ASCAP songwriter, producer and artist Dave Berg will participate in the ASCAP Songwriter Residency, in partnership with America Scores. The Residency is a mentorship program that provides a platform for songwriters to engage and inspire elementary and middle school students in under-resourced neighborhoods.
Berg will co-write a song with 16 America SCORES Portland 3rd through 5th grade students at Davis Elementary School on Jan. 26-27. Berg will take students through the songwriting process, from structure to lyrics, followed by a day of tracking at Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studio on Jan. 28. The finished song will be included on a special compilation album made up of songs created from this year’s six ASCAP Songwriter Residencies throughout the US. ASCAP produces and distributes this collection to each of the America SCORES schools involved with the program, as well as to music industry influencers.
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MusicRowLife: Congratulations to Sony Music Nashville VP Creative Services Scott McDaniel and his wife Kristy on the arrival of their fifth child and first boy, Pherson Scott McDaniel, born in Nashville on Christmas Day, weighing in at 7 lbs, 9 oz.
Pherson is a Scottish name which translates as “Parson” and is the name given to those who have a desire to inspire others to a higher cause.
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Ashley Silver has been added as Marketing Coordinator for Country Radio Seminar, providing support for its Brand Marketing and Strategic Partnerships department.
Silver previously held manager positions with Edgehill Cafe and California-based Pacific Event Productions. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism, and interned with Pearl Harbor Naval Base in Hawaii, as well as with the San Diego Padres.
Silver can be reached at [email protected] or at 615-327-4487.
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Gilda’s Club Nashville is offering a half-marathon training, titled Gilda’s Gang, with Franklin, Tenn.-based CareCore/MedSolutions serving as the presenting sponsor. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Gilda’s Gang,which helps prepare participants to run or walk the Country Music Half-Marathon. The 2015 season begins Saturday, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. with a celebration and health fair at Gilda’s Club (1707 Division Street).
To join the Gang, participants pledge to raise a minimum of $750, with all monies going directly to support the free programs at Gilda’s Club Nashville.
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