Industry Pics (4/30/12)

The 13th Annual Eco-Energy Best Cellars Dinner was held last Monday (4/23) at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. The exclusive dining experience benefits the T.J. Martell Foundation’s mission of funding innovative cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Labs at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

(L-R): Bill Hearn (Co-Chairman), Phran Galante, Joe Galante (Co-Chairman), Robin Meade, Jerrod Niemann, Chef Lidia Bastianich, Billy Ray Hearn, Nancy Hearn, Tom Black (Co-Chairman). Photo: Randi Ratcliff.

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The Country Music Association held its Membership Mixer and Open House on Thursday (4/26) in the organization’s newly remodeled atrium. Over 200 CMA members attended the event and mingled or made new acquaintances. CMA Close Up Editor Bob Doerschuk provided musical entertainment at a baby grand piano, which also served as a display for three original CMA Awards donated by winner Jack Greene.

(L-R): President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Nashville and CMA Board President Troy Tomlinson; CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore; CMA Counsel Emeritus Dick Frank; and CMA Legal Counsel and Luna Law Group Attorney Horton Frank. Photo: Christian Bottorff

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ASCAP and Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) recently partnered to host an evening with songwriters Marla Cannon-Goodman, Tony Arata, Steven Dale Jones and Tim DuBois (who also moderated) to discuss a variety of topics affecting the music business.

(L-R): YEP's Andrew Cohen, ASCAP's Ryan Beuschel, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Tony Arata, Tim DuBois, YEP's Mary Ann Keen and Steven Dale Jones.


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