Industry Ink (2/26/14)

WMA-blue-WreathsRaymond James has signed on as a sponsorship partner for the War Memorial Auditorium‘s signature concert series. This is the first sponsor relationship in the history of WMA and will allow the historic venue to continue to bring top-tier artists to its stage while supporting ongoing efforts to improve the venue’s technology and infrastructure. The initial sponsorship agreement will last through June 2014.

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americanamusic_logoShowcase submissions for the 2014 Americana Music Festival & Conference are now open, and will be accepted through Friday, March 28. There are two ways to submit: AMA Members can submit for free by printing the submission application and mailing it to the Americana office at PO Box 628, Franklin, TN 37065. Non-members can submit via the digital platform, Populr, for a small fee of $25 (AMA members preferring to submit online are still required to pay the $25 fee).

All applicants will be notified by Friday, June 27 as to whether they have been selected for this year’s event. Selected artists will showcase Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Sept. 20 at various venues in Nashville.

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musicservicesGaither Music has signed an exclusive worldwide administration deal with Brentwood-based, Music Services, Inc. Under this new partnership, Music Services will be responsible for the royalty accounting and licensing of over 6,000 recorded masters and products.

Gaither’s record label imprints include:  Spring House, Inc., Spring House Productions, Inc., Gaither Music Group, Coming Home Music, Inc., Branch Office, Live Bait Productions, Inc. WJG, Inc. and Statesmen. Music Services currently serves the needs of over 25 record companies and over 200 music publishers.

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