Industry Ink (9-30-13)

Producer’s Chair founder James Rea stopped by the MusicRow offices on Friday, Sept. 27 to celebrate the seventh season of the Nashville program. During the visit, Rea met with MusicRow staff and presented a plaque to MusicRow Enterprise Owner Sherod Robertson commemorating the important role RowFax and MusicRow have played in the success of the monthly program.

Rea hosted his seventh anniversary event at Douglas Corner on Thursday (Sept. 26) with producer Mark Bright.

The Producer’s Chair monthly column runs exclusively on RowFax prior to the Douglas Corner program, which is held the last Thursday of the month with varying producers. MusicRow subsequently runs the column for subscribers-only.

Pictured (L-R): Eric Parker, MusicRow Enterprise Owner Sherod Robertson, Producer's Chair founder James Rea.

Pictured (L-R): Eric Parker, MusicRow owner Sherod Robertson, Producer’s Chair founder James Rea.

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James Rea visits with MusicRow staff. Pictured (L-R): Michael Smith, Eric Parker, Sherod Robertson, James Rea, Jessica Nicholson, Caitlin Rantala.

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Songwriter Rich Karg has signed with Green Hills Music Group and Grin Like A Dog Songs for publishing. A native of Nashville, Karg is a former member of the Karg Brothers.

“Rich Karg is a delight to work with,” said Steve Mitchell, President of Grin Like A Dog Songs. “As a writer, he digs in deep for the substantial ideas, comes up with superb melodies, and is game to explore almost any musical direction you can think of. We are all the richer to have him on the team.”

Green Hills Music Group was founded in 2007 and has cuts by Hunter Hayes, Rascal FlattsGeorge Strait, Jake Owen, Don Williams, Bucky Covington and Luke Bryan. Grin Like A Dog Songs has published songs recorded by Joe Nichols, Kassie DePaiva of ABC’s One Life to Live, Canadian artist Sean Hogan and Christian artist Suzzette Michaels.

(L to R):Leslie Mitchell, Grin Like A Dog Songs, Woody Bomar, Green Hills Music Group, Rich Karg, Steve Mitchell, Grin Like A Dog Songs

Pictured (L to R): Leslie Mitchell (Grin Like A Dog Songs), Woody Bomar (Green Hills Music Group), Rich Karg, Steve Mitchell (Grin Like A Dog Songs).

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The Academy of Country Music welcomed Stoney Creek Records recording artists Thompson Square to its Los Angeles office recently. The ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and ACM staff celebrated the duo’s recent success, including the Gold RIAA certification for their recent single, “If I Didn’t Have You.”

Pictured (L-R): Bob Romeo, ACM CEO; Shawna Thompson; Keifer Thompson; Tiffany Moon, ACM Executive Vice President/Managing Director. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

Pictured (L-R): Bob Romeo, ACM CEO; Shawna Thompson; Keifer Thompson; Tiffany Moon, ACM Executive Vice President/Managing Director. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

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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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