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Country Music Among Top Tours

Jason Aldean. photo credit: Greenroom PR.

Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert are some of music’s top touring acts according to Pollstar. They’re the highest ranking music tours in North America of the past week. See where your favorites ranked below and let us know who your favorite live artist is!

The top 20 concert tours are ranked according to average box office gross per city and the average ticket price for shows in North America. The list is completely based off of all data given to Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. See the full list:

BMG To Acquire Bug Music

Johnny Cash.

The force behind BMG Music is about to take in the home of Johnny Cash. Bug Music, whose clients include the estates of Johnny Cash, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Del Shannon and Stevie Ray Vaughan has been purchased by the company for an undisclosed amount of money, Allaccess is reporting this morning. The purchase also includes the subsidiary Bug Music, an independent music publishing company. The move will effect current artists on Bug’s roster which include The Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Wilco, The National and Iggy Pop.

“With the acquisition of BUG MUSIC and its vast collection of evergreen and contemporary compositions, BMG further establishes itself as a leading music rights management company,” said CEO of BMG HARTWIG MASUCH. “We look forward to working with BUG MUSIC’s exceptional roster of artists and songwriters.”

The deal is expected to finalize in October. Bug currently owns the copyrights to major hits “I Walk The Line,” “Fever,” “What A Wonderful World,” “Summer In The City,” “The Real Slim Shady,” “Under The Boardwalk,” and “Passenger.”