Industry Ink (4-15-13)

GRAMMY LOGOThe Nashville Chapter of The Recording Academy’s annual Grammy Block Party will take place May 14 from 4:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Owen Bradley Park near the roundabout on Music Row. The party will feature DJ DU, Will Hoge, Kristen Kelly, The Lone Bellow, The Megaphones, Kip Moore and The Rhett Walker Band. The event is not open to the public. It is open only to members of The Recording Academy and their guests.

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gacAfter many years with GAC-TV, Talent Manager Shanna Strassberg has left the company. She can now be reached at [email protected] or 615-714-1837 for freelance TV and music projects.

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In a first for Arizona Country Thunder history, festival organizers of the four-day country music lifestyle event has sold out, reaching a capacity of 25,000 patrons and filling more than 5,000 campsites.

Performers during the event include Toby Keith, Lee Brice, Diamond Rio, Parmalee, Morgan Frazier, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Aaron Lewis and others.

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“This New Business Of Singing” Panelists spoke at Renee Grant-Williams “Fearless Solutions for Singers” Master Class held Saturday at Soundcheck Nashville.

Topics covered in the session included the relationship between artists and labels, the importance of songwriting, alternative distribution of music and social media.

Pictured (L-R): Paul Worley, Anthony Smith, Renee Grant-Williams, Anthony Smith, Sherod Robertson

Picture from left: Paul Worley, Anthony Smith, Renee Grant-Williams, Anthony Smith, Sherod Robertson

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Warner/Chappell is supporting the 60 for 60 movement for George Strait.

Pictured (L-R):Steve Markland, Matt Michels, Nina Wright, Patricia Mainello, Alicia Pruitt, Phil May, BJ Hill, Tim James, Karen Harrison-Hite, LuAnn Inman, Blain Rhodes, Ben Vaughn

Pictured (L-R):Steve Markland, Matt Michels, Nina Wright, Patricia Mainello, Alicia Pruitt, Phil May, BJ Hill, Tim James, Karen Harrison-Hite, LuAnn Inman, Blain Rhodes, Ben Vaughn

 

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