Nine North Label Group President Larry Paregis was recently a guest on Pittsburgh’s famed news/talk radio station KDKA to discuss the recent CMA Awards and the state of country music in 2017. You can listen to his interview below.
Nashville’s first ‘virtual label’ – Nine North Records – is 10 years old today! In honor of that, Kevin Mason is named Exec. VP/GM of the group. In addition, Angel Jennings is named Sr. Director, Secondary Radio Promotion & Marketing. Finally, here’s our new address as we recently moved: 44 Music Square East, Suite 120, […]
Jeff Davis, Nine North/Turnpike Music/Edgehill Nashville’s VP/Promotion & Marketing, is proud to announce that industry veteran Judy Griffin is the new Director, Promotion & Marketing, West/Southwest for Nine North/Turnpike Music effective Tuesday, September 8th. “Throughout my work, I discovered a passion for developing artists and I will proudly continue this with Nine North/Turnpike Music,” Griffin […]
Jeff Davis, Nine North/Turnpike Music/Edgehill Nashville’s VP/Promotion & Marketing, is proud to announce that Stephanie Seiple is the new Director, Promotion & Marketing, NE for Nine North/Turnpike Music effective tomorrow. “I’m honored to join such a seasoned, well respected and talented team,” Seiple says. “Many thanks to Jeff and Larry (Pareigis, NNRLG President) for offering […]
SCE Nashville, Nine North, Turnpike Music and Edgehill Nashville are proud to announce the signing of Bryan Mayer to an exclusive deal which includes promotion, marketing and social media management for his first Sound Check/Nine North/Turnpike Music/Edgehill Nashville single THIS IS ME. “As a singer, songwriter and artist who’s worked very hard to get to […]
Jeff Davis, Nine North/Turnpike Music/Edgehill Nashville’s VP/Promotion & Marketing, is proud to announce that Kelly Symone is the new National Director, Promotion & Marketing for Nine North/Turnpike Music effective today. “I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity and the team environment that I have with Nine North/Turnpike Music,” Symone says. “In the short […]
For months people in the country music industry having been discussing the state of the format and where the independent record label fits in. In the latest Country Aircheck Weekly Associate Editor/Radio Jess Wright chats with executives from a few of the leading independent promotion companies to discuss the current climate. Included in the article […]
Larry Pareigis, President, Nine North/Turnpike Music is pleased to announce that Jeff Davis has been upped to VP/Promotion & Marketing, Nine North/Turnpike Music effective today. “I’m honored to be chosen to step up,” says Davis. “Larry and Kevin have built an amazing team, and their vision and passion inspires me on a daily basis! I […]
Jason Cassidy is pleased to announce that he is partnering with Nine North Records/Turnpike Music Nashville/Edgehill Music Nashville. They will join forces on radio promotion, social media and marketing efforts for his upcoming new single “Cowboy Girl,” which impacts Country radio In February 2015. “Cowboy Girl” is the followup to Jason’s “What If” single and […]
We want to say ‘good luck’ to our friend Bob 106.9 Savannah, GA morning host Tim Leary. Really, we should be saying congratulations. Tim will be running in this weekend’s Savannah Rock & Roll Half Marathon to raise money for Susan G. Komen of Coastal Georgia. So far Tim has raised over $11,00 for the […]
PCG Nashville, Nine North, Turnpike Music & Edgehill Nashville are proud to announce the signing of BROOKLYHN WOODS. In the once booming coal-mining town of Lynch, Kentucky, singer/songwriter, Brooklyhn Woods grew up loving the music of her mountain roots. From the moment that she opens her mouth, there is no doubt that country is not […]
The latest from Nine North Records…
It’s been a busy summer! Nine North Director of National Promotion Jeff Davis has put together a little recap of just how busy we’ve been!
Larry Pareigis, President/Nine North/Turnpike Music/Edgehill Nashville, is proud to announce the addition of Kelly Symone as the new Director of Promotion & Marketing, West Coast, effective Friday, August 1st. “I’m thrilled that a person of Kelly’s intelligence, background and skills is joining this team,” Pareigis said. “She will continue our 7-year tradition of being Nashville’s […]
David Shaw, a long-time promo vet with many hits under his belt, joins Nine North/Turnpike Music as Director of Promotion, NE/MW effective Monday, June 2nd. “Today’s one of my best birthdays ever. Look at this gift: the addition of David makes this the greatest team we’ve had in the company’s history,” Larry Pareigis, Nine North/Turnpike […]
Nine North Records/Turnpike Music/Edgehill Music Nashville President, Larry Pareigis was recently featured in Billboard Country’s Mid-Week Update. Pareigis answered a few questions from Country Editor Tom Roland. You can read the Questions Answered HERE.
Larry Pareigis, President, Nine North Records/Turnpike Music/Edgehill Music, is proud to announce Jeff Davis as the new Director/National Promotion for the virtual label services imprints effective April 1st. Davis followed his successful 18-year career in radio with stints at Cold River and Tenacity Records as one of their top performers, so don’t be surprised if […]
Got Country Online has posted a review of the new single from Carrisa Leigh ‘Bad Boy’. Read the entire review HERE and see why they awarded Carissa 4.5 stars.
Carissa Leigh has just released ‘Bad Boy’ to country radio and to iTunes. And the folks over at Country Music Matters have taken notice! They write, “Country music newcomer Carissa Leigh has released her debut single, “Bad Boy” on iTunes today! Carissa shares what all women really want in her introduction to country music.” You can read the entire article […]
Country Fed has 10 questions for Nine North newcomer Carissa Leigh. You can get to know this lovely lady better by checking out Country Fed HERE.
Got Country Online brings us the first review of Joe Bachman’s Nine North/Rock Ridge Music single ‘Lookatchu’ Check out the review HERE
Nine North Records-Turnpike Music/Nashville President Larry Pareigis has announced the promotion of music industry veteran Tom Moran, currently Vice President of Promotion, to Senior Vice President, effective immediately. “As a long-time confidant and superb strategist, I thought this was the perfect time to celebrate my decade of working with Tom (between Sony and Nine North/Turnpike […]
Thank you! Here we are in our seventh year. Many who tried their best to do what we do have come and gone, and yet we remain – and that is because of you. The Nine North Records/Turnpike Music artists and staff cannot be more grateful. Here’s to a GREAT 2014!
From the entire Nine North Records family to yours, we hope that you have a wonderful holiday! In the spirit of the season we’ve made donations to numerous charitable organizations in your honor.
Nine North’s Brandon Hamilton has released a holiday single to iTunes just in time for the Christmas season. Brandon has been hard at work in the studio finishing more songs for his debut album. But somehow he found the time to bring us a beautiful version of the holiday standard ‘O Holy Night’ ‘O Holy […]
Train and Ashley Monroe have been placed on the initial ballot for the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Vocal Event of the Year for their collaboration on the single ‘Bruises’. Today is the final day for the first round of voting, and if you’re an ACM member we hope that you’ll consider voting for them. […]
Bill Hughes, the host of Rising Stars has high praise for Erica Nicole’s new single ‘Daughter Of The Revolution’. “This Sunday night, Erica Nicole’s “Daughter of the Revolution” will be featured on Rising Stars. In my opinion, it’s the best thing she’s done.” You can listen to Rising Stars Sunday night at 8pm, EST, on […]
Colton James, President/RideNHigh Records, and Larry Pareigis, President/Nine North & Turnpike Music, are proud to announce a strategic alliance including promotion, marketing and social media management for his first RideNHigh/Nine North/Turnpike Music single 101 PROOF and CD release 101 PROOF COUNTRY. “I get asked all the time why my motto is ‘101 PROOF,”, Colton says. […]
Nine North/Turnpike Music President Larry Pareigis is profiled in the February 25th issue of Country Weekly magazine. Country Weekly’s Jon Freeman shines the spotlight on Pareigis’ career in both radio and records in the Pro File piece. You can click on the picture below to enlarge the article to read on your screen.
For the fourth year in a row, Nine North Records has been nominated in the annual CRS-Country Aircheck Awards. The awards were started by the Country Radio Broadcasters and Country Aircheck in 2010 to honor the best of the best in both the radio and record industries. Again this year, the Nine North team has […]
Train and Ashley Monroe were together in Nashville yesterday and stopped by Nashville’s Big 98 WSIX for a visit. Here’s a great video recap of their visit
From our family to yours, we wish you the most joyous of holidays!
Nine North/Turnpike Music President, Larry Pareigis is proud to announce the hiring of Jay McCarthy as Nine North’s Director of Promotion, Northeast, effective this Monday. “Tom (Moran, Nine North/Turnpike Music’s VP/Promotion & Marketing) & I could not be happier to bring a player of Jay’s caliber aboard. We’ve all been friends a long time, so […]
Lisa Matassa soars on her new EP, the intimate collection, SOMEBODY’S BABY, and the December 4th release hits all the right notes for fans of edgy, rockin’ Country. With a voice that blends the soulfulness of Southern Gospel with a bit of “city polish” and a dose of Country/Rock flair, this EP is by far […]
Phoenix Stone performs for his friends at radio during the annual CMA Week Music Row Live broadcast. Here Phoenix and the band send their thoughts and prayers to those who have been effected by Hurricane Sandy.
AOL’s The Boot has premiered the new video from It Is What It Is/Nine North’s Lisa Matassa. Lisa’s latest single “Somebody’s Baby” is currently climbing the charts at country radio. Watch the new video here:
In support of his debut country single ‘100 Proof Moonshine,’ Phoenix Stone took a break from his nationwide radio tour to perform at nationally syndicated Daytime TV. Set to air tomorrow, October 10, this rising country star stops in with Daytime hosts Cyndi Edwards and Jamie Jacobs to talk about his current single and treat […]
Nine North/Turnpike Music President Larry Pareigis & VP/Promotion & Marketing Tom Moran are proud to welcome Chris Borchetta to our team as the new Manager of Promotion, West Coast. “Tom and I like to collect smart people, and Chris is a very smart person. He brings tremendous energy, dedication and innovative ideas to this crew,” […]
Country music’s hottest new duo, Lucky Ned Pepper may be new to the music scene, but their roots in country music stem as far back as 1992 when the duo’s Rick Russell and Josh Graham led the way for the country band Smokin’ Armadillos. Now, Russell and Graham are back in the spotlight with the […]
Forget the pontoons and party boats, hit songwriter and producer, Phoenix Stone, is here to get the party started with his debut country single, ‘100 Proof Moonshine,’ (Stonehall Entertainment/Nine North Records). Written and produced by Stone, this good time anthem, set to impact radio September 10, is available NOW on iTunes. Check it out HERE. […]
Nine North Records/Turnpike Music president Larry Pareigis was recently interviewed by European webzine INSTRUMENTAL. In the story they talked about the state of the music business and the Nine North/Turnpike business model. You can read the article HERE.
The Bakersfield Californian newspaper recently did a feature piece on new Nine North duo Lucky Ned Pepper. Learn how the duo came together out of the break up of their former band the Smokin’ Armadillos. You can read the whole article HERE.
Larry Pareigis & Tom Moran, President & VP of Nine North/Turnpike Music are proud to announce the hiring of Jane O’Malia-Staszak as the new Director of Promotion/Northeast for Nine North. For the past 11 years, O’Malia-Staszak has worked with WDSY as well as the other stations within CBS Radio Pittsburgh as the promotion director for […]
Larry Pareigis and Tom Moran, President & Vice President of Nine North/Turnpike Music Nashville are proud to announce a new and expanded lineup of promotion stars for the company. “In an era when most companies are downsizing their teams in the field, we’re proud to be expanding our team to continue to offer our artists […]
Lisa Matassa recently appeared on the nationally syndicated Better TV show and performed a couple of songs. You can watch here performances right here.
It Is What It Is/Nine North recording artist Lisa Matassa is featured in the latest issue of Country Aircheck Weekly. Lisa talks about life on the road in the February 6th issue’s Off The Record feature. You can see the feature below. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Canadian singer/songwriter Jessica Ridley swept every talent category to win the Bud United Presents: The Big Time contest and take the opening slot on the massive iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Ridley’s road to victory was chronicled Saturday (Jan. 21) on ABC-TV premiere episode of the new series. She competed against Nashvillian Justin Nault […]
Nine North Records/Turnpike Music President, Larry Pareigis and Director of Top Secret Projects, Kevin Mason were interviewed for the 30th Anniversary issue of MusicRow Magazine to discuss social networking and its’ role in music promotion. You can read the interview with MusicRow Publisher, David Ross HERE.
Lisa Matassa has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on her new album “Sunrise Highway” which will available digitally on December 21st. She is so excited about the great new music, that she’s sharing a new cut every day leading up to the album’s release. To check out Lisa’s new music before you […]
Nine North Records Director of Promotions NE/MW Will Robinson is already talking about the New Year and your New Year’s Resolutions. This week Will has put down his cell phone (but only for a moment) to write an essay for Radio-Info.com about committing more time in the New Year to using social media tools. You can […]
NuCorp/Nine North artist Darren Warren is ready to “Cowboy Up And Party Down” as walked the red carpet last night at the 2011 American Country Awards in Las Vegas. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Evergreen/Nine North artist DJ Miller was featured in this week’s Country Aircheck Weekly. He discusses life is like on the road as an up-and-coming artist.
It Is What It Is/Nine North artist Lisa Matassa has just released her version of Nat King Cole’s holiday classic “The Christmas Song” and has enlisted the famed Broadway Youth Ensemble to provide backing vocals. Matassa loves Christmas music and was ecstatic that she got the chance to record on of her all-time holiday favorites. […]
In addition to the hot single releases that are currently climbing the country music charts, some Nine North artists have also released a special song just for the 2011 holiday season. Lisa Matassa has enlisted the wonderful voices of the Broadway Youth Ensemble to bring us her rendition of the Nat King Cole holiday classic […]
Darren Warren is always up for a great time! That’s reflected in his debut NuCorp/Nine North single “Cowboy Up And Party Down”. But he’s also faced some incredible challenges in his young lifetime. He shares some of his story with Billboard Magazine’s Chuck Dauphin in this week’s 615 Spotlight. This week, “Cowboy Up And Party […]
Yallwire.com has announced the nominees for their first annual Music Video Awards! They’ve sorted through hundreds of music videos from up-and-coming artists, music veterans and all artists in between, and we’re excited to announce that Evergreen/Nine North’s DJ Miller has been nominated for best new artist for his video “Between Sundays”. Winners will be selected […]
DJ Miller recently released “Between Sundays” to radio and the song and video continue to garner a strong reaction from radio as well as his fans. The video for “Between Sundays” was added to country music video channel CMT Pure last week and it immediately advanced to the #6 spot on the CMT Pure 12-Pack […]
Evergreen/Nine North recording artist DJ Miller almost had to put his volunteer firefighter skills to the test on his radio tour last week. While performing a show for Thunder 106 (WKMK-FM) at Bar A in New Jersey, an outside butane heater caught a tiki hut on fire on the back deck. Fortunately no one was […]
Nine North Nashville’s President Larry Pareigis is proud to announce the hiring of Doc Gonzales as Director of Promotion, SE/SW, effective today (Thursday, 9/1/11). “With the addition of Doc and the continuing service of Tom Moran, Jim Dorman, & Will Robinson. I fully believe we’re fielding the strongest team of professionals to date to service […]
Larry Pareigis, President of Nine North Records, is proud to announce the following staff additions effective Monday, 5/2/11: Jim Dorman as Director of Promotion, West Coast/Southwest & Will Robinson as Director of Promotion, Northeast/Midwest. Both Dorman & Robinson will report to Pareigis & Tom Moran, Nine North VP/Promotion & Marketing. Dorman spent 21 years in […]
Jaronwood Records, the home of Jaron & The Long Road To Love, has added Nine North Nashville to its team to spearhead Country radio promotion for JATLRTL. More details to come soon, including information & timetable regarding JATLRTL’s next single. Universal Republic continues marketing and distribution duties
It’s been an hour since country music singer Margaret Durante left the KZSN radio station, and the morning on-air crew is still jazzed if that’s the right word to use with a trio of country music jocks. “Anybody can sound good on a CD, but when you hear them in person…,” Anthony “Ant Man” Allen […]
Nine North Records President Larry Pareigis recently chatted with echomusic founder Pinky Gonzales for a discussion in his ongoing series on the music business. Here’s a quick overview of that interview and a link to the entire transcript: Larry Pareigis doesn’t just talk about a new music business model, he lives it. Having spent years […]
By Ida Millsaps, eHow Contributing Writer Country music has come a long way from back in the days when Loretta Lynn rode around in the back of a car and traveled to stations all over the country asking radio announcers to play her music. Getting your foot in the door at Billboard-monitored stations isn’t exactly […]