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David M Ross
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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...

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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."

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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..

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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."

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these writers whose songs are the bricks that build country music.

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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..."

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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...

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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?

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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..."
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