Aldean's Dad Calls CMA Awards "a Joke and a
perhaps curious omission from the
recently revealed CMA Awards nominations
was Jason Aldean, who is outselling and
out-touring just about anyone else in the genre
right now. Jason was completely shut out, while
his peers Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake
Shelton received the bulk of the nods.
hasn't commented publicly on the matter, but his
father, Barry Williams, has said the CMA awards
are a "joke and a farce."
a Facebook post, Barry listed many of Jason's
accomplishments over the last year, according
to countrymusicnation.com. "We have a
country artist who has had at least a dozen number
one singles, is the most downloaded country artist
of all time,
consistently sells out stadiums," Barry
wrote, as well as noting Jason had broken
attendance records previously set by Entertainer
of the Year nominee George Strait and Sir Paul
also pointed out that he didn't want to sound like
"sour grapes," but felt like those
accomplishments were more than enough to have
earned Jason a nomination.
CMA Awards in their 48th installment, take place
Nov. 5 and will air live on ABC at 7 p.m. CT.
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QC Communications Exec Must Return $700K In Possible
Pay-For Play Money
DELAWARE court has ruled that former QC COMMUNICATIONS
Urban AC WJKS (KISS 101.7)/WILMINGTON, DE Partial
Owner/GM TONY QUARTARONE must return $701,686 to the
Court of Chancery's Chancellor SAM GLASSCOCK explained
that QUARTARONE's Q MEDIA -- a record promotion
consulting business -- added songs to WJKS' playlist in
exchange for money from record promoters. QUARTARONE's
partners removed him from his position in OCTOBER 2012
when they discovered his side business.
wrote, "The Defendant in this matter was a
corporate officer and director of the Plaintiff
corporation, which owns the radio station at which the
Defendant was also employed.
Defendant set up his own corporation on the side.
According to the Plaintiff, the Defendant officer sold
assets belonging to the Plaintiff, and used his position
as a corporate fiduciary to hide the fact that he
diverted the proceeds thereof to himself via his own
corporation. The Defendant officer maintains strenuously
that this is untrue, and testified that he sold only
consulting services unrelated to his duties to the
Plaintiff through his own corporation. The record
evidence convinces me that the Defendant's testimony is
untrue, and that he did enrich himself through breaches
of fiduciary duty. The Defendant, therefore, must
account for those sums wrongfully diverted."
superstar took a gamble by launching his own digital
store -- can it pay off? Well, the outlook isn't
week, Garth Brooks debuted Ghost Tunes, a new music
download store seemingly created to be the exclusive
source of Brooks' digital catalog. Although the store
has a wide range of other artists and genres, the
focal point is a $29.99 bundle that includes Brooks'
new album to be released this fall, another new album
to be released next year and nine of his previously
it is not. Only albums, not individual tracks, can be
purchased. To buy Brooks' music in a digital format,
fans have to purchase at a new, unfamiliar store
rather than their preferred music retailers.
Basically, Brooks has built a system geared toward
maximizing album sales rather than maximizing revenue
and access to his music -- and that's if his plan
works. There's ample reason to believe Brooks will
have a difficult time getting people to shop at
hard to think of a case where an artist changed
consumer shopping behavior, at least recently,"
says analyst Russ Crupnick. Labels and artists usually
take the safe, predictable path and have sold their
music where people most desire to purchase music. Even
though Radiohead and Trent Reznor have succeeded with
alternate, direct-to-fan strategies, other major
artists have stayed within the proven retail model.
Not even Walmart could get people to buy their
downloads, notes Crupnick.
MUSIC REVIEW | Buddy Guy fights for the
rights of the Blues at the State Theatre
all you need is a spotlight for a good show. And
that's all Buddy
Guy needed, along
with some good old-fashioned showmanship, to
enthrall and entertain the crowd at the State
Theatre on Sunday, September 7. In the face of
diminishing mainstream interest, Guy champions the
blues by playing like a 21-year-old with ferocious
vigor and passion that is determined to keep the
with his Damn Right Blues Band, Guy opened with
"Damn Right I've Got the Blues" after
being introduced as a six-time Grammy Award winner
by his keyboardist Marty Sammon, also known as
Slammin' Sammon. At the end of the song, Guy greeted
the crowd and after a fan shouted praise in
response, the 78-year-old proved that his
personality is as gritty as his guitar playing by
responding, "Now, if you shut the fuck up for a
minute, I'm gonna play something so funky you can
smell it. It goes like this."
the night, the feisty blues legend (some argue he is
the greatest blues musician of all time) made the
theatre feel as if it was a small, intimate club in
Chicago. Moving from a barrage of screaming, hearty
notes exuding from his Fender Stratocaster, Guy
would change tempo in an instant and near silence
would then be broken by soft, delicate tones created
by his fingers lightly moving on the guitar neck.
told stories about growing up in rural Louisiana and
the influences of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and
Albert King, all while cussing at the crowd and
making it known it was his stage and his rules.
Twice, he came off the stage and into the crowd to
play and toured the theatre all the way up to the
balcony while cheers roared.
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