Industry Updates (3/20/12)

Spin Doctors Promotions has formed Spin Doctors Music Group, now offering booking, artist management, label services, social media, marketing and more in addition to continuing its focus on secondary radio promotion. The company has also added staff members Brian Hanshaw, who will specialize in new business development, booking, and artist development; and Heather Leto, who will handle marketing and publicity. Reach Hanshaw here and Leto here. Nashville-based Spin Doctors Music Group is owned and operated by veteran programmer Al Brock.

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Restless Heart has signed an exclusive booking agreement with Nashville-based Brand N Music, joining a roster that includes Andy Griggs, Buddy Jewell, Billy Dean, Jamie O’Neal, Ty Herndon, and more. “Part of the Brand N Music growth strategy for 2012 is to bolster our national roster with award-winning, successful national acts,” says Brand N Music President Greg Burns. “Having the opportunity to work with Restless Heart helps us accomplish that goal. I’ve always been a big fan of Restless Heart and we are looking forward to bringing their fantastic live show to venues throughout the U.S. and beyond!”

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Judy Seale, President of Judy Seale International and Stars For Stripes, was honored with the Tennessee Marine 2012 Leadership Award at the Operation Yellow Ribbon event at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on March 6, 2012. The annual event honoring the US military and their families was hosted by Charlie Daniels and featured guests Darryl Worley and Gary Sinise.

“Rarely am I speechless, but receiving this honor was a very emotional moment in my life,” said Seale. “This is equivalent to a Grammy or an Oscar for me in my career. To be presented this award by my heroes–the U.S. Marines–and experience the moment with Charlie Daniels, Gary Sinise and Darryl Worley was overwhelming. There are so many others who share my passion and support of the military who should be receiving this recognition as well.”

(L-R): Darryl Worley; Charlie Daniels; Judy Seale; Major Harry Thompson, US Marine Corps – Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Nashville; and Gary Sinise.

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