Industry Ink (2/4/14)

Some of ASCAP‘s top songwriters gathered at LA’s SLS Hotel this week to celebrate the organization’s upcoming 100 birthday on Feb. 13. Brandy Clark, Ozzy Osbourne, ASCAP Board member Desmond Child, Jon Lind, ASCAP president and Chairman Paul Williams, Jessi Alexander, and others joined in the celebration.

ed to share these two great photos from ASCAP's 100th birthday brunch that feature country's Brandy Clark and Jessi Alexander. Let me know if you might be able to help with posting something this week - our official birthday is Feb 13 - captions below.Best,DanSome of ASCAP's top songwriters gathered at LA's SLS Hotel this week to celebrate the organization's upcoming 100 birthday on February 13th. Pictured (l-r) are: Brandy Clark, Claudia Brant, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, ASCAP Board member Desmond Child, Jon Lind, Narada Michael Walden, ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, Jermaine Dupri and Jessi Alexander.

Pictured (L-R): Brandy Clark, Claudia Brant, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, ASCAP Board member Desmond Child, Jon Lind, Narada Michael Walden, ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, Jermaine Dupri and Jessi Alexander.

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Warner Chappell Production Music BLACK Logo111Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group’s production music arm, today announced the launch of its improved website and search platform at WarnerChappellPM.com. The improved website and search platform offer a responsive layout with simplified controls, easier access and improved functionality to the company’s expansive library of music through its search platform. In addition, Warner/Chappell Production Music has incorporated the logo of its legendary parent company, Warner/Chappell Music, to achieve a closer alliance.

The new website has also integrated a more fluid feel and greater compatibility with mobile device, adopting HTML5 technology. As it always has, WarnerChappellPM.com hosts all of Warner/Chappell Production Music’s 80+ catalogs of music, allowing users to preview all of its tracks and view them sorted by brand, catalog, style, or purpose. The site also features video and audio montages of the various uses of Warner/Chappell’s production music, including sports programming, news, music packages, and advertisements, among others.

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mtvMTV is seeking young adults in the Nashville area for a new reality show, The Kids of Nashville. The show seeks applicants between the ages of 18-26, who are charismatic, attractive and have affluent friends, according to the Nashville Scene.

“We are searching for Nashville’s most exclusive communities for the biggest personalities, most popular social circles and most affluent families to be America’s next national television obsession,” the ad reads. “To be considered for a starring role in ‘The Kids of Nashville’ you need to show us that you are instantly adored, attractive, and a reality superstar with lots of drama going on in your life; all wrapped together with the style, the strength of personality, and the sense of humor to be unapologetically yourself. This is the opportunity to prove you’ve got the attitude and the commitment to pull off the ultimate vanity lifestyle ensemble performance that will capture it all, even the heart. We want your inner circle too — your friends, your family and even your frenemies.”

Casting is limited to Nashville residents and surrounding areas. To apply, potential cast members should send a bio, three recent photos and contact information.

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