Industry Ink (9-10-13)

manuel photo 2013Fashion designer Manuel Cuevas, will hold the Grand Opening of his new retail space at 800 Broadway in downtown Nashville on Sept. 12th. The 3100 sq. ft. of space will showcase iconic couture Manuel designs and highlight the “New Vision” collection. Using cost-efficient design processes, Manuel’s “New Vision” is a collection of affordable pieces and one-of-a-kind items that will be 100% American made. “New Vision” includes apparel pieces and accessory items including leather goods, boots, dresses, pants, shirts, skirts and other creations for men and women at an affordable price point.

“We are excited about our new location and all that it represents,” stated Manuel. “The Nashville tourism, music and fashion communities have stood behind me for so many years. I am looking forward to sharing our new home with our friends and visitors who love Nashville as much as I do.”

The grand opening will feature light hors d’oeuvres, drinks and drawings for a special gift from Manuel. The evening will feature the music of Stephanie Urbina Jones, followed by Frank Ortega. The grand opening will be located at 800 Broadway in Nashville and will take place from 6p.m. until 8p.m. To RSVP for the grand opening, contact [email protected] or 615-321-5444.

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Big Yellow Dog Music has signed 22-year-old singer-songwriter Maren Morris. Morris hails from Arlington, Texas, where she has had three songs on the Texas Music Chart, including the No. 1 song “All That It Takes.” Morris has also appeared with artists including Pat Green, Gary Allan, Marty Stuart, Radney Foster, Bob Schneider, Monte Montgomery and Eli Young Band.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Maren join the BYD family,” says Laura Wright, Big Yellow Dog Music’s Creative Director. “She’s a truly unique singer-songwriter who creates great music for all the right reasons. She’s the complete package, and we’re so lucky to have her!”

Pictured (L-R): Safford Motley's Scott Safford, Big Yellow Dog's Kerry O'Neil, Maren Morris, Kourtney Kirkpatrick, Laura Wright, BMI's Jody Williams and Big Yellow Dog's Brad Kennard

Pictured (L-R): Safford Motley’s Scott Safford, Big Yellow Dog’s Kerry O’Neil, Maren Morris, Kourtney Kirkpatrick, Laura Wright, BMI’s Jody Williams and Big Yellow Dog’s Brad Kennard

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Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone

Hutchins/Music Row Administrators Group will kick off its fall speaker series on Thursday, Sept. 19 at BMI’s 6th Floor Theater. The speaker for the event will be attorney Steven Gladstone,who will speak on how LLCs can be used by entertainment business owners for multiple reasons. Gladstone was recently featured on Forbes.com. Future speakers will include MusicSynk’s Robin Piscotta (October) and Country Radio Broadcasters’ Bill Mayne (November). To RSVP for one of the meetings, contact [email protected].

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