Browsing articles tagged with " Sony"
Oct
27

Big Machine Records Reportedly To Be Up For Sale

October 27, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  45 Comments

Nashville’s and country music’s most influential record label is reportedly getting ready to be put up for sale according to a new report, and Taylor Swift’s 1989 album release and pending contract situation could have a big impact on it. Despite being a big label with many famous artist and significant subsidiaries, the Big Machine Label Group remains independently owned, operating through distribution deals.

Jul
28

Brad Paisley Rebelling Against Sony Music? My Ass.

July 28, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  54 Comments

Brad Paisley has been making quite the spectacle on Twitter over the last two days, claiming to be leaking bits and pieces of his upcoming album Moonshine In The Trunk against the will of his label Sony Music. Or so he says. This Brad Paisley leaking episode is not him acting out against his label, it is pure marketing. Whether Sony was in on the ruse really is inconsequential.

Jul
10

Garth Brooks: “Our Job Is To Fly The Flag of Country Music”

July 10, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  50 Comments

Garth Brooks held a much-anticipated press conference on Thursday (7-10) to announce an upcoming world tour, new music on the way, and that for the first time his music will be released digitally. Though no specifics were given in regards to world tour dates, or a name or release date for the new album, Garth did allude that we may see the first new single in the next month or two.

Jul
9

Garth Brooks Headed to Sony? (A Press Conference Primer)

July 9, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  20 Comments

The country music world is titillated with anticipation at what Garth Brooks might be announcing at his upcoming press conference on Thursday, July 10th, scheduled to stream live on his website at noon eastern. But the cat may already be out of the bag. Over the last few days there has been industry chatter that Garth may be announcing a deal with Sony Nashville.

May
5

Brad Paisley Files $10M Lawsuit Against Sony Music

May 5, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  36 Comments

Brad Paisley is the latest big name country star to get in a fight with his record label, and this one involves a sum of $10 million Paisley is looking for as reparations from Sony who allegedly has been cooking Brad’s books for years, short-changing the singer and guitar player for royalties. And Paisley isn’t alone when it comes to such claims against Sony.

Apr
10

Kellie Pickler: “Too Many Suits & Ties Trying To Make The Calls”

April 10, 2013 - By Trigger  //  News  //  39 Comments

Kellie Pickler’s 2012 album 100 Proof shocked the country music world with its bold, traditional sound and soulful compositions, so much so that Rolling Stone and Saving Country Music both named it the Album of the Year. Well Kellie is now back in the studio and wants folks to know that 100 Proof was not an aberration. We can expect the same type of authentic country sound on her next one.

Feb
23

Fake Outlaw Josh Thompson Evokes Waylon’s Name

February 23, 2010 - By Trigger  //  Down with Pop Country  //  155 Comments

I told you. Once Music Row figured out there is a HUGE group of disgruntled REAL country music fans out there with money to spend, they were […]

Nov
27

The Revolution Will Be Heard on Vinyl

November 27, 2009 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  7 Comments

Tis the season of ringing cash register bells and getting snowed. What is a would-be responsible consumer to do when it seems like everything you want to […]

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