Industry Ink: ACM Lifting Lives, BubbleUp

Mercury Nashville artist Scotty McCreery visited William Morris Endeavor with a group of ACM Lifting Lives series participants from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. The day began with a performance at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. The group then hopped on McCreery’s tour bus to ride to the WME offices. They were joined by WME Nashville co-head Rob Beckham and Lytle Management Group president John Lytle for a discussion on the music business.

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Sony Music Nashville’s Carrie Underwood helped unveil the new video boards at EverBank Field this past Saturday, July 26. The new video boards are the largest in the world, measuring 60 feet high by 362 feet wide.

Pictured (L-R): Carrie Underwood and WQIK/Jacksonville PD Cindy Spicer

Pictured (L-R): Carrie Underwood and WQIK/Jacksonville PD Cindy Spicer

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Davis Mallory

Davis Mallory

Digital Marketing and web development company BubbleUp has added Davis Mallory to its sales team. He joins BubbleUp from UMG’s Astralworks, where he was involved in digital marketing campaigns and project management for artists including Kylie Minogue, Empire of the Sun, David Guetta, and Swedish House Mafia.

Headquartered in Woodlands, Texas, BubbleUp has had a 10-year presence in Nashville.

“Nashville will remain a focus as BubbleUp continues its relationships with current artists such as Luke Bryan and Zac Brown Band”

Prior to Astralwerks, Mallory, a graduate of Florida’s Stetson University, served as a business development representative for IBM Cognos business affiliate Brightstar Partners.

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Arista Nashville’s Brad Paisley welcomed a select group of radio and industry to Southern California on July 23 for an exclusive listening event previewing his upcoming August 25 album, Moonshine in the Trunk.

Pictured (L-R, front row):  Arista Nashville’s Jeri Cooper and Lauren Thomas, Paisley, Sony Music SYNCHSHOP’s Michelle Belcher and Delly Ramin, Sony Television’s Tony Scudellari, independent music supervisor Frankie Pine, ABC-TV’s Dawn Soler, and Sony Music Nashville’s Sarah Westbrook.  (Center row):  Danny Montana (WIL), Jules Riley (KVOO), Tonya Campos (KKGO), Lesly Tyson (Arista), Becky Brenner (Albright & O’Malley & Brenner), Gary Overton (Sony), Erik Johnson (KXKT), Ali O’Connell (Arista), Michele Chase (WGNE), Tina Ferguson (KRTY), Paul Barnabee (Sony), Adam Smith (VEVO), Anne Helton (Country Aircheck), and Tim Richards (KMLE).  (Back row):  Sony’s Allen Brown, Paisley band member and album associate producer Kendal Marcy, John Sigler (Arista), Eddie Haskell (KYGO), Nate Deaton (KRTY), Brandon O’Brien (WUSH), Andy Elliott (Arista), Steve Geofferies (KNIX), Dave Daniels (KSNI), Whitney Allen (The Big Time with Whitney Allen) and partner Gerrit, Jon Watkins (KEGA), Paisley’s album co-producer Luke Wooten, Jay Daniels (KXLY), Mike O’Malley (Albright & O’Malley & Brenner), Bob Foglia (Sony), RJ Curtis (All Access), Lon Helton (Country Aircheck), and Joe Patrick (Tunecom). Photo:  Ben Enos

Pictured (L-R, front row): Arista Nashville’s Jeri Cooper and Lauren Thomas, Paisley, Sony Music SYNCHSHOP’s Michelle Belcher and Delly Ramin, Sony Television’s Tony Scudellari, independent music supervisor Frankie Pine, ABC-TV’s Dawn Soler, and Sony Music Nashville’s Sarah Westbrook. (Center row): Danny Montana (WIL), Jules Riley (KVOO), Tonya Campos (KKGO), Lesly Tyson (Arista), Becky Brenner (Albright & O’Malley & Brenner), Gary Overton (Sony), Erik Johnson (KXKT), Ali O’Connell (Arista), Michele Chase (WGNE), Tina Ferguson (KRTY), Paul Barnabee (Sony), Adam Smith (VEVO), Anne Helton (Country Aircheck), and Tim Richards (KMLE). (Back row): Sony’s Allen Brown, Paisley band member and album associate producer Kendal Marcy, John Sigler (Arista), Eddie Haskell (KYGO), Nate Deaton (KRTY), Brandon O’Brien (WUSH), Andy Elliott (Arista), Steve Geofferies (KNIX), Dave Daniels (KSNI), Whitney Allen (The Big Time with Whitney Allen) and partner Gerrit, Jon Watkins (KEGA), Paisley’s album co-producer Luke Wooten, Jay Daniels (KXLY), Mike O’Malley (Albright & O’Malley & Brenner), Bob Foglia (Sony), RJ Curtis (All Access), Lon Helton (Country Aircheck), and Joe Patrick (Tunecom). Photo: Ben Enos

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