Nashville Chapter Hosts GRAMMY Block Party

Nashville Chapter Hosts GRAMMY Block Party

Nashville Chapter Hosts GRAMMY Block Party
The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter hosted its 13th Annual GRAMMY Block Party & Membership Celebration on May 10 at Owen Bradley Park on Music Row. Performers included singer/songwriter Laura Bell Bundy, indie folk duo the Civil Wars, country artist Jerrod Niemann, pop/rock/R&B group Royal Tailor, and hip-hop artist Chancellor Warhol. (5/11)

Warner Reports 2Q Gains
Warner Music Group
reported second-quarter revenues of $682 million, a 2 percent increase compared to the year-ago quarter, with digital revenues making up 32 percent of the total at $220 million, up 9 percent from the year-ago quarter and 18 percent from the first quarter. Recorded music revenue grew 2.2 percent to $550 million, while music publishing revenue was up 2.2 percent to $137 million. Despite its revenue gains, WMG reported a second-quarter net loss of $38 million, a wider deficit than the $25 million loss during the year-ago quarter. (5/11)

Royal Philharmonic Society Presents 2011 Awards
Britain's Royal Philharmonic Society honored GRAMMY-nominated pianist Leon Fleisher with the Instrumentalist award and GRAMMY-nominated Iván Fischer with the Conductor award at the 2011 RPS Music Awards, the UK's highest recognition for live classical music making, on May 10 in London. Other honorees included Russian-born violinist Alina Ibragimova as Young Artist, British soprano Susan Bickley as Singer and the Aurora Orchestra as Ensemble. (5/11)

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