Industry Ink (2/25/14)

Alison Rose

Alison Rose

SESAC has promoted Alison Rose to Associate Director, Business Affairs. In the new position, Rose will be responsible for the daily administration task of the Business Affairs department, as well as assist the Senior Director of Business Affairs.

A graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., Rose joined SESAC four years ago following an internship at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. During her tenure at SESAC, she has worked in the Business Affairs department as a full-time administrator, reviewing and processing various agreements, processing statements and serving as a liaison for songwriter and publisher affiliate correspondence.

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Third Floor Records artist Mitch Goudy recently became one of the newest members of the Country Music Association. While on a radio tour to promote his debut single, “Blow These Speakers Out,” Goudy stopped by the CMA office to become an official member.

Pictured (L-R): Carrie Tekautz, Membership & Balloting Assistant, Mitch Goudy and Brenden Oliver, Coordinator of Membership & Balloting. Photo credit: Christian Bottorff.

Pictured (L-R): Carrie Tekautz, Membership & Balloting Assistant; Mitch Goudy; and Brenden Oliver, Coordinator of Membership & Balloting. Photo credit: Christian Bottorff.

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GrammysNashville is one of four cities that will host a Grammy Camp, aimed at encouraging music education in schools. Belmont University will host Grammy Camp Nashville (a nonresidential day camp) from June 9-13. Other cities hosting camps throughout the year include St. Paul, Los Angeles and New York City. Grammy camp provides instruction from industry professionals in a creative environment.

The camps are open to U.S. high school students, and provide seven tracks of study, including Audio Engineering; Electronic Music Production; Music Business; Music Journalism; a performance track for drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, vocal, and wind & string instruments; video production; and songwriting.

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