Scott Borchetta & Big Machine Label Group Going Pop? Meet “Fancy” (AUDIO)

AMERICAN IDOL XIV: Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and one of the most successful forces in the music industry today, has joined AMERICAN IDOL XIV as mentor to help shape the career of the competition?s winner.  CR: Michael Becker / FOX. © 2014 FOX Broadcasting Co.

Despite all the speculation that Big Machine Label Group head Scott Borchetta’s involvement in American Idol may mean the show will look for a country act, there are a number of signs that Borchetta and his label are looking to expand their footprint. Check out the evidence, and meet the 1st act after Taylor Swift that they’re marketing to pop radio.

Country Radio’s Gender Imbalance: Is It Due To Sales?

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In this latest look at country radio’s gender imbalance, we address the common contention that country radio plays more males because they sell better. Counter-examples to the contention include current singles from Carrie Underwood and RaeLynn. See just how well both have been selling compared to their direct chart competition, and join the discussion on what is going on with women on country radio!

American Idol Season 7 Alum Mickey Guyton Launches Debut Single Via Capitol Nashville (Video & Backstory)!

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As Capitol Nashville singer/songwriter Mickey Guyton launches her debut single to country radio today, here’s a look at her American Idol ties and backstory, plus a lengthy list of known cuts & co writes for her upcoming debut album! Also featured, the premiere of her video for her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” and video of additional performances of new material.