Tag: Industry News

Mountain Music to Make Welcome

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mountain Music Entertainment, which recently indicated it would be shutting down operations, has announced that all its assets will be acquired by Make Welcome Entertainment. This comes as a result of Mountain Music principal Steve Johnson taking a position with Wilkes Community College in North Carolina to […]


Ideabang takes on Rocky Top

| May 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Noted record producer and music entrepreneur Scott Rouse has announced a new licensing agreement between his company, IdeaBang, and House of Bryant Publications. The multi-year license covers branding and marketing for a variety of products that will be sold under The Official Rocky Top brand. […]


Jim Dickson RIP

| May 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

We have news of the passing of another notable figure, Jim Dickson, a west coast music producer who worked with a great many acoustic and bluegrass acts in Los Angeles. Dickson had produced the first four records for Country Gazette, which included Alan Munde on […]


Dixon Music Park for sale

| March 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

We heard last night from Bessie Reeder, who with her husband Scott has put on the Pickin’ Time in Dixon festival over Labor Day weekend for 42 years. She tells us that theirs is the oldest bluegrass festival west of the Mississippi, and that the […]


Free track placement from New Cuts of Bluegrass

| March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Don’t forget that independent artists and bands have less than a week remaining to enter the radio promotion contest sponsored by New Cuts Of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Today. The best track submitted will be included in the April issue of New Cuts, delivering a CD […]


Win a free track on New Cuts Of Bluegrass

| March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

New Cuts Of Bluegrass and Bluegrass Today are partnering to offer an opportunity for independent bands and artists to get their music out to radio. New Cuts offers a bluegrass radio service, delivering a CD full of new music to over 450 radio stations across […]


Emerging Artist Support Group forum

| February 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

We posted in January about a new group of musicians and industry professionals in the bluegrass world who have come together to create and nurture opportunities for new and emerging artists in our community. They are just getting started, but working as the Emerging Artists […]


More bad news about music sales

| February 21, 2011 | 1 Comment

You don’t have to follow the music industry closely to encounter news reports about the continuing decline in sales of recorded music. Piracy, YouTube, video games, and a decline in the quality of popular music have all been offered to explain the dramatic drop in […]


Emerging Artists Support Group

| January 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

This past weekend, a small group of bluegrass artists and industry professionals met at a rural Bed & Breakfast in Smithville, TN. The purpose of this 4 day retreat was to consider how to best support new artists in bluegrass and acoustic music, and to […]


BMP begets CMP

| January 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass Music Profiles magazine burst upon the scene in the Spring of 2003, at a time when conventional wisdom insisted that print media was on its way out. They started as a black and white journal, on newsprint, which by November 2007 had progressed to […]