Industry Ink Tuesday

New Mercury artist Canaan Smith visited MusicRow yesterday to delight the staff with songs from upcoming album, including current single "We Got Us."

• The Copyright Society of the South has named its 2012 Board of Directors. Officers are: President John Barker (ClearBox Rights), VP John Rolfe (Rolfe Entertainment Law), Secretary Kele Currier (ole Music and Media), and Treasurer Casey McGinty (EMI Christian Music Group). New board member at large Jill Napier joins incumbents Amy Cranford (Amy Cranford Consulting), Dan Ekback (Platinum Pen Publishing), Ted Goldthrope (Sony/ATV Music Publishing), Misha Hunke (BMI) and Bob Mather (EMI Music Publishing).

Save the Date: The 2012 Leadership Music Digital Summit will be Wed., April 25 in Nashville. The announcement was made recently on Twitter. Visit the LMDS Facebook page.

A new songwriters series the Saturday Night Music Club has launched in Franklin. Last Saturday’s (2/4) edition featured Marty Dodson, Melissa Fuller, and Steven Clawson with special guest Michael Logen. The shows are presented by Gasoline Studios at The West Barn, 4526 Gosey Lane, Franklin, TN 37064. Each week’s proceeds go to charity. Other recent performers include Jimmy Wayne, Wynn Varble, Blaine Larson, and Joey & Rory. Tickets are $20 each. Details by emailing here or visiting the Facebook page.

• DeeJay Silver, who spins tunes between sets on Jason Aldean’s tour, has signed with booking agent Kevin Neal of Buddy Lee Attractions, Ken Madson of Average Joes Management, and Carri Hyde & NVRDUL for endorsement/sponsorship representation.

An upcoming benefit, The Songs of our Lives & the Writers Who Wrote Them, will feature L. Russell Brown (“Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree”), Roger Cook (“I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”), Larry Henley (“Wind Beneath My Wings”), Rafe Van Hoy (“Golden Ring”), and Kerry Kurt Phillips (“I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”). The concert is Sat., Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m. at West Nashville United Methodist Church to benefit the Parent’s Day Out program. Details and tickets, $27.50, at or by calling 615-297-3216.

Songwriter, publisher, veteran ASCAP executive, and author Ralph Murphy will hold a book signing and discussion about his newest release Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting, The Book on Wed., Feb. 8, 5:00 p.m. at Two Old Hippies store in the Gulch.

Songwriters Danny Myrick (Root 49 Music), the JaneDear Girls’ Danelle Leverett (Sony/ATV Tree) and Tim James (Warner/Chappell) co-wrote “Good Girls Gone Bad,” which was recorded by the JaneDear Girls and is being used on promotional spots for ABC’s upcoming series, GCB.

Local company DWP Live was behind part of the on-field production during the Super Bowl half-time show. More from The Tennessean.

• Rascal Flatts bassist and vocalist Jay DeMarcus and his wife Allison, a former Miss Tennessee and a current CMT personality, are anticipating the birth of their second child this summer. The baby will join their one-year-old Madeline Leigh.

• GoodStuff PR owner Shari Lacy has joined Williamson Social Magazine as Managing Editor. Lacy will continue to operate GoodStuff.


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