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New record label forms

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – A new record label launched in Nashville, RPM Entertainment, with Margaret Rose as its first artist.

Scott Siman is president of the label. He had managed Tim McGraw for many years and Julianne Hough. Siman made his mark as co-owner of RPM Music Group with Blake Chancey and owns the rights to songs including It's Five O'Clock Somewhere and I'm Moving On.

Rose previously was known as Margaret Durante. She was with Universal Republic and released a cover of Kings of Leon's Use Somebody. She later went with an independent imprint of James Stroud's Stroudavarious Records. She released the single Mississippi Crying and a digital EP, "Maybe Tonight," in April 2011.

Her first single, I Ain't Your Mama, ships to radio on May 30.

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