[Updated] Industry Ink (4-23-13)

Still Working Music Matt Nolen

Pictured (L-R): Alex Orbison, Co-president Still Working Music; Kendall Lettow, Creative Director Still Working Music, Kos Weaver, EVP BMG Chrysalis; Matt Nolen, Tommy Lee James, Still Working Music; Daniel Lee, Senior Creative Director BMG Chrysalis

Still Working Music has signed songwriter Matt Nolen.

Nolen has had major label cuts with artists Eric Paslay, Bucky Covington and Trace Adkins. “I am pumped that Matt has joined the still working family we are growing,” said Alex Orbison, co-president of Still Working.

Still Working Music’s roster also includes writers Tommy Lee James and Chase Yaklin.

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phil vassar publicity photo11APA Nashville has signed Phil Vassar to its talent roster. “Phil is an accomplished musician and writer, a true artist with one of the most engaging live shows out there,” commented APA’s Jeff Howard.  “We are beyond excited about his joining the APA team.”

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sound control logoSound Control has moved from their Music Row location (the CTM Recording building as Studio B, formerly The Bayou Recording building) to the Java Jive Studio, located off I-24W at the Joelton, Tenn. exit (Exit 35). Java Jive is owned and operated by Dave and Carolyn Smith. Sound Control has had sessions featuring George Jones, Joe Diffie, Pam Tillis, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Tracy Lawrence, Nicole Nordeman, Marty Stuart, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner and many others. For more information, visit soundcontrolstudio.com.

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pete kennedy headshotMake Welcome Entertainment has added Pete Kennedy to its artist roster. The Irish singer-songwriter plans to launch a US tour later in 2013.

“We are excited to welcome Pete into the Make Welcome family.  His soulful vocals and passion for country music are sure to make an impact across America and we are excited to help him realize that goal,” said Andrea Ball, founder of Make Welcome Entertainment.

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at Make Welcome and the opportunity to play my music for more audiences in the United States,” said Kennedy.

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UMPG Koozie Crop111Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville (UMPG Nashville) took over Whiskey Jam at Winner’s Bar & Grill last night (April 22), where UMPG’s writers and artists performed to a capacity crowd.
Some of the artists and writers that performed included Greg Bates, JT Hodges, Striking Matches, and Ryan Hurd. This marks the first time a music company has partnered with the popular event.

 

 

 

 

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