Industry Ink (8-26-13)

Songwriter Charley Stefl has signed with Eleven Eleven Music Group for representation. The award-winning singer-songwriter-producer stopped by SESAC’s Nashville headquarters to celebrate the signing with Eleven Eleven execs.

SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Eleven Eleven’s Jason Morris, Stefl, Eleven Eleven’s Jewel Coburn and SESAC’s Tim Fink

SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Eleven Eleven’s Jason Morris, Charley Stefl, Eleven Eleven’s Jewel Coburn and SESAC’s Tim Fink.

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The Academy of Country Music recently made a $700,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives on behalf of the artists who participated in the taping of ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night in Las Vegas earlier this year. Ticket proceeds from the taping also went to ACM Lifting Lives. The taping included appearances and/or performances from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, John Fogerty, Brantley Gilbert, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Nelly, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. More than 11 million viewers tuned in on CBS to watch the special.

PHOTO 2 (L-R):  ACM Treasurer Duane Clark, ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Bruce Bowman, ACM Chairman of the Board Ken Robold, outgoing ACM Chairman of the Board Butch Waugh, ACM President Darin Murphy, ACM Parliamentarian Paul Moore

Pictured (L-R): ACM Treasurer Duane Clark, ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Bruce Bowman, ACM Chairman of the Board Ken Robold, outgoing ACM Chairman of the Board Butch Waugh, ACM President Darin Murphy, ACM Parliamentarian Paul Moore.

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MSO PR Nashville is celebrating its fifth anniversary since opening its Nashville office (helmed by Nashville Director and publicist Lyndie Wenner) in July 2008. Wenner works with company President Mitch Schneider, Sr. VP Todd Brodginski, Account Executive Angela Villanueva and Tour Press Director Bari Lieberman, who are all based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters. The client roster for both offices includes Dwight Yoakam, Dave Stewart, Dee Jay Silver, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina, John Fogerty, Truth & Salvage Co., and Wynonna Judd. The company celebrated its fifth anniversary with a media mixer at the historic Union Station Hotel in Nashville.

Pictured (L-R): MSO President Mitch Schneider, influential radio personality/musician Billy Block, MSO Nashville Director/Publicist Lyndie Wenner and MSO Account Executive Angela Villanueva. Photo: Randi Radcliff.

Pictured (L-R): MSO President Mitch Schneider, radio personality/musician Billy Block, MSO Nashville Director/Publicist Lyndie Wenner and MSO Account Executive Angela Villanueva. Photo: Randi Radcliff.

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Singer and actress Lucy Hale, known for her work on the ABC television series Pretty Little Liars, has teamed with DMG Nashville, Hollywood Records, Bigger Picture Group and Monarch Publicity to introduce her debut country album. Hale is currently working with producer Mark Bright on the project. This fall, she will visit radio stations across the country before her single is released next year.

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Lucy Hale in the studio working on her debut country project.

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musiciansThe Hard Rock Café Nashville and Musicians On Call’s Young Professionals Committee have joined forces to present Rumble at the Rock, a fundraising event for the Nashville branch of Musicians On Call. The all-ages event will include a giant inflatable obstacle course, ring toss, dunking booth, Twister games, and more, and tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The first hundred tickets sold will receive a free gift on the day of the rumble. Advance tickets can be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/RumbleattheRock. Proceeds will go to help patients in local Nashville hospitals. 

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