Industry Ink (12/19/13)

black river entertainment logo1Black River Entertainment CEO, Gordon Kerr, has hired Stephen Brady as Research Analyst. In this role, Stephen will be responsible for gathering market intelligence by analyzing historical and current media data, as it relates to demographic information, to provide insights and point to possible trends.

Black River’s General Manager Greg McCarn states, “Stephen is one of the brightest minds that I have met in this business. He brings to the table a level of math, statistics, and programming knowledge that I have never seen – his extraordinary skills, coupled with his desire to bring science and understanding to the art and soul of making and selling music will be a significant contribution to all of us here at Black River Entertainment.”

The Belmont University graduate hails from Austin, Texas, and has completed internships with Big Machine Label Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and G-Major Management.

“I am fascinated by the trends in big data and can’t wait to explore these opportunities within Black River Entertainment,” shared Stephen. “I am very excited to be a part of this team!”

Stephen has already started in this position and can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 615-780-3070.

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miller harris foundation11The 15th Anniversary Miller Harris Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 8, 2014 at Temple Hills Country Club in Franklin, Tenn. Sponsor and registration information will be available at a later date. For more visit



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ole logo111Rights management company ole has entered into publishing and sound recording A/V partnerships with YouTube as part of its ongoing initiative to fully manage its client and owned interests online. Last week ole announced that its newly formed ole Digital division welcomed former Naxos CEO, Jim Selby as its new chief.

The direct partnership with YouTube will ensure client collections from the use of publishing, master recording and AV content in YouTube videos, including official videos and master collections, user generated videos, lyric videos, static image videos, live performances, and any other type of user generated video, whether from the original recording or a cover version.


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