Industry Ink Tuesday (9/20/11)

Chuck Tuner, John Carter Cash and Paul Reeves produced the soundtrack for Director Garret Noel's new film “Promised Land.” The project features songs written and performed by Terin Alba, with backing vocals by Grammy winner Sarah Peasall. The film premieres at The Sundance Film Festival in January. Back (L-R): Chuck Tuner, John Carter Cash and Paul Reeves. Seated: Terin Alba, Garret Noel and Sarah Peasall

• Jensen Sussman Arrowsmith has left her post as Associate Director of Publicity at Warner Music Nashville for a new gig at Second Harvest Food Bank. She will be the non-profit’s Director of Marketing starting Sept. 26. She can be reached at and (615) 915-9318 (cell). For Warner publicity, contact Tree Paine at or Sarah Lai at

• ASCAP is hosting a DIY U seminar today (9/20) at 3 pm featuring Latocki Team Creative focusing on design, identity creation and brand management. Latocki recently introduced Team Design Labs which allows indie artists and marketers to work with a professional graphic designer to create posters, album art, etc.

Congratulations to Great American Country SVP/GM Sarah Trahern who married Wayne Flatt on Sat., Sept. 17 in Nashville. The couple is honeymooning in Paris.

The Recording Academy is offering the educational event GRAMMY GPS Fest in Memphis on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Topics include indie strategy, social media, alternative funding, music for film and TV, and demo review. Panelists include Maureen Crowe, Music Supervisor; Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records; Kevin Lamb, Peermusic; Wayne Leeloy, Topspin; David Macias, Thirty Tigers; DJ Swivel, engineer; Jonathan Poneman, Founder, Subpop; Vlad Vukicevic, RocketHub; and Billy Zero, DJ Boy Records. Lyric Financial’s Al Kapone will keynote. Free to Recording Academy members and $35 to non-members.

SESAC has announced an agreement with StreamLicensing, LLC, which provides affordable royalty and performance fee licensing services for small and medium-sized internet webcasters. The SESAC agreement enables StreamLicensing customers to lawfully perform all of the songs in the vast SESAC repertory.

• Filmworkers Nashville, the production and post-production company which has worked on videos for Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum and more, has added editor and visual effects artist Tim Moore. He arrives from Storyville Post, Nashville, where he primarily worked on television commercials, including campaigns for the Nashville Predators, Pigeon Forge and RBC, Bank. He recently won a Gold Addy for Special Effects.

Ed Hill

CBS Radio Seattle’s 94.1 KMPS-FM has tapped Ed Hill to serve as Program Director. He joins following a successful 13-year run heading up programming at Citadel’s Salt Lake City country powerhouse KUBL.

• Cathy Lemmon’s Artist Development Network has teamed with Blue Pie Records in Australia, which will represent ADN artists for digital distribution, sync licensing and more. As part of the deal ADN is also working on a television show. ADN offers vocal coaching, image consulting, EPKs, songwriter guidance and more.


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