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The New EasternMedia – What’s It All About

EasternMedia was originally created 2 years ago for motocross and recording, among other things. Steven Zimmer, CEO of EasternMedia, along with 2 others ran the business until Steven deployed, then things began to fall apart.

When asked why revamp EasternMedia and what its all about, Steven said… 

Willie Nelson Honors Unforgettable Music…

… on “Remember Me Vol. 1”

Photo credit: Danny Clinch

For Willie Nelson, the difficult part about recording an album of Country classics wasn’t deciding what to record — it was deciding what not to record.

“I probably know two or three thousand songs,” said the member of CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame, “everything from Jimmie Rodgers’ ‘Blue Yodel No. 1’ to the songs of today. There’s not enough room on one record for all of my favorites. There aren’t enough records, either — not in one lifetime.”

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“The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate the Music”

Hans Zimmer’s All-Star Academy Awards® Band Releases
“The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate the Music” Collection
on the iTunes Store

A new compilation of music centered around Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s theme for this year’s Oscar® telecast is now available on the iTunes Store. Titled “The 84th Academy Awards – Celebrate the Music,” the collection includes the show’s musical theme plus six unique, inventive interpretations of the theme by other artists, and the “In Memoriam” choral rendition of “What a Wonderful World.”

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The Band Perry: 2011 CMA New Artist of the Year

The Band Perry: 2011 CMA New Artist of the Year

By Holly Gleason Reid, Kimberly and Neil Perry.

“We’re still childlike,” confessed multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Neil Perry of The Band Perry. “We romanticize the business and the stuff that goes into it. But there’s a place where … “ 

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CMA Pledges $10 Million

CMA Pledges $10 Million to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Capital Campaign

Projected view of the expanded Museum from Fourth Avenue in Nashville.

CMA has pledged $10 million to “Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here,” the capital campaign that will finance the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet. This donation is the largest philanthropic gift in the not-for-profit, Nashville-based educational organization’s history.  Read the rest of this entry

Summers FREE Download

Summers wanted to say “THANK YOU” for all the continued support they’ve received in 2011 and decided to upload a pre-production version of a song called ‘Heaven’ which is available to all their registered members to download for FREE.

It’s a Live acoustic version and will only be available until Monday, December 26th. They have never done this before, so don’t miss out… download it today!

Visit the band on the web: SUMMERS

97 Original Scores in 2011 Oscar® Race

Ninety-seven scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 84th Academy Awards®

The eligible scores along with the composer are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:  Read the rest of this entry

2012 GRAMMY Camp®

The GRAMMY Foundation®( announced today that GRAMMY Camp® — its signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students — will be held in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York in summer 2012. Held for the past seven years in Los Angeles and for the first time in New York last summer, the program is expanding to Nashville to reach a broader range of students.

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Lauren Alaina was just 3 years old when her mother was driving her somewhere in their hometown of Rossville, Ga. The Dixie Chicks were on the radio, and when Mom turned it off and heard her daughter singing the song on her own — in pitch and with every word correct — she did what any perceptive parent would do: She bought her a Dixie Chicks karaoke package and encouraged her to keep singing.

Not much time has passed since then, but Alaina, 17, has blossomed into a singer of precocious technique and sensitivity. She has worked hard for this achievement, singing lead roles in school plays throughout elementary school and winning the talent competition of the Southern Stars Pageant at 8. At age 10, she took top prize in Orlando’s American Model and Talent Competition, beating out more than 1,500 participants, and at 12 Alaina made her first of many visits to Nashville’s Lower Broadway clubs — before 6 PM, of course.  Read the rest of this entry

Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® ( were announced tonight by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy.  Read the rest of this entry