Industry Ink Tuesday (7/26)

• • • Pitch group Singles Only hosted its third quarterly A Night of Hits show on July 20 at Winner’s Bar & Grill. The evening featured performances of some of their writers’ best uncut material. Singles Only is made up of pluggers from eight successful independent publishing companies.

Pictured (L-R): Natalie Harker (Cal IV Entertainment), Scott Ponce (Liz Rose Music), Shane Barrett (Shane Barrett Music), Penny Everhard (Love Monkey Music/Tom-Leis Music), Denny Carr (Roots Three Music), Taylor Lindsey (BMG Chrysalis), Eric Gallimore (Red Vinyl Music), and Daniel Lee (Ten Ten Music Group)

• • • John Clore has joined Word Entertainment as Director of Brand Management. He makes the move from Sony Music Entertainment’s Provident Label Group, where he served as Associate Director, Digital Marketing & Campaigns, working with RED and Jars of Clay. His track record also includes time handling publicity at Provident Label Group, Webster & Associates PR, and PLA Media. The Illinois native is a graduate of Belmont University’s Music Business program. He can be reached at [email protected] or 615-726-7870.

• • • Capitol Records Nashville Sr. Director of New Media Dawn Gates raised $81,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was named 2011 Woman of the Year. Her campaign in honor of young cancer patient Tanner Page included a celebrity memorabilia auction. The organization’s total campaign raised $341,000.

• • • CMT One Country’s Lucia Folk is featured in a new article in AdAge. In the interview she talks about promoting local volunteerism among CMT viewers, offering rewards and prizes, as well as making charitable donations on behalf of artists.

JP Dansereau

• • • The Fontanel Mansion & Farm has hired Jean Pierre (JP) Dansereau as General Manager. In the newly created position he will oversee business development, sales and operations for the property that includes The Fontanel Mansion, Woods Amphitheater, Farm House Restaurant, Studio Gallery and more. Dansereau previously served as Director of Travel Industry Sales for Gaylord Opryland, and as Vice President of Tourism for the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau. He will assume the new role Aug. 1 and can be reached at [email protected], or 615-724-1600.



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