Well, there's 1,352 concert-industry-related businesses in Nashville

...and lots of them are up for Pollstar's annual awards to be presented February 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Full list of nominations here. A list of the nominees with a Tennessee connection after the jump.
  • Taylor Swift (Major Tour of the Year)
  • Kings of Leon (Best New Touring Artist)
  • KoL's manager Andy Mendelsohn (Personal Manager of the Year)
  • Manchester's Bonnaroo (Music Festival of the Year)
  • Ryman Auditorium (Theater of the Year)
  • Sommet Center Nashville Arena That Building at the Corner of Fifth and Broadway (Arena of The Year)
  • Michael Smardak of Outback Concerts (Promoter of the Year)
  • 360 Artist Agency and TKO (Boutique Booking Agency of the Year)
  • Bandit Lites (Lighting Company of the Year)
  • Premier Global Production (Lighting Company of the Year and Staging or Equipment Company of the Year)
  • Clair and Sound Image (Sound Company of the Year)
  • Accurate Staging (Staging or Equipment Company of the Year)
  • Roadshow Services (Transportation Company of the Year)
  • Moo TV (Video Company of the Year)
Dec 8, 2009 12:33 PM

On Music Row: Fontanel set for makeover

Also: FBBM principal retiring, Rogers doubles Symphony shows and more marketing musical chairs [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Dec 6, 2009 8:39 PM

Flood Bumstead names chief compliance officer

Four-year firm veteran also named VP of taxes, royalties
Dec 3, 2009 11:47 PM

CMA chief abruptly leaves post

After 24 years at music industry trade group, Genovese quits effective immediately -- amid many nice words between her and board members
Dec 2, 2009 6:03 PM

Music biz veterans join forces in new venture

Huffman, Rice will offer specialized bus-driver training
Dec 2, 2009 11:25 AM

FBMM principal retiring

McCarthy spent more than 40 years in accounting
Dec 1, 2009 2:15 PM

On Music Row: FlySongs launches with film strategy

Also: Gibson marketer joins Sony and Sound & Speed on its way [From our print edition featured in Tuesday's City Paper]
Nov 30, 2009 7:37 PM

Dolly's downtown merch emporium

Dolly Parton will this morning swing open the doors to Trinkets & Treasures, a Second Avenue store that will market music, apparel, jewelry and other knickknacks.
Nov 24, 2009 7:41 AM

Bright lights, big business

Is this the latest neon-draped hot spot on Lower Broad, you ask? Nope, it's the XL Video LED Lab in Cummins Station, where the company showcases its range of goods and musicians come to brainstorm just how they'll blow fans' minds on their next tour.
Nov 23, 2009 8:20 AM

Nashville at law: Lawyers face defamation suits for out-of-court statements

$500,000 reportedly paid to settle claim of Sara Evans' ex-nanny [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Nov 22, 2009 8:52 PM