Why 'Nashville' will likely get third season

Executives at ABC will next month unveil their fall lineup of shows. At MusicRow, Jessica Nicholson has done a nice job summing up why fans shouldn't fret about Nashville being renewed for a third season. Among the positive signals are the application of the TV network's marketing muscle behind a broadcast special and the apparent success of a concert tour featuring songs from the show.

Apr 14, 2014 12:25 PM

Broken Bow group inks revenue-sharing pact with Clear Channel

BBR Music Group has signed an agreement with Clear Channel to share in the revenues generated by songs broadcast or streamed on the media company's platforms. BBR, which comprises the Broken Bow and Stoney Creek labels and is home to Jason Aldean, Randy Houser and Thompson Square among others, joins a number of other label groups in inking such a deal.

“Radio plays a powerful — and unique — role in breaking country artists. Clear Channel's commitment to being a leader in exposing fans to the best new music is undeniable. They have taken a very proactive role in growing the format, while strengthening the health of both the Radio and Records industries,” said BBR Music Group EVP Jon Loba. “Forming closer ties with a partner who wants to 'grow the pie' for all parties involved, while ensuring that country fans can access our music on multiple platforms was a logical move for us.”

Mar 27, 2014 8:41 AM

Musicians union sues TV network over wages

The American Federation of Musicians is suing Spike TV and Jim Owens Entertainment for more than $1 million in unpaid wages, reports MusicRow.com. The musicians union says its members are owed that money for post-2012 airings on the Heartland TV network (essentially the relaunched TNN) of shows they recorded during the 1980s and 1990s. The AFM's Dave Pomeroy says his team filed its complaint after trying to negotiate a deal for more than a year.

Mar 14, 2014 12:11 PM

CRB/CRS extends executive director's term

Former Warner. Bros. executive will serve through 2019
Mar 10, 2014 12:11 PM

'Misunderstandings and miscommunication': A curious case may finally get its day in court

Collections case involving radio station owner has gone from basic to baffling
Feb 21, 2014 1:34 PM

Listed media/entertainment company hires local veteran

A Miami Beach-based media services and entertainment company has brought on a local marketing veteran to develop partnerships with music, sports and Hispanic media properties. Ryan Bitzer comes to Mindpix after working at digital marketing companies Sparkart and Eventful. Mindpix, which trades on the Pink Sheets under the MPIX ticker, hasn't yet brought in any revenues and through the first three quarters of last year posted a net loss of $3 million.

Feb 21, 2014 8:38 AM

Cumulus building reach of new Nash brand

Cumulus Media is taking a number of steps to build out the platform for the Nash country music brand it launched last year. It is partnering with Country Weekly to insert a 16-page section in that magazine — word has it that will be followed by the purchase of a 50 percent stake in the pub — and eyeing big expansions into television, satellite radio and the concert business.

Feb 18, 2014 9:54 AM

New GM named for WSM

Four-decade industry veteran to take over later this month
Feb 10, 2014 2:52 PM

Cumulus brings back former programming exec to run Nashville group

Cook also will direct programming for WSM, WKDF
Jan 3, 2014 6:51 AM

CMT inks Clear Channel partnership

Cable network personality to take on second radio franchise
Nov 26, 2013 10:04 AM