Industry Ink Tuesday (9/13/11)
• City National Bank and The Recording Academy® will present NSAI’s World’s Largest No. 1 Party on Mon., Sept. 19. The event runs 4 – 5:30 p.m. and honors the past year’s top songwriters in Nashville. Join them under the big tent in the NSAI parking lot (1710 Roy Acuff Place, the former Music Mill).
• Warner Music Nashville has added Raffaella Braun to the W.A.R. promotion team as West Coast Promotions Manager beginning Fri., Sept. 16. Braun most recently worked at Creative Artists Agency. She will report directly to Chris Palmer, W.A.R. VP of Promotion. Contact Braun beginning Friday at (973) 930-9118 or [email protected].
• Also joining the Warner team is Isabella Heather Esposito, born Sept. 10 to President & CEO of Warner Music Nashville John Esposito and wife, Chantel. She is the couple’s first child and weighed in at 7lbs, 9oz, and 21.4 inches long. She joins siblings Jessica and Johnny. Espo happily reports that Isabella has already smiled at the sight of a Steelers Terrible Towel. Her other immediate plans include listening to Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road.”
• Sony Music Nashville was named all-genre Label of the Year at the recent Trans World convention, and Sony Music Entertainment won Vendor of the Year. Trans World Entertainment Corporation operates over 400 stores, the majority of which are united under the brand name F.Y.E. (For Your Entertainment).
• Kent Earls, Senior VP of Creative at Universal Music Publishing Group, and hit songwriter Joe Doyle will lead a Songwriters Law Seminar on Oct. 1 at the Listening Room. Running 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., the event will cover copyright and collaboration, publishing contracts, and singer-songwriter recording agreements. Registration here or contact Brian Mencher for more information at [email protected], or (718) 390-3503.
• The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum honored Jerry Foster in its quarterly Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters series on Sept. 10. Throughout the program, which included archival recordings and videos, Foster discussed his forty-plus years writing songs, including his 19-year stint with Bill Rice as the songwriting duo Foster and Rice. The pair is one of the most decorated songwriting teams in ASCAP history with a catalog that includes “The Day the World Stood Still,” “Here Comes the Hurt Again” and “Thirty Nine and Holding.”
• SuperStar Records is launching with a new release by Grammy® winning producer, songwriter and solo artist Tom Hambridge. The new company was formed by Hambridge; entertainment attorney, television producer and creative architect Michael Holstein; and business executive, marketer, and entrepreneur John Heithaus. The SuperStar Records office is located at 9 Music Sq. S., Suite #276, Nashville, TN 37203. Call them at 866-803-5825 x101. BOOM! is Hambridge’s sixth solo album.