The article by Devin Leonard notes the week of 1989’s debut, the Big Machine Label Group had eight songs on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, more than its better-known competitors, including Capitol Nashville and MCA Nashville.
Two other labels, Republic Nashville and Dot Records, are joint ventures with Republic Records, a division of Universal, the world’s largest record company. In 2012, Borchetta struck a deal to market and distribute the original music from Nashville, ABC’s hit prime-time soap opera. “He started as a Valley boy and now is running all of Nashville,” says Dawn Soler, senior vice president for music at ABC Television.
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