Industry Ink (10/18/13)

sidewalkRob Ellis, Midwest/Northeast regional rep, has exited Sidewalk Records. Ellis previously worked in radio promotions for MCA. The exit comes just days after Sidewalk Records’ head of promotion, Larry Hughes, exited the company. Ellis can be reached at 317-443-8575 or at [email protected].

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Belmont University’s Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business hosted the first of this year’s ASCAP Writers’ Nights on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The evening began with the presentation of the 2013-14 ASCAP Foundation Songwriters Scholarship at Belmont University to junior songwriting major Alysa Vanderheym.

This $2000 award, made possible by The ASCAP Foundation Bart Howard Fund, will support Vanaderheym’s academic endeavors. Vanderheym is the seventh Belmont songwriting student to receive The ASCAP Foundation Songwriters Scholarship since its inception at Belmont in 2008.

Pictured (L-R): LeAnn Phelan (ASCAP), Alysa Vanderheym (2013 ASCAP Foundation Songwriters Scholarship recipient), James Elliott (chair, Songwriting Program).

Pictured (L-R): LeAnn Phelan (ASCAP), Alysa Vanderheym (2013 ASCAP Foundation Songwriters Scholarship recipient), James Elliott (chair, Songwriting Program).

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Artist/instructor Gail McDaniel welcomed student artist Linda Curb and music industry professional Mike Curb to the “Building Bridges Through Art” exhibition and silent auction at CharacterEYES Boutique in downtown Franklin, Tenn. on Oct. 12. The event helped raise more than $4,000 for the non-profit Bridges Domestic Violence center.

The exhibition of original artwork will continue through Oct. 31.

Pictured (L-R): Mike Curb, Gail McDaniel, Linda Curb

Pictured (L-R): Mike Curb, Gail McDaniel, Linda Curb

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