Industry Ink (7-26-13)

BMG Chrysalis has signed songwriter and Mercury Records recording artist Canaan Smith. Canaan has secured multiple major label cuts, including “Black Tears” on Jason Aldean‘s Platinum-certified album Night Train and the Top Ten hit “Runaway” by Love and Theft. He was recently in the studio with producers Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten, recording for his forthcoming single and debut album.

Pictured (Front row, L-R): Brett Beavers (Producer), Canaan Smith; (Back row, L-R):: Daniel Lee (BMG Chrysalis Senior Creative Director), Kos Weaver (BMG Chrysalis Executive Vice President), Luke Wooten (Producer)

Pictured (Front row, L-R): Brett Beavers (Producer), Canaan Smith; (Back row, L-R):: Daniel Lee (BMG Chrysalis Senior Creative Director), Kos Weaver (BMG Chrysalis Executive Vice President), Luke Wooten (Producer)

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SESAC partnered with Apple in a free iOS Recording Technology Workshop for artists, songwriters and publishers at the performing rights organization’s Music Row headquarters. Hosted by SESAC’s Tim Fink along with Apple’s Dan Kee and Apogee Digital’s Roger Robindoré, the workshop featured educational demonstrations on creating, recording and mixing music on an iPhone and iPad. The workshop also offered in-depth Q&A and one-on-one sessions with the attendees.

Pictured (L-R): Apogee’s Roger Robindoré, Apple’s Dan Kee, SESAC’s Tim Fink & Apple’s Steve Pons. Photo: Peyton Hoge

Pictured (L-R): Apogee’s Roger Robindoré, Apple’s Dan Kee, SESAC’s Tim Fink & Apple’s Steve Pons. Photo: Peyton Hoge

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big machine logoAs a presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, Big Machine will bring several Country artists to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the “Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deed 400 at the Brickyard Powered by BigMachineRecords.com.” Artists on the label group’s roster – Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Laura Bell Bundy, The Cadillac Three – and Big Machine Music writer Dustin Lynch will once again perform for fans just before the green flag is waved on Sunday (July 28).

Kicking off the weekend on Saturday (July 27), Laura Bell Bundy will perform the National Anthem at the start of the Nationwide Race, airing on ESPN at 4:31 p.m. ET. As an Honorary Ganassi Team & Pit Crew Member, Cassadee Pope will be featured on the #32 car (Kyle Larson). Following the race at 7 p.m. ET, Justin Moore will headline a huge concert at the Pagoda Plaza Stage with opener The Cadillac Three.

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