Billy Ray Cyrus Remix Helps Little Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Return To Country Charts

Just days after Billboard pulled rapper Lil Nas X’s hit “Old Town Road” from the Hot Country Songs chart for failing to contain enough elements to qualify as country music,. Continue reading

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“Old Town Road” Was #19 On Country Chart, Then Billboard Decided It Wasn’t Really A Country Song

Lil Nas X scored a crossover country hit when his cowboy-themed rap song “Old Town Road,” debuted at #19 on the Billboard country chart. The Billboard decided to pull the. Continue reading

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What Maren Morris’ History-Making First-Week Numbers Say About Country In The Streaming Era

A country music superstar, Maren Morris' sophomore release recently debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, but its performance on streaming services, while good for a country album, is. Continue reading

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How One Beat Is Killing Country Music [VIDEO]

Country music has been taken over by snap and click tracks, says music journalist Grady Smith; and it is doing the genre a disservice. "Keep in mind," says Smith "I. Continue reading

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Jen Danielson To Head Pandora Country Programming

Pandora has named Jen Danielson as  Head of Country Programming. She joins after a decade at CMT, where she was most recently Director of Music Strategy.

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Female Performers Get Just 5% Of Country Music Consumption

The statistics for women in country music could not be more stark.  Of the Top 50 songs on country radio in the week of October 1st, just six were performed. Continue reading

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Best Selling Artists Of All Time

From retail to streaming, being able to quantify the number of sales for an album or song has always been an important part measure an artist's success, but doing so. Continue reading

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The Basics Of Music Publishing

Here Wendy Day breaks down the basics of music publishing, explaining the different channels through which artists can earn money from their published works, and how they can get those. Continue reading

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CMT Music Awards 2017 Nominees [FULL LIST]

The 2017 CMT Music Awards nominees have been announced with Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban each receiving four nominations. The CMT Music Awards will be held Wednesday, June 7 at Nashville’s Music. Continue reading

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Finding The Saddest Chord Progression In The World

In this in-depth theory driven piece, Ethan Hein explores the world of structural tragedy in music, dissecting some of music's saddest chord progressions, what makes them that way, and how. Continue reading

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