Faith Hill, manager split

The country star and her longtime manager, Gary Borman, are parting ways after 16 years. Interestingly, hubby Tim McGraw recently made a similar move.
Nov 18, 2009 9:57 AM

Feds raid Gibson offices

Iconic company investigated for illegal importation of Madagascar wood -- Updated with statement from Gibson
Nov 17, 2009 1:59 PM

New boss at Buddy Lee Attractions

Louisiana native Kevin Neal has been named president of talent agency Buddy Lee Attractions following the resignation last week of longtime president Tony Conway.
Nov 17, 2009 1:23 PM

On Music Row: New acts opt for digital EPs

Also: Album sales holding their own, Opry tests MySpace stream and Chesney on the big screen [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Nov 15, 2009 10:43 AM

Live from its MySpace pace, the Grand Ole Opry

This weekend's Grand Ole Opry performance will be broadcast live on the show's MySpace page for the first time.
Nov 11, 2009 8:14 AM

MAC Presents gets presented with an award

Music sponsorship and fulfillment agency MAC Presents has been given Billboard's 2009 Concert Marketing & Promotion Award for its work in bringing together Keith Urban and KC Masterpiece/Kingsford.
“It’s an honor to be recognized within the music industry,” states Marcie Allen, President of MAC Presents. “Winning the Concert Marketing & Promotion Award is a testament to the authenticity of this partnership and the value that it brings to the artist, the brands, and the consumer.”
The other six finalists for this year's award were for tour deals involving Rascal Flatts, Blink-182, Britney Spears and Nickelback as well as two festivals, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the Virgin Mobile Freefest.
Nov 9, 2009 9:08 AM
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Music biz veterans launch new venture

Longtime artist manager Howard Fields has teamed with music publisher Everett Zinn, who was part of some of George Strait's early career, and Montana businesswoman Dorris McMurry to launch McMurry Entertainment Group. The trio says they're close to announcing an artist and distribution partner.
Nov 6, 2009 7:31 AM

Lyric Street spikes sister label

After barely a year in business, Carolwood Records has shut its doors. The label, launched as a way to build a "consistent product flow," will move its artists and several key execs to sister company Lyric Street. Well, 'move' might be too strong a word; the Disney-owned labels share office space at 12th and Demonbreun.
Nov 3, 2009 1:10 PM

How we now listen to music

Our listening habits haven't changed as much as you'd think, according to a study conducted by the Council for Research Excellence. The iPod still ranks behind broadcast radio, CDs and satellite radio in terms of daily use.
Nov 3, 2009 9:09 AM

On Music Row: CRB chief exits

Also: Look for less lavishness during party season and Warner Music planning NASCAR ride [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Nov 1, 2009 9:41 PM