Industry Ink (9/05/12)

Aaron Pope, a tax manager with Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, recently served the Tennessee Army National Guard/U.S. Army overseas. Pope was stationed at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan for one year working as a contracting officer. His responsibilities impacted the effort to mature the country’s economy for citizens. “While I was at Camp Eggers, I received constant support from the owners and employees of the FBMM family,” Pope told co-workers at FBMM’s end-of-summer party. “I was sent care packages each month that consisted of letters, cards, pictures, consumable items, as well as love and verbal support from everyone at FBMM.” To show his appreciation, Pope presented them with a US flag flown at Camp Eggers.

(L-R): FBMM’s Jamie Cheek, Aaron Pope, Julie Boos, Duane Clark. Back row: Mary Ann McCready, Chuck Flood.

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Roger LeBlanc

Management for Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium has named industry veteran Roger LeBlanc as the venue’s new talent buyer, effective immediately. LeBlanc brings 20 years of experience to the role, including time as a promoter and talent buyer for The Coach House, The Canyon Theater and Saint Rocke. He also books talent for the Sunset Strip Music Festival and cruise ShipRocked. Additionally, he was a final nominee for IEBA’s “Club Buyer of the Year” honor. Congratulate him here.

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Shawna Russell

Way Out West Records’ flagship artist Shawna Russell has signed for booking representation with William Morris Endeavor (WME). Russell’s latest single is “Sounds Like A Party,” which is currently No. 50 on the MusicRow chart.

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On Wednesday, September 12, the Curb College at Belmont University will host Stageit’s Evan Lowenstein for an Insider’s View seminar in the Massey Performing Arts Center. Lowenstein launched the online video platform in 2011 to help artists monetize special performances and interact with fans. For more info, email Sarah Cates.

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Publishing veteran Jason Krupek has launched J. Krupek Photography, specializing in live events, parties, concerts, album artwork, and press shots. Krupek most recently served as GM of Big Tractor Music and co-founded the Buds n Suds benefit concert, which takes place September 12 at Losers. More information on J Krupek Photography here.

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