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Danny Gokey discusses new studio album ‘Rise’ – For Gokey, the American Idol finale was bittersweet. “It was a huge, huge show. Now we are at the point, where the show decided to take a leave,” he said. “It was great to see about 50 to 60 finalists that came back for the Idol finale.” He had nothing but the kindest words for Kris Allen, the winner of Season 8 of American Idol, when Gokey and Allen competed at the same time. “Kris is a wonderful guy and a very pleasant person,” Gokey said. – Read more at Digital Journal

Big Machine Label Group To Launch Digital Video Platform In February – Big Machine Label Group will soon launch a proprietary digital video platform that gives fans direct access to content featuring the label’s superstar roster of talent. Big Machine TV (www.BigMachineTV.com) will offer music videos and behind-the-scenes content when it goes live in February, later hosting exclusive interviews, announcements, contests and more. All of the label’s artists, including superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett, will have individual channels on the platform that allow viewers to seamlessly search for desired content for an immersive online fan experience. – Read more at PR Newswire

Keith Urban, Partners Join Forces With Kobalt for New Publishing Company – Keith Urban is joining forces with two key members of Nashville’s creative community and Kobalt music services to launch a new publishing company, Billboard has learned. The venture, Boom, unites Urban with songwriter-producer Ross Copperman (Brett Eldredge, Dierks Bentley) and Universal Music Group Nashville (UMG) vp A&R Joe Fisher. Kobalt will fund and administer the company, providing creative support. – Read more at Billboard.com

Jennifer Lopez on NBC’s Live ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Musical: “We Want to Push the Envelope” – NBC’s latest live musical aired just a month ago, but when Jennifer Lopez appeared at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Wednesday, talk quickly turned to the network’s upcoming live production of Bye Bye Birdie. “We’re going to keep it period. It’s going to be very authentic,” Lopez told reporters. “We just want to push the envelope of how great these live musicals can be. I’m excited to take it on as a producer and as a role.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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