Industry Pics: Nash Bash in New York, Lady A in Washington, D.C.

Lady Antebellum Advocates for Songwriters, Earns NMPA Honor

Lady Antebellum visited Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for songwriters. They performed and spoke about songwriting before a packed house on the famed 101 Constitution rooftop terrace which faces the U.S. Capitol and sang their hits including “Need You Now.”

In attendance were Senator John Thune, Senator Jeff Flake, Rep. Doug Collins, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. John Conyers and Rep. Louie Gohmert, among many others. The trio also met with lawmakers before the performance to discuss the difficulties songwriters face in the digital age.

ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews, ASCAP President Paul Williams, NMPA CEO David Israelite, NMPA General Counsel Danielle Aguirre, RIAA Chairman Cary Sherman, GRAMMY Association Chief Advocacy Officer Daryl Friedman, and many other Capitol Hill staffers were in attendance.

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum performs in Washington, D.C.

The trio was also honored with the National Music Publishers Association’s Icon Award for their contributions to songwriting and advocacy for the industry.

Pictured (L-R): Lady A’s Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and NMPA CEO David Israelite.

Pictured (L-R): Lady A’s Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and NMPA CEO David Israelite.

 

Nash FM 94.7 Hosts Nash Bash in New York

Warner Music Nashville artists and execs attended NASH FM 94.7’s NASH BASH this week at Barclays Center in New York. 

 Pictured left to right: Mike Gossin (Gloriana), Michael Ray, Brian Thomas (Corporate PD and PD of Country WNSH), Kevin Herring (SVP, Promotion), John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Rachel Reinert (Gloriana), Diane Monk Harrison (NE/MW Regional Manager, WEA), Cole Swindell, Chad Schultz (National Dir., Radio & Interactive Marketing), John Kilgo (VP of Label Relations, Cumulus Media), Tom Gossin (Gloriana).

Pictured (L-R): Mike Gossin (Gloriana), Michael Ray, Brian Thomas (Corporate PD and PD of Country WNSH), Kevin Herring (SVP, Promotion), John Esposito (President & CEO, WMN), Rachel Reinert (Gloriana), Diane Monk Harrison (NE/MW Regional Manager, WEA), Cole Swindell, Chad Schultz (National Dir., Radio & Interactive Marketing), John Kilgo (VP of Label Relations, Cumulus Media), Tom Gossin (Gloriana).

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