Industry Ink (8-22-13)

Charles Skates

Charles Skates

MusicRow Sr. News Editor Sarah Skates and husband Burney Skates happily welcomed son Charles Burney Skates on Aug. 7, 2013. Charlie weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz., and was 21 inches long, and joins big sister Grace.

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Curtis Hall

Curtis Hall

SESAC has promoted Curtis Hall of Sales Manager-Licensing. Hall has been with SESAC for six years, previously serving as Licensing Specialist. He will be responsible for recruiting, training and managing the company’s Licensing representatives.

“I am very happy to announce this promotion of Curtis Hall,” said Bill Lee, SESAC’s Senior Vice President, Licensing Operations. “Curtis has proven himself to be an effective and dependable leader and has contributed significantly to the Licensing department’s goals, achievements, and successes.”

Hall is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Recording Industry Management and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a member of Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID).

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Steve Wariner

Steve Wariner

Opry member Steve Wariner and the Grand Ole Opry will be recognized for their contributions to Country music in the Sunday, Aug. 25 edition of the daily comic strip Nancy. Nancy is syndicated in 80 countries (and in an estimated 400 newspapers). Guy Gilchrist, illustrator and writer of Nancy, occasionally slips his favorite musicians into his work to pay tribute to his favorite music.

Gilchrist will personally present the strip to Wariner and the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Oct. 5 during a 3:00 p.m. Wariner concert at the Opry House, as part of the Opry’s Birthday Bash Weekend. Gilchrist resides in the Nashville area; previous artists he has highlighted in the Nancy comic strip include Elvis, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, Taylor Swift, Patti Page, George Jones, Don McLean and others. A collection of these music-related strips were donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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