• Behind The Dream – Darrell Webb

    Rural Rhythm has begun releasing editions of their BlueHighways TV show, Behind The Dream, as online videos. The half hour program debuted last Fall, with Mike Scott serving as host. Each episode features a Rural Rhythm artist, combining one-on-one interviews with

  • YouTube License offer applications due January 16

    IBMA members, such as myself, recently received an email alert concerning the opportunity to participate in a fund established by a settlement of litigation between the National Music Publishers Association ("NMPA") and YouTube/Google. The NMPA filed suit for copyright infringement based upon

  • Monetize Youtube

    YouTube has a new feature that should be of particular interest to labels & artists. You'll have to work out who owns the copyright if you have a label contract. In the past, if someone else used your song as a

  • Lester Flatt style instruction on YouTube

    Chris Sharp may be best known for his work on the Grammy Award winning O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, or his years spent touring with the late John Hartford. What you may not know is that this accomplished guitar

  • Busking bluegrass in Bologna

    Were you to find yourself visiting an outdoor arts festival in Italy this summer, would you expect to run up on a bluegrass band? If you were in Bologna recently, you might have found Bononia Grass performing on the street for

  • Merlefest videos on YouTube

    With more than 75,000 music lovers in attendance - a great many with video recorders of some kind - it should come as no surprise that dozens of videos shot at Merlefest 2008 have popped up on YouTube. Of course at

  • The Freight Hoppers ride again

    Jim Roe of Roe Entertainment, based in Owensboro, Kentucky, has announced the addition of Rounder Recording artists, The Freight Hoppers, an old time string band, to his already exciting roster of bluegrass bands. Those patient fans who had the pleasure of

  • Dusters Still jam

    Here is a great YouTube video of Crooked Still and The Infamous Stringdusters jamming at the Strawberry Music Festival earlier this year. It was created and narrated by Dan Ruby of FestivalPreview.com. Both groups back up Crooked Still vocalist Aoife O'Donovan

  • Toby and Rob on Ellen

    Here's a YouTube clip of Toby Keith singing Please Come Home For Christmas on the Ellen show December 6. Rob Ickes is prominently featured on dobro. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1BoXgzC4f0

  • Rhonda Vincent video on YouTube

    Rounder Records has created a mini-documentary and interview with Rhonda Vincent to help build interest in her upcoming January release, Good Thing Going. Rhonda speaks about how she came to write several of the songs on the new CD, and how