Industry Ink (1/14/14)

Gregory Riggle

Gregory Riggle

SESAC’s Gregory Riggle, VP of Industry Relations & Business Communications, has exited the company. Riggle’s new venture, Storycult, will launch in early 2014.

Storycult is a creative content developer linking creative industries directly to media and brands. Innovative rights management and licensing partnerships will allow both creator and client to monetize proprietary content.

For more information, visit storycult.com.

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Studio B Triple Threat11Catch This Music has opened Studio B, an intimate, state-of-the-art room designed to promote creativity. The inviting space has an isolation booth for vocal and instrumental overdubs, guitar-vocal demos, audio-book recordings, PSAs, and mixing.

CTM is located at 1008 17th Ave. S. For booking call 615-340-9000 or email info@catchthismusic.com.

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Gordon Mote

Singer, musician and songwriter Gordon Mote has signed an exclusive booking agreement with Jeff Roberts and Associates, and JRA Fine Arts, divisions of Jeff Roberts Corporation.

The JRA division includes Casting Crowns, Matthew West, the Newsboys and others in the CCM field. Within the Fine Arts division, which focuses on performing arts venues and symphonies, the company represents Sandi Patty, Jason Crabb, Salvador, Jaci Velasquez, Nicole C. Mullen, B.J. Thomas, among others.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with the incredible team at JRA Fine Arts,” Mote said. “Their vision is contagious and encouraging. My manager, Bob Rodgers, and I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

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Pictured, Standing (L-R): Kevin Lane (BMG Chrysalis Creative Director); Daniel Lee (BMG Chrysalis Senior Creative Director); Sara Johnson (BMG Chrysalis Senior Creative Director); John Allen (BMG Chrysalis Vice President); Kos Weaver (BMG Chrysalis Executive Vice President); (Seated): Naia Kete

Pictured, Standing (L-R): Kevin Lane (BMG Chrysalis Creative Director); Daniel Lee (BMG Chrysalis Senior Creative Director); Sara Johnson (BMG Chrysalis Senior Creative Director); John Allen (BMG Chrysalis Vice President); Kos Weaver (BMG Chrysalis Executive Vice President); (Seated): Naia Kete

BMG Chrysalis has signed singer-songwriter Naia Kete. Kete is managed by Kimberly Knoller (The Knoller Group) and is booked by Dan Weiner (Paradigm Talent Agency). She divides her time between Nashville and Los Angeles and has collaborated with Linda Perry, Colbie Caillat, The Futuristics, Jason Reeves, Mikal Blue, Boots Oostead, Stephony Smith, Shelly Fairchild, Marshall Altman, Ben West, Trent Dabbs, and Liz Rose. Kete recently released her debut EP, Fire Breather.

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