Industry Ink: Dan Hodges Music, Show Dog, Renee Bell, Emporium Presents, Pitch Please Pluggers

Michelle Attardi

Michelle Attardi

Dan Hodges Promotes Michelle Attardi

Michelle Attardi has been promoted to Creative Director at Dan Hodges Music. Attardi graduated from Berklee College of Music with honors and has worked at the company for two years, where she is responsible for writer management and song placement for the DHM staff writers and clients. In her new position she will also serve as a liaison between the creative and administrative arms of the company.

“Michelle appreciates the creative process and the people behind it,” said DHM owner Dan Hodges. “She strives to find areas for growth for herself and others and is a complement in all we do.” She can be reached at [email protected]

Emporium Presents

Dan Steinberg’s Square Peg Concerts and Jason Zink’s Sherpa Concerts have come together to form Emporium Presents. Steiny and Zink have been producing shows together in one form or another since the mid-nineties. The promoters have shared three offices (Denver, Nashville and Seattle), and a fairly sizable staff to produce hundreds of events together annually.

All phone numbers and addresses for the Colorado, Tennessee and Washington offices will remain the same. The Nashville office is located at 3819 Sentinel Dr., Nashville, TN 37209, 615-301-8728. However they now share the new website and have new email addresses: [email protected] and [email protected].

Renee Bell with Winston

Renee Bell with Winston

Renee Bell Opens Winston Dog

Dog owner and former music industry executive Renee Bell recently opened Winston Dog, a boutique and fluff out bar for dogs of all sizes, in the Hill Center of Green Hills. A weekend of grand opening celebrations will take place on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21.

The boutique features a fluff out bar where dogs can get a paw scrub, a spritz, a nail trim and more, as well as a high-end collection of canine couture items.

Ten percent of all sales from the grand opening weekend will benefit Tiny But Mighty, an organization focused on celebrating the unbreakable bonds between dogs and people as well as raising awareness and funds for animal welfare and rescue groups including the Nashville Humane Association. Details at

Pitch, Please Hosts Writers Round

Songplugger group Pitch, Please will host a songwriting round at Soulshine Pizza on June 24. The pitch group consists of representatives from Warner/Chappell, Big Machine Music, ThiS Music, HoriPro, Big Loud Shirt and Kobalt.

Events will begin at 5:00 p.m. Writers include Josh Mirenda, Matt Dragstrem, Jake Scott, Mike Walker, Hunter Phelps, Emily Weisband, Michael Hardy and Laura Veltz.

Katie Kettelhut

Katie Kettelhut

Show Dog Hires Katie Kettelhut

Katie Kettelhut has been named Promotion Coordinator for Show Dog Nashville. Kettelhut graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with honors and worked as an intern at TKO Artist Management prior to joining the label. Reach her at [email protected].


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