Industry Ink (5-30-13)

bigyellowdog1Big Yellow Dog Music celebrated having four different songwriters on three of the Top 5 albums in the Billboard 200 this week. Big Al Anderson and Pat McLaughlin wrote a cut on the George Strait album Love Is Everything. Nikki Williams wrote a song on the Demi Lovato album Demi, and Josh Kear wrote a song on the Lady Antebellum album Golden.

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Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker

Industry veteran Ken Tucker has joined Beats Music as Head of Country/Christian Programming. Tucker was formerly the Managing Editor for Country Weekly magazine. His career has included stints at Billboard, Radio & Records, Warner Bros. Nashville. He can be reached at [email protected].

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gloriana

Gloriana

Gloriana‘s “(Kissed You) Goodnight” has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for 1 million units shipped.

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nothing is wasted1111Artist and songwriter Jason Gray recently celebrated his first No. 1 single as “Nothing Is Wasted” reached the top spot on the Soft AC chart.

“Wow! That’s all I can say,” says Gray. “Of all my songs, the one I most look forward to singing is ‘Nothing Is Wasted’ because I know there’s always someone in the audience who needs to hear it. I’m so grateful for the support radio has given this single and that it’s finding its mark in the hearts of so many people.”

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Out-Write Music Publishing has signed exclusive publishing agreements with two songwriters, Gary Loyd and Rhean Boyer.

Pictured (L-R) Rhean Boyer, Out-Write Music Creative Director Brandyn Steen, Gary Loyd and Out-Write Business Manger Adam Roberts

Pictured (L-R): Rhean Boyer, Out-Write Music Creative Director Brandyn Steen, Gary Loyd and Out-Write Business Manger Adam Roberts

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Stray Star Music‘s Brad Anderson recently signed on as a writer with performing rights organization SESAC.

Pictured (L-R): Tim Fink (vice president writer/publisher relations), Joe Paris (Stray Star Music), Brad Anderson, Shannan Hatch (senior director writer/publisher relations). Photo by Peyton Hoge

Pictured (L-R): Tim Fink (vice president writer/publisher relations), Joe Paris (Stray Star Music), Brad Anderson, Shannan Hatch (senior director writer/publisher relations). Photo by Peyton Hoge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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