SXSW: Moms In The Music Business – Strategies for Success – Wednesday, March 14, 2018 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
NICOLE BARSALONA Everyday Rebellion
HEATHER COOK Peermusic
SHALACY GRIFFIN Music Knox
JULIA HENRY Ivy Augusta
BRIDGET PERDOMO Universal Music Group/Women in Music
This panel will discuss the joys and challenges of parenting while maintaining a career in the music industry. Exploring the ways working moms start, sustain and grow their careers while juggling multiple roles and responsibilities. Topics that we will discuss will cover ways in which moms navigate career changes, manage time, and strategies for success. Panelists will offer insights while candidly addressing the choices and compromises they’ve made along the way.Read more →
As 2017 draws to a close, who in the Nashville community had the biggest impact on Music City so far? Variety teamed up with BuzzAngle Music to analyze the teams that support the top 20 most consumed country artists (ranked by project units, which factors album sales, song sales, on-demand audio and video streams, radio airplay and Shazam tags, from January 1 through Aug. 31, 2017), with special attention given to CMT’s Artist of the Year honorees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban.
The 2017 Music City Impact Report recognizes the managers, agents, publishers, songwriters, producers, publicists, attorneys and label executives — like Universal Music Group’s Mike Dungan, pictured above with Kacey Musgraves — who played pivotal roles in the year’s biggest country success stories. See a gallery of the honorees hereand survey BuzzAngle’s country artist ranking below.
Artist Ranking by Project (Country)
Source: BuzzAngle Music, Total consumption by project from Jan. 1 2017 through Aug. 31 2017Read more →
Jason Aldean’s live sets burst with energy as anthems (“Dirt Road Anthem”), rockers (“She’s Country”), and stompers (“Just Gettin’ Started”) boom, but for the third single off 2016’s They Don’t Know, his seventh studio LP, the 40-year-old is slowing things down with the open-hearted “Any Ol’ Barstool.”
Know‘s first two singles each found themselves atop of the Billboard Country Airplay chart and this Jack Daniels-laced song is on its way having just cracked the Top 10. Today, EW is thrilled to premiere its understated accompanying video. Directed by frequent collaborator Shaun Silva and with a plot that sees a relationship through its final breath, Aldean said his goal for the clip was to match the straightforwardness of the tune. “For a lot of our videos, we’ve got me and the band and a lot going on, but this song is simple and I wanted to keep the video that way as well,” he tells EW.
Below, we catch up with the Georgia native about launching another massive tour, finally winning Entertainer of the Year, and what’s in his secret sauce for picking singles.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So far, off They Don’t Know, you’ve put “Lights Come On” and “A Little More Summertime” forward as singles — and both have gone to No. 1 on the country airplay charts — why did you want “Any Ol’ Barstool” to go next? Jason Aldean: Its cool to put out the big up-tempo [songs] and rockers and have some fun, but it’s also important to show that other side of what I do and let people know that I am still a country singer and I love singing those traditional songs.
You’ve had 14 No. 1 songs in your career. What’s your process for picking which tunes you send to radio? It’s the songs that I find myself going back and listening to over and over. Some days I might be in a certain type of mood and a song will hit me in one way today but not the same way tomorrow. [I want] the ones that get stuck in my head.
In the last decade you’ve had 20-plus Top 10 hits. Has it become hard to make sure everyone in your live audience gets to hear their favorite Aldean song? We’ve finally gotten to a point where we’re taking songs that were hits out of the show, which I never thought we would do. We used to play songs twice during shows because we didn’t have enough songs! [Laughs]
Is touring still your favorite part of every summer? I love going in and making records but the touring side of it is really always [what] I’ve enjoyed the most; getting on stage every night and entertaining people, that’s why I got started with this in the first place at 14-years-old. And as long as people care enough to want to come see us, I plan to tour and play shows. I know one day they maybe won’t care so much. But as long as people are coming out and still care about what we’re doing, I’m going to be out there.
You won Entertainer of the Year for the first time at the 2016 ACM Awards and you’re nominated for the same trophy at this year’s ceremony. What does it mean for you to see your name up there? I’ve built my career largely on touring and Entertainer of the Year was a personal goal that I set for myself a long time ago. I watched all my idols get up and win that away over the years. So winning that…it really was one of the highlights of my career. When it’s all said and done, that will stand out from my career. And it probably means more to me now, later in my career, winning those things and being nominated. When you’ve been in the business for 10-plus years and you’re still getting recognition, it means a lot.
See “Any Ol’ Barstool” below. A full list of dates and ticketing information for Aldean’s 2017 tour is available on his website. The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from Las Vegas on April 2 at 8p.m. EST on CBS.
Read at EW.comRead more →
NASHVILLE, Tenn. “They Can’t See,” Michael Tyler’s youthful ballad that’s currently gaining radio airplay across the country, will premiere all over CMT channels and platforms February 28, including CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com. “They Can’t See” features three loving couples who are in different phases of their relationship, including songwriter Josh Mirenda and his wife Kayla, songwriter Shane Minor and his wife Brooke, and country music veteran Charlie Monk and his wife Royce.
CMT (main) 6:19am ET 7:18am ET 8:18am ET
CMT Music 8:32am ET 10:06am ET 12:05pm ET 2:05pm ET 5:03pm ET 7:09pm ET 9:05pm ET 11:05pm ET 1:08am ET
CMT also included MT in its “17 for 2017” artists for its year-long Listen Up campaign recognizing and supporting country music’s most promising newcomers. It’s no coincidence that the 23-year-old’s debut album will be titled 317, the number he noticed in his odometer after he arrived in Nashville when he left his hometown in Thayer, Mo. CLICK HERE to pre-order 317 on iTunes and CLICK HERE to pre-order 317 on Amazon. Reviver Records is distributed by BDG/RED (a division of Sony Music LLC).
Country Aircheck listed “They Can’t See” as one of the Top 5 Most Added singles earlier this year. MT continues to connect with fans and the country music industry. Recently, performing rights organization SESAC awarded Song of the Year to MT for co-writing the multi-week No. 1 platinum-selling Dierks Bentley smash “Somewhere On A Beach.”
MT also penned Jason Aldean’s “Laid Back” on the platinum-selling album Old Boots New Dirt, three songs on the LOCASH album The Fighters (“Shipwrecked,” “Ain’t Startin Tonight,” and “Moonwalkin”) and a Jason Aldean/Kelsea Ballerini duet “First Time Again” on Aldean’s No. 1 album They Don’t Know.
Hailing from Thayer, Missouri, known as a railroad town, it’s ironic MT is the descendant of the late, great Jimmie Rodgers, known as “The Father of Country Music” who learned his craft around the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad. At the age of 13, over a Myspace meeting, MT met award-winning producer Michael Knox (Jason Aldean/Thomas Rhett/Kelly Clarkson/Trace Adkins). After a few years of sending songs and ideas back and forth, MT came to Nashville, Tenn. to play a show at Tootsies Orchid Lounge for their first face-to-face meeting. At that time, Knox was hired by peermusic Nashville to help restructure the creative department. After watching MT play a few shows, Knox felt it was time for him to make the move to Nashville as a peermusic songwriter. The future has just started for this young singer/songwriter who is on the road touring all over the country with his energetic live show.
MT is on the road with Reviver Records labelmates LOCASH for Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ Tour. Fans can purchase tickets at themichaeltyler.com. Follow Michael Tyler on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information on Reviver Records, visit revivermusic.com.
317 TRACK LISTING: 1. “Here’s To The Nights”(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Adam Shoenfeld) 2. “Crazy Last Night”(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Josh Mirenda) 3. “Long Drive Home”(Michael Tyler/AJ Babcock/Pete Good) 4. “They Can’t See”(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Brandon Hood) 5. “Love Myself”(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Alexander Palmer) 6. “Songs About Missouri”(Michael Tyler/Jacob Rice/Jimmy Yeary) 7. “Hey Mama”(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Adam Argyle) 8. “Secret”(Michael Tyler/Phil Barton/Preston Brust/Lindsay Rimes) 9. “Good at Being Young”(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Josh Mirenda) 10. “Play That Party Song”(Michael Tyler/Jessi Alexander/Gordie Sampson) 11. “Interstate”(Michael Tyler/Jaron Boyer/Nathan Chapman)
MICHAEL TYLER ON TOUR: March 08 Brick Street Bar – Oxford, Ohio March 09 Jergel’s Rhythm Grille – Warrendale, Pa. March 10 Tequila Cowboy – Columbus, Ohio March 11 Tequila Cowboy – Lansing, Mich. March 23 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, Minn. March 24 Bourbon Jack’s Honky Tonk Bar – Hastings, Neb. March 25 Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colo. March 29 Neptune Theater – Seattle, Wash. March 31 House of Blues – Las Vegas, Nev. April 21 Boondocks – Springfield, Ill. April 22 Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, Mo.Read more →