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2013 IBMA Momentum Award winners

| September 25, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Earlier this afternoon here in Raleigh, the International Bluegrass Music Association announced the winners of their 2013 Momentum Award. This honor, which debuted during last year’s convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages of their career, and […]

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Weisberger Elected IBMA Chairman

| September 24, 2013 | 14 Comments
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Veteran songwriter and bass player Jon Weisberger was elected chairman of IBMA’s board of directors today, as the World of Bluegrass conference got underway in Raleigh, N.C. Weisberger, who had been co-chairman, replaces Stan Zdonik, who was chairman for three years and spent a dozen […]

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For IBMA, New Venue, New Leadership

| September 24, 2013 | 3 Comments
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IBMA will kick off its first World of Bluegrass conference in Raleigh with new leadership. A new chairman will be elected by the board of directors Tuesday morning, the first full day of conference activities. While other candidates will be discussed, it appears that Vice […]

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Prepping for IBMA’s WOB #2 – Sound Marketing #33

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
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This weekend we have republished two recent editions of our Sound Marketing for Bluegrass newsletter, written by Barry Silverstein. Both focus specifically on the upcoming World of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, NC at the end of the month. Last time, we covered marketing tips for […]

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Prepping for IBMA’s WOB – Sound Marketing #32

| September 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
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This weekend we will be republishing two recent editions of our Sound Marketing for Bluegrass newsletter, written by Barry Silverstein. Both focus specifically on the upcoming World of Bluegrass Convention in Raleigh, NC at the end of the month. We’re counting down to World of […]

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IBMA Chief Discusses Awards

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
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IBMA Executive Director Nancy Cardwell is interested in hearing from members who have ideas about the rules for the association’s award for emerging artist of the year. Cardwell responded after my commentary last month, which pointed out what I saw as some shortcomings in IBMA’s […]

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Time to Shake Things Up at IBMA

| August 15, 2013 | 38 Comments
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At one point during Wednesday night’s announcement of nominees for this year’s IBMA awards, Jim Lauderdale caught himself reading the choices for female vocalist of the year for the second time, and Sam Bush kidded about having a déjà vu moment. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only […]

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Another job opening at IBMA

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
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The International Bluegrass Music Association is advertising an opening in the organization’s Nashville office. The position is listed as Technology & Office Systems Manager, which is actually a reconfigured job description based on current staff and task requirements. IBMA Executive Director Nancy Cardwell tells us […]

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Co-writing webinar for songwriters from IBMA

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
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As part of their ongoing mission of professional development, the International Bluegrass Music Association has scheduled a songwriters webinar for July 11 entitled “How to Co-Write Songs (and still remain friends).” Even songwriters with many years of writing behind them can be a bit apprehensive […]

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Exhibitors at World of Bluegrass 2013

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
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In addition to covering the annual IBMA World of Bluegrass events each year, Bluegrass Today, and The Bluegrass Blog before it, have been regular exhibitors during the convention. That, and our relationships with many other bluegrass-related businesses who also set up a booth each year, makes […]

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