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

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

Two from Waller up for women-in-business awards

Two women from Waller Lansden are finalists in the 2009 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Also up for two awards is Marcie Allen of event marketing firm MAC Presents. Here are some details on the work Owen (pictured here at left) and Walker have done.
Carol Owen, finalist in the "Mentor of the Year" category, developed and launched the national organization "Women's Roundtable" from Waller Lansden's headquarters in Nashville, after noticing the low female representation in the field of law. This unprecedented nationwide referral and support network for attorneys provides female colleagues with a platform for new business development, referrals, mentorship and a general support system. Teresa Walker, finalist in the "Best Executive - Service Business - up to 2,500 employees" category, played a pivotal role in helping Waller Lansden remain stable and even grow during the recent economic decline. In 2008, she oversaw the development of a strategic plan that focused on increasing Waller Lansden's national recognition and raising the profile of its successful healthcare practice. This plan also included a strategy to integrate critical technology that would monitor and improve the firm's financial management.
Oct 29, 2009 10:41 AM

Gibson teams with ski maker

Gibson Guitar has developed a handful of one-of-a-kind instruments in conjunction with winter sports gear maker Marker Völkl. The guitars will be auctioned off in a few months to help raise awareness of climate change.
Oct 29, 2009 7:55 AM

Warner Nashville to sponsor NASCAR team

The newly formed Warner Music Nashville group of labels has hooked up with BAM Racing to run the 2010 Sprint Cup schedule. Warner Nashville boss John Esposito said the deal with BAM — which took off a year to catch its breath — is a "unique opportunity to extend our artists' brands." SEE ALSO: Warner Music ramps up local operations
Oct 28, 2009 7:42 AM

Naxos to distribute Chicago Symphony works

Franklin-based record label and distributor Naxos will next month begin to market works from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's in-house label.
Oct 26, 2009 12:31 PM

On Music Row: Opry exec takes helm at CMA

Also: Faith's perfume hits the Web and stars help get GMA some cash [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Oct 24, 2009 9:42 PM