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Songwriters and recording artists have waited with mounting frustration for more than a decade for a fair, accountable way to get paid for their work in the digital environment. That day may finally be close at hand. A Nashville company called DART has emerged as a national player in what may be the most important development in digital music commerce since file sharing blew up the industry in the early 2000s. It’s about big data and artificial intelligence meeting blockchain technology borrowed from Bitcoin.

Olivia Ladd

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (OLIVIA LADD)  -- Small, unlicensed performance spaces known as DIY venues have long been a vital part of Nashville’s music culture. But in the wake of a devastating fire that killed 36 people last December in Oakland CA, Nashville DIY venues have been put on notice, and they are figuring out a new future. WMOT’s Olivia Ladd reports.

 

It’s Saturday night. Young Nashvillians, from high schoolers to professionals, gather in the basement of an East Nashville residence turned venue, named for the sarcastic TV series - “That ‘70s House.”

 

Sunday Night: Folk Fights Back

Mar 15, 2017

 

On January 28, more than a dozen Nashville musicians pulled together for a multi-act show at the Family Wash. The grand finale of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" put an exclamation point on the night's theme of environmental action and musical activism. It was the first of a series of shows called Folk Fights Back that are raising money for a range of causes seen by many in the music community to be under threat in the new presidency of Donald Trump.

 

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville police department has requested $50.1 million so that all 1,400 of the city's officers can wear body cameras and all police cruisers will be fitted with dash cams.

There has been a growing chorus of demands that police wear body cameras in the wake of several high-profile officer-involved shootings around the nation involving African-Americans.

  TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents have arrested a Mexican man who had been deported from the United States last month after serving a prison term for reckless homicide in Tennessee.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say 26-year-old Genaro Galvan-Mora was taken into custody Wednesday evening near Nogales, Arizona.

Authorities learned of his previous conviction during processing.

They say a records check showed Galvan-Mora was convicted in May 2016 on a reckless homicide charge in Loudon County, Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Press Association says it’s seeing a trend toward less transparency in state and local government.  

Association Policy Director Frank Gibson says he’s currently  tracking some 20 bills in the State Legislature the group believes would curb access to public records. One of those bills would severely restrict how much police body camera footage the public would have access to.

Tennessee Congressional Rep. Diane Black managed to push the GOP’s Obamacare replacement health care plan through her House Budget Committee Thursday morning, but she did so by the slimmest of margins.

The final tally was 19 to 17 with three Republicans joining all of the committee's Democrats in voting against the proposal.

Tea Party Republicans are furious the deal retains some features of Obamacare. GOP moderates worry voting for the plan could be held against them later if passage results in millions of Americans losing their health insurance.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters and demonstrators converged in the heart of Nashville to greet President Donald Trump's during his Wednesday visit to Middle Tennessee.

A line of Trump supporters waiting to get into the president's rally snaked around Nashville's historic Municipal Auditorium for about a half-mile. Many supporters wore hats that said "Make America Great Again" and sometimes squared off with protesters. However, there didn't appear to be any violence.

Sunday Night: Folk Fights Back

Mar 15, 2017

 

On January 28, more than a dozen Nashville musicians pulled together for a multi-act show at the Family Wash. The grand finale of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" put an exclamation point on the night's theme of environmental action and musical activism. It was the first of a series of shows called Folk Fights Back that are raising money for a range of causes seen by many in the music community to be under threat in the new presidency of Donald Trump.

 

Held Over: The Nashville Cats

Mar 15, 2017

 

 

An exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame has proven so popular that it's been held over until the end of 2017. Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats is an immersive experience depicting the time around 1970 that the wider world got hip to the mastery of Music Row and the quality and vibe of its studios.

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RHIANNON GILBERT) -- The Nashville Symphony Orchestra will host its first sensory-friendly concert this month. ‘Reach for the Stars’ will be a concert that welcomes everyone, including people on the autism spectrum and those with disabilities that cause sensory sensitivities.

This type of concert is something that the Symphony Center has wanted to do for a long time,

according to the Symphony Center’s Education and Community Engagement Program Manager Kelley Bell.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury will consider the case of a woman charged in the death of a Nashville police officer who tried to save her.

The Tennessean  reports Davidson County General Sessions Judge Allegra Walker heard testimony from two police officers before deciding Tuesday that a grand jury should decide what charges 41-year-old Juli Glisson should face. Glisson was initially charged by police with aggravated vehicular homicide in the Feb. 2 incident.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he approves of changes to his transportation funding proposal made in the state Senate earlier this week.

Haslam had originally proposed raising the tax on gasoline by 7 cents per gallon and diesel by 12 cents. The Senate Transportation Committee voted to change the gas tax hike to 6 cents and diesel to 10 cents, phased in over three years.

The panel also added a deeper cut to the sales tax on groceries and added more property tax relief for the elderly, veterans and the disabled.

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 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The House has voted on a bill that would block any efforts by Tennessee cities to decriminalize the use of marijuana. The bill would nullify laws that Memphis and Nashville have passed that have reduced the penalty for weed in some cases.

The bill was sponsored by Rep. William Lamberth, a Republican from Cottontown. It passed over the objections of lawmakers in Memphis and Nashville who thought the state should stop interfering with their cities. Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell, of Nashville, voted against the measure.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring Rutherford County from putting juvenile offenders in solitary confinement.

U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger said putting kids in solitary confinement was cruel and inhuman punishment and defendants were not likely to prevail in their lawsuit.

  BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country.

Prosecutors said Barry Cadden, 50, ran the business in an "extraordinarily dangerous" way by disregarding unsanitary conditions to boost production and make more money.

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MTSU Jazz Network plays jazz 24-hours a day on WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro. In the comin weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the Network.

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Midnight to 4 a.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. In Studio with Greg Lee

9 a.m. to Noon Jazz with Lee Thomas

Noon to 4 p.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

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Jazz is here to stay. WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro are now playing the MTSU Jazz Network 24-hours a day. In the coming weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the network.

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill into law that lowers the maximum blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05 percent from the current legal threshold of .08 percent — giving Utah the strictest drunken driving law in the nation.

In addition to drivers, the law applies to anyone carrying a dangerous weapon.

Trump Faces Most Consequential Day Of His Presidency So Far

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Throughout the campaign, President Trump billed himself as a master negotiator who would make the "best deals" for the American people.

That reputation and the reach of the president's bully pulpit face a tough test Friday after he gave House Republicans an ultimatum to vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act — or leave Obamacare in place.

A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average person's upfront insurance costs, such as premiums and deductibles, say analysts on both sides of the debate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

But it will likely also induce insurers to offer much skimpier plans, potentially excluding the gravely ill, and putting consumers at greater financial risk if they need care.

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