1. Big Machine, Cox Media Group Sign Direct Licensing Deal

    June 12, 2014 11:44 AM EDT Some country artists are getting more royalties when their music is played on AM/FM radio. Big Machine and Cox Media Group announced Thursday a direct licensing deal that will pay Big Machine for plays of its music on terrestrial and Internet radi ...

  2. Brantley Gilbert and Big Machine's Big Roll-Out Week: Harleys, NASCAR, Best Buy & More

    May 28, 2014 1:40 PM EDT It had been four years since Brantley Gilbert has last released an album, so the May 19 release of “Just As I Am” was not only cause for celebration among his fans but also one of a heavy marketing campaign by Gilbert’s label, The Valory Music Co. ...

  3. Scott Borchetta on Big Machine ACM Wins, Motley Crue Tribute Album (Video)

    April 07, 2014 11:51 AM EDT On the ACM red carpet, Big Machine Label Group head Scott Borchetta talks ACM Wins -- Justin Moore, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw  -- and the upcoming Motley Crue tribute record. Billboard Staff Legal and Management Legal and Ma ...

  4. Scott Borchetta backstage at the ACM Awards 2014

    Scott Borchetta backstage at the ACM Awards 2014

    April 07, 2014 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scott Borchetta backstage at the ACM Awards 2014 Las Vegas , ACM Awards , Scott Borchetta , mgm grand , interview , Billboard , Winners , Country , Scott Borchetta Videos Scott Borchetta ...

  5. Scott Borchetta, Chris Stacey on the Relaunch of Dot Records, Big Machine's Latest Imprint

    March 24, 2014 1:40 PM EDT Chris Stacey, former senior VP of promotion for Warner Nashville, set up shop at his new office down the street on Music Row last Friday -- as head of the revamped Dot Records, inside Big Machine’s global headquarters. As the first executive to ...

  6. Cassadee Pope Honored to Play New Faces Show

    February 19, 2014 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cassadee Pope remembers sitting in the audience at the Nashville Convention Center last winter during the Country Radio Seminar. "I was sitting next to Scott Borchetta and telling him I wanted to be up there someday." she recalls. "He ...

  7. Scott Borchetta on the Power 100 Red Carpet (Video)

    January 26, 2014 12:12 PM EST The 2014 Billboard Power 100   Big Machine Label Group head Scott Borchetta, No. 40 on this year's Billboard Power 100, talks about how he defines power, the advantages of being independent and thinking outside the box and the path artists ca ...

  8. The Year In Music 2013: Top Music Industry Quotes of the Year

    December 30, 2013 11:12 AM EST From top-level music industry executives to superstar artists, Billboard.biz presents the top quotes of 2013. Read the 28 quotes below, from Radiohead's Thom York calling Spotify "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse," to fo ...

  9. 'Voice' Winner Danielle Bradbery Talks Debut

    November 27, 2013 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 She won season four of "The Voice" in June and this week releases her debut album on Big Machine Records. Yep, Danielle Bradbery has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. "The whole experience with 'The Voice' gave ...

  10. Backbeat: Bill Clinton Honors John Sykes, Perry Farrell Introduces Citi’s Jennifer ‘Breitwhite’ Breithaupt @ TJ Martell Gala, Raises $1.4 Mil For Cancer Research

    October 24, 2013 11:12 AM EDT “I’ve gotten used to the same invitation – ‘John, it would be great to have you join us. Can you bring a band?” That was John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, accepting his award for Lifetime Industry Achievement at t ...

  11. Live Nation, Virginia Davis Form G-Major Management

    September 27, 2013 4:06 PM EDT Live Nation and artist manager Virginia Davis (Jewel, Danielle Bradbery) will launch G-Major Management, a new artist management company. The formation was announced in a statement from Live Nation yesterday. "The recent signing of ["T ...

  12. Big Machine's Scott Borchetta On Spotify, Beats Music, Entering TV With Dr. Luke

    September 23, 2013 12:28 PM EDT When Scott Borchetta caught up with Billboard at IHeartRadio in 2012, he was struggling with the best royalty solution for Big Machine Label Group and free streaming music services like Spotify. One year later, however, little has changed about ...

  13. Florida Georgia Line's Journey – From the Backstreets of CMA Week to Headlining LP Field

    June 10, 2013 11:43 AM EDT When Florida Georgia Line prepared to play the BMI Tailgate Stage outside Nashville's LP Field at the CMA Music Festival in June 2012, the duo could hear Hunter Hayes doing soundcheck for his performance on the main stage inside the stadium ...

  14. Backbeat: Backstage at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

    May 20, 2013 7:19 PM EDT LAS VEGAS – Being backstage at any televised awards show is a crazy, surreal scene, and last night’s Billboard Music Awards lived up to that standard in fine fashion: Jabbawockeez and countless other dancers charging through, giant lion statues ...

  15. Backbeat: The Band Perry Preview New LP for Exclusive Audience of Media, Label Execs

    March 29, 2013 1:51 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The last time we saw the Band Perry perform was before an audience of millions during the Grammy nominations concert in December. On Wednesday night, we saw them perform for about two dozen people in a large living room, eight feet i ...

  16. Backbeat: Lucian Grainge, Irving Azoff, Steve Barnett, Katy Perry, Florence Welch, More at Universal Grammy Showcase

    February 10, 2013 3:32 PM EST Above, David Joseph (Chairman & CEO, UMG UK) and Lucian Grainge (Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group) The enormity of Universal Music Group, with EMI now completely folded into its operation, was on full display Saturday at a midday sh ...

  17. Big Machine Cuts Deal With Beasley Broadcasting to Share 'Certain' Revenue

    February 05, 2013 12:35 PM EST Big Machine has cut a deal with the Beasley Broadcast Group, which will bring terrestrial performance royalties to its artists in exchange for more predictable rates for its digital broadcasting. Terms of the agreement were not announced, but thi ...

  18. Tim McGraw: The Billboard Cover Story

    January 11, 2013 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 New year, new label, new album -- McGraw charges back with "Two Lanes of Freedom." Seated inconspicuously in a corner booth at Nashville's Sportsman's Grill less than a week before Christmas, Tim McGraw seems to have found a litt ...

  19. Backbeat: Grammy Nominations Pre-Concert Reception With Scott Borchetta, LL Cool J, Taylor Swift

    December 06, 2012 4:23 PM EST From left: Crissy Haslam, Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow, Big Machine Records' Scott Borchetta and Sandy Borchetta at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live pre-show reception at Nashville's Brid ...

  20. Florida Georgia Line: With 'Cruise' Climbing, Duo Turns to Debut Album

    November 20, 2012 10:45 PM EST 0 0 0 One country act that is definitely giving thanks this week is Florida Georgia Line. Last week, the duo comprised of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley topped the Country Digital Songs chart with their debut single, "Cruise." "It's be ...

  21. 'Nashville' Star Hayden Panettiere Has a Hit With 'Telescope'

    November 12, 2012 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Actress Talks 'Wild' Ride in Music City; Label Chief Says She'll Hit Promotional Circuit When Shooting Schedule Slows Hayden Panettiere is rising this fall. Her new ABC series, "Nashville," has been one of the biggest hits o ...

  22. Backbeat: Tim McGraw, Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Host CMA Week Halloween Party

    November 02, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Tim McGraw hosted a Halloween night party to debut tracks off his new album Two Lanes of Freedom . Big Machine Records threw an invite-only party for Tim McGraw on Halloween night in Nashville for him to preview his new album, Two Lanes of Freedom ...

  23. Tim McGraw Sets Feb. Release For First Post-Curb Album

    October 30, 2012 5:05 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tim McGraw has announced a Feb. 5 release date for his first album since leaving Curb Records. "Two Lanes of Freedom" is McGraw's first release since a judge granted him the right to record for Big Machine Re ...

  24. What Did Justin Bieber Tell Taylor Swift on 'Red' Day?

    October 25, 2012 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber got on the phone with Taylor Swift on Monday, the day she released her new album "Red," telling his fellow pop superstar to keep an eye on the Internet for a special video surprise from him. "He told her he thinks ' ...

  25. Backbeat: Taylor Swift, Ross The Intern Celebrate Target's 'Red' Deluxe Edition at Taylor Swift Pop-Up Store

    October 24, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift with Ross Matthews (a.k.a. Ross The Intern) at an album release event for her new record Red that turned an NYC showroom into a Taylor Swift pop-up store. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Taylor Swift vividly recalls the day she told her managem ...

  26. Taylor Swift's 'Red': The Billboard Cover Story

    October 22, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ten days before the release of Taylor Swift's fifth album, "Red," Scott Borchetta is in "redundancy mode." That means checking, double-checking and triple-checking every aspect of the 16 tracks on the album. Nothing about th ...

  27. From This Week's Billboard: How Taylor Swift's 'Red' Is Getting A Boost From Branding Mega-Deals

    October 22, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Below is the story "Seeing Red" from this week's BIllboard cover story package on Taylor Swift examining how the branding mega-deals surrounding her new album "Red" -- including Walgreens, Keds, Papa John's and many m ...

  28. Rascal Flatts Celebrate 7 Million Concert Tickets Sold

    October 21, 2012 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the success story of Rascal Flatts goes far beyond sheer numbers, those statistics can be pretty staggering. The superstar trio brought their "Changed" Tour to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Friday night, and in a pre-show cerem ...

  29. ABC's 'Nashville' Teams With Big Machine: Exclusive

    October 02, 2012 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 A song co-written by the Civil Wars ' John Paul White will be the first single released from the ABC show "Nashville" that premieres Oct. 10, due on the label of Taylor Swift -- Big Machine. The new series set in and around the music ...

  30. Big Machine Records To Release Music From ABC's 'Nashville' Series (Exclusive)

    October 02, 2012 8:45 PM EDT Big Machine Records will release the music from ABC's new series "Nashville," starting with three songs after the show premieres Oct. 10. "If I Didn't Know Better," written by the Civil Wars' John Paul White and ...

  31. Morning Fix: Jay-Z on Barclays; Sony/ATV Vs. iPhone 5; Instagram Surpasses Twitter; Neil Young's New Music Service

    September 27, 2012 10:51 PM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters Jay-Z Talks Barclays Bookings, 'Nepotism,' Made In America II: Jay-Z wants his eight-night residency at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, which kicks off tonight & ...

  32. Updated: Court of Appeals Sides with Tim McGraw in Curb Records Case

    September 25, 2012 9:26 PM EDT The Court of Appeals of Tennessee in Nashville on Tuesday upheld a November 2011 Chancery Court ruling that denied Curb Record's request for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Tim McGraw from signing with another record company. The ...

  33. Backbeat: Big Machine's Scott Borchetta On Taylor Swift Going Pop, Clear Channel Royalty Pact

    September 24, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta (left) who told Taylor Swift (right) when she was making her new album Red the she had "artistic license" to head in any music direction she wanted. (Photo: Andrew Hampp) Big Machine Label Grou ...

  34. Scott Borchetta Backstage at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012

    Scott Borchetta Backstage at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012

    September 23, 2012 9:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Scott Borchetta Backstage at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2012 Scott Borchetta , IHeartRadio , Scott Borchetta Backstage , Scott Borchetta Videos Scott Borchetta Backstage Scott Borchetta ...

  35. Single Reviews: Maroon 5, Jessie Ware, Future & Brandi Carlisle

    August 30, 2012 12:45 PM EDT FLYING LOTUS FEATURING ERYKAH BADU See Thru to U (2:24) Producer: Steven Ellison Writers: S. Ellison, E. Badu Publishers: Divine Pimp Publishing/Universal Music Warp Experimental electronic auteur Steve Ellison, better-known as Flying Lotus, has r ...

  36. Taylor Swift's New Single Blasts Onto Radio, Set For Record Sales Debut

    August 14, 2012 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,' from Swift's forthcoming album, 'Red,' appears headed for the upper reaches of next week's Hot 100. The title of Taylor Swift's new single clearly isn't about her rel ...

  37. Taylor Swift's New Single Blasts Onto Radio, Set For Record Sales Debut

    August 14, 2012 5:53 PM EDT The title of Taylor Swift's new single clearly isn't about her relationship with radio or her adoring buying public. "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," the first single from Swift's fourth studio album Red , due Oc ...

  38. Nashville Court Grants Continuance To Curb In Tim McGraw Suit

    June 28, 2012 7:11 PM EDT In the latest development in the ongoing legal dispute between Curb Records and Tim McGraw, a Nashville court today granted Curb's request to postpone the breach of contract trial. The long and complicated case basically centers around whethe ...

  39. Tim McGraw Previews Four New Songs

    June 25, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tim McGraw recently made news with his signing with Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Records. On Friday afternoon, he took time to share with a few industry insiders some of the new music that he has been working on for his debut for the label. Th ...

  40. Food drives and Anti-Poverty Charities Still a Priority for Musicians

    June 14, 2012 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 Country juggernaut Big Machine Label Group may have signed a groundbreaking performance royalty pact with Clear Channel, but the music company struck a different kind of partnership with General Mills that has even greater potential for doing good. Th ...

  41. Backbeat: Scott Borchetta, Shooter Jennings, John Hogan, More at Billboard Country Summit

    June 08, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Willie Nelson signs autographs for fans during the Summit. (Photo: Michael Seto) The Billboard Country Music Summit for 2012 ended with a cocktail party and performances by some of Nashville's upcoming stars, Maggie Rose, Andy Gibson, Kate Ar ...

  42. Clear Channel, Big Machine Strike Landmark Performance Royalty Pact

    June 07, 2012 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 Recording executives applauded Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's breakthrough decision to pay artist royalties for terrestrial radio airplay in a new agreement with country music label Big Machine, but a congressional hearing this week also ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. NAB, Recording Academy Weigh In on Clear Channel-Big Machine Royalty Deal

    June 05, 2012 5:16 PM EDT The National Association of Broadcasters -- the radio stations' trade association - and the Recording Academy have weighed in on Clear Channel's agreement to pay sound recording performance royalties to the Big Machine Label Group, which ...

  45. Exclusive: Clear Channel, Big Machine Strike Deal to Pay Sound-Recording Performance Royalties To Label, Artists

    June 05, 2012 7:00 AM EDT In an unprecedented deal, Clear Channel, the largest owner of U.S. radio stations, has agreed to pay sound-recording performance royalties to Scott Borchetta's Big Machine Label Group and its artists. The sound recording performance royalty - ...

  46. Summer Music Preview: Countrywide

    May 23, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 Edens Edge Album title: Edens Edge Label: Big Machine Records Management: Virginia Davis, B.A.D. Release date: June 12 Big Machine Label Group president/CEO Scott Borchetta offered Edens Edge a deal after seeing the band perform at the annual Nashvill ...

  47. Rascal Flatts Turn Around 'Marriage Gone Bad,' Emerge 'Changed'

    April 10, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts, in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom, held a one-night only special theater event in New York City on Thursday evening, titled "Changed," to coincide with the release of the band's ei ...

  48. 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 ...

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