Garth Brooks Asks CMA To Remove Him From Entertainer Of Year Contention

Garth Brooks has asked to withdraw from consideration for entertainer of the year at this year’s CMA Awards. According to Variety, Brooks made the announcement during a press conference with. Continue reading

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How Chartmetrics Used Data To Predict The Winners Of The CMAs

Through a combination of social and streaming data, the good people at Chartmetric cast some educated guesses on who would come out on top at this year’s Country Music Awards. Continue reading

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Country’s Cowboys: Where Have They All Gone?

Country radio has long been a powerful force to be reckoned with in world of broadcast and music in general, but some of those numbers seem to be changing as. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News Roundup 11.11.16: Songwriter Taylor Swift • Copyright Exemption Costs $150M • EU Value Gap

Taylor Swift makes her return to the Hot Country Songs top 10 as writer on Little Big Town’s “Better Man.”  The group revealed Swift to be the mystery writer of. Continue reading

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RIAA Certifies 100 Gold and Platinum Awards For October 2016

The RIAA has released its October 2016 list of 32 albums and 68 digital singles certified gold and platinum awards including Kelsea Ballerina, Eminem and Carrie Underwood. 

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Data: Could It Have Saved Beyoncé From Her Recent CMA Flop?

Beyoncé's recent performance at the Country Music Awards alongside the Dixie Chicks was received with a less than warm response. While the flop is unlikely to be problematic long-term, some. Continue reading

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Artist’s Guide To Getting A Great Manager

As a musician, you will hopefully reach a point in your career when you need to have a manager. To answer the challenging question of when that point is, as. Continue reading

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Dear Country Music Association, Prove You’re Not Racists By Featuring Beyonce, Dixie Chicks Performance

For many Beyonce's performance of the country inspired "Daddy's Lessons" with the Dixie Chicks was a highlight of this week's CMAs. But the Country Music Association has chosen not to. Continue reading

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CMA Awards Nominees 2016 – The Full List

Keith Urban, Cam and Dierks Bentley announced the nominees for the 2016 CMA Awards this morning on Good Morning America in top categories, and the Country Music Association followed with the other. Continue reading

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Nashville Association Of Talent Directors Fetes Music Industry Leaders At Annual Gala

The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) honored several music industry execs during their annual Gala, including including CMA CEO Sarah Trahern, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Red Light Management's Charlie. Continue reading

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