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    May 27, 2011 0 Comments

    "(New York, NY- June 5, 2009) Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records, LLC proudly announced today the formation of a new label partnership – Republic Nashville, which will be based in Nashville. The imprint will be headquartered on Music Row and utilize the combined resources of Big Machine Records and Universal Republic Records.

    Big Machine and Universal Republic first joined forces in 2007 to propel country Superstar Taylor Swift to Top 40 radio and beyond, with Taylor becoming the best-selling all-genre artist in 2008.

    Lipman and Borchetta also announced former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen has been appointed President of Republic Nashville. Mr. Harnen worked with Borchetta in a previous capacity at DreamWorks Nashville.

    Monte Lipman commented: "Scott Borchetta and his great team at Big Machine and the Valory Music Co. continue to tower over the country music landscape with a tireless commitment to their artists and a visionary approach to discovering new talent that has become the benchmark of Nashville. We're thrilled to expand our relationship with them, and welcome Jimmy Harnen as he steps into this key role at a crucial juncture in our two companies' unique history together."

    "Monte and I have been searching for a way to expand our business relationship and I believe we have found the perfect compliment in the creation of Republic Nashville,” stated Borchetta. “This venture is an opportunity to utilize the best of our Nashville resources and the best of Monte’s New York resources to create a powerhouse entertainment company. It also affords me the opportunity to bring Jimmy Harnen into the family in a presidential role. Jimmy’s tireless ambition, leadership, trend-spotting, A&R tastes and shared vision for this cutting-edge new company is going to prove to be very successful and a helluva lot of fun.”

    “Reuniting with Scott is fantastic in so many ways,” stated Jimmy Harnen. “As a friend and a colleague, it's been a thrill to see him and his incredible team achieve such great success these past few years. I relish the opportunity to join the environment he has created that epitomizes the cutting edge of Nashville and the entire music scene. I'm also looking forward to working with Monte Lipman, one of the most respected executives in our entire business, as we combine our resources to make Republic Nashville a productive and unique success story."

    Previously, Harnen was Senior Vice President of Promotion for Capitol Records, Nashville. In 2006 he was Vice-President of Promotion for the company. From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Harnen was Co-National Director of Promotion for DreamWorks Records in Nashville, working closely with Mr. Borchetta, who was a DreamWorks executive at the time.

    Republic Nashville's inaugural roster includes honky tonkin' singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney and new country duo Fast Ryde and sibling artists, The Band Perry.

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    ANYTHING GOES FOR FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TODAY WITH HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RELEASE

    October 14, 2014 0 Comments

    ANYTHING GOES for Florida Georgia Line with their highly anticipated Republic Nashville sophomore album topping the iTunes All Genre and Country Albums charts shortly after release today. Crowned “…the sound of right now” by Country Weekly, the superstar duo performed their platinum-certified, #1 smash “Dirt” last night on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers. Then, FGL took over the TODAY show this morning with performances of the lead track and hot new song “Sun Daze,” in addition to a fun sit-down interview.

    Also streeting today is a new mobile app that allows fans to listen to FGL’s ANYTHING GOES mixed in DTS Headphone:X, a new audio technology that replicates listening to music in the recording studio with sound coming from 11 speakers. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices via www.dts-apps.com/fgl.

    Previously taking home numerous industry awards, FGL most recently scored an American Music Awards nomination for Favorite Band Duo or Group, Country. Fans can vote now at http://ama.votenow.tv with results airing on ABC on 11/23.

    FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and selling nearly 20 million tracks worldwide of their 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES.

    Currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean's BURN IT DOWN Tour, FGL will take their signature high-octane show worldwide on their headline ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015.

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    FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’S “DIRT” TOPS THE COUNTRY RADIO CHARTS THIS WEEK

    October 13, 2014 0 Comments

    Country radio is vastly digging FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE’S platinum-certified smash “Dirt” which tops both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts this week, marking their fifth #1 single to date. From their highly anticipated sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville) set for release tomorrow (10/14), the superstar duo will perform the lead track tonight on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers at 12:35/11:35P CT.

    "We fell in love with 'Dirt' the first time we heard it and people really seem to love it as much as we do,” shares FGL’s Brian Kelley. “It definitely carries a lot of weight and hits you on a lot of different levels. We call it a life song. And when you hear it, it takes you to a place called chill bump city."

    FGL’s Tyler Hubbard adds, “we are so thankful to Country radio and our fans for all of their support. This wouldn’t have happened without you and we can’t wait to share all of ANYTHING GOES!”

    Currently on the road as direct support for Jason Aldean's BURN IT DOWN Tour, FGL will take their signature high-octane show worldwide on their headline ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015, making a special stop to be among the artists playing the Grand Ole Opry on April 14, 2015. Tickets are on-sale now, in addition to two limited edition packages, which include a copy of the album as well as the show ticket. Ticket plus album packages start at $52. For more details, visit www.opry.com.

    FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four back-to-back, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and selling nearly 20 million tracks worldwide of their 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES. In addition to collaborating across genres with sensations like Nelly and Jason Derulo, FGL has won numerous industry awards and earlier today scored an American Music Awards nomination for Favorite Band Duo or Group, Country. Fans can vote now at http://ama.votenow.tv.

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