Industry Ink: Sam Hunt Goes Gold, Jason Isbell, SAE Nashville, Taryn Pray

MCA Nashville recording artist Sam Hunt was surprised during his album listening party Tuesday evening in Nashville with a plaque to commemorate his first RIAA-certified Gold record as an artist. His single “Leave The Night On” has surpassed 500,000 units sold.

“[‘Leave The Night On’] is a song I’m excited about that represents what’s to come with the album in a lot of ways,” Hunt said. “It’s a good sign because people are reacting to ‘Leave The Night On’ and giving us such a great response that it really excites me about the music to come.”

The single is from Hunt’s forthcoming debut album Montevallo, which will release Oct. 27.

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Pictured (L-R): Mike Dungan, UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO, MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt. Photo: Alan Poizner

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Americana Music Honors & Awards winner Jason Isbell enjoyed an after-party at City Winery in Nashville. Isbell earned accolades for Best Song, Best Album and Artist of the Year.

Caption: Founder/CEO City Winery Michael Dorf, singer/songwriter Jason Isbell and wife/ fellow recording artist, Amanda Shires. Photo: Getty Images

Caption: Founder/CEO City Winery Michael Dorf, singer/songwriter Jason Isbell and wife/ fellow recording artist, Amanda Shires. Photo: Getty Images

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Dr. E Michael Harrington

Dr. E Michael Harrington

SAE Nashville Music Business Program Chairperson Dr. E. Michael Harrington was a featured speaker at roundtable discussions about U.S. copyright law, which were held at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tenn. The event was organized and sponsored by the U. S. Patent & Trademark Office, The U. S. Department of Commerce and the NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration).

Harrington has taught music business and entertainment law courses for Berklee College of Music, Belmont University, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Miami, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, and William Paterson University. He has been involved in intellectual property and copyright issues involving Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, HBO, The White Stripes, the Black Keys, T-Pain, Keith Urban, Britney Spears, Rascal Flatts, Avril Lavigne and others.

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Harrison James Pray

Harrison James Pray

Publicist Taryn Pray (of Taryn Pray PR) and husband Brad welcomed second child, son Harrison James Pray, on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The 8lb 1oz baby boy joins older sister Brynn Pray.

 

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