Industry Ink (1/16/13)

ASCAP’s first showcase of 2013 featured four up-and-coming songwriters, Kelsea Ballerini, Shaunna Bolton, Adam Hambrick and Forest Glen Whitehead, performing in the round at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP's Mike Sistad, Shaunna Bolton, Adam Hambrick, Kelsea Ballerini and Forest Glen Whitehead

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Shaunna Bolton, Adam Hambrick, Kelsea Ballerini and Forest Glen Whitehead

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ScenicCity1Heng Dai Media producers Todd Mayo and John Walker recently announced a new “sister show” to Nashville’s popular Music City Roots series. Scenic City Roots which will premiere in Chattanooga on March 7, 2013. Scenic City Roots will take place monthly, on Thursdays, at Chattanooga music venue Track 29.

Shows will begin at 7 p.m. ET.

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David Dixon

David Dixon

 

Media communications strategist David Dixon has been announced as Country Radio Seminar’s featured daily speaker for Thursday, Feb. 28, during CRS 2013.

Dixon is a partner at Dixon/Davis Media Group, based in Washington, D.C. The company was part of the Obama media team during the 2008 and 2012 elections, where they oversaw television and radio campaigns in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina. As part of the presentation, Dixon will discuss how radio has played an important role in winning recent political campaigns and how it fit into the overall media mix. He will also illustrate how radio is working with television and the growing relationship it has with digital and grassroots media.

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Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Phil Graham, Charlie Feldman and Tommy James.

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Phil Graham, Charlie Feldman and Tommy James.

Rock legend Tommy James was recently recognized by BMI for 22 million combined radio performances of his hit songs “Draggin’ The Line,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Mony Mony” and “Tighter Tighter.”  James was presented with five BMI Million-Air Awards in New York.  James stated, “I was very honored to receive the BMI Million-Air awards, I have been a member for so long it feels like family. My thanks again to BMI.”

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