Universal Music Publishing Group’s newest up and coming songwriter, Ryan Hurd, performed at Nashville restaurant the Tin Roof yesterday, April 23, for UMPG’s Spring Break Event. Hurd performed several new, uncut songs and a few that have been recently recorded, including “Payback” (Rascal Flatts) and “Later On” (The Swon Brothers).
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Music industry organization SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) will hold its 17th annual Crawfish Boil, a free networking event for music industry leaders and those interested in working in the music industry.
The Crawfish Boil will take place Wed., May 14 from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at SESAC Nashville’s parking lot, located at 66 Music Sq. W. in Nashville.
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Kasey Chambers, Steve Earle and the Mastersons (Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore) recently met with Americana Advisory Group members Brian Taranto and Jeremy Dylan at Sydney, Australia’s Enmore Theatre.
The Australia Americana Advisory Group was formed earlier this month to create awareness of the genre in and foster two-way street opportunities for artists from Australia and North America. The group is comprised of Taranto (Love Police), Marty Jones (Rhythm Magazine), Dylan (Seven Shells Media), Dan Biddle (TCO Artists) and Dobe Newton (Bushwhackers, CMAA President). Nashville-based Australian producer and AMA Board President Mark Moffatt will chair the group.
“We are honored for the support that Kasey and Steve have given our organization over the years,” says Moffatt, “and thrilled they are willing to wave the flag of Americana on their current tour.”
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CMT Casting will come to Nashville this summer, seeking outgoing and entertaining characters for a variety of CMT programs. A CMT open casting call will be held at Nashville’s Paradise Park Bar, located at 411 Broadway, on June 5 and June 6. The casting call will be an all-day event.
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