record labels, the National Music Publishers' Assn. and other songwriter ...

  3. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood Honor the Greats At Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction

    October 08, 2012 5:37 PM EDT Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Marc Cohn, Bekka Bramlett and J. Fred Knobloch were among those paying tribute Sunday night (Oct.7) as Larry Henley, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tony Arata were inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hal ...

  4. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  5. Cracker Barrel Releases Special Edition Edens Edge CD

    June 07, 2012 11:32 AM EDT From left to right, Jake Basden, BMLG Publicity Director; Erin Burr, BMLG Publicity Manager, Cherrill Green (Edens Edge), Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, marketing manager, Hannah Blaylock (Edens Edge); Dean Berner (Edens Edge) and ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Publishers, Collective Rights Ask Congress To Assist ISPs

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In providing public comment to the Federal Communication Commission on preserving an open Internet, a group of U.S. music publishers and collective rights organizations have asked that Congress consider empowering Internet Service Providers (ISP) ...

  8. Raybaw Names New Ops Director

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Virginia Hunt Davis joins from NSAI. Virginia Hunt Davis joins Warner Bros. Nashville imprint Raybaw Records as director of operations. She previously spent two years as national marketing director for Nashville Songwriters Assn. International (NS ...

  9. RIAA Calls On Lawmakers For New Regulations

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST House held hearing Nov. 3. The recording industry, which has been pursuing government-mandated copying regulations on upcoming new-generation digital and satellite radio receivers for 18 months, finally got a hearing to present its case before a H ...

  10. Steele, Paisley Top NSAI Award Winners

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville Songwriters Assn. International named Jeffrey Steele songwriter of the year at an awards dinner held last night (Oct. 16) at Nashville's Renaissance Hotel. Steele, who won NSAI's songwri The Nashville Songwriters Assn. Inte ...

  11. Country Legend Merle Kilgore Dies At 70

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country music, died last night (Feb. 6) from congestive heart failure onset from complications related to his ongoing treatment for cancer. Kilgore, 70, was in a M Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country m ...

  12. Magic Mustang Signs Kim Williams

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writer has hits with Garth, Reba, Randy. Hit songwriter Kim Williams has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Nashville's Magic Mustang Music, which is run by VP Larry Shell. Magic Mustang is sister company to indie label Broken Bow Recor ...

  13. Bogard Gets Famous

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Songwriter/producer signed to global deal. Famous Music Nashville has signed hit country and pop songwriter and producer Steve Bogard to a long-term, global publishing deal. Bogard's hits include George Strait's "Carried Away" ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Artists File Amicus Briefs In Grokster Case

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.S. recording artists today (Nov. 8) for the first time filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court. The musicians are asking the Court to review the so-called <A HREF="http://www U.S. recording artists today ...

  17. Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Welcomes Four

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Billy Joe Shaver became the newest members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame during a ceremony yesterday (Nov. 7) in Nashville. The event was hosted Guy Clark, Freddie Hart, Dennis Morgan and Bill ...

  18. Taking Stock: A Matter Of Respect

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 8 NARAS presented Grammys on the Hill, its annual Washington, D.C., awards dinner. The event honored Natalie Cole; Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Mary Bono, R-Calif. The following is Neil Portnow, president of the National Academy ...

  19. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen music-industry groups will descend on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Sept. 9) to show their support of online music services and the so-called Induce bill. The day of lobbying is being coord More than a dozen music-industry groups will d ...

  20. Senator Introduces Bill To Benefit Songwriters

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., today (Feb. 26) introduced the Senate version of the Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act. The bill amends the Internal Revenue Service Code to allow songwriters to claim Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., today (Feb. 26) introd ...

  21. Proposed Bill To Benefit Songwriters

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rep. Ron Lewis, R-Ky., introduced a bill Feb. 4 that would allow songwriters to claim capital gains when selling compilations of their work. Rep. Ron Lewis, R-Ky., introduced a bill Feb. 4 that would allow songwriters to claim capital gains when s ...

  22. Country Songwriter Barnes Dies

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wrote for Jones, Twitty, Gill Songwriter Max D. Barnes died Sunday at Nashville's Baptist Hospital of pneumonia. He was 67. Merle Haggard referred to Barnes as "one of the greats." Barnes wrote such hits as George Jones' " ...