Photos: Dave Bartholomew; Nashville Publishers Network

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Bartholomew recently stopped by BMI’s Music Row offices. The legendary songwriter, producer, musician, arranger and A&R man hooked up with Fats Domino and their collaborations sent shock waves from New Orleans, forever changing the soundscape of American music. Bartholomew wrote classics including “Ain’t That a Shame,” “I’m Walkin’” “Blue Monday,” “Walkin’ to New Orleans” “I Hear You Knocking,” “Let the Good Times Roll” “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” “One Night (With You),” and thousands more.

Pictured at BMI are BMI’s Perry Howard; Dave Bartholomew’s son, Ron; attorney Russ Hicks; Dave Bartholomew, Jr.; Dave Bartholomew, and BMI’s Thomas Cain and Clay Bradley. Photo by Drew Maynard

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New Revolution Entertainment’s Rob Dalton was the guest speaker at a recent Nashville Publishers Network meeting. The organization of independent song publishers meets monthly at BMI to share information about recording artists and labels who are looking for material. If you are interested in joining NPN, contact Frank Michels at 615-354-0670 or [email protected]

Pictured at a recent Nashville Publishers Network meeting (L-R): Erik Thorson, NPN treasurer; guest speaker Rob Dalton of New Revolution Entertainment; Bob Dellaposta, NPN president; Bill Renfrew, NPN guest coordinator; Marc Rossi, NPN tip sheet writer; and Frank Michels, NPN vice president.

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