Industry Ink (1/22/14)

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Alana Springsteen

Taylor Guitars has announced rising Country star Alana Springsteen as a performer on their NAMM Convention stage on Thursday, Jan. 23 in Anaheim, Calif. The performance will be streamed live at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT/3 p.m. PT and can be accessed at taylorguitars.com/namm. The 13-year-old songwriting dynamo has been a Taylor artist for two years.

“Hearing Alana sing for the first time reminded me why I am in this business: a love of music and an appreciation for the power of a great voice and song to take you to different places and evoke different emotions,” said Tim Godwin, Taylor’s Director of Artist and Entertainment Relations. “Alana is a perfect fit with Taylor and we’re glad we were introduced to her two years ago. It has been wonderful to watch her grow as an artist.”

To see Springsteen’s performance at the recent CMA Music Festival, watch below.

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Robin Roberts

The talent agency that reps frequent Nashville guest and country music supporter, ABC’s Robin Roberts has a new owner. N.S. Bienstock, Inc., the top agency for television news personalities and producers, is now a unit of the United Talent Agency.

The New York Times has more.

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Brandy Clark. Photo Credit: Becky Fluke

Smack Management client Brandy Clark. Photo Credit: Becky Fluke

Emilie Marchbanks-Glover has joined Smack Management where she takes the role of Senior Artist Manager. She previously spent 13 years with The Fitzgerald Hartley Company where she worked with Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson and Brandy Clark. Glover will continue her representation of Brandy Clark with Smack Management.

Marchbanks-Glover can be reached at emilie@smackmgmt.com.

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ascap diy uASCAP, in conjunction with Outside The Box Music and PledgeMusic, presents an ASCAP DIY-U workshop entitled “Effective Crowdfunding for Artists, Songwriters and Musicians” on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 pm. at ASCAP’s Nashville office. Admission is free, and beer/refreshments will be provided.

The workshop will discuss how to plan, execute and run an effective fan-funding campaign, and will include guest speakers Charles Alexander (Founder, Outside the Box Music & Director, Rock the Net) and Jay Coyle (Artist Relations, PledgeMusic).

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