Music business attorney, manager, television producer and executive producer Bill Carter was recently honored twice in his home state of Arkansas. First, it was announced that he will be inducted into the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held June 8 in Hot Springs, Ark. Earlier this week, Carter also accepted the Crystal Award from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism in recognition of his work collaborating with Arkansas State University to restore Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess, Ark.
Carter’s early dealings in politics led to a career as an attorney, where he was called upon to help the Rolling Stones with a few legal matters, including getting lead singer Keith Richards access back into the United States following a drug bust in Toronto. Carter’s career has included working as a manager, television producer and most recently, executive producer of the annual Johnny Cash Music Festival.
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Paradigm Talent Agency’s Kama Upton will be honored at an event on April 12 hosted by the local chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation celebrating Nashville’s 2013 Top 30 Under 30. The annual event, which takes place at the Hutton Hotel, recognizes successful young professionals for their achievements in the Nashville business and philanthropic communities.
Kama began working at Paradigm in 2007, shortly after moving to Nashville. This past February, after almost 6 years with the company, she was promoted to agent. As a member of the Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) she has served as Community Service Chair, Secretary, and most recently as President in 2012. Kama is also a member of the Troubadour Society at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians On Call’s Young Professionals Committee, and serves on the alumni committee of the Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID).
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BHP Recordings has added Michael Cosner to its roster. The label stated that the addition of Michael will “nicely compliment and round out the current roster with a straightforward male Country Artist.”
Michael is excited about the move. “All the artists under the BHP brand share the same drive and passion that I have for the music. We’re going to combine our promotional efforts to collectively get our music into places we might not have been able to reach individually. These days, it’s easier than ever to distribute product independently, but to have a label and a team behind you is huge because there is so much other work involved in trying to break through, especially on the radio and retail fronts.”
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Dennis Entertainment has a new Nashville address. They are now located at 903 18th Ave. S, Nashville, TN 37212.
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Radio promotion “heavyweights” Jimmy Rector (EMI Nashville) and Keith Gale (RCA) won their respective boxing bouts during Friday night’s sold-out 9th Annual Ringside: A Fight For Kids in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin, Tenn. Rector defeated Damon Moberly (Mercury Nashville) and Gale was victorious against EJ Bernas (Bigger Picture Group), but all four men were champions in helping to benefit The Charley Foundation, which supports charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of area children.
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