Industry Ink (8/21/12)

90 Church: The True Story of the Narcotics Squad From Hell, an upcoming true crime book written by Special Promotions, Inc. President Dean Unkefer, will soon be produced for film. Deadline.com reports that Universal Pictures has acquired the book, which is due to be published in 2013. The book title refers to the address of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics in New York City in the mid-‘60s, which fought drug cartels and employed brutal tactics to get results. Roth Films will produce and has retained Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) to direct the feature. Unkefer is a longtime Music Row executive who is the executive producer of the Texaco Country Showdown.

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Capitol Records has signed singer/songwriter duo Brothers Osborne to a recording agreement. The duo is made up of brothers TJ and John Osborne, who are currently recording their debut album.

(L-R) Sitting: Chip Petree (Chip Petree Law), TJ Osborne, John Osborne, Tom Becci (COO Capitol Records Nashville). Standing: Steve Hodges (SVP Promotion, Capitol Records Nashville), Autumn House (VP A&R, Capitol Records Nashville) Kelly King (King Pen Music Publishing), Cindy Mabe (SVP Marketing, Capitol Records Nashville), Richard Green (EMI Executive Vice President and General Counsel)

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Nominations for the 2013 class of the Country Radio Hall of Fame are open, with the September 7 deadline quickly approaching. Categories include On-Air Personality, and Radio. Nominations can be considered here and include air-checks, clippings, and other relevant materials. The 2013 Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and induction ceremony will take place Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Nashville Convention Center.

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Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) and digital marketing platform Jamplify have announced a panel for independent musicians on August 28, 6-7:30 at the Entrepreneur Center. Panelists include Erin Anderson, Manager, Olivia Management; Daniel Bateman, Noble Sidekick Digital Agency; and Michelle Kraker, Social Media Strategist. Jamplify Chief Marketing Officer Moses Soyoola will moderate. Find out more and register here.

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Janice Bane

The Barbershop Harmony Society, an international music organization based in Nashville, has hired music industry veteran Janice Bane as its new Library & Licensing Manager. Bane previously served at Conexion Media Group, Inc. Reach her at [email protected] or 615-673-4127.

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