Industry Ink: BMG Chrysalis Moves Into New Offices

Ronnie Dunn performed at the 2011 Talk Media Conference & Talk Show Boot Camp in Dallas over the weekend. Pictured (L-R): Skip Bishop (Sony Music Nashville SVP Promotion), Lew Dickey (Cumulus CEO), Dunn, Dan Bennett (Cumulus Dallas VP Market Manager), and Mike McVay (Cumulus SVP of Programming).

• BMG Chrysalis
moved into new digs last week. The publisher is now operating at 29 Music Sq. E., Nashville, TN 37203. Phone number remains (615) 329-3999.

• Rodeo Entertainment, the company started by New York based industry vets Jeff Rabhan and David Schulhof, is working in partnership with Clear Channel Radio to assemble a country boy band. The nationwide search visits Nashville on Nov. 18. There will be an open call, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Nashville Ballroom (817 2nd Ave. S.). Details at

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Quarterback Records’ Matt Gary to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently. He performed new single “Beautiful Life," along with cuts from his EP, "I’m Just Sayin’” and signed up for professional ACM membership. (L-R): Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo & Matt Gary. Photo: Michel Bourquard

• Chris Carson has exited Debut Broadcasting to form Yellow Drum Media. He spent almost nine years at Debut as script writer, show producer and voice talent. Yellow Drum Media offers media services, including script writing, production, VO Talent, one-off radio specials, and ISDN radio tours. Yellow Drum Media is producing syndicated radio programs: “The Texas 10” and “The Red Dirt Countdown.” Carson also serves as the executive producer for Jim Brickman’s long running show, “Your Weekend,” distributed to AC/Hot AC formats by Cumulus Media. Contact him at, (615) 294-3781, or

Singer and songwriter Liz Anderson is resting in a local hospital following complications of heart and lung disease. She had several hits and has penned songs for Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Del Reeves, her daughter Lynn Anderson, and many others. Anderson co-founded the Nashville Songwriters Association International along with husband Casey.

Doug Fraser’s Nashville-based event marketing and brand development company The Art of the Game is producing and directing the Opening Ceremonies of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Set to perform are Marlee Scott, Brittini Black, Andrea Young and Mark Boylan. The races will air on ESPN networks. The Art of the Game has also handled events for Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, CMA, NARAS, Delta, and more.

• XCEL Talent Agency dancers will be performing at the CMA Awards, and also appear in the new films Footloose, and Joyful Noise, as well as Sonia Leigh’s debut music video.


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