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Discussion: SoundScan Sound Off

December 17, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 30

In this era of rampant piracy and economic recession, things aren’t looking good for the music industry.   We don’t post too often about the business side of the music business here, as we tend to

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Jewel, Perfectly Clear

November 26, 2008 Guest Contributor 1

Jewel Perfectly Clear It seemed to be a suave career move. An Alaskan-born woman of the wilderness, wedded to a rodeo cowboy, embraces her down-home roots and heads for Nashville to join the ranks of

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Jewel, “‘Til It Feels Like Cheating”

October 25, 2008 Guest Contributor 8

Cheating songs, once so commonplace on country radio, are now relegated to near-nostalgia.  When Sugarland introduced the airwaves to their award-winning ballad, “Stay,” the industry marveled at the success of a song predicated on such a

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Jewel, “I Do”

June 30, 2008 Leeann Ward 4

It’s interesting that Jewel’s official second country effort, “I Do”, sounds less country than some of her songs on previous albums that were not specifically marketed as country music. While sounds of steel guitar can

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Jewel, “Stronger Woman”

January 25, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 19

Love it. Intelligent, sincere and just plain well-written. I don’t know that Jewel is going to find that country music is any friendlier to smart women than the pop scene that she left behind, but

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