Industry Ink: SESAC, Downtown Music Publishing, Capitol CMG, ole

David Shawl

David Shawl

SESAC has named David Shawl as Associate Director, Business Development Center (BDC). Shawl will work with the BDC’s director in overseeing daily operations of the BDC, as well as handling numerous licensing projects.

“David brings a level of excellence to our operations as he works alongside the music licensing representatives, as well as with SESAC licensees,” says Bill Lee, SESAC’s Sr. VP, Licensing. “We are excited to announce this well-earned promotion.”

A Nashville native, Shawl attended Austin Peay State University.

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Downtown Music Publishing has signed ASCAP songwriter Andy Albert to an exclusive publishing deal. Albert is a member of the ASCAP Guidance from Publishers for Songwriters (GPS) Project class of 2014. The Atlanta native was previously part of the duo Bonaventure, with Dan Smyers of Dan +Shay.

Pictured (L-R): Downtown Music Publishing's Danny Berrios, Music Ro Management's Rohan Kohli, ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan, Andy Albert, Downtown Music Publishing's Steve Markland and attorney Chip Petree.

Pictured (L-R): Downtown Music Publishing’s Danny Berrios, Music Ro Management’s Rohan Kohli, ASCAP’s LeAnn Phelan, Andy Albert, Downtown Music Publishing’s Steve Markland and attorney Chip Petree.

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Capitol CMG Publishing and songwriter Daniel Bashta recently celebrated the Newsboys recording of Bashta’s song “God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion)” being certified Gold by the RIAA.
Pictured (L-R): Matt Ewald (CCMG), Jimi Williams (CCMG), John Thompson (CCMG), Daniel Bashta, Chris York (CCMG), Taylor Bashta,  Jeff Gunkel (CCMG).

Pictured (L-R): Matt Ewald (CCMG), Jimi Williams (CCMG), John Thompson (CCMG), Daniel Bashta, Chris York (CCMG), Taylor Bashta, Jeff Gunkel (CCMG).

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ole recently hosted a luncheon at Nashville’s Pinewood Social on Aug. 6 as part of BMI Presents…Sync THIS!

A variety of music supervisors, songwriters, composers, and ole and BMI staff attended, including (pictured from left to right) Andrew Petroff (ole songwriter/producer), Stacy Widelitz (Composer), John Ozier (ole, GM Nashville Creative), Jesse Lee (ole songwriter), Gilles Godard (ole, VP Business Development), Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Manager), Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director), Toddrick Spalding (Trailer Park), Kasey Truman (Chop Shop Music), Randall Foster (ole, Sr. Director, Sync & Licensing), Jim Scherer (Whizbang, Inc), Jazz Godard (Hummingbird Productions), Chris Clark (Leo Burnett), Aaron Howard (Hummingbird Productions), Guinn Rogers (Hummingbird Productions), Jeremy Ash (BMI), and Penny Everhard (BMI).

Pictured (L-R): Andrew Petroff (ole songwriter/producer), Stacy Widelitz (Composer), John Ozier (ole, GM Nashville Creative), Jesse Lee (ole songwriter), Gilles Godard (ole, VP Business Development), Emily Mueller (ole, Creative Manager), Ben Strain (ole, Creative Director), Toddrick Spalding (Trailer Park), Kasey Truman (Chop Shop Music), Randall Foster (ole, Sr. Director, Sync & Licensing), Jim Scherer (Whizbang, Inc), Jazz Godard (Hummingbird Productions), Chris Clark (Leo Burnett), Aaron Howard (Hummingbird Productions), Guinn Rogers (Hummingbird Productions), Jeremy Ash (BMI), and Penny Everhard (BMI).

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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