The country division of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, one of the biggest artist management names on Music Row, has a new co-leader in the shape of Greg Oswald. Oswald replaces Paul Moore alongside Rick Shipp; Moore will continue to team with Shipp to oversee the Nashvlle office as a whole.
May 28, 2010 9:27 AM
Let's call this another feather in David Poile's cap: Forbes has the Predators second on its list of the NHL's most efficient franchises.
Compared to the median 'cost per win' reported above, Phoenix (whose franchise was run by the NHL this season) was 20% more efficient than the typical NHL team during the 2009-10 campaign, while Nashville was 18.5% more efficient than the average team this year.
May 27, 2010 7:44 AM
Locally based Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has extended its two-year-old sponsorship agreement with the National Hockey League, its players' union and the Hockey Hall of Fame. The new deal, which includes TV and arena activation, runs through 2015.
May 26, 2010 12:12 PM
The Tennessee Diamonds, a pro softball team that was due to begin its first season in Blount County next month, is relocating to Nashville and may play its games at TSU. National Pro Fastpitch league commissioner Cheri Kempf said the move was due to funding issues in Knoxville. The NFP is based in Hermitage. SEE ALSO: The team's home page
May 13, 2010 8:22 AM
Richard Greenfield at BTIG Research says movie theaters seem confident enough in consumers' appetite for 3D action that they're rolling out steep price hikes in a number markets.
Interestingly, it appears that each theater circuit has its own strategy related to price increases this weekend. Certain chains are raising prices across the board, some are focusing on the 3D ticket premium, and others are focusing only on raising adult ticket prices.Luckily for us, it seems Nashville's theater owners aren't yet part of the pricing push. Prices at the Regal Green Hills 16 won't budge this weekend. Guess they're seeing if the price increases will stick in the big cities.
May 11, 2010 12:11 PM
One of the city's music-industry events won't relocate because of the floods.
“We have received calls from our members, the media and tourism board as to whether we plan to keep our summer show in Nashville this June. The answer is a resounding ‘yes,’” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Summer NAMM will go on as planned June 18-20 at the Nashville Convention Center. We've had a long history with Nashville and we are delighted to be in a position to support this city with our estimated 10-12,000 attendees generating more than $13 million in economic impact for the city during this difficult period.”Check out more on Summer NAMM here.
May 10, 2010 1:20 PM
As part of its ongoing efforts to secure investments that would let it hold off its lenders, EMI's parent company has told investors it may sell EMI Christian Music Group, which employs more than 250 people at its base in Maryland Farms.
Terra Firma is seeking an initial 105 million pounds from investors to help EMI meet debt covenants through March 2011, according to the presentation. The private equity firm is also seeking guidance from investors whether they would be willing to invest an additional 255 million pounds to ensure EMI stays compliant through 2015, when its loans end. Terra Firma said it would be willing to contribute 55 million pounds.HT: Glenn Peoples
May 5, 2010 12:00 PM
The CEO of a new premium TV network says he expects to make an announcement soon on the status of "Tough Trade," an original series that will chronicle a three-generation Nashville music family. Shooting for the pilot has wrapped.
Jenji Kohan, who is the showrunner, is a perfectionist; she wants it to be brilliant. I expect us to make an announcement on "Tough Trade" shortly. Country has a huge fan base in this country. And I like the idea of a show not done in New York or L.A.SEE ALSO: Jim Ridley's piece on Tough Trade from last fall
May 5, 2010 11:39 AM
Nashville-based online listing service Evie Says hooked up with Halifax-based Sports Direct Inc. to run calendars listing info for "virtually every major professional game being played in the United States."
Dobie said that one of the immediate beneficiaries of the sports information will be eviesays' 400 media partners. Eviesays powers event calendars on over 400 media websites across the United States. Of those, most are newspaper websites and the rest are TV and radio station websites. "Working in partnership with traditional media is what we're all about, and providing yet more content to eager viewers will make our partners very happy."
Apr 30, 2010 11:57 AM
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