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Digital strategist Charles Alexander tosses up some fresh insight about gender bias at country radio... "Terrestrial radio and streaming service audiences are treated vastly different."
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Publishers have become the farm team and labels want to see projects moved a lot further along than they might have expected even five years ago.
Owner/Pres., Ree Guyer Buchanan has led her independent song shop for about three decades and been a steady champion of Nashville’s creative community.
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Hey Nashville – Thanks for the warm welcome. We designed this limited-edition Nashville Fiber t-shirt that we’d love to share with you. Visit http://g.co/fiber/nashville-tshirt, let us know your size, and we'll get one in the mail to you.
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Is this report a publicity tactic or valid research? Does the industry want a reflection of marketplace clarity, or simply to call out, “mirror mirror on the wall who’s the fairest of them all?”
Unfortunately, this 44-page brochure, jam packed with cutting- edge graphics, descends into a numeric abyss of smoke and mirrors...
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The music industry pizza is shrinking.
Something fundamental has changed in the music industry that explains how music became a public good. What are we not seeing?
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Sometimes what you don’t put in a picture is just as important as what is there. We live in a very visual world and rate people in such a harsh way. Making sure the eyes and body posture is inherently “them” is important.
Kristin Barlowe is a celebrated Nashville-based music photographer and video director who is passionate about shooting music artists...
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Set your compass, as change  becomes the new normal..
These observations are a “best guess” of upcoming challenges and how to maximize the opportunities they offer. Use at your own risk.
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Filled with nostalgia, Regan reflects on the early relationships and events which set his Music City career in motion. Fortunately for NEKST readers, he took time to put some choice events into history.
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"When I moved to town every building on the Row was cranking out songs. Music Row was this giant, thriving, song machine," says Byron Hill
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NEKST caught the duo at their new Berry Hill offices. Big Deal has scored a number of recent chart successes and the mood was light. It’s clear these dedicated publishers aren’t just working hard, they’re having fun, too….
Headed by Dale Bobo and Pete Robinson, Big Deal is one of a cadre of newly minted, mid-size pubs large enough to have offices in several cities
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With another in a series of insightful editorials, John Barker, CEO of ClearBox Rights, takes publishers (including himself) to task for making some shortsighted decisions... via NEKST.biz
Music publishers have a history of mistakes that I’ll label, “music myopia.” Perhaps it's time for new glasses.
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Radio is going to have to reimagine itself to meet oncoming challenges and Nashville needs to begin asking itself, how will these new models impact the radio/country music partnership?
Connecting the dots at CRS-15 enlightened me as to the state of radio's last stronghold—the car— and the industry's fast approaching challenges.
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  • Nekst.biz
    Publisher, 2013 - present
    Nekst.biz is focused on Music and the Technology which Powers it...
  • BossRoss Media
    CEO, 2012 - present
  • Author, Secrets Of The List
    Author, 2012 - 2013
    The key to direct marketing using email and social media.
  • MusicRow Magazine
    Publisher, Owner, 1981 - 2011
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Nashville - Philadelphia - Boston
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Journalist, entrepreneur, tech-a-phile, MusicRow magazine founder. Working on a book! I also write for Nashville's MusicRow magazine on the music industry beat...

Founded Nashville’s Music Industry Publication, Music Row in 1981. He currently serves on the Board of the Country Music Hall of Fame and is Chairman of its Sales & Marketing committee; also serves on the CMA Board and sits on its finance and investment committees. Leadership Music Class of 1992 graduate. 

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Author of new book, Secrets Of The List. About direct marketing using email and social networking
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  • University of Pennsylvania
    BS Economics, 1970
  • Berklee College of Music
    Arranging & Composition
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