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Nashville Notes: Nitty Gritty Tribute Planned; BMG Signs 'Drinkin'' Buddies; Taylor Swift Mashup Artist Gets Warner/Chappell Deal

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:56
Here is your weekly roundup of goings on -- artist signings, staffing moves, good news and more -- in the wide world of country music.NEWS & ...

Anatomy of a Hit: Canaan Smith Nearly Lost His Deal Before Finding His Breakthrough Song

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:42
Record-label staffers naturally celebrate every No. 1 they get, but when the chart-topper is one they have spent an entire year working — including...

Paradigm Announces Partnership With The Windish Agency

Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
The Windish Agency, one of the most successful independent booking agencies in the music industry with acts including alt-J, Diplo, The War On Drugs...

What The Hey!? Kelsea Ballerini 
Calls 'Dibs' On a Three-Letter Word

Wed, 2015-07-29 09:25
Kelsea Ballerini is putting a whole new spin on that old adage about making hay while the sun shines.She sings “Oh, hey” at the start of the first...

German Publishers and Music Authors Call for Equal Streaming Pay

Wed, 2015-07-29 08:56
German music authors and publishers -- through the associations of composers (DKV), lyricists (DTV) and music publishers (DMV) -- released a...

Bill Cosby Accuser Calls Him 'Narcissistic,' Says he Missed Cues That She's Gay

Wed, 2015-07-29 04:02
A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay...

Miranda Lambert Launches Scholarship to Help Female Musicians

Tue, 2015-07-28 22:41
Miranda Lambert wants more women to have the kind of success she's had, so she founded a new scholarship at Belmont University.The six-time Academy...

Twitter Reports Strong Second Quarter Earnings as CEO Search Continues

Tue, 2015-07-28 17:25
Twitter outperformed during the second quarter. The San Francisco-based company reported on Tuesday adjusted earnings of 7 cents per share on...

Jill Scott Aiming for Her Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Tue, 2015-07-28 16:56
Jill Scott is heading toward her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as her latest release, Woman, is on track to debut atop the list. Industry...

Amazon Brings Prime Music to the U.K.

Tue, 2015-07-28 16:04
One year after its U.S. bow, Amazon’s Prime Music streaming service has launched in the U.K., providing British consumers with a fresh alternative...

T-Mobile Adds Apple Music to 'Music Freedom'

Tue, 2015-07-28 15:08
By popular demand, phone carrier T-Mobile has added Apple Music to its "Music Freedom," giving listeners free streaming without having to use up...

Hip-Hop Represents Hard In Hot 100's Top 10

Tue, 2015-07-28 14:16
Fetty Wap’s 80-spot jump to No. 7 on the Hot 100 with “My Way,” reported yesterday, increased the total number of rap songs in the chart’s top 10 to...

AT&T Capitalizes on Country Radio's Dismissal of Female Solo Acts

Tue, 2015-07-28 14:05
When Ashley Monroe sings "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" in the opening scene of an AT&T U-verse profile, the setting couldn't be more perfect....

North Korea Reportedly Orders New Crackdown on Banned Music

Tue, 2015-07-28 12:58
When North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un isn’t taking submarine rides or executing his own family members, he's banning music in the world’s most...

Jason Isbell Lands No. 1 on Country Albums Chart; Luke Bryan Scores 10th Song Leader

Tue, 2015-07-28 10:38
Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell takes a countrified turn with his new project and speeds to No. 1 on Top Country Albums with Something More Than Free...

Zayn Malik Signs With Iggy Azalea's Manager

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:57
Zayn Malik has reportedly inked a deal with Turn First Artists, where he'll be managed by Sarah Stennett, who has also guided the career of Iggy...

SiriusXM Reports Subscriber & Revenue Growth, Touts Stronger Music Industry Ties

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:50
Satellite radio giant SiriusXM Radio, controlled by John Malone's Liberty Media, on Tuesday reported stronger-than-expected subscriber growth in its...

BMG, and YouTube Curator BroadbandTV Launch Joint Venture to Boost Music Artists on YouTube

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:39
BMG is teaming up with Canadian YouTube aggregator BroadbandTV to turn new musical artists into online media stars.The pact will see their joint...

'Russian Facebook' Settles Piracy Dispute With Sony Music

Tue, 2015-07-28 09:16
Russia's largest social networking website VKontakte has signed a goodwill agreement with Sony Music, a move that could potentially become a game...

Proposed SFX Sale Fails to Draw Competing Offers

Tue, 2015-07-28 08:44
Electronic dance music promoter SFX Entertainment Inc.