Macias Named Pres. of New Americana Board

David Macias

David Macias

As the Americana Music Association prepares for its Festival and Conference, coming Sept. 8-11, 2010 to Nashville, the organization has announced its new Executive Committee. Holding one-year terms for the 2010 calendar year will be Board President David Macias (Thirty Tigers); Vice Pres. Tim McFadden (Tim McFadden Management); Secretary Sylvia Giannitrapani (GO2 Management); and Treasurer Pam Matthews (DuVoyant Music); with Jessie Scott (Music Fog) and Al Moss (Al Moss Promotion) as Executive Committee Members-At-Large.

The Board of Directors consists of 19 industry representatives elected by the Americana Music Association membership to two-year terms. The 2010-2011 Board brings newly elected Ashley Capps (AC Entertainment), Joan Kornblith (Voice of America), artists Chip Taylor, Rodney Crowell, Raul Malo and Buddy Miller, as well as Exec. Committee’s Matthews and Macias.

americana logoJohn Allen (Bug Music) is newly re-elected and joins returning Board Members Kay Clary (BMI), Tamara Saviano (Ellis Creative), Amanda Hale-Ornales (New West Records), Tift Merritt (artist), Brad First (SXSW), Fred Boenig (Artist Development Group), Giannitrapani, McFadden, Scott, and Moss.

The Americana Music Association says it intentionally sought to add directors from music communities outside Nashville this year, to work alongside local board members. The professional non-profit trade organization’s mission is to promote awareness, provide a forum, and advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference.

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