Country Hall To Induct Four In 2010

Country Hall To Induct Four In 2010

Country Hall To Induct Four In 2010
The Country Music Association has announced it will induct GRAMMY-winning artist Jimmy Dean, GRAMMY-winning producer/songwriter Billy Sherrill, and artists Ferlin Husky and Don Williams into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though a specific date and location has not been revealed, the group will be inducted at a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., later this year. (2/23)

Download Revenue Up 40 Percent In Germany
German consumers downloaded 51 million tracks or albums in 2009 equaling $152 million in revenue, a 40 percent increase over the prior year, according to a report by market research institute GfK Group on behalf of the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media. The report predicts further download revenue growth in Germany in 2010. (2/23)

Abbey Road Designated As Historic Building
As a follow-up to yesterday's report, Abbey Road Studios has been officially declared a grade II building by English Heritage, a designation that will help preserve the studio as a historic cultural landmark. A representative from English Heritage, the UK's statutory adviser on the historic environment, declared the studio "a modern day monument to the history of recorded sound and music." (2/23)
 

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