Nashville

  1. Universal Publishing Forms Christian Arm

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is launching a Christian and gospel division in Nashville. "It's an area that we've had our eye on for a while," says David Renzer, worldwide president of UMPG. Universal Music Publishing ...

  2. Koch Inks Handful Of New Acts

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records has signed a number of new acts, including several former major-label artists. The label has inked pop vocalist Melissa Manchester, singer/songwriter Abra Moore, funk-rock act Jimmie's Ch Koch Records has signed a number of new a ...

  3. Rush Sets 46-Date Anniversary Tour

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock trio Rush has revealed details of its 30th-anniversary North American tour. The 46-date trek, largely of sheds, begins May 26 in Nashville, and wraps Aug. 22 in the group's Toronto homeb Canadian rock trio Rush has revealed deta ...

  4. Alger Signs Publishing Deal With Matt Lindsey

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Songwriter has worked with Garth Brooks, James Taylor. Pat Alger has signed with Nashville-based Matt Lindsey Music for publishing representation. Alger, who was ASCAP's country songwriter of the year in 1992, has written such hits as Garth B ...

  5. Gibson Guitar Names Cherry General Counsel

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran entertainment executive Joel Cherry has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as general counsel, senior VP and corporate secretary. NEW YORK--Veteran entertainment executive Joel Cherry has joined Gibson Guitar Corp. as general counsel, senior VP an ...

  6. On The Road

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Talent buyer Ali Harnell has joined TMG/AEG Live as executive VP based in Nashville. Talent buyer Ali Harnell has joined TMG/AEG Live as executive VP based in Nashville. News Ali Harnell ...

  7. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  8. In The Paint Becomes Koch

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Records is further solidifying its brand by changing the name of its hip-hop imprint In The Paint Records to the main label name. In The Paint, founded four years ago, will now be known as Koch R Koch Records is further solidifying its brand ...

  9. Dylan, Dead, Trey To Play Bonnaroo

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Performances by Bob Dylan, the Dead, Trey Anastasio, Willie Nelson and Dave Matthews will be among the highlights of the third annual Bonnaroo jam fest, Billboard.biz can reveal. Performances by Bob Dylan, the Dead, Trey Anastasio, Willie Nelson a ...

  10. Hamilton Bows Midprice Grand Piano

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hamilton has introduced a mid-sized, mid-priced grand piano, the Grand Model H399. The music desk and leg design of the five-foot, eight-inch model feature historically accurate styling from the Baldw Hamilton has introduced a mid-sized, mid-price ...

  11. Harnell Splits CCE For TMG/AEG Live

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Talent buyer Ali Harnell, formerly a Nashville-based promoter with Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), has joined TMG/AEG Live as executive VP, based in Nashville. Talent buyer Ali Harnell, formerly a Nashville-based promoter with Clear Channel Ent ...

  12. Nashville Scene

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based Audium Records has changed its name to Koch Records because the Audium name is too closely identified with country music. Nashville-based Audium Records has changed its name to Koch Records because the Audium name is too closely id ...

  13. Azoff To Buy TBA Entertainment

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving Azoff has reached an agreement to aquire multifaceted entertainment company TBA Entertainment, Billboard.biz has learned. Azoff declined to commment on th Manager and entertainment entrepreneur Irving ...

  14. OutKast Leads RIAA's January Certs

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) was certified eight-times platinum in January by the RIAA. OutKast's momentum is showing no signs of slowing in 2004, as " ...

  15. Gene Hughes Dead At 67

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Row veteran Gene Hughes died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia and a broken neck received during a recent auto accident. He was 67. Music Row veteran Gene Hughes died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia and a broken neck received d ...

  16. George King Steps Down From Butterfly Group

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST George King is resigning as managing partner/president of creative for Christian music company the Butterfly Group to concentrate on his partnership in Dove Canyon Films. He will retain his stock in t George King is resigning as managing partner/p ...

  17. Brokenbow/C4 Inks Country Singer McCann

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lila McCann has signed with Broken Bow/C4 Records. Her first single for the label is due in June, with an album to follow in the fall. The two albums she recorded for Asylum Records in 1997 and 1999 a Lila McCann has signed with Broken Bow/C4 Reco ...

  18. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...

  19. Uni Nashville Names Kline To Senior VP Post

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Kline, who was senior VP of sales ...

  20. Nashville's Audium Changes Name

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based Audium Records has changed its name to Koch Records. Label president Nick Hunter says the Audium name is too closely identified with country music, and his artists have landed cuts on Nashville-based Audium Records has changed its ...

  21. Halper Exits DreamWorks Nashville

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wayne Halper has exited DreamWorks Records in Nashville, where he has been GM and head of label operations since the division's launch five years ago. A spokesperson for the label says Halper resigned Wayne Halper has exited DreamWorks Record ...

  22. Christian Music Firm IAA Hires Agent

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST David Breen, founder of Nashville-based Christian music firm The Breen Agency (TBA), has hired agent Elaine Starkey to head new division the Independent Artist Agency (IAA). David Breen, founder of Nashville-based Christian music firm The Breen Ag ...

  23. Americana Group Plans CD Sampler

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST In conjunction with NARM, the Nashville-based Americana Music Assn. (AMA) will release a $1.98 CD sampler on Aug. 4. Ryko Distribution will handle the project. In conjunction with NARM, the Nashville-based Americana Music Assn. (AMA) will release ...

  24. Americana Group Plans CD Sampler

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST In conjunction with NARM, the Nashville-based Americana Music Assn. (AMA) will release a $1.98 CD sampler on Aug. 4. Ryko Distribution will handle the project. In conjunction with NARM, the Nashville-based Americana Music Assn. (AMA) will release ...

  25. Music Veterans Launch Vivaton Records

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chely Wright is Nashville label's first artist. Chely Wright is Nashville label's first artist. News Chely Wright ...

  26. Music Veterans Launch Vivaton Records

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records will launch next month. President/CEO Jeff Huskins, formerly a member of the band Little Texas, is looking to launch with an initial roster of five ac Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Reco ...

  27. Brauner, Tirado Join CAA In New York

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Creative Artists Agency's music division now has a New York presence. Joe Brauner and Mario Tirado, both most recently of Monterey Peninsula Artists in the city, have shifted to CAA as agents. They br Creative Artists Agency's music divi ...

  28. Lyric Street Inks 'Idol' Finalist Gracin

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based Lyric Street Records has signed Josh Gracin, the fourth-place finisher on the second season of "American Idol." Nashville-based Lyric Street Records has signed Josh Gracin, the fourth-place finisher on the second season o ...

  29. CMA Music Fest Sets First Acts

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Glen Campbell, Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for the CMA Music Festival, set for June 10-13 in downtown Nashville. Glen Campbell, Brooks & Dunn and LeAnn Rimes are among the first acts announced for t ...

  30. Uni Nashville Ups Ken Robold

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robold promoted to GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. Ken Robold has been promoted to the newly created position of GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. He was executive VP of operations/CFO. Robold reports to chairman/CEO Luke Lewis. Univer ...

  31. Walt Wilson Leaves Compendia Label

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Senior VP/GM exits Nashville post. Walt Wilson exits Nashville-based Compendia Records, where he had been senior VP/GM since 2001. His duties will be divided between Ric Pepin, who is VP of marketing and promotion for Compendia Records, and Mike O ...

  32. Branch Fronting Virgin Tour

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michelle Branch will headline the premiere Virgin College MegaTour, a national campus tour scheduled to launch in this spring. Presented by Dentyne Ice & Dentyne Fire under a multi-year sponsorshi Michelle Branch will headline the premiere ...

  33. Randy VanWarmer Dead At 48

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer died Monday of leukemia. He was 48. Singer/songwriter Randy VanWarmer died Monday of leukemia. He was 48. Denver native VanWarmer (born Randall Van Wormer) exploded onto the pop scene in 1979 with the ballad " ...

  34. Koch Distribution Hires VP

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution (KED) in Port Washington, N.Y., has beefed up its video distribution side with the hiring of Dan Gurlitz as VP of video. Gurlitz, formerly VP/GM of home video at Wellsp Koch Entertainment Distribution (KED) in Port ...

  35. RIAA Settles With Vinyl Pressing Plant

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200,000 settlement with Nashville-based vinyl manufacturer United Record Pressing. According to the trade group, United was pressing unauthorized recordings f The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200, ...

  36. On The Road

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and previews the Allman Brothers Band's annual New York engagement. Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Na ...

  37. OutKast, 50 Cent Albums Lead Year-End RIAA Certs

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Both hip-hop sets ship 6 times platinum OutKast and 50 Cent tied for top honors in year-end certifications from the RIAA, with the highest certified albums of 2003. OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) and 50 Cent's ...

  38. OutKast, 50 Cent Albums Lead Year-End RIAA Certs

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Both hip-hop sets ship 6 times platinum OutKast and 50 Cent tied for top honors in year-end certifications from the RIAA, with the highest certified albums of 2003. OutKast's "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" (Arista) and 50 Cent's ...

  39. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...

  40. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...

  41. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...

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