Industry Snapshots (10/22/13)

APA agents and artists celebrate the kick-off of the 43rd Annual IEBA Conference during their showcase Sunday night in Nashville at the new Omni Hotel. The show, hosted by Goldy Locks, featured performances by Sundy Best, Tonic, Tom Keifer of Cinderella, Charlie Daniels and Chris Cagle.

Pictured (Back row L-R): Chris Looney (Agent), Heath Baumhor (Agent), Craig Newman (Agent), Jim Gosnell (President/CEO), Jackie Knobbe (Agent), Frank Wing (Senior Vice President), Steve Lassiter (Senior Vice President/Partner), Bonnie Sugarman (Senior Vice President) and Andrew Buck (Agent). APA Artists/Agent (Front Row): Nick Jamerson (Sundy Best), Kris Bentley (Sundy Best), Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, Tom Keifer, Lee Roy Parnell and APA's Ray Shelide.

Pictured (Back row L-R): Chris Looney (Agent), Heath Baumhor (Agent), Craig Newman (Agent), Jim Gosnell (President/CEO), Jackie Knobbe (Agent), Frank Wing (Senior Vice President), Steve Lassiter (Senior Vice President/Partner), Bonnie Sugarman (Senior Vice President) and Andrew Buck (Agent). APA Artists/Agent (Front Row): Nick Jamerson (Sundy Best), Kris Bentley (Sundy Best), Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, Tom Keifer, Lee Roy Parnell and APA’s Ray Shelide.

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During a recent No. 1 party for Hunter Hayes’ hit “I Want Crazy,” the BMI Board of Directors stopped by to congratulate the team behind the song on their success. “I Want Crazy” is Hayes’ third consecutive No. 1 hit, and co-writers Troy Verges and Lori McKenna each celebrated their third and first chart-topper, respectively.

Pictured (L-R): Martingale Entertainment’s Ansel Davis and Betsy McHugh, BMI Board of Directors Vice Chairman Paul Karpowicz, “I Want Crazy” co-writer Lori McKenna, Hunter Hayes, BMI Board of Directors Chairman Susan Davenport Austin, “I Want Crazy” co-writer Troy Verges, BMI President Del Bryant and BMI CEO Mike O’Neill. Photo: Rick Diamond

Pictured (L-R): Martingale Entertainment’s Ansel Davis and Betsy McHugh, BMI Board of Directors Vice Chairman Paul Karpowicz, “I Want Crazy” co-writer Lori McKenna, Hunter Hayes, BMI Board of Directors Chairman Susan Davenport Austin, “I Want Crazy” co-writer Troy Verges, BMI President Del Bryant and BMI CEO Mike O’Neill.
Photo: Rick Diamond

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The Academy of Country Music welcomed MCA recording artist David Nail to the office while he was in Los Angeles last week on his fall tour. While at the Academy, Nail performed “Whatever She’s Got,” the debut single off his forthcoming 2014 album.

Pictured (L-R): Brian Wolf, VP Touring + Live Entertainment, Fusion Music; David Nail; Tiffany Moon, ACM Executive Vice President/Managing Director; Daniel Miller, CEO + Managing Partner, Fusion Music

Pictured (L-R): Brian Wolf, VP Touring + Live Entertainment, Fusion Music; David Nail; Tiffany Moon, ACM Executive Vice President/Managing Director; Daniel Miller, CEO + Managing Partner, Fusion Music

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 John Esposito, President & CEO of Warner Music Nashville, celebrated for King & Country‘s win for Best New Artist at the 44th Annual Dove Awards, held Oct. 15 at Nashville’s Lipscomb University.

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito (President & CEO, Warner Music Nashville), Luke Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY), Francesca Battistelli, Joel Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY) and Rod Riley (President & CEO, Word Entertainment)

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito (President & CEO, Warner Music Nashville), Luke Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY), Francesca Battistelli, Joel Smallbone (for KING & COUNTRY) and Rod Riley (President & CEO, Word Entertainment).

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