Troy Something New. Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, aka The Band Perry have inked a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Nashville. The Republic Nashville band has sold over 11.2 million tracks from its self-titled debut album and sophomore release Pioneer. Reid and Neil recently earned their first No. 1 with “Done.” Kimberly wrote the quadruple-platinum hit “If I Die Young.” The band will perform on the ACM Awards April 6 and is nominated for two awards.
Song Supporter. Those interested to learn more about the Songwriter Equity Act can visit ASCAP’s Get The Facts, Get Involved page HERE.
Billboard Gets The Bird. Coming soon- Billboard Twitter Real-Time charts designed to track US music Tweet conversations. The two entities have signed a Twitter Amplify partnership to help, “distribute the chart beyond Billboard.com and include custom in-Tweet charts and in-Tweet video round ups of the week in music on Twitter.” Janice Min Co-President/CCO of the Guggenheim Media Ent. Group (GMEG) has been charged with making the 100+ year old trade publication more consumer friendly which seems a goal of this new partnership. Co-President GMEG John Amato, says “This will have tremendous impact on Billboard’s engagement with consumers and the marketplace.”
At The Hilton. Celebrity columnist Perez Hilton debuted the new Brandy Clark video “Get High” on www.perezhilton.com on March 27. Hilton says about Clark, “She’s analyzing and criticizing while celebrating and paying respect. And she is most definitely NOT singing about pickup trucks!!!” Clark was also the subject of an LA Times article this week HERE.
Brothers On Both Sides Of The Glass. The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald will release a greatest hits album later this year on Sony Music Nashville. The recording will feature a list of well known country music voices such as Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Toby Keith and Chris Young. The effort will also be co-produced by brothers, David Lyndon Huff and well known Nashville producer Dann Huff.