Industry Ink Thursday (9/29)

Warner Music Nashville hosted its final Pickin' on the Patio of the season on Sept. 22. Entertaining guests was new act The Farm (comprised of Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne and Krista Marie). The stripped-down acoustic showcase included their songs, “Home Sweet Home,” “Sweet Sweet Sunshine” and “Fresh Off the Farm." Pictured (L-R): New Revolution's Rob Dalton, Dave Kirth, and Renee Leymon; manager Bob Mitchell; Nick Hoffman; New Revolution's Andy Elliott, and Maurisa Pasick; WMN's John Esposito; Krista Marie; Damien Horne; and New Revolution's Doug Baker.

Mike Severson

• • • Way Out West Records has tapped radio promo man Mike Severson to serve as VP Artist Development, Promotion, & Marketing. He has 17 years of music industry experience in Nashville, including promotion and marketing positions at MCA Nashville, Rounder and Midas Records. In addition, Severson has also worked at All Access and spent five years in radio in Tulsa. He will continue his role with World Vision as an artist consultant for the country music format.

Shawna Russell is the label’s flagship artist, with more additions planned for the coming months. Severson can be reached at and (615) 496-6023.

• • • Buddy Cannon’s offices have moved. Cannon Productions can now be reached at 2801 Bransford Ave., Nashville, TN 37204.
Phone is (615) 383-2124 and email is

• • • Several Nashvillians contributed to the new Fab Fan Memories project featuring songs and stories about The Beatles. Included are The WannaBeatles, Janis Ian, Phil Keaggy, and more. Grammy winner Dennis Scott produced the project with fellow WannaBeatles members Bryan Cumming, David Toledo and Nathan Burbank.

• • • Big Machine Records and Colonial Candle have partnered for a boxed gift set including a CD of holiday songs and a “Holiday Sparkle” candle.

Jess Meuse (L) signed a management agreement with Guest House Studios Pres. Tony Buenger (R). They are pictured at The Bazel Group offices with Shirley Hutchins/The New Penny Group, who administers Muese’s catalog.




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