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
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
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
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
Front Line Management, the artist representation firm run by Ticketmaster CEO Irving Azoff, has acquired a stake in Denise Stiff's DS Management, which has worked with Alison Krauss and Union Station for more than two decades. For its part, Front Line represents The Eagles, Aerosmith and Jimmy Buffett, among others. Hmmm, some interesting possible duets there once Kraus tires of Robert Plant. SEE ALSO: Azoff's other recent Nashville deal
Sep 18, 2009 7:47 AM
The Country Music Association has contracted with global advertising agency MS&L to boost its marketing and communications presence. To do so, former Playboy Enterprises regional manager Sheri Warnke will set up shop at the CMA's Music Row digs.
The agency's first projects include the CMA Awards in November and the CMA Music Festival in 2010, and Warnke is currently planning a marketing summit to be held in conjunction with the awards.
Sep 17, 2009 6:58 AM
So now that everyone on the planet has caught up to our story from yesterday on record labels suing the Ellen DeGeneres Show for violating copyrights, TheImproper.com in New York eloquently raises the point that the TV show host might have a hard time showing up for the American Idol judging she agreed to this week.
In this day of decline record sales and diminishing revenues, there is perhaps no bigger sin in the record industry, and the cavalier way in which the show dismissed the claims almost demands that she be fired from "American Idol."
Sep 11, 2009 1:49 PM
Music Row passes on word that Marc Driskill has rejoined ASCAP to be its Nashville general manager, a new position at the performing-rights organization. Driskill had spent almost eight years at ASCAP before serving as COO of two of Music Row impresario Craig Wiseman's companies.
Sep 10, 2009 7:35 AM
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