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Music Row streets are filled with writers hoping to climb that next career rung by finding the perfect home to nurture their creative efforts—like Jessi Alexander and This Music
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I sat down with Jessi, to get her side of the signing process and learn about her background. I wanted to know what career concerns mattered most, and what brought her to the conclusion that This Music was where she belonged. Unexpectedly, she also weighed in about gender on Music Row, offered some interesting advice for new writers and revealed some very personal feelings about why “The Climb” became a personal breakthrough moment.
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"We take the entertainers and players out of their normal comfort zones and put them in a new live comfort zone with a bit more edge. It’s intimidating in a positive way. A little like working without a net."
Skyville Live is fast becoming one of Nashville’s hottest tickets. The brainchild of Wally Wilson, the online music series features iconic collaborations between artists from all generations and genres.
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"For decades we have been looking after the different streams of income that come under our purview and grown them tremendously, giving writers and publishers a foundation on which to build."
Jody Williams, heads BMI’s Nashville Writer/Publisher Relations Department. He shares insights on how current industry changes are impacting writers and publishers...
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"Many new writers focus too much on the business side. If you can write A+ songs and say something that hasn’t been said before in a way that no one has heard before then you will win. The music leads to everything..."
Brett James’ career reads like a classic blueprint for a Broadway musical...
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The following depicts my fiery conversation with National Music Publishers’ Association President/CEO David Israelite after the topic turned to streaming services.

What is the value of paid vs. free subscribers? Can we reach critical mass? Is it unfair that these services, using music owned by publishers and songwriters, can create a business strategy that may be good for them, but not in the interest of IP owners?
The copyright advocate places streaming services such as Pandora and Spotify squarely in his crosshairs
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Have you always wanted to go to an exotic tropical island where you could hear great music and spend time with friends? Skip Bishop, Nashville resident and Isla Mujeres regular visitor, offers some compelling insights and reasons why the Island Time Fishing and Music Fest might be your opportunity of a lifetime.    AND it's all for a charitable cause.
It’s a remarkable expression of generosity from Nashville’s music community giving Isla Mujeres fans unique access to a incredible list of performers.
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Kennedy explains why artists should begin building an audience immediately and how changes in revenue streams have reversed the traditional music industry sales blueprint—making music the commercial for the tour, instead of vice-versa...
After stints on virtually all sides of the industry, Shelby Kennedy is now bringing opportunities to artists and songwriters as Nashville VP of Entertainment Relations for Tunecore.
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Goodman shared his thought process as he assumed control of the large label machine and the goals and challenges he set for himself and the company. He addresses the importance of breaking new acts, streamlining company structure, managing revenue streams and much more..
Goodman spoke to a CRS crowd about transitioning into new roles and the goals and challenges he set for himself and Sony Music Nashville.
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these writers whose songs are the bricks that build country music.
...the acceptance speeches offer insight to the character of these Triple Play writers whose songs are the bricks that build country music...
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NEKST tallies its Top60 Songwriter Chart to reveal the year's best, brightest and hardest working writers with a Top Position analysis, a detailed Top 20 list of 2015's highest point earners and more...
In this year-end songwriter recap: NEKST names the best songwriters of 2015
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Our interview took place at Nashville's Hutton Hotel against the blurring background of CMA Awards week.
For songwriters, publishers and music industry execs, this information is "required reading..."
David Israelite brings a seemingly endless pool of energy and passion to his challenging task as leader of the trade group for American music publishers
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Prolific seems to be an understatement for this hard working musician who has virtually owned the top position on the NEKST Top60 Country Songwriter chart for most all of 2015 and co-written a Broadway show with Brandy Clark and Robert Horn which opened last month in Dallas.
If at first you don't succeed... Shane McAnally moved back to Nashville for a second time, and that changed everything...
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Content Strategy, Digital Marketing, Writing
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  • 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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