Industry Ink (5/29/14)

leadership musicLeadership Music will celebrate 25 years of educating music executives with an upcoming anniversary bash. The event for Leadership Music alumni will be held Thurs., Aug. 21, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM at The Rosewall venue in The Gulch.

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Alan Jackson has big news to share next week. The veteran entertainer will host a press conference Thurs., June 5 at 9 AM/CT at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater. The event, timed to coincide with CMA Music Festival, will be live streamed at


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solid_latest4The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) will donate a portion of the proceeds from its annual CMA Fest Yard Sale & Auction to the local Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) chapter. The event will be held on June 7, beginning at 8 am at the Bridgestone Arena. SOLID’s Yard Sale & Auction is open to the public and includes autographed merchandise, tickets, guitars and meet & greet opportunities.

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Verastar Records has hired Dan Mitchell as President and Sean Gasaway as Vice President.

Mitchell is best known for co-writing the Alabama hit “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas, You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band,” as well as production and management work with Tiny Tim, Johnny Paycheck and others.

Gasaway produced and co-wrote artist Marianne Allison’s first single, “Till It Breaks My Heart” which is featured in the recent Starz movie Category 5 starring C. Thomas Howell and Burt Reynolds.

Verastar has offices in Nashville and Las Vegas.

L-R: Dan Mitchell - President, Artist Marianne Allison, Sean Gasaway - Vice President

(L-R): Dan Mitchell, President; artist Marianne Allison; Sean Gasaway, Vice President


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