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Inside the Midas/Big Machine deal

Midas Records’ recent decision to restructure its country division captured the music industry attention, as the mid-size label exited the promotion/distribution and marketing of its acts and shifted those duties to its new partner, Big Machine Records. The move brought into clear focus how the changing market fundamentals are impacting labels of all kinds. More

State Roundup

The University of Memphis men's basketball program self-reported that FedEx president Dave Bronczek called a FedEx employee, the mother of a high school player from Washington State being recruited by the program, which is a potential violation of NCAA rules prohibiting boosters from contacting recruits or their parents. More

Nashville At Law: A weekly roundup of civil litigation in Nashville

Here are some recent civil legal cases of note: More

On Music Row: Behind Sony’s BMG buyout

Sony Corp. plans to buy Bertelsmann AG's half of its joint venture Sony BMG and rename the company Sony Music Entertainment Inc. The buyout, which is worth about $1.2 billion, is subject to regulatory approval. More

The Chatter Class: Putting the Chamber’s Future 50 to the test

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the latest round of the top 50 companies around here. More

Piecing together the housing puzzle

Numbers don’t lie. And the Nashville-area home sales numbers due out this afternoon are expected to show another steep decline. More

New Businesses

Bricks & Mortar

Solomon snags Emdeon job Private school adding space Manufacturing add-on in Hermitage More

Center Hill Lake townhomes in the works

A local development group is moving ahead with a $7 million townhome project on Center Hill Lake. More

Real Estate Matters: Wisdom of shorter broker agreements

Q: In a recent column about listing agreements, you wrote that you never advise sellers to sign a listing agreement longer than 90 days. This poses a problem for me. More

Nashville West developer asks Metro for funds

It didn’t take long for a private developer to test the new policy of Mayor Karl Dean’s office giving public assistance to a private retail development. More

Taking stock: Earnings reports spark big moves in locals

Second-quarter earnings announced yesterday morning made for volatile days for several local stocks, most of them ending with big losses. More

Headline Homes: Nashville’s top 10 sellers for July

Numbers don’t lie, but they sometimes make two statements at once. More

Executive Appointments

Porter Capital adds finance specialist More LBMC Planning brings on Lentz Renner named Vastland VP VUMC nursing officer appointed to state board Not-for-profit names Zeitlin to head capital campaign Tennessee Commerce taps Perez Community Foundation adds development staff Van Dierdonck joins Kraft Search Crosslin & Associates adds audit senior manager Symbion promotes six

Dave Says

Dear Dave, My wife has been working at the same company for the last 20 years. She makes $40,000 a year, and she can retire in nine years with full benefits. More

Real estate transactions

Filing error costs state $544,000 in IRS penalties

Just when Tennessee’s state government is in the midst of major cost-cutting efforts to stave off a budget crisis, lawyers for the state have revealed that the Department of Finance and Administration incurred some $544,000 in penalties from the Internal Revenue Service in 2006. More

Weaver recuses himself from fairground development process

As an addendum to the Metro Fair Board’s actions Wednesday on ideas for redeveloping the fairgrounds, the board’s chairman, überlobbyist James Weaver, has recused himself from the process. More

Former Juris exec joins PureSafety

Marshall Martin, the former COO at legal software firm Juris, has joined PureSafety as executive vice president of operations. More

Sports Council pushing hotel tax hike

The Nashville Sports Council in a Tuesday e-mail encouraged its members and volunteers to support a 50-cent increase in the hotel motel tax. More