Industry Ink Wednesday

>>Curb Music Publishing recently hosted a two-day Songwriters Retreat at Blackberry Farm near the Smoky Mountains.

Curb writing retreat (front row, L-R) Senator Lamar Alexander and Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson; (back row, L-R) Blackberry Farm's Sam Beall, Curb's Director of Publishing Drew Alexander, Bobby Tomberlin, Capitol artist Kelleigh Bannen, Curb artist Lee Brice, songwriter Billy Montana, and Anderson's manager Lee Willard.

>> Business magazine Fast Company has named BigChampagne to its latest “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. BigChampagne is recognized for the groundbreaking comprehensive media measurement of its Ultimate Chart. Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2011) is on newsstands beginning Feb. 22.

Anthony Corder

>>Anthony Corder has been named General Manager of Anchor Down Entertainment. Owner Dean Blocker and Corder will work to further develop the seven-year-old independently operated publishing company. Corder can be reached at [email protected] or 615-292-9898.

>>Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan is splitting with manager Terry McBride of Nettwerk Music Group after 23 years.

>>Nathan Chapman produced a few tracks for pop singer Anna Nalick’s new album. She is best known for the hit “Breathe (2AM).”

Gareth Dunlop. Photo: Anthony Scarlati

>>Northern Ireland native Gareth Dunlop has been signed to a joint venture publishing deal with Moraine Music Group and Nettwerk One Music. His songs have been featured in the television series Cougar Town, Private Practice, One Tree Hill and Life Unexpected. Brent Maher is producing Dunlop’s debut LP, to be released later this year.

>>JKMusicwerks owner Jeffrey Kadlubowski has signed songwriter Larry Wiater to a one-year publishing deal.

>>Former American Idol contestant Siobhan Magnus recently recorded at Nashville’s Pacific International Studios with producer Mike Flanders.

(L-R): Pacific International Music Producer Michael Flanders, Siobhan Magnus, Pacific International CEO Rob Mackay.

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