Performing-rights organization BMI has tweaked the top of its org chart to prepare for the pending retirements of COO John Cody and digital-media chief Robert Barone. Three execs, including Nashville-based CFO Bruce Elsworthy (pictured), are taking on additional tasks and will report to CEO Del Bryant.
Apr 5, 2010 12:02 PM
Randy Wachtler has launched Song Street Records, a virtual label that will market 615 Music's library for use in films, TV and other media platforms.
Song Street Records will identify up and coming artists, secure the best placements, and do all of the licensing legwork. Clients will also have the ability to find the track themselves with Song Street Records' streamlined and powerful search engine.
Mar 30, 2010 10:47 AM
The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County will break ground April 7 on its overhaul of the Franklin Theatre on Main Street. The two buildings housing the theater will grow by 50 percent and be LEED-certified when all is said and done. Click here for background on the Franklin Theatre.
Mar 25, 2010 11:48 AM
Ingram Publisher Services, the distribution arm of Nashville's Ingram Content Group, has signed a contract to ship the catalog of Omnibus Press, a specialty publishing group known for in-depth biographies of artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Abba to U2. Omnibus is part of Music Sales Corp., Europe's largest publisher of printed music.
“At Omnibus Press, our goal was to work with a single provider that could give us the market access we need for long term success,” said Steve Wilson, Executive Vice President, Omnibus Press. “As the book industry continues to transform, it is important for us to have a partner that has a full suite of proven integrated book solutions under one roof, and with Ingram we achieve that.”
Mar 17, 2010 9:08 PM
Capitol Records has launched a new local label, EMI Records Nashville, that will soon have its own staff to break new artists alongside Capitol Nashville, which is home to Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and others. David Ross has the story.
Mar 12, 2010 11:44 AM
Apple's iPad is a month away from hitting stores, but Nashville-based Griffin Technology is ready with a range of accessories for the device. But at the same time, its president has to take a bit of a wait-and-see attitude.
Some of the most compelling accessories will likely take longer as companies survey consumers about how they're using the iPad. "It still remains to be seen what problems people are going to be solving with this device," said Griffin's Mr. Rowan.
Mar 1, 2010 9:59 AM
Peter Cronin at MusicRow reports on research from NPD Group that documents how Web sites streaming music for free are conditioning consumers to buy less music — even of the download variety.
Overall, the NPD Group’s research shows that 24 million fewer people bought music in 2009 compared to 2007 and that newer digital consumers were quickly losing interest, with the number of people who purchased downloads dropping to 34.6 million in 2009 from 35.2 million in 2008.
Feb 26, 2010 8:08 AM
Members of the military and their families will soon have access to more than 3,000 downloadable audiobooks of all types now that Ingram Content Group has inked a supplier deal with the Department of Defense.
Feb 18, 2010 8:07 AM
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