Industry Notes (11/26/2012)

St. Jude’s Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon will hold a community meeting for interested participants on Dec. 4 in ASCAP’s third floor conference room. Marathon representatives will provide information regarding training, fundraising and team building in advance of the April 27, 2013 event.

For more information, e-mail or call Jackie: 615-320-0466. 


The Pub Deal, presented by Martin Guitar, will close tonight (11/26) at 11:59 pm CT. The competition, open to songwriters of all levels, awards one winner a year-long non-recoupable $20,000 publishing contract with HoriPro Entertainment Group.


Big Ride Entertainment has relocated its full-service management, booking, artist development, label services, and publishing operation to: 25 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203. The main phone number has also changed to (615) 669-2243.

Big Ride is home to artists including Marlee ScottCraig Wayne Boyd, and Donny Fallgatter. For more information on the company, visit


IBMA is accepting applications for a full-time, Nashville-based Publications Editor & Special Projects Director responsible for developing publications, press releases and contributing as a staff liaison for several committees.

Applicants with a working knowledge for bluegrass music, experience in journalism, publicity, education, social networking and events origination are encouraged to submit a resume and a brief statement of interest to Nancy Cardwell by Dec. 20.

IBMA expresses appreciation to Caroline Wright who assumed responsibilities in the interim.


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