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BIG MACHINE RECORDS
1219 16th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

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  • Biography - Big Machine Records

    May 27, 2011 0 Comments

    Scott Borchetta founded independent label Big Machine Records in September 2005 and serves as its President/CEO. In its first year Big Machine scored its first #1 single (Jack Ingram’s “Wherever You Are”), placed five singles in the Country Top 30, received a nomination for Record Label of the Year, and placed all three of the label's three new artist releases in the Top 10 Most-Played New Artists of 2006 (as monitored by Mediabase and reported by USA Today and Country Aircheck).

    Big Machine’s signature artist Taylor Swift (the CMA and AP’s reigning Entertainer of the Year and the American Music Awards’ 2009 Artist of the Year) was the best-selling all-genre artist of 2008 and her current album, Fearless, repeated her success when it became 2009’s highest-selling album of the year across all genres. Fearless - the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music and American Music Awards’ 2009 Country Album of the Year - has spent more weeks at #1 atop the Billboard Top Album chart than any other album in the last 10 years with an astounding 11 weeks at #1.

    Taylor re-wrote the record books when her worldwide smash single "Love Story" became the first ever Country crossover single to hit #1 on the Billboard and USA Today Top 40 airplay charts. Her follow-up single, “You Belong With Me,” repeated the same feat.

    Big Machine Records, was Billboard’s #1 Top Country Album Imprint of 2009, decorating it as the highest-selling record label group on Music Row. In 2009, Big Machine partnered with Universal Republic to create Republic Nashville. The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Jewel, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Jack Ingram, Justin Moore, Steel Magnolia, The Band Perry, Edens Edge, Eli Young Band and Sunny Sweeney.

    In 4 years, Big Machine Records artists have received 6 Country Music Association Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 4 Academy of Country Music Awards, 4 CMT Music Awards, 3 Teen Choice Awards, 1 MTV Video Music Award as well as 13 GRAMMY Nominations and 5 People’s Choice Award Nominations.

    ABOUT SCOTT BORCHETTA

    A native Californian and accomplished musician, Borchetta’s love for music began in early childhood when he developed an appreciation for the art by listening to as many styles of music as possible. That diverse influence afforded him the opportunity of playing a wide variety of instruments in various bands before moving to Nashville in 1981 and devoting himself full time to the industry side of the music business.

    After a short stint in the mailroom of his father Mike’s independent promotion company, Borchetta started climbing the ladder and soon had power players heads spinning faster than a top in a hurricane. His willingness to react quickly to the changing music business led Borchetta to become one of the top radio promotion go-to-guys over the last decade and now he sits at the helm of Big Machine Records and the newly formed Valory Music Co.

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    TAYLOR SWIFT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 1989 AVAILABLE FOR PRE-BUY

    August 18, 2014 0 Comments

    Global superstar and seven-time GRAMMY® winner, Taylor Swift, announced her new album 1989 (Big Machine Records) is available immediately for pre-buy on TaylorSwift.com, iTunes and Target. In addition, Taylor released “Shake It Off,” the first single and video from her fifth studio album.

    1989 is a touchstone; Taylor's songwriting and sonic evolution surprises us more than ever before. Heavily keyboard and beat driven, the pop sensibilities that have always been the hallmark of Taylor’s music now move front and center on 1989. "I spent two years making 1989. Two years gives you enough time to grow and change and let things inspire you. I was listening to a lot of late 80's pop music and how bold those songs were and how that time period was a time of limitless possibilities. In thinking about that, this album is a rebirth for me. This is my very first documented, official pop album. 1989 is the most sonically cohesive album I have ever made and my favorite album I have ever made," said Taylor. Taylor debuted “Shake It Off,” the first single, available at iTunes now, and video (which can be viewed at TaylorSwift.com) from 1989 in a worldwide Live Stream on Yahoo, where she told fans, “Over the last few years I've learned a very important lesson. We cannot control what people say about us but we can control how we react to it. We can let it get to us, make us bitter, even drive us insane or we can shake it off.”

    Taylor surprised fans by revealing the 1989 Swiftstakes™ that gives fans an opportunity to win prizes that include 1,000 tickets and 500 meet and greets.

    The songstress also explained that a Deluxe version of the album will include three additional songs and three songwriting voice memos. These memos are personal audio recordings that offer a unique insight into Taylor's songwriting process and document the early creation of three songs on 1989, which are available at Target stores in both the U.S. and Canada.

    1989 Album Configurations Include: The 1989 album will include 13 songs, cd booklet designed by Taylor, one of five collectible sets of 13 exclusive photo prints, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes™.

    The Deluxe 1989 album will include 13 songs, cd booklet designed by Taylor, one of five collectible sets of 13 exclusive photo prints, three bonus songs, three of Taylor's songwriting voice memos, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes™.

    The Digital 1989 album will include 13 songs, digital cd booklet designed by Taylor, one collectible set of 13 exclusive photo prints, and a code to enter the 1989 Swiftstakes™.

    1989 will be available in-stores on October 27th.

    Taylor Swift, who writes all of her own songs, is a seven-time GRAMMY winner and the youngest winner in history of the music industry's highest honor, the GRAMMY Award for Album of the Year. She is the first artist since the Beatles (and the only female artist in history) to log six or more weeks at #1 with three consecutive studio albums. Taylor has an album on Rolling Stone's prestigious The 50 Greatest Albums of All Time (by women) list, Time magazine has named her one the of the 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is Billboard's youngest-ever Woman of the Year. Taylor has career record sales in excess of 30 million albums and 75 million song downloads worldwide, and has had singles top both the pop and country radio charts around the globe. Taylor's album RED, released almost two years ago on Big Machine Records, has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide to date, including more than 1.2 million copies in the U.S. in its first week, scoring the highest first-week sales debut of any album in over a decade. Taylor is the only female artist in music history (and just the fourth artist ever) to twice have an album (2010's Speak Now and 2012's RED) hit the 1 million plus first-week sales figure. ”Shake It Off” is the first single off her fifth studio album 1989.

    *Details of the 1989 Swiftstakes™ are available at TaylorSwift.com.

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    "Party Like You"

    August 13, 2014 0 Comments

    Girls, gigs, guitars and a damn-good time have become ubiquitous with THE CADILLAC THREE so it’s no wonder that their brand new video for “Party Like You” will leave fans “feeling like a Saturday night,” “buzzing like a Miller Lite sign” and definitely on “a wild ride!” Join the “Party” via VEVO.

    Shot at fooBAR in East Nashville, director Brian Lazarro’s cinematic vision wasn’t a stretch for the high-energy trio of Nashville natives – Jaren Johnston (Guitar & Lead Vocals), Kelby Ray (Bass Steel Guitar, Dobro, Acoustic & Vocals) and Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Vocals) – who grew up together playing music and getting rowdy. Rolling Stone Country chatted with Jaren and featured an exclusive Behind the Scenes of the video shoot yesterday.

    “Despite numerous party tunes on the radio, TC3 still knows how to stand out from the crowd,” raves Country Weekly. “It’s a perfect summertime tune that’ll sound just right in these hot days ahead.”

    Johnston co-wrote the beat-heavy, infectious tune with Jon Nite and Jimmy Robbins and has previously penned #1 smashes – “You Gonna Fly” (Keith Urban) and “Southern Girl” (Tim McGraw) – as well as tunes for Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen and Dierks Bentley, among others. Mason has cuts on Rascal Flatts’ and Miranda Lambert’s latest albums.

    TC3 initially made their Big Machine Records debut with “The South,” a song that epitomizes the band’s self-described “country fuzz” sound and features Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli (Eli Young Band).

    One of Rolling Stone Country’s 10 New Artist You Need to Know: Summer 2014, TC3 is currently on the road with Jake Owen’s DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014 and wrapped European dates with Eric Church earlier this year. This fall, TC3 will join labelmates Florida Georgia Line for “This is How We Cruise” aboard the Norwegian Pearl.

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