Industry Ink (6/26/12)

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Nashville chapter hosted a standing room only event called “Music In Advertising” at Cabana on June 11. The panel   focused on music trends and projects the guest music supervisors are currently working.

(L-R): Kevin Lamb (Executive Director); Dianna Maher (Co-Executive Director); Craig Currier (peermusic); Amy Rosen (Grey NY); Karen Macmillian (Nettwerk Music Group); John Melillo (Melillo Music); Sarah Gavigan (Sarah Gavigan Music); Randy Wachtler (PMA). Photo: Alan Mayor

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Donica Christensen's missing banjo.

Sugar Hill Records Director of Artist & Media Development Donica Christensen reports that several  instruments from her personal collection were taken when her home was burglarized Friday, June 22.

Among the missing instruments are a 1982 Gibson 5-string banjo with no serial number, built by Bill Sullivan. The neck has a hearts and flowers inlay, and a Steve Huber tone ring. Also missing is a very old (early-to-mid 1800s) fiddle, an Antonius and Hieronymous Amati copy. The bow is a Pernambuco, silver mounted round stick. Additionally, the burglars took a bright blue left handed guitar of unspecified brand. If you have any information, contact Donica at 540-339-7701.

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Belmont University recently announced the members of its Pipeline Project for 2012, a group of students who will participate in the school’s music industry think tank. The group is dedicated to illuminating problems in the industry and exploring possible solutions.

(L-R): Ryan McAdoo, Sarita Stewart (faculty advisor), Theo Halls, Kelsie Saison, Phil Haddad, Erik Coveney, Rachel Glidden, Kendall Durkee, Matt Maher

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The Hot Seat, which is led by VP Jason Turner and specializes in radio marketing, satellite TV tours, and online video content, has moved offices. The company’s new location is at 33 Music Sq. W., Suite 100B. Turner’s new phone number is 615-690-7000 and his email is

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(L-R): Jay Orr, CMHOF vice-president of museum programs, Niles and Mick Buck, CMHOF curatorial director.

Veteran publicist Susan Niles and her siblings recently donated a variety of primitive instruments from the 1920s to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Among the donations were a musical pitchfork, a musical saw, and musical glasses that were all played by their father Darwin Niles Sr. in a Vaudeville act in New York City. Sheet music from the same era was also donated.

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Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) is hosting YEP Night at the Basement tomorrow (6/27) starting at 6 pm. The event features performances from Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne, Brian Keane, Chase Foster, Forest Whitehead, Matthew McGinn, Jordan Dean, and Steph Jones.

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Epiphone Guitar recently signed on as the exclusive guitar sponsor of the Bluebird Cafe’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, which kicked off during CMA Music Festival. During the official party, Bluebird founder Amy Kurland and GM Erika Wollam Nichols presented Epiphone guitars to Jay Patten and Toni Sehulster, leaders of the band that has played at every Bluebird birthday and Christmas show.

(L-R): Bluebird Café GM Erika Wollam Nichols; Jay Patten, holding his Limited Edition 50th Anniversary "1961" Casino TD guitar; Bluebird Café founder Amy Kurland; and Toni Sehulster with her Jack Casady Signature Bass. Photo: Glenda Paradee

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PLA Media has added country singer/songwriter Jordan Anderson to its publicity roster. Anderson’s debut single “Key To My Heart” is beginning to reach listeners. She joins fellow PLA clients Lynn Anderson, Justin Moore, William Lee Golden, and Jessica Frech.


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