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Emote Tons: A&O&B Pre-CRS Seminar

Chandeliers & Country Music: Warner Luncheon

Dark Bars & Wildcards: Miranda Lambert Speaks

Plus Opening Ceremony Surprises, Rascal Flatts, Amazon and more


Freed To Blackbird

Blackbird Presents and The Raine Group have named publishing vet Lance Freed President of newly formed Blackbird Music Publishing Group. "Lance is the most thoughtful and creative music publishing executive in our industry, and I am thrilled that he has joined the Blackbird Presents family," says CEO Keith Wortman. Freed is the former President of independent publisher Rondor Music International, which was sold to Universal Music Publishing Group under his leadership.