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HIGH-OCTANE TEXAS SINGER-SONGWRITER SERIES TROUBADOUR, TX RETURNS WITH ALL NEW EPISODES

Critically Acclaimed Show premiered first new episode September 27, 2014 in 14 Million Television households throughout Texas and surrounding key markets.

(Dallas, Texas – September 30, 2014) – Texas singer-songwriter television series Troubadour, TX continued its celebrated run in brand new episodes of musical excellence. The Emmy nominated series premiered its first new episode September 27, 2014 across 14 million television homes across mid-America.

During the first three years, Troubadour, TX has introduced millions of fans to incredible artist stories following their Music, their Passion & their Journey. This year, Troubadour, TX spotlights the Music with exclusive showcase performances from a diverse and compelling array of singer/songwriters in listening rooms, concert halls and honky-tonks all across the lone Star State.

Featured artists in the first three episodes include: Zane Williams, Cody Johnson, Kylie Rae Harris, Jackopierce, Andrew Ripp, Green River Ordinance, Jon Christopher Davis, Mickey and the Motorcars, Kirk Thurmond & Texas Legend, Walt Wilkins, and Rodney Crowell.

According to Wm. A. Landers, Co-creator & Executive Producer of TTX,“41E’s mantra is “Prepare for Places Unexpected”. These upcoming new episodes will not disappoint. We’ve found some great Texas music… and we’ve also discovered some really great music in Texas.”

For more information on the show, visit www.TroubadourTX.com.

Troubadour, TX is produced by Dallas-based film and television production content company 41 Entertainment, a subsidiary of Texas media groupLondon Broadcasting Company.  41 Entertainment produces the Americana travel and lifestyle series, Bronco Roads, hosted by award-winning singer/songwriter/filmmaker, Stacy Dean Campbell. (www.BroncoRoads.com)

About Troubadour, TX: Troubadour, TX is a 17-time Telly award winning, Emmy nominated series featuring musical performances from both emerging as well as established music artists.

For more information about the series, broadcast times and stations, visit www.TroubadourTX.com and Facebook and Twitter.

About London Broadcasting Company and 41 Entertainment: London Broadcasting Company is a Dallas-based media group formed in 2007 by SunTx Capital Partners and 33-year media veteran and former President and CEO of Gaylord Entertainment Company, Terry London. London Broadcasting Company owns and operates local television stations in Dallas and Tyler, TX. Its affiliated LBK Entertainment owns 41 Entertainment, a television production company that produces television programs, films and other forms of video and music content, including Troubadour, TX, Bronco Roads, The KT Diaries and Hank Parker’s Outdoor Magazine. 

Visit www.LondonBroadcastingCompany.com.

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SECOND DRX MONTHLY SHOWCASE FEATURED LEADING DIGITAL RODEO ARTISTS

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 24, 2014) –Online social network and country lifestyle portal Digital Rodeo held their second successful installment of the DRX Monthly Showcase Series on Sept. 23 at 3rd and Lindsley, with live streaming numbers and industry representative attendance tripling since last month’s event.

The DRX monthly showcases highlight some of the platform’s most promising Country artists and help to promote some of the website’s featured unsigned acts. The September DRX showcase featured acts Chad PfeiferJ. Michael HarterMaddie DeneaultStephanie Quayle, and Craig Morrison, and was hosted by Bryan White. To learn more about the artists, please visit their artist profiles on www.DigitalRodeo.com.   

Each act performed two songs, fronted by Digital Rodeo’s house band, which includes members Tim Horsley (drums), Robbie Emerson (bass, vocals),Erik Halbig (guitar), Mike Webb (keys), and Scotty Huff (guitar, vocals, music director). Each DRX monthly showcase is held at 3rd and Lindsley and is free and open to the public. 

DRX Artist Showcases are streamed live and can be viewed on the DRX Live! Channel here.

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About DigitalRodeo.com: DigitalRodeo.com is the premier country news, music and lifestyle site for country music fans everywhere. DRX membership is free until Dec. 31, 2014 and offers fans and artists added perks and benefits above and beyond a basic Digital Rodeo membership. Basic DR memberships are always free and provide the opportunity for country fans and artists to connect with each other, upload and download audio and video, watch exclusive content and stay updated on what’s happening in the world of country music. Since the very beginning, Digital Rodeo has been committed to helping promote independent artists and remain a trusted partner in this business,” said Digital Rodeo President, John Pyne.  For more information, visit www.DigitalRodeo.com.

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ARISTOMEDIA GROUP CEO, JEFF WALKER, RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM CMAA

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 22, 2014) – The Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) has presented Nashville Industry executive Jeff Walker with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding and sustained promotion of Country music and, in particular, 30+ years of support, encouragement and mentoring of Australian artists, writers and business practitioners in the North American marketplace.

The award was presented to Walker by Dobe Newton, President of the CMAA, at an Australian music event during the recent Australian Music Festival and Conference.

Of the award, Newton commented, “No one is more deserving of this first International Award determined by the CMAA Board.”

Walker, who is President/CEO of the Nashville based AristoMedia Group, a 34-year-old entertainment marketing company, is also the recipient of this year’s CMA Jo Walker Meador International Award, which is given to someone whose efforts have had an impact in expanding Country music globally. Walker has played a large part in Country music’s international reach, with honors including the CMA President’s AwardCCMA’s Leonard T. Rambeau International Support AwardOperation Troop Aid Certification of Appointment and being named an International Ambassador by International Country Music Day Organization.

Walker has also made lasting contributions during his four decades in the music industry through his efforts in other leadership positions outside of his company. He has served on the boards of the Academy of Country MusicThe Canadian Country Music AssociationLeadership MusicNARAS (The Recording Academy) and the Nashville Film Festival, where he served as President in 2004-05. Currently, Walker holds leadership positions on the boards of the Country Music Association and theCountry Radio Broadcasters, Inc.

About The AristoMedia Group: In a business where longevity is often measured in weeks instead of years, The AristoMedia Group stands out. Setting up shop in the attic of his home in 1980, Jeff Walker established Aristo Music Associates, Inc. Now, more than three decades later, the firm’s successful track record is embodied in the many gold and platinum albums lining the office walls.

The AristoMedia Group encompasses a broad range of services dedicated to offering the entertainment industry innovative integrated marketing strategies. AristoMedia’s distinct advantage is housing entertainment PR, new media, video marketing, record promotion and club promotion under one roof. The AristoMedia Group epitomizes synergy. Together, the divisions combine talents to maximize client exposure through print, radio, television, online and video outlets.

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  Staff   Sep 25, 2014   Blog   0 Comment   Read More

ENTREPRENEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST TODD WAGNER ANNOUNCED AS CRS 2015 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 22, 2014) – Entrepreneur and philanthropist Todd Wagner, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Country Radio Seminar 2015. Wagner’s motivational address will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at the Nashville Convention Center in downtown Nashville, Tenn.

“We are thrilled that Todd has agreed to join us for a unique discussion,” said CRS Executive Director Bill Mayne. “We’ve been looking for the right person to speak on ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ in the marketplace for several years. When you consider his body of work with success in innovation, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, Todd Wagner is the perfect person to share his perspective with our industry!”

“Country music has grown to become the dominant genre in American radio due in large part to the passion and innovation of CRS and its attendees,” Wagner said. “I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing a few of the lessons I’ve learned as a successful entrepreneur.”

A native of Gary, Ind., Wagner received a B.S. from Indiana University, and subsequently earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. After becoming a partner in a major law firm in Dallas, he decided to follow his dreams and become a full-time entrepreneur in the emerging Internet sector.

In 1995, Wagner joined with fellow Indiana alumnus Mark Cuban to launch Broadcast.com, which broadcasts live sporting events, corporate events and radio stations over the Internet. As CEO of Broadcast.com, Wagner helped take the company public in 1998, where it set an opening-day record with shares climbing 249%.

Wagner later fused his passion for entertainment with his business portfolio to build the Wagner/Cuban Companies. This vertically integrated portfolio of companies spans content creation, distribution and exhibition: 2929 Entertainment, 2929 ProductionsMagnolia Pictures, Landmark Theatres and AXS TV. In addition, Wagner serves on the boards of directors for both the American Film Institute and the Tribeca Film Institute.

Wagner’s business interests also include a stake in the Dallas Mavericks, as well as the Weinstein Company. Additionally, he is a founder and co-chairman of Content Partners LLC, a company that invests in the back-end profit participations of Hollywood talent.

In addition to his business endeavors, Wagner has made a very substantial commitment of his time, energy and resources to giving back through the Todd Wagner Foundation. Since 2000, the Foundation has implemented Wagner’s vision of venture philanthropy and invested tens of millions of dollars in cutting-edge programs that empower underserved communities and at-risk youth. This includes significant support for such notable charities as the Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaKIPP (the Knowledge is Power Program), After-School All-Stars, and the First Tee.

Wagner’s latest endeavor is Chideo – the charity network – which launched in January 2014. As the first interactive charity broadcast network, Chideo is the only place where fans can discover and inspire one-of-a-kind content and experiences from their favorite personalities – all while making the world a better place.  Currently, there are nearly 100 personalities and 80 notable charities participating.

In recognition of his business and philanthropic efforts, Wagner has received numerous honors including induction into the Texas Business Hall of Fame (2012), the After-School All-Stars Inspire Award (2010); Special Care and Career Services Milton P. Levy Volunteerism Award (2008); Dallas CASA’s “Champion of Kids” (2005); Kappa Sigma’s National Man of the Year (2003); and Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2002) by Dallas’ Center for Nonprofit Management.

About Country Radio Seminar: Country Radio Seminar is an annual convention designed to educate and promote the exchange of ideas and business practices in the Country music industry, with specific emphasis on issues relevant to Country radio.  CRS 2015 will be held Feb. 25-27, 2015, in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com for more information. Like CRS on Facebook and follow CRS on Twitter (Hashtag #CRS2015). Download the CRS smartphone app, powered by Country Aircheck, on Android and iPhone to review the CRS 2015 agenda, maps, news and more.

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VERONICA BALLESTRINI RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR SINGLE, “COOKIES AND CREAM”

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 22, 2014) – Country recording artist Veronica Ballestrini has released a concept video for her current single, “Cookies and Cream,” which is now available for viewing on her YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSO55y1ZcRM&). Directed by Carl Diebold, the video was shot in downtown Nashville, Tenn., and features the iconic Elliston Place Soda Shop.

“Cookies and Cream” is an upbeat, high-spirited anthem reminiscent of the overwhelming “can’t eat, can’t sleep” feeling of falling in love and being in a “love spell” where life is filled with laughter and magic. This whimsical and bubbly tune showcases a fun, softer side of the young singer and highlights her versatile songwriting skills.

2014 has been an eventful year for Ballestrini thus far. In conjunction with the release of her single, “Cookies and Cream,” Ballestrini was named brand ambassador for Davy Crockett’s new Cookies & Cream Whiskey. Currently, she is on tour with Secondhand Serenade for the Rock band’s US and Asian tour.  

More recently, Ballestrini released her sophomore album, Flip Side on June 17th and it is available through iTunes and Ballestrini’s website,VeronicaBallestrini.com. Veronica co-wrote all eleven tracks on the album and is the writer of her current single “Cookies and Cream.” Destiny Nashville’s Brandon Metcalf produced the album.

Earlier this year, Ford Motor Company chose Veronica to be an agent for the Ford Fiesta Movement as part of a promotion with Ford and YouTube. During the project, she and Rock band Secondhand Serenade created a music video for their track “La La Love,” which was featured in Ford’s advertising for the Ford Fiesta.

For more information on Veronica Ballestrini, visit www.veronicaballestrini.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter

About Veronica Ballestrini: Country music recording artist Veronica Ballestrini first broke onto the Country music scene at the age of 17 when she caught national attention from The New York Times for her social media and YouTube success. Her soulful country sound has been leaving impressions on the music world ever since. In 2009, Ballestrini released “Amazing” off of her debut album, What I’m All About, which earned her a debut Top 30 single on the Music Row Country Breakout chart. The video for “Amazing” went on to debut at #3 with Marie Claire featuring Ballestrini as one of their “Artists To Watch For.” After her album release, Ballestrini went on to follow other opportunities including her inspirational Gotta Make A Change Tour, with the mission of spreading a motivational message to women of all ages, including performances at numerous Girl Scouts of America events and women’s correctional facilities. More recently, Ballestrini was chosen by Ford Motor Company to be an agent for the Ford Fiesta Movement as part of a promotion with Ford and YouTube. During the project, she and Rock band Secondhand Serenade created a music video for their track “La La Love,” which was featured in Ford’s advertising of the Ford Fiesta. 2014 has been a busy year for Ballestrini as she released her sophomore album, Flip Side, in June as well as her current single from the album, “Cookies and Cream.”  Ballestrini was also recently named the brand ambassador for Davy Crockett’s Cookies & Cream Whiskey. Currently, Ballestrini is gearing up to hit the road this fall for a US and Asian tour with Secondhand Serenade. To learn more about Veronica Ballestrini and to see a list of upcoming shows near you, visit www.veronicaballestrini.com and follow Veronica on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.

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J. MICHAEL HARTER TO RELEASE NEW EP, RIDE ON, SEPT. 30

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 19, 2014) – J. Michael Harter is set to release his new EP, Ride On, on Sept. 30 on Anozira Records/GMV Nashville. The release follows Harter’s launch of his current single, titled “Holy Cowgirl,” which is receiving positive feedback and airplay at Country radio and in dance venues across the United States.

The album, which is produced by J. Michael’s brother, Scott Harter, and Matt McClure will be available on iTunes and other major digital retailers. Harter commented that Ride On contains some of the most special and refreshing music he’s ever written, including bonus tracks “Another Trip,” and a dance remix to single “Holy Cowgirl.” He is currently in the midst of an extended radio tour in support of the single and album.

Harter, a former member of brother-sister trio, The Harters, commented on the development of the EP, “For the past three years I have attended the Bristol Bay Nashville Songwriters Retreat in Alaska. In fact, several of the songs on the EP were written on these retreats. Myself, my brother Scott, Earl Bud Lee (“Friends in Low Places,” “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking”), Bruce Wallace, and Scott Laurent are the writers that make up what we call ‘The Fighting Chums.’ Chum Salmon is among the several species of fish we catch on the trip. Our track “The Only One” was the starting point for this whole project, and it was the first song ‘The Fighting Chums’ wrote in Alaska. Bruce Wallace started strumming his Gibson acoustic then my brother and I joined in. Before I could say, “damn that’s kind of cool,” Scott Laurent and Bud Lee were already spitting out lyrics. It turned out to be a killer power ballad that I had to record!”

A Tempe, Ariz. native, Harter’s music blends up-beat Country melodies with profound lyrics and a unique Western flair. He is managed by Hallmark Direction Company’s John Dorris Sr.

Of the new music, Harter says, “I am striving to be part of the pendulum swinging the other way to lyrically driven songs that would make you cry, laugh, or make you remember something that touches your heart.”

Ride On track listing and songwriter infromation:
1. “Holy Cowgirl” (J. Michael Harter/Scott Harter/Earl Bud Lee/Scott Laurent/Bruce Wallace)
2. “No Plans” (J. Michael Harter/Earl Bud Lee/John Wiggins)
3. “The Only One” (J. Michael Harter/Scott Harter/Earl Bud Lee/Scott Laurent/Bruce Wallace)
4. “I Live To Love You” (J. Michael Harter/Trey Matthews/Earl Bud Lee)
5. “Mama Look Out Yonder” (Earl Bud Lee)
6. “Nobody Knows My Name” (J. Michael Harter/Scott Harter)
7. “Holy Cowgirl” (Dance Remix)
8. “Another Trip” (J. Michael Harter/Mark Narmore/Scott Harter/Leslie Harter)For more information about J. Michael Harter, view his website at www.JMichaelHarter.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About J. Michael Harter: Tempe, Ariz. native J. Michael Harter is no stranger to the music business. After a run in the sibling trio The Harters, J. Michael Harter is now releasing music as a solo artist. Citing influences such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Clint Black and Alan Jackson, Harter’s music contains lyrics about real life relationships, experiences and struggles. Harter, a blue-collar, hard working “man’s man” credits much of his songwriting to the close relationship he has with his brother, Scott. Their strong relationship has produced some of the best music J. Michael believes he’s ever recorded. In addition to having co-writes with his brother featured on the project, Scott Harter is also credited for producing Harter’s new EP, Ride On.  The music will be released and available September 30, 2014 on iTunes and other major digital retailers. For more information about J. Michael Harter, visit www.JMichaelHarter.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Austin Webb Announces StageIt Show to Benefit Autism Speaks

Scheduled for September 10at 6 p.m. CST / 7 p.m. EST

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 5, 2014) Streamsound Records’ country star Austin Webb is hosting an intimate concert via StageIt to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.  Webb will raise awareness for a cause close to his heart, while sharing new music with fans on Wednesday, September 10 at 6 p.m. CST/ 7 p.m. EST.  Reserve your slot by visiting, http://bit.ly/1qcOpvY.

The “Raise ‘Em Up” singer shares why Autism Speaks is special to him explaining, “One of my many jobs growing up was doing carpet cleaning. I was sent out to clean the carpet of this one house…and that is where I had my first encounter with an autistic child.  I never felt she was ill, I just felt she was special and misunderstood. From that day on I wanted to help autistic children.”

Fans are encouraged to pay what they can, with all proceeds to go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.  Tickets can be purchases until show time, but fans are encouraged to RSVP for the 30-minute benefit concert here. Special prizes will be on hand for the top tippers of the night.

This marks the second time Webb has joined forces with Autism Speaks to show his support in the fight against autism.  Last October, Webb performed during Autism Sings!, a benefit concert that took place at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Nashville, TN.

More about Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $500 million to its mission, the majority in science and medical research. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.

For more information on Austin Webb, visit www.austinwebbmusic.com

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CLARE DUNN ACHIEVES MORE MILESTONES WITH NEW SINGLE, “COWBOY SIDE OF YOU,” WHILE ON AN UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATH

“Cowboy Side of You” Hits #16 On Sirius XM’s Hot 45 Countdown, Single Available on iTunes

(Nashville, Tenn. – September 3, 2014) – Country music newcomer Clare Dunn continues to garner new achievements to add to her credentials list. In its third week of release, Dunn’s new single “Cowboy Side of You” occupies the #16 position on Sirius XM’s Hot 45 countdown; a major feat for an independent artist without the support of a major label or national promotion team.  

Sirius XM’s The Highway (Ch. 56) debuted “Cowboy Side of You” on Aug. 12, immediately after Dunn was featured cover of USA Today. The article, “Country Lassos ‘Fresh Voices’,” discussed her inclusion as one of Sirius XM’s Fresh Female Voices and announced inclusion of the song on their playlist. The song is already experiencing strong sales through iTunes and other major digital retailers.

As previously announced, Dunn has also been named the highest charting independent female artist on the Music Row Country Breakout chart in 10 years.  Her previous single, “Get Out,” was heavily worked to secondary radio and charted at #15 on the Music Row chart with over 80% of the Music Row panel supporting the record. In addition, “Get Out” reached #38 on Billboard Indicator and #43 on Aircheck Activator.   

Dunn is a fearless performer and guitar player whose music possesses a unique blend of country and rock. Born on a farm in Southeast Colorado, she grew up driving silage trucks, combines, eighteen-wheelers and spent countless hours behind the wheel of a John Deere tractor. The young performer paid her way through Belmont University by driving trucks for harvest through Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska during every academic break she could.  During this time she also picked up a guitar for the first time determined to master both acoustic and electric guitars.  Her hard work paid off and now her time is spent on a stage performing shows all across the country.

She has already opened up for some of the format’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson, and many others.  This coming November, Dunn will join Florida Georgia Line on the “This Is How We Cruise” cruise.  Concert industry trade, Pollstar recently featured Dunn and discussed her forthcoming appearances.  For a full list of upcoming shows and appearances, visit www.ClareDunn.com.  

In addition to establishing herself as a performer, Dunn is also earning a name within the songwriting community.  She has written with some of the most highly regarded songwriters in Nashville and LA, including Hillary Lindsey, Blair Daly, David Hodges, Troy Verges, busbee, Liz Rose, Angelo, Terry McBride, Brice Long, Will Hoge, Chris Lindsey, Tommy Lee James, Dylan Altman, Marshall Altman and more. She’s also contributed background vocals to some of Nashville’s finest, including Luke Bryan’s smash “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” Most recently, a song she co-wrote called “Farm Life” was recorded by Colt Ford featuring Justin Moore and is on Ford’s new album, Thanks For Listening.  

Dunn is signed to a world wide publishing agreement with BMG/Chrysalis and signed an exclusive booking agreement with William Morris Endeavor’s Kevin Neal.  

For more information on Clare Dunn, visit www.ClareDunn.com or contact Aristo P.R.’s Christy Watkins at christy@aristomedia.com.  Follow Clare Dunn on Facebook and Twitter.

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RESNIK MUSIC GROUP LEVERAGES NEW MEDIA TO MINE BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR SONG PUBLISHING CATALOG

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept 2, 2014) – The Palm Harbor, Fla. based Resnik Music Group (RMG) has an ongoing motto “to make sure no song is forgotten.” RMG, a team comprised of professional songwriters, publishing catalogs and song pluggers, has established a reputation for bringing songs back to life. Over the past 15 years, RMG has built an extensive music catalog consisting of over 4,000 song titles collected from purchasing or absorbing almost 100 publishing imprints. The RMG catalog includes songs from almost all formats but with special attention to country, americana, gospel and legendary Doo-Wop cuts.

Utilizing technology, RMG has ensured that their catalog thrives by giving deserving material the opportunity to be heard by millions. Through services like Music Supervisor and Music Reports, RMG has developed relationships and found placements for many of their titles in movies, TV and video games. These include placements in TV shows such as Under The DomeMad Men,The Sopranos,  The Voice and American Idol, as well as major hollywood releases such as Coyote Ugly, cult classic Raging Bull, the newly released James Brown biopic Get On Up and an upcoming Xbox promotion. In addition, RMG has had solid success utilizing titles in popular national and international commercial advertisements.

Song placement is only part of the equation – utilizing technologies like Sound Exchange, Ad Rev and the Google owned RightsFlow, RMG is ensuring that they are identifying the use of their catalogs across the web, and are collecting the royalties due. To assist in the collecting of royalties on the international level, RMG partnered with London based Buck’s Music Group. With 20+ offices worldwide, Buck’s Music monitors and collects on the international sales of RMG catalog songs.

RMG uses digital music discovery tools such as YouTube and SoundCloud to reach consumers directly and create demand for their catalog. Over 2,000 tracks are currently available for streaming across a variety of platforms. Making this material digital has not only generated a revenue stream for the songs through ad placements, it has also shown a marked increase in demand for the material through digital retail outlets.

RMG also uses the Internet as one of its tools to search for new material. Continuing to grow the catalog is somewhat of a passion for Robert “Buddy” Resnik, the founder of Resnik Music Group. Since its inception, RMG has acquired prominent material such as the Blake Shelton mainstay “Ole Red,” titles from Doo-Wop icon Maurice Williams And The Zodiacs and catalog cuts from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Glenn Campbell, Reba McEntire, Alabama, George Strait and George Jones.

“Our journey has given us the opportunity to meet and become friends with many artists, writers and their families. Listening to the stories, the struggles of touring whereas they had to enter a stage through the ‘For Blacks Only’ entrance and the kinships that grew from these common struggles. We love to sit and listen to what music was like for these entertainers, the birth givers of their genre” said Resnik.

To bolster their publishing and music group operations, RMG engaged AristoWorks, a digital firm based in Nashville, Tenn. Part of RMG’s success is credited to it’s digital initiatives, which has been aided by the partnership with AristoWorks. Digital highlights include the creation and management of music discovery profiles, ensuring the monetization of all digital content, and the development of a custom database that houses all of RMG’s catalogs. The success of this partnership has allowed RMG to venture into the newest, latest fields of opportunity that the Internet has to offer.

“Working with RMG has not only been a very successful project for us but it’s opened our eyes to all of the opportunity that exists on the publishing end of the entertainment business. Finding digital venues for legacy material has been a challenge, but it is certainly very fulfilling to see new life being given to these songs. Despite all of the great outlets and search tools we’re constantly learning about, there are still fan frustrations of not being able to consume music that they listened to when they were younger. It’s up to companies like AristoWorks and RMG to ensure that fans gain access to what they are wanting,” commented AristoWorks’ Jon Walker.

About Resnik Music Group: Established 15 years ago, Resnik Music Group is owned by Robert and Sharen Resnik. RMG is a team comprised of professional songwriters, established publishing companies and song pluggers who are dedicated to their craft – all with a common desire to make our music a success. Now with more than 100 song catalogs and 4,000 titles, RMG is growing and currently active in catalog song acquisition.

About AristoWorks: A branch of AristoMedia, AristoWorks is the digital arm of the multifaceted company. With a diverse client roster and services menu, AristoWorks is continually growing along with the world of technology in order to ensure a well-rounded digital presence for clients. The team at AristoWorks has expertise in SEO, digital marketing, online advertising, design and development. AristoWorks can leverage technology and creativity to create results for clients in the entertainment business and beyond.

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SIBLING GROUP, THE CAINS TRIO, MAKE COUNTRY RADIO DEBUT WITH SINGLE, “BE YOURSELF WITH ME”

Single Now Available on iTunes and Other Major Digital Retailers

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 2, 2014) – Sibling group, The Cains Trio, is gearing up for the release of their debut single, titled “Be Yourself With Me.” Made up of sisters, Madison and Taylor, along with brother, Logan Cain, the three Alabama natives have been singing together since their toddler days, and are now bringing their harmonies to Country Radio.

“Be Yourself With Me” will hit Country radio on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The mid-tempo track is a tender hearted tune about allowing loved ones to take their guard down and be open and honest with one another. Filled with calming harmonies, “Be Yourself with Me” reflects on one’s ability to “breathe a sigh of relief” and “be yourself with me.”

To hear the single, visit the group’s SoundCloud at www.SoundCloud.com/TheCainsTrio, or, click here. The group has also released a music video for the single, which can be viewed on their YouTube page at www.YouTube.com/user/TheCainsTrio, or, click here.

The emerging group has already achieved success in their home state of Alabama and has garnered a solid fan base by performing shows at music venues across the state. While all three were students at Troy University, the trio entered into a video contest, eventually winning the opportunity to open for Dave Barnes at WorkPlay in Birmingham, Ala.

“Ever since we can remember, the three of us have dreamed of having a career in music and are ready to work harder than ever to make our vision happen,” said Madison Cain. “The album (Stay On Board) is an accumulation of years of writing and singing together, and we can’t wait to introduce it to our fans. We feel as if our debut single (‘Be Yourself With Me’) truly represents the trio perfectly, and we’re looking forward to sharing more of our musical labors of love with our fans and radio as we dive into this journey!”

In addition to their forthcoming single and album release, The Cains are currently honing their songwriting and recording skills by collaborating with established songwriters in both Nashville and Muscle Shoals. Besides drawing from their own DNA, their original music is inspired by a vast combination of genres from country, soul and pop to Americana, folk and contemporary Christian. Even with a wide variety of influences, they know exactly what they want in their music.

“Our hope is to brand ourselves as ‘fun music,’” says Logan. “All I know is that no matter the song or genre, we want our songs to be uplifting, joy-filled and fun.”

For more information on The Cains Trio, view their website at http://www.thecainstrio.com/ and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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