Industry Ink (2-20-13)

flying island logo11Billy Dean has signed with Flying Island Entertainment for radio promotion representation for his current single, “I Can’t Leave A Good Thing.” The single releases March 12. Dean’s latest project, A Man of Good Fortune, came out in September 2012.

“I am so honored that my team is working the radio promotion on Billy’s new project,” notes Flying Island President Shelia Shipley Biddy.  “I have long admired Billy’s music and the impact it has had on country music.”


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clearboxrightslogo11ClearBox Rights has introduced a weekly blog on current music copyright and publishing-related issues. Recent topics for the blog have included “The Standard Mechanical License Ceiling Is No Longer 9.1 Cents,” “Is Copyright Registration Necessary?,” “How Long Does a Copyright Last?” and “Simple Complexity–Music Licensing In The Digital Age.”

To view the blog, visit and click the “W” in the top right corner of the page.

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Out-Write Music Logo1Brandyn Steen has launched new publishing company Out-Write Music Publishing, LLC.

The company will represent the catalog of former Major Bob staff writer and Carolina Rain frontman Rhean Boyer, as well as singer-songwriter Cole Taylor.

Rod Parkin has joined the Out-Write Publishing team as a songplugger and assistant in songwriter development.

The company will host a  launch party at Tin Roof Nashville on March 7, beginning at 7 p.m.


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single in the city1Some of Nashville’s music industry were included in Nashville Lifestyles‘ annual list highlighting the city’s most eligible singles.

Atlantic recording artist Brett Eldredge, CAA agent Laura Huftless, Dashboard Media President Natalie Kilgore, CMT’s Jennifer Danielson and Clear Channel Communications’ Cathy Sewell were among those selected for the list.

Additionally, all were honored last night (Feb. 19) during the annual “Single In The City” celebration held at Nashville’s Sambuca Restaurant. For more information, visit


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