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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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Hunt could well be one of those “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” size talents. His colorful musical stories capture emotions and moments in a unique, poetic way that many of the genre’s cliche-ridden tunes lately seem hell-bent to avoid.
Is Sam Hunt the next big thing? Very possibly
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Nashville media gatekeepers cover topics about working media in Nashville, transactional elements of press opportunities, the new one-stop Cumulus shop and much more...
John Marks, Leslie Fram, Charlie Cook, Lauren Black and Lisa Konicki discuss: music media's lunge toward a multi-channel mindset
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Clifford's love for music and Nashville shines through this interview...
This VP Nashville Disney Music Publishing and A&R leans heavy toward the creative. He began his extensive music career at
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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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"This is real life, current, and very relevant to all of us in the music industry. It will likely impact our livelihood, and the future of music in the U.S." says John Barker in this summary about the U.S. Copyright Offices recent report...
The Office’s review confirms music copyright licensing system is in need of repair.
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Carla talks about why she loves working with songs and songwriters...
Carla Wallace, co-owner and GM of Big Yellow Dog Music (BYDM) might seem like another music industry “overnight success,” but
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Songwriter Bob Regan remembers his friend...
"This is my history with Greg Humphrey," says Bob Regan. ""It's a little long and I probably got some things wrong, but I'm sticking to it."
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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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