The Talent Association (TTA) has launched UP! Promotion and Marketing, a company that will focus “on the reality of developing indie artist,” said TTA CEO John Etinger ( left ). UP! has hired promo vet EJ Bernas to the team. He will be under the direction of TTA VP/Promo and Artist Development Ryan Barnstead . The team, along with Ettinger , will be handling radio promotion and marketing assistance for smaller labels and independent artists. “Too many artists have come to us after having an unhappy experience with other radio promotion efforts,” said Ett inger . “This company is being formed to provide custom radio strategies at a correct price.” B arnstead commented, “We’ve been very careful in not grabbing for independent dollars. Labels love using us as a fifth regional, and our self-funded artists know we bring targeted strategy and keep to a smart budget
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Cumulus has lost its bid for an injunction to stop former morning co-host Amanda Rollen from moving to a competitor. Rollen was working at Country WMDH, Nash FM 102.5.New Castle-Muncie, IN and was moving to rival Hoosier AM/FM as Production Director for its Marion and Kokomo stations. Rollen has left Cumulus on October 2 and joined Hoosier on October 20. Cumulus sued to enforce a six-month noncompete clause in her contract but the Muncie Star Press reports that Delaware Country Circuit Court 4 Judgee John Feick ruled that Cumulus had not shown evidence of monetary or ratings impact, calling any suggested harm “Speculative at best.” The judge also noted that Nash’s Chris (Carter) Green had told her he was not concerned about her working production, he just didn’t want her on the air for Hoosier during the six months.
Charlie Daniels has set his 80th birthday Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 30. He will be joined by Kid Rock and Other performers will soon be announced. Daniels is a 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. He will turn 80 on Friday, October 28. Get your tickets for the Volunteeer Jam here .
Following Thursday’s shutout victory over the Rebels, Florida has not allowed a run in 24-straight innings.
Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year’s holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is the next chapter in the life […]
The University of Florida’s first engineering extension office now has its first director. Allen “Al” Carlson, retired CEO of Sun Hydraulics, joined the new UF Innovation Station Sarasota County this week as its regional director. In this position he will work closely with the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering to serve the industry, residents and community of Sarasota County and the surrounding region bystrengthening economic and workforce development opportunities. “Mr. Carlson has extensive experience in running a successful engineering and manufacturing company,” said Tom Harmer, Sarasota County administrator. “His background in workforce development, combined with his knowledge of our local community, will allow him to hit the ground running.” The UF Innovation Station Sarasota County is the first physical extension office of the Florida Engineering Experiment Station, or FLEXStation – an arm of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering that is dedicated to strengthening Florida’s role in the global innovation economy. Carlson will be based in Sarasota and will work closely with the leadership team at UF. For the past 16 years, Carlson has served as president and CEO of Sun Hydraulics, one of the largest NASDAQ listed companies in Southwest Florida, founded and based in Sarasota County
Apple has finally denied the spreading rumor that it will terminate its music downloa ding business within two years. “This is not true,” Apple spokesperson Tom Neumayr told to Buzzfeed News, referring to a report on Digital Music New s, which describes discussions not focusing on “not on if, but when” music downloads should be gone for good. Sources say that a number of timetables are being considered, from two to four years in length. Mark Mulliga n Canadian Music Week analyst cited by the report, iTunes music downloads will still be worth $600 million in 2019, down from $3.9 billion i 2012. “If he were alive, Jobs would have killed it,” one source is quoted as stating. Last year, downloads declined by 16%, while this year so far they are declining by “between 25% and 30%.” Apple Music claims 13 million paid subscribers which could mean the death of downloading in favor of streaming. Mulligan says that it is surging towards 20 million by year’s end, with streaming revenues slated to match the 2012 peak music download revenues by 2020.
April PPMs finish up today (5/12) with Milwaukee; Indianapolis; Providence; Raleigh-Durham; Norfolk; Nashville; Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point; Jacksonville; West Palm Beach; Memphis; and Hartford. See them after 5 p.m. (ET) in the AllAboutCountry.com News Section .
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Merle Haggard’s final recording will be unveiled tomorrow (May 12th). According to the late legend’s official website, “Kern River Blues” will premiere on SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse channel, then be available for download on merlehaggard.com and iTunes. Inside Merle Haggard’s Final Years Written by Haggard and featuring his son Ben on guitar, “Kern River Blues” was recorded at the country icon’s home studio on February 9th, just shy of two months before he died. It seems that although doctors advised Haggard not to tour and to rest at home instead, he still found the strength to lay down the last few tunes he was working on while in the hospital. After his passing, the Haggard family was so touched by the outpouring of support from his fans they’ve decided to release “Kern River Blues” as a thank you, sending 10 percent of gross proceeds to homeless charities.
AC/DC FRONTMAN BRIAN JOHNSON TO MEET WITH CREATOR OF SPECIAL EAR DEVICE TO TRY AND HELP HIM GET BACK TO PERFORMING LIVE SHOWS
Stephen Ambrose, an expert in the field of audio and the founder of Asius Technologies who offered to help Brian Johnson return to the stage, says he will meet the AC/DC singer next week, reports blabbermouth.net . Ambrose, who invented in-ear monitors, an advanced earbud used by professional musicians on stages around the world, released a video message last week in which he expressed hope that Johnson would consider utilizing his new patented in-ear technology that safely delivers a louder, more spacious and richer sound while minimizing the risk of hearing damage. Now Ambrose says he will meet with Johnson on May 17th to discuss the situation. He says, “Due to everyone’s tremendous support, Brian and I spoke yesterday. What a gracious man. He and his wife invited me to visit them next week. If anyone deserves to benefit from my research, it’s Brian, who has been giving incomparable performances for years despite increasing hearing loss. I’m going to do my utmost to see if our new hearing breakthroughs can help him, and If I am at all successful, I’m sure Brian will let everyone know; he really cares about people and would like to help. I am truly humbled and honored to meet this man, and I wish to sincerely thank everyone who helped. Fingers crossed; please pray for our success next week.” Ambrose created the ADEL (Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens) technology to solve the 77% increase in hearing loss recently attributed to all personal listening devices
On Monday night, Thomas Rhett stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform his new single, “T-Shirt.” Check it out!