Fast Company magazine has named Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta to its “100 Most Creative People in Business 2013” list. Borchetta is the only record label executive to be included on the annual list, which features leaders of global coporate titans. Author and numbers cruncher Nate Silver ranks No. 1 on the list. Fast Company publishes 10 times annually and focuses on technology, business and design. Jessica Nicholson and MusicRow.com have the story on Borchetta here.
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is slated to open in June at the Municipal Auditorium, according to Joe Chambers, the facility’s CEO.
On May 9, officials gathered to unveil a Musicians Way street sign (seen in the below photo) in anticipation of the opening.
Pictured from left to right: Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau; Randy Lovett, director of the Metro Public Works Department; Chambers; Linda Chambers, COO of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum; Mayor Karl Dean; Metro Councilwoman Erica Gilmore, District 19; and Peter Heidenreich, Hall Strategies.
Read more about the genesis of the museum here.
If you missed out on being an extra in ABC's 'Nashville' this past year, fret not. The network has picked up the show, which has been drawing an average of 6 million viewers and posting a 1.9 rating, for a second season. The Hollywood Reporter has more info as well as reports on other returning ABC shows.
SEE ALSO: Variety's rundown of all the network pickups and cancellations
Gibson Guitar has completed its tender offer for almost 55 percent of TEAC Corp., a Japanese company that makes audio and visual equipment as well as data storage equipment. TEAC will be folded into Gibson's operations but remain listed in Tokyo.
Kobalt Music Group has announced it will launch an interactive system for tracking royalties. To be called the Kobalt Portal, the system includes usage data and royalties earned on user-generated YouTube content. Sarah Skates and MusicRow.com have the full story here.
All Access Nashville Editor Jim Asker has resigned, with Country Aircheck Vice President/Country R.J. Curtis (pictured) to fill the vacated position, effective Monday, May 20. Jessica Nicholson and MusicRow.com have the full story here.