Industry Ink (7/22/14)

Element Music Row

Element Music Row

The 19-story mixed-use tower under construction at 1515 Demonbreun St. on the Music Row Roundabout will be called Element Music Row, reports the Nashville Post. Pre-leasing for the 431 apartment units will begin next summer. The building will also house 6,000 square feet of retail space.

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Capitol Music Group (CMG) has signed a multi-year, worldwide agreement with the newly-formed Evolve Music Group (EMG) that establishes a partnership between the companies to create, market and promote a slate of releases overseen by EMG Chairman and CEO Rodney Jerkins. The company will also sign and develop artists in the spiritual music genres through its Evolve Inspirational imprint that will be distributed through CMG’s Nashville-based Capitol Christian Music Group. The first artists signed to Evolve Inspirational include Joy Enriquez and Tim Bowman, Jr.

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The Americana Music Association and Lincoln Center have partnered to present Americanafest NYC, a music and film experience taking place Aug. 4-10 during Lincoln Center’s popular free summer music program, Out of Doors. Set to perform at Americanafest NYC are Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Robert Ellis, Old 97’s, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale and more.

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Quentin Reddy

Quentin Reddy

Nashville venue 12th & Porter has launched the Music City Breakthrough contest, where the winner will receive rehearsal space and studio time at Blackbird Studio/The Blackbird Academy, placement on MTV Artists or CMT Artists website, Lighting 100 exposure, performance slots at Summerfest in Milwaukee and Musician’s Corner in Nashville, performance video shoot, web promotion, vinyl pressing, photography, and styling. Details and entry at 12andPorter.com.

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PLA Media is representing Canadian Country star writer/artist Quentin Reddy. He has signed with OnRamp Records for the Aug. 12 release of his debut album produced by award-winner Bart McKay.

 

 

 

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