Industry Ink: Magic Mustang Music/BBR Music Group, ASCAP, Garth Brooks

Pictured (L-R): Lydia Schultz and Andrea Knipp

Pictured (L-R): Lydia Schultz and Andrea Knipp

Magic Mustang Music Publishing has hired Lydia Schultz as Creative Coordinator. Schultz was previously BBR Music Group Business and Legal Affairs Associate. Schultz joined BBR Music Group in May 2013 after graduating from Belmont University with a degree in Business Administration.

Additionally, BBR Music Group hired Andrea Knipp as Business and Legal Affairs Associate. Knipp interned in the department from August 2013 through May 2014. Both roles are effective immediately.

Schultz can be reached at [email protected].com and 615-610-2133. Knipp can be reached at [email protected] and at 615-610-2086.

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ascap 100 years11ASCAP President Paul Williams recently visited with CBS This Morning to discuss the battles the performing rights organization has won for songwriters over its 100-year history, and to weigh in the battles the industry now faces for digital rights.

To watch the interview, visit msn.com.

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Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks has postponed media appearances in the wake of responses nationwide after the grand jury verdict last night (Nov. 24) that Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the death of Michael Brown.

“We landed in [New York] last night to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation,” Brooks said in a statement. “To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me. I will gladly reschedule any or all appearances the networks will allow. Love one another…g”

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Preshias Harris

Preshias Harris

Music industry member Preshias Harris will host “A Preshias Day in Music” on Sunday, Dec. 7 at the Listening Room Cafe in Nashville from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The free event is open to the public, and will include music from country-rock band Borrowed Blue, The Voice contestant Allison Bray, rock artist Stephen Hunley, America’s Got Talent singer-guitarist Paul Thomas Mitchell, Americana music’s Jess & Aaron, indie recording artist Katie Kendall, rock band The Sifters, as well as songwriters Dustin Bragg, Rye Davis, Rusty Dean, Demi Downing, Lindsay Harding, Emily Maygnn, Gyth Rigdon, Mike Short, Laurel Taylor, Clay Underwood, Ben Whisler and Jamie Whit.

Attendees are invited to bring a “water donation” (a 12-pack or 24-bottle case) to be collected at the door by USO Nashville.

 

 

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