Black River Entertainment has hired Marisa Henderson as Creative and Client Services. In this role, Henderson will be the first to greet guests as they enter the record company and will also be assisting in creative output for Black River. The Pensacola, Fla. native graduated from Troy University and has been living in Nashville for four years. Her career has included time at Music City News Media and Marketing and Warner Music Nashville.
Reporting to Black River’s General Manager, Greg McCarn, Henderson can be reached at Marisa@blackriverent.com or at 615-780-3070.
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Country Radio Seminar has commissioned a comprehensive Country music research study for presentation at CRS 2014, with data on the increased popularity country music is seeing with the 12-34 year-old age group. Edison Research is surveying 1500 12-34 year-old music and radio consumers to provide insight into the generation’s music attitudes and behaviors. The team will interview a random pool of young country music listeners in their home environments.
In 2010, Country was ranked 4th with a 7.2 share according to Arbitron, but in Fall 2012 Country climbed to 2nd, only behind Top 40, with a 9.5 share.
The panel, titled “The New ‘Young Country’ Boom and What it Means to You” and scheduled for Wed. Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m., will include a multi-media presentation of the study, presented by Edison Research’s Larry Rosen and media strategist, Jayne Charneski.
CRS 2014 will be held February 19-21, 2014 at the downtown Nashville Convention Center.
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Ryman Auditorium and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Lynyrd Skynyrd, will pay homage to vets with a Veterans Day celebration and fundraiser on Nov. 11, 2013. Partnering with Gibson Brands and 105.9 The Rock, proceeds from a special auction will benefit Guitars for Vets (G4V).
Prior to the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert on Nov. 11, the Ryman will host a preshow plaza party starting at 5:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music while they check out guitars which are to be auctioned online and as part of a silent auction at the concert. Puckett’s “Trolley Parton” will be on site and any concert-goers riding motorcycles will be allowed to park on the Ryman drive as space allows.
Guitars for Vets is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in Milwaukee in 2007. G4V currently operates over 30 chapters in 15 states with the assistance of over one hundred volunteers nationwide. This event will serve as a kick-off for the formation of a new Nashville chapter of G4V. Wounded Warriors supports the organization and will select the first two veterans to participate in the G4V Nashville chapter. Gibson will provide guitars to be awarded to these veterans.
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