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Singer-Songwriters Growing Younger By The Year

In Best Practices, Co-writing, creativity, Hear this, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, NSAI, People that Rock, Songwriting, Trends, You HAVE to on July 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

Turn on the radio, tune into your favorite music video channel on TV, or watch the latest viral sensations on YouTube and you will find stars in the making getting younger and younger. Has it always been this way?  Are we now so saturated with media and the internet that we are simply more aware or is it a trend in the making? Read the rest of this entry »

2011 CMT Music Awards Highlights

In awards, CMT Music Awards, Crowds, Industry News, Life Around Me, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, See this, Singing, Songwriting, Trends, You HAVE to on June 9, 2011 at 10:17 am

Collaborative Video of the Year WINNERS Justin Beiber & Rascall Flatts

Last night, Bridgestone Arena was alive with energized country music fans and the artists they love and admire.  The 2011 CMT Music Awards kicked off the busy week here in Music City with belt buckle awards landing in the laps of deserving Country artists. Read the rest of this entry »

On The Road Again

In Industry News, Money, Music, Music Business, People that Rock, Trends on February 20, 2011 at 7:48 am

“On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again…”  With radio plays and unit sales down, artists are earning their frequent flier miles on the ground with arduous touring schedules maintaining the pulse of the music business.

The top musical money makers of 2011 were recently announced by Billboard Music and Taylor Swift was the only Country Music Artist to make the top ten, congrats Taylor.  Read the rest of this entry »

44th Annual Country Music Award Highlights

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, Music History, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, You HAVE to on November 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

2010 CMA ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

The 44th Annual Country Music Awards went off without a hitch.  The buzz around town is that the performances were some of the best ever.  The winners delivered the expected heart-felt acceptance speeches and then it was off to the after parties… Read the rest of this entry »

The Winners Are In (so far): Results from BMI & SESAC awards

In awards, BMI, Industry News, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock, Songwriting on November 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

Make your predictions for tonight's CMA Awards

It is a busy week for Country music’s finest!!  Knowing everyone will be off their tour buses and in town for the CMA Awards, BMI and SESAC honored away!  The BMI 2010 Country Music Awards (last night) and SESAC 2010 Nashville Music Awards (Monday night) made for a packed schedule and arms full of accolades.  Tonight’s CMA awards will the icing on the cake for many artists and writers in Music City. Read the rest of this entry »

44th Annual CMA Awards: Cast Your Vote!

In awards, Country Music Association Awards, Industry News, Music, Music Business, Musician, nashville, People that Rock, Performance, Singing, Songwriting, Try this, You HAVE to on November 9, 2010 at 1:16 pm

The 44th Annual CMA Awards airs live Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 8|7c on ABC-TV. Every year the hit-makers of country music come out to celebrate and revel in their achievements from the year.  Who do you think will win? Who do you think should win?

“CMA Awards winners are chosen in three rounds of voting. Votes are cast by industry professional members of the Country Music Association – meaning Awards winners are honored by their peers in the music industry.” (read more about the CMAs) Take a minute to cast your votes and predictions about the awards and watch the live show to see if your hopes and fears come true…

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Webisode Wednesdays… What Are You Doing To Join In The Fun?

In #1, awards, Best Practices, Industry News, Know This, Music, Music Business, nashville, Trends, You HAVE to on March 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

As a follow up to last week’s post about the future of the music business, the Trent Reznor case study, it seems only fitting to examine what country music artists are doing to connect with fans.  As previously highlighted, connecting with fans is only half of the successful equation: CwF + RtB = $$$$.  Connecting with Fans and giving them a Reason to Buy seems to be the ticket to longevity in the business of entertainment.  Lady A’s rapid rise to the Country A List forces the onlooker to wonder what are they doing right… Read the rest of this entry »

CRS After Hours

In Best Practices, Music, Music Advocate, Music Business, nashville, Networking, People that Rock, Try this, You HAVE to on February 25, 2010 at 9:27 am

The 2010 Country Radio Seminar is off and running.  Last night, after a day of interviews, showcases, and industry discussions, the attendees of the seminar made their way to CRS After Hours at The Bridge.  After hours, The Bridge becomes more than a 4th floor glass structure connecting the hotel and public parking garage.  It is in this bar/lounge that industry veterans, hopefuls and wannabes stand on their musical clouds of wishful thinking and dream of what life would be life if we could all have a full time career in the music business that featured longevity, integrity, and some really good music; and yes – money! Read the rest of this entry »

Eminem Beat Out the Beatles?

In Industry News, Life Around Me, Music, Music Business, Music History on December 9, 2009 at 5:00 am

Here are the latest lists from Nielsen SoundScan highlighting the top ten selling albums and top ten downloads of the decade.  “Back in 1999, Eminem was best known as the slightly screwy, bottle-blond protégé of Dr. Dre. Ten years — and millions of albums — later, he’s about to be known as the best-selling artist of the decade.  On Tuesday (December 8), Nielsen SoundScan — which tabulates the Billboard charts — released their lists of the best-selling artists, albums and songs of the ’00s. And let’s just say the past 10 years have been very good for Mr. Mathers.” (read full article on MTV.com)

Considering Taylor Swift has only been selling music since her debut album in October 2006, you go girl!  The fact that she even made the list is mind boggling!  Read the rest of this entry »

Did Our Predictions Match?

In Best Practices, Industry News, Music, Music Business, nashville, People that Rock on November 12, 2009 at 2:23 am

taylorThe night has come and gone and the 43rd Annual CMA Awards went off without a hitch.  This week the readers of the Nashville Music Buzz have been voting all week and making their opinions known.  How did our votes compare to the actual?  (the bullet percentages show what we here at the blog thought)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Taylor Swift

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