Canadian Singing Competition ‘The Launch’ Sees Out-the-Gate Success on iTunes

Big Machine Label Group head Scott Borchetta’s new Canadian singing show, “The Launch,” is celebrating its first No. 1 just two days after the series’ Wednesday night (Jan. 10) premiere on CTV. Logan Staats, the first artist chosen by the program’s panel of mentors,  which includes Borchetta, who first signed Taylor

Big Machine and John Varvatos Team Up for Joint Venture

Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta and fashion designer John Varvatos announced Thursday a new joint venture that will find the two discovering and developing new rock acts. The new venture is called simply Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records, and its first act is California-based rock band Badflower. The pair first met

How Is The Bassist From Country Music Band Midland Nominated for 4 VMAs?

At the moment, the freshman country band Midland has the most-played song in that format in the nation, according to Country Aircheck, with debut single “Drinkin’ Problem.” That would be cause enough for a celebratory cocktail, but Cameron Duddy, the trio’s bassist, has a lot more to crow