Country Community Rallies For Nashville Flood Relief

Country Community Rallies For Nashville Flood Relief

Country Music Community Rallies For Nashville Flood Relief
The Country Music Association announced it will donate half of its net proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to flood relief efforts in Nashville, Tenn. The festival will take place June 10–13 in Nashville. In related news, GRAMMY-winning artist Taylor Swift has personally pledged a donation of $500,000 for flood relief efforts, and cable network Great American Country announced it will air a telethon for flood relief on May 16 featuring artists such as Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley. Additionally, The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter's annual GRAMMY Block Party and Membership Celebration will take place on May 11 at Owen Bradley Park in Nashville, and all proceeds will be donated to the newly established MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief Fund. (5/7)

Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger Approved Again In UK
The UK's Competition Commission has approved the merger of Live Nation and Ticketmaster for a second time, reiterating its initial findings that the merger will not negatively affect the UK concert ticket market. The commission originally approved the merger in December but announced it would revisit the approval in February following an appeal by German ticketing competitor CTS Eventim. (5/7)
 

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