Industry Ink: SB21 Music, PLA Media, Suzanne Alexander, Touring Career Workshop

Songwriter David Frasier has signed a new publishing deal through a venture with previous publisher Amylase Entertainment and SB21 Music. Frasier co-wrote Lee Brice‘s current single, “Drinking Class,” and has penned songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Kip Moore, Chris Young, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins and others.

Curt Jones Amylase, Leslie Roberts BMI, Whit Jeffords Amylase, David Frasier, Amy Hendon Scott SB21 Music, Steve Pasch SB21 Music

Curt Jones, Amylase; Leslie Roberts, BMI; Whit Jeffords,  Amylase; David Frasier, Amy Hendon Scott, SB21 Music; Steve Pasch, SB21 Music

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Matt Williams

Matt Williams

PLA Media has added to its mix of services website and graphic design. Marketing and branding consultant and designer Matt Williams has joined the PLA Media team. After earning his MBA from Belmont University, Williams formed his own freelance design company, MWCreative, where he aided various industries including fashion, entertainment, interior design and healthcare with design needs.

In-house, cost-effective services now include website development, logo, print, album art and merchandise design, in addition to their publicity and marketing services.

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Radio and TV host Suzanne Alexander recently ran the New York City Marathon and finished the race raising a total of $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. She has been running half marathon’s monthly to raise funds for the hospital leading up to the New York Marathon.

“Running the NYC marathon was the experience of a lifetime, something I dreamed of since I was a kid. Getting to finally run it, as hard as it was, I’m glad I took it on. Running for St.  Jude Children’s Research Hospital was a big source of inspiration. When heading over those bridges running into the wind it was the hospital, the kids, and all the people who helped me raise some big money for St.  Jude that pushed me to the finish line,” Alexander stated.

Suzanne Alexander

Suzanne Alexander

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tcw11Chris Lisle and Erik Parker will host their free annual Touring Career Workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at Soundcheck Nashville (740 Cowan Street). The event will run from 6:30 p.m. until 9:20 p.m., with a networking after-party at 10 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker is Donnie Lewis, tour manager for Peter Frampton. He will speak on how to maintain longevity in the industry. Following the keynote session will be breakout sessions covering everything from navigating new health care laws, purchasing a home, to what it is like to be a woman on the road.

This year’s seminar is also encouraging potential touring professionals to utilize the new mentorship program. This gives individuals the chance to work with an industry professional for six months.

Bringing donations such as new socks, underwear and food that can be easily opened such as peanut butter and crackers is encouraged. TCW will be delivering these items to their charitable partner the Oasis Center in Nashville which provides resources for at youth risk.


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