Industry Ink (1/5/12)

PLA Media has announced the addition of Carly Caramanna as PR & Marketing Account Executive. In her new role, Caramanna will be responsible for day-to-day initiatives and aiding with social media strategy.

“Coming from New York City, Carly brings with her a wealth of experience and creative ability,” says PLA Media President/CEO Pam Lewis. “With a great reputation in the industry, we look forward to her becoming a vital part of our team.”

Prior to joining PLA, Caramanna worked independently out of New York City and has been a part of media campaigns for Lynyrd Skynyrd and Carol Channing. A native of New Jersey, Caramanna studied at New York University. Congratulate her at [email protected].

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Nashville-based Chris Vetrano, former VP Artist Relations & Business Development for Brite Revolution and Brite Magazine, has departed his position with the company to launch CMENT. According to a press release, the new venture will “focus on the development of media and entertainment brands” and offer services in PR, marketing, management and more. Reach him at [email protected].

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Wigby, a new company offering live performance videos via webcast, will celebrate its launch with a Jan. 19 show at The Basement. Local singer-songwriter Korby Lenker started the company with a focus on minimal production and editing. Among the artists who have made Wigby videos are Tim O’Brien, Angel Snow, Courtney Jaye, and Natalie Prass.  

Performing at the launch party will be Prass, Lenker, Alyssa Bonagura, and Wild Cub (members of Keegan DeWitt and Pico vs. Island Trees).

Contact Lenker at [email protected] or see more on Facebook.

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A crazed concertgoer at The Ryman stabbed the fan seated next to him in the face last night (1/4) during the Gregg Allman concert, according to The Tennessean. The report says that the two men began arguing after they bumped into each other. The victim was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.



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