Industry Ink (5-21-13)

tko artist management111TKO Artist Management has promoted Michelle Garramone to the role of Brand Coordinator. Garramone graduated from Belmont University in May 2012. She worked at TKO Artist Management as a part-time receptionist and was promoted to full-time brand assistant upon graduation. She can be reached at [email protected].

Emily Gallo has been hired as an assistant. Gallo graduated from the College of Charleston and first worked at TKO as a summer intern in 2012. She can be reached at [email protected]

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Tommy Cecil recently signed on as a BMI writer. Cecil, a Nashville-based singer/songwriter who writes for HoriPro Entertainment Group, played at the Key West Songwriters Festival earlier this month.

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Pictured are (L-R): HoriPro’s Lee Krabel and Butch Baker, Tommy Cecil, and BMI’s Bradley Collins.

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APA Nashville has signed bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent to their roster. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent the award-winning and multi-talented Dailey & Vincent. Adding them to our roster will open many exciting doors of opportunity in the future,” comments APA’s Cass Scripps.

Pictured (L-R): Zac Koffler (APEX Entertainment Management), Ray Shelide (APA), Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, Cass Scripps (APA), Matt McGuire (APA), Michael Stevens (APA)

Pictured (L-R): Zac Koffler (APEX Entertainment Management), Ray Shelide (APA), Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, Cass Scripps (APA), Matt McGuire (APA), Michael Stevens (APA)

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immerse 2013 gma111IMMERSE, the Gospel Music Association’s Music Training Experience, has announced two scholarship opportunities, including the “Music Makes” scholarship to attend the upcoming IMMERSE event, as well as three $5,000 scholarships to “reVIEWyou” winners in the songwriting, singer/songwriter-female and singer/songwriter-male categories. Hosted by Plumb, the Tuesday Night Songwriter Showcase (May 28) will feature artists Matt Hammitt, Jon Steingard, Seth Mosely, Kevin Max, David Zach, Meredith Andrews, Karen Peck and others.

The event’s Monday night concert (May 27) will feature MIKESCHAIR. IMMERSE will take place May 26-29 at Nashville’s Lifeway Christian Resources building. IMMERSE allows rising songwriters and business professionals to get hands-on training directed by industry leaders.

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solidSOLID‘s annual yard sale will take place Saturday, June 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. It is an opportunity to fans from across the country to connect with their favorite stars and for industry personnel to clear out their promo closets. Donations are needed for the event. Desired items include press items from awards shows, unused promo from album releases and tours, posters, press kits, ANYTHING signed (clothing, albums, posters), T-shirts, jackets, meet & greet opportunties and much more.

SOLID will provide bins and pick up any merchandise to be donated. The deadline for donations is June 1. To donate to SOLID’s annual yard sale, contact Eric Wright at [email protected] or Jeff Hoehne at [email protected]



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