Industry News: APA Inks Tritt, Bass Berry Moves, Etc.

  (l-r): Chris Trotter, Genspring/Suntrust Bank; Robert Williams, Outback Promotions; Kissy Black, Lotos Nile Media; Tony Rodono, Aleven Creatives; Clif Doyal, Corporate Publicist, AirPlay Direct; Scott  Welch, EVP AirPlay Direct; Mike Hagler, Jr., Director of New Media for Dolly Parton; Robert Weingartz, CEO, AirPlay Direct (seated); James Dorsey, Board Member, AirPlay Direct; John Gillin, Board Member, AirPlay Direct; Clay DuBose, Advisor, AirPlay Direct; Raleigh Squires, Operations Manager, AirPlay Direct; Steve Ivey, IMI Music. Photo credit: Courtney Skiver

The digital music delivery platform AirPlay Direct held a Summit / Think Tank in Nashville last week led by CEO Robert Weingartz. Board Members, investors, and advisers met to exchange ideas and discuss company growth. (L-R): Chris Trotter, Genspring/SunTrust Bank; Robert Williams, Outback Promotions; Kissy Black, Lotos Nile Media; Tony Rodono, Aleven Creatives; Clif Doyal, Corporate Publicist, AirPlay Direct; Scott Welch, EVP AirPlay Direct; Mike Hagler, Jr., Director of New Media for Dolly Parton; Robert Weingartz, CEO, AirPlay Direct (seated); James Dorsey, Board Member, AirPlay Direct; John Gillin, Board Member, AirPlay Direct; Clay DuBose, Advisor, AirPlay Direct; Raleigh Squires, Operations Manager, AirPlay Direct; Steve Ivey, IMI Music. Photo: Courtney Skiver

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APA has signed Travis Tritt for booking representation. Sr. VP Bonnie Sugarman is the responsible agent and is lining up 2010 fair, festival and corporate dates.

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The Nashville Bass Berry and Sims offices are moving Dec. 15. The lawyers are headed to the new Pinnacle at Symphony Place, 150 Third Avenue South, Suite 2800, Nashville, TN 37201.
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Black Room Records has opened in Nashville under the direction of Rachel Dodson and Sierra Jacobson. The company started a year and a half ago as an artist management firm and recently added the indie label. The roster includes Red Shepherd, Ben Schofield, and Kait Lawson. The outfit also comprises Number None Booking, which is being overseen by Matt Spiess, and SRBR Publishing. Contact them at [email protected]
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Local production company PK Pictures has long worked with corporate clients such as MTV, Wal-Mart, Saturn, Rite Aid, and State Farm, and is now expanding to include videos, parties and more. PK Pictures, headed by owner/founder Greg Page, provides film and video production, post production, new media services, DVD Authoring, 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, web design and hosting, interactive media, CD-ROM, PowerPoint, and creative media design.

PK Pictures also runs the in-house NuMynd Studios offering projection compositing, a voice-over/tracking room, editing and compositing. It’s also home to the first “green” green-screen soundstage in the southeast, which is said to consume less than 18% of the energy of a typical green-screen stage.

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