Industry News

Urban Country News Becomes Little Rebellion Music

Urban Country News Becomes Little Rebellion Music

September 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

For a while, UCN has been focusing on more than just country music. The name kept leading to some confusion so it has become time to leave it behind. From today, UCN writers will welcome you on the new website – Little Rebellion Music We want to thank everyone who […]

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Photo: Front Row Native Run (Bryan Dawley and Rachel Beauregard)

Back Row: Show Dog – Universal Music President Mark Wright, Producer Luke Laird, Show Dog – Universal Music GM George Nunes, Show Dog -Universal Music Senior Director A&R Cliff Audretch, III

Duo Native Run Inks New Deal with Show Dog – Universal Music

September 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm

It really is turning into the year of the duo here in Nashville! The latest signing to Show Dog – Universal is Native Run. The duo’s Rachel Beauregard and Bryan Dawley impressed songwriter and producer Luke Laird, who is currently working with them on their debut album. Read more in […]

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A panel of industry icons shared business lessons with an audience of music retailers.

Summer NAMM 2013 – NAMM at Night: Insights – Hard-Earned Lessons from Industry Icons

July 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Yesterday, July 11, the first day of Summer NAMM concluded with the first NAMM at Night session. Moderated by Vince Gill and Tom Bedell of Two Old Hippies, a panel of industry experts shared stories, passed on lessons, and dispensed advice to the music dealers attending the trade show. Taking […]

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Photo courtesy of CMA

Steve Moore Resigns as CEO of Country Music Association

July 1, 2013 at 1:36 pm

The County Music Association Board of Directors announced today that Steve Moore has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2013. Read more about Moore’s achievments with the organization in the press release: Moore said, “After nearly four years in this position, and given the phenomenal success […]

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Front L - R: Skip Bishop (HitShop Records), Natalie Stovall (Natalie Stovall and The Drive), Amara Hall (HitShop Records)
Back L - R: James Bavendam (Natalie Stovall and The Drive), Zach Morse (Natalie Stovall and The Drive), Joel Dormer (Natalie Stovall and The Drive), Tracy Gershon (Red Light Management), Diane Monk (HitShop Records), Miguel Cancino (Natalie Stovall and The Drive) (Photo: Hitshop Records)

Natalie Stovall and The Drive Join HitShop Records Roster

June 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Natalie Stovall and The Drive is the newest act to ink a deal with Nashville label HitShop Records. Having built up a solid live reputation over the years, Natalie and her band will now get to work on the new album. Catch more details in the press release: Only six […]

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Tamara Saviano Media Expands into Texas with American Roots Media

June 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Music industry news: Tamara Saviano Media announces the launch of subsidiary group American Roots Media and the opening of an office in the Texas Hill Country. Saviano will partner with music executive Abbey Road and Ms. Road will manage the Texas office. American Roots Media has signed celebrated troubadour Radney […]

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Mike Culotta Appointed President of Streamsound Records

April 11, 2013 at 9:59 am

One of Nashville’s new and innovative record labels, Streamsound Records has announced the appointment of radio executive Mike Culotta as President. Culotta will oversee operations for the Nashville-based label, which is distributed by Sony Music Nashville. He will start the position on April 15th. You can find out more about […]

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L - R: BMI’s Clay Bradley, Lytle Management’s John Lytle, producer Greg Droman, Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matt Warren, ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, MCA Nashville’s Mike Dungan and BMG’s Kos Weaver. 
(Photo: John Russell)

Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey and Matt Warren Celebrate ‘Every Storm’ #1

March 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

Earlier this year, Gary Allan made a triumphant return to the country music chart #1 with ‘Every Storm (Runs out of Rain).’ Last week, the team behind the song gathered at Sambuca in Nashville to celebrate the #1 success. The party was hosted by BMI’s Clay Bradley and ASCAP’s Mike […]

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Jason Aldean speaks at BMI during the #1 party for 'Take a Little Ride.'
(Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty)

Jason Aldean Celebrates Two #1 Songs in One Day

March 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Yesterday, March 5, Jason Aldean celebrated double #1 success. First, he and his team visited the BMI offices to thank all those involved in the success of ‘Take a Little Ride.’ Big Loud Shirt’s Craig Wiseman, one of the song’s publishers, welcomed the crowd and acknowledges the songwriters, Rodney Clawson, […]

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Angie Johnson and Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV -Nashville
(photo: The POD)

Angie Johnson Signs with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Nashville

February 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Toward the end of last year, Angie Johnson signed with Sony Nashville as a recording artist. Now, Johnson also put ink on a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter. Still working as a Missouri Air National Guard Tech Sergeant regular weekends, Johnson is also working on her debut […]

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