Hollywood, CA – New Music Weekly magazine has announced the addition of writer Christian Lamitschka to their staff. Lamitschka, who’s company Country Music News International publishes vital information about major and independent Country artists, will be writing articles, features and editorials for New Music Weekly magazine in upcoming issues.
“We are very excited about strengthening our European outlets and Christian’s knowledge and experience will surely play a key role.”
– states Paul Loggins (Publisher,  New Music Weekly magazine)
Lamitschka’s CMNI company also provides news on country, bluegrass and Cajun stars with general music information on tour dates and upcoming releases. Christian’s first contribution to New Music Weekly will be seen in the popular trade magazines Fan Fair/CMA issue that is now in pre-production.

“Christian brings his immenseknowledge and experience to the New Music Weekly family and for this we are thrilled to have him on board.”
 – says Larry Weir (co-publisher New Music Weekly magazine)

Record labels may contact Christian Lamitschka for reviews and interviews  at cLamitschka@newmusicweekly.com

For more information contact New Music Weekly at 323-658-7449 (Los Angeles, CA office) or 615-323-2200 (Nashville, TN office) or you may visit www.newmusicweekly.com .
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Christian Lamitschka was born in 1970 and raised in Bad Vilbel , Germany a small town close to Frankfurt. His break as a country music journalist came in 1995 writing for Country Circle magazine in Germany. Since that time he has written for many National and International print magazines, as well as internet magazines including Country Stars Online.
Together with radio stations, he built his name and reputation step by step in America and throughout Europe interviewing some of the biggest country music stars such as Hank Williams Jr ., Gretchen Wilson, George Jones, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Wynonna, Sugarland and more. Lamitschka has also interviewed many behind the scenes music industry leaders such as Ray Baker who produced Merle Haggard, George Strait and Moe Bandy. Rock ‘N’ Roll legend turned country songwriter Buzz Cason was also a notable interview.


New Music Weekly , has graced the pages of Billboard, R&R, Gavin, Friday Morning Quarterback, Music Connection, Inside Connection and most recently Soap Digest  has found  great success with their charting system which includes Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, College, Americana, and Rock radio stations. Most recently Backstage Entertainment’s newly developed Spins Tracking System (STS) has already impacted thousands of radio stations since the beginning of 2005.
New Music Weekly has also been honored as  “Magazine Of the Year” at the Los Angeles Music Awards. The weekly music trade magazine which has fast become the top chart breaking publication for new music and artists scored top honors during the event held in Hollywood, California.
The magazine which is heading towards its eighth year of publication boasting over 500 reporting radio stations in the genres of Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, College, Jazz and Alternative/Rock. 
NMW has also found success with its Future Hits compilation CDs. This multi-format music sampler enables recording artists to get  their music  to  the hands of radio station program directors that will support new artists regardless of label affiliation. In addition, New Music Weekly operates the New Music Radio Network which services its syndicated radio specials to hundreds of Country and Mainstream radio stations with its specialty shows.

STS (Spins Tracking System) has revolutionized the way radio and record executives look at charts. A technology used to deliver the most highly accurate chart information available. STS is the industry leading weekly provider of information that covers music played at commercial and non-commercial radio. STS delivers a wide variety of airplay charts that track releases in Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, AAA, College, Jazz, World, RPM, Hip Hop, Loud Rock and Alternative genres. STS is a service of Backstage Entertainment.

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