Industry Ink Wednesday (11/7/12)

Warner Music Nashville hosted a cocktail party prior to the BMI Country Music Awards on Oct. 30. Pictured (L-R): Frankie Ballard, Krista Maria, Damien Horne, Nick Hoffman (The Farm), Charlie Worsham, John Esposito (President, Warner Music Nashville), Jana Kramer, Scott Hendricks (SVP of A&R, Warner Music Nashville), Hunter Hayes, Chris Stacey (SVP, Promotion, Warner Music Nashville), Rachel Reinert and Tom Gossin (Gloriana)

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Luellyn Latocki Hensley is moving her award-winning firm, Latocki Team Creative, to her home at the beginning of 2013. With a decade of experience, she specializes in art direction, graphic design, image alignment and brand management. She can continue to be reached at 615-298-3533 or [email protected]

Maggie Berry, Senior Graphic Designer with Latocki Team Creative, will continue to work with Latocki Hensley on a contract basis and will be accepting additional freelance opportunities. Her diverse design background in digital and print media spans 13 years. She can be reached at [email protected]

In related news, Luellyn and James Hensley welcomed son, Niles “Rocket” Hensley on July 30, 2012, weighing 7 pounds 9 ounces and 21.5 inches long. Little Rocket and his family are doing great.

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Save the date: The 21st Annual Tin Pan South will be held April 1-6, 2013.

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Following Sony/ATV’s acquisition of EMI, here are a few updated email addresses:
Tom Luteran – [email protected]
Josh Van Valkenburg – [email protected]
Hannah Post – [email protected]
Mike Scheidman (admin) – [email protected]
Seth Johnson (catalog) – [email protected]

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Joe Kustelski has been named CEO of Etix. He is co-founder and head of product and technology at Rockhouse Partners, a digitally focused entertainment agency based in Nashville, which was acquired by Etix in January 2011. Kustelski’s Rockhouse co-founder, Tawn Albright, will become Executive Vice President for Etix in addition to continuing to manage and grow Rockhouse’s operations.

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The second annual Touring Career Workshop at Soundcheck Nashville (Annex) will be held Mon., Nov. 19 from 6-10 p.m. Admission is free. The event was founded by Chris Lisle (Chris Lisle Lighting Design) and Erik Parker (Lighting Director for Billy Currington). There will be a keynote session from Ed Wannebo (Production Manager for Kenny Chesney) and featured panelists include: Troy Von Haefen (Financial Planning), Joy Black (Tax Planning and Accounting), Shane Hamill, Sara Hamill, Patti Lisle (Navigating Relationships on the Road), Eric Elwell (Your Career is a Business), Debbie Carroll and Stephen Navyac (MusiCares® and Stress of the Road), Chris Lisle (Getting Into Touring), and RJ Stillwell (Health Insurance). The event will be followed by a Networking Afterparty at 3Crow Bar.

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Sarah Zimermann and Justin Davis of Striking Matches were invited to become honorary “Friends and Family” members of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Striking Matches recently released a self-titled debut EP, recorded with Grammy winning producer Luke Wooten. The duo will have a song featured on the ABC series "Nashville" in coming weeks. Pictured back row (L-R): Pamela Johnson (Vice President, Development), Mike Sistad (ASCAP), Kyle Young (Museum Director), John Grady (Crush Management and CMHoF Board Member), Cyndi Forman (Universal Music Publishing Group), Andrew Cohen (Crush Management), Marc Rucker (Crush Management), Jay Orr (Vice President, Museum Programs). Seated: Sarah Zimermann and Justin Davis



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