Industry Ink Thursday (5/24)

Entrepreneur Christina Rahm Cook and Dan Hodges Music, LLC have entered into a joint publishing agreement and signed songwriter Chad Raymon. Hodges says, “I’ve worked with Chad for some time and Christina has followed his career closely. We are both thrilled with the opportunity to work with him long term.” DHM Administration, a division of Dan Hodges Music, LLC has been assigned worldwide administration rights for the venture. Pictured (L-R): Brittany Spyksma, Christina Cook, Chad Raymon, Dan Hodges, Susan Hodges. Photo: Robbie Quinn

Jake Dungan

[Updated] Congrats to Jane and Mike Dungan on yesterday’s (5/23) birth of their first grandchild. Jacob “Jake” Graham Dungan was born at 2:17 p.m. to Jennifer and Chris Dungan. He weighed 8 lbs., 12 oz. and is 21 inches long.

Joe Nichols and Show Dog-Universal have parted ways.

Warner Music Nashville’s Pickin’ On The Patio returns for the summer tonight (5/24) with a performance by Charlie Worsham. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and show starts at 5:30 p.m. The series will be held the fourth Thursday of every month, from May to October, on the WMN Patio.

Aderra Media Works, which makes collectible flash drives with exclusive pre-loaded content, is expanding into the country market with a Nashville office. Drives can come with concert footage and recordings, behind-the-scenes video, unreleased tracks, or an entire catalog of albums. They can also be used for regular USB storage, and feature technology that allows for future materials to be updated onto the device.

Black River Entertainment’s Dawn Delvo is working to be the first woman in Nashville to raise $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through her Woman Of The Year campaign. She recently hosted a successful All Access For LLS Celebrity eBay Auction and is collecting donations through June 7 at Email her at [email protected] or find her on Facebook.

Dwight Yoakam will give the Superstar Keynote Q&A at the 3rd Annual Billboard Country Music Summit, set for June 4-5 at the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville. He joins a growing slate of speakers and panelists, including Luke Bryan and Willie Nelson.

• A new restaurant is coming to midtown/Music Row. Bishops Hot Chix will be at 112 19th Ave. S., according to the Nashville Post.

The May installment of ASCAP's popular monthly showcase series at The Bluebird Cafe featured Young Guns Publishing songwriters Cyndi Thomson, Gimm+Icky, Ben Reno, Cassidy Ford, Kimberly Paige and Phoebe Sharp. Young Guns Publishing, a division of Ramblin' Music, was founded in May 2011. Pictured (L-R): ASCAP's Mike Sistad, Jeff Garrison of Gimm+Icky, Ben Reno, Kimberly Paige, Pheobe Sharp, Tripp Weir of Gimm+Icky, Cyndi Thomson, Cassidy Ford and Ramblin' Music President Cliff Downs


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