polo outfits for girls UMG boss renews contract
Though it remains unofficial, MusicRow has learned UMG Nashville Chairman and CEO Luke Lewis has inked a new, multi year contract with Universal Music Group. The deal comes on the heels of such sales successes as country duo Sugarland, whose latest album, “Love On The Inside,” was released in July 2008 and certified platinum two months later.
Lewis took the reins of the label group made up of MCA, Mercury and Lost Highway in 2002 after 10 years heading Mercury Nashville. Other chart toppers signed to UMG Nashville include George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and Josh Turner. Effective immediately, Murrah will oversee the Bug Music office in Nashville and report directly to CEO John Rudolph in Los Angeles. He was most recently Chairman of Murrah Music Corp., which he founded in 1990.
“I’m delighted to find someone with Roger’s experience, credentials and contacts to enhance our Nashville office, my hometown,” said Rudolph. Penney Co. on Thursday announced its official sponsorship of the Rascal Flatts American Living Unstoppable Tour. The fully integrated two year sponsorship will kick off June 5, with the tour hitting about 60 cities across the nation each year.
The partnership is designed to promote American Living, the retailer’s affordable, all American lifestyle brand developed by Polo Ralph Lauren’s Global Brand Concepts. Penney stores.
Wicks scores Dr. Pepper sponsorship
Chuck Wicks has signed a year long sponsorship agreement with Dr. Pepper to support the brand’s Academy of Country Music Awards promotion. As part of the deal, the RCA Nashville artist will be featured online and on in store promotional materials at major retailers.
Dr. Pepper will also bring Wicks to select retail locations for album signings and performances, and will offer consumers a chance to win a VIP experience to meet him at the ACM Awards in April. Wicks, who had the Top 5 hit “Stealing Cinderella,” was recently confirmed as a celebrity cast member of the eighth season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars.”