BB Gun Press has signed The Band Perry for independent publicity representation, working with Splash! PR on the trio’s upcoming project. Brian Bumbery heads the Los Angeles based company which reps Green Day, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more.
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Nashville art gallery The Rymer Gallery will present “Beyond Words,” a collection by legendary songwriter and lyricist Bernie Taupin beginning March 30. Taupin will make special appearances April 6 and 7. Details at www.therymergallery.com.
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Vector Management’s Jon Romero is among those selected for the Nashville Emerging Leaders 2013 class. The 11-week program begins in February.
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South By Southwest will welcome Clive Davis as a speaker this year on Thursday, March 14 from 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Davis is currently Chief Creative Officer for Sony Music Entertainment. He has been closely involved with a large list of notable artists through his tenures at Columbia, Arista and J Records. From early signings Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Billy Joel and Earth, Wind & Fire, to Patti Smith, The Grateful Dead, and Santana, to Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson among many others, Davis has made a profound impact on popular culture.