Industry Ink (9-26-13)

Cheri Cranford

Cheri Cranford

Streamsound Records has added Cheri Cranford to the label’s administration team. Cranford will serve as Office Manager and can be reached at [email protected] or 615-377-0495.

Originally from New York, Cranford moved to Nashville 35 years ago. Most of her music industry career was spent at Sony Music Nashville, formerly Arista Nashville and RCA Label Group. While at Sony, she was Manager, Office Services and Executive Assistant to the music industry’s top label-heads and handled all corporate events for Sony. Most recently, she worked as Manager, Human Resources and Executive Assistant to GM/Sr. VP, Program Sales at Rural Media Group/RFD-TV.

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caa logo11Creative Artists Agency will hold its annual Young Nashville Party on Oct. 3, beginning at 9:30 p.m. The party will be held at Anthem in Nashville. Proceeds from the event will aid Communities in Schools of Nashville. Tickets are $50; for more information, visit

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Producer and songwriter Dan Mitchell has been named the new president of Little General Records (LGR). The label, established in 2010, counts trio Taylor Made among its artists.

Mitchell co-wrote “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas, You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band” for Alabama and went on to write cuts by Moe Bandy, The Oak Ridge Boys, George Jones, Connie Smith and many others. Mitchell has produced projects by George Jones, Johnny PayCheck, Tiny Tim and, recently finished production on Deborah Allen‘s Christmas album, due out next month.

Pictured (left to right): Taylor Made's Greg Duckworth, Nashvill Music Media's Elise Anderson, Little General Records owner Greg Darby, Taylor Made's Wendy Williams, Dan Mitchell, and Taylor Made's Brian Duckworth.

Pictured (L-R): Taylor Made’s Greg Duckworth, Nashvill Music Media’s Elise Anderson, Little General Records owner Greg Darby, Taylor Made’s Wendy Williams, Dan Mitchell, and Taylor Made’s Brian Duckworth.


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