On Music Row: Crook, Chase ink new radio deal

Also: Incentives land Nashville McGraw movie and music biz camp rolls into town [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Oct 11, 2009 11:07 AM

U.K. questions for Live Nation, Ticketmaster

British competition regulators have issued a preliminary ruling against the proposed merger between Live Nation and Ticketmaster, saying the deal would limit the ability of a third concert ticket business player to compete. The two companies said they'll gladly answer any questions, but made clear they are in a changed industry that is at a "decisive crossroad."
Oct 9, 2009 7:30 AM

Incentives help lure McGraw/Paltrow movie to area

About 80 percent of a film starring Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow is set to be shot in Nashville, Music Row is reporting. Austin had been in the mix, but it appears the state's movie incentive program did the trick.
Oct 7, 2009 1:21 PM

Taylor Swift in deal with British retailer

The singer, who already has a licensing arrangement with the Bentonville behemoth, is teaming up with Britain's Marks & Spencer chain.
“If I was going to put out dresses, I wanted them to be affordable, especially with the economy doing what it’s doing, so I’m really excited that we’ve accomplished that.”
Oct 6, 2009 9:44 AM

Healthways band takes the corporate crown

Strat 5, the band made up of Healthways employees, was last weekend named winner of the 2009 Fortune Battle of the Corporate Bands contest. The seven-member band beat out groups from Utah, Memphis and Norway, among others. SEE ALSO: Healthways is getting the band back together
Oct 6, 2009 8:19 AM

Rocketown readies Florida launch

The SoBro entertainment venue's success has spawned a 13,000-square-foot South Florida clone that is expected to open in a few weeks. Here's betting the venture's backers made sure not to pick a spot that might become the site of a convention center...
Oct 5, 2009 8:31 AM

On Music Row: Swift stars in Band Hero game

Also: GAC rado show signs off and Broken Bow grows [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Oct 4, 2009 3:25 PM

The birth of Redneck Records

Two months after splitting with Sony, singer Gretchen Wilson has launched Redneck Records, which she will run from Lebanon's Tater Peeler Road with the help of Morris Artist Management.
“My management and I looked at a lot of different options over the last couple of months, and starting Redneck Records made the most sense to continue the relationships I’ve built with radio, retail and the fans,” said Gretchen. “This is a really exciting time in my life, and I’m looking forward to everyone hearing my new music.”
The breakup with her former home doesn't appear to have been too acrimonious: Wilson's distribution is being handled by RED, a unit of... Sony Music Nashville.
Oct 2, 2009 4:26 PM
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On Music Row: NASCAR driver, wife in on label launch

Also: WSM to launch show from Loveless [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Sep 27, 2009 2:02 PM

On Music Row: Capitol orders small label to cease and desist

Also: Promoters revamp local operations and Lyric Street co-founder exits [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Sep 19, 2009 10:07 PM