Industry Ink: Jim Asker to ‘Billboard,’ Villain Place, InDo, Word, PLA Media, Kore PR

Jim Asker

Jim Asker

Billboard Chart Manager

Jim Asker has been named Chart Manager for Billboard’s Country, Christian, and Gospel charts. Asker comes to Billboard from All Access, where he spent 12 years as Country Editor and Nashville Bureau Manager. Asker also served as PD for WJMC in Suffolk, NY and has a masters in communications.

InDo Nashville

InDo Nashville, the co-working creative hub for entertainment professionals, welcomes new tenants Wonderful Union, ONErpm, and Acklen Avenue to the space at 632 Fogg Street. The companies join Richlyn Marketing in the new building, which will open later this month. The renovated industrial building, which stands for Inspiration Domain, features 11,000 square feet of space including an events area, writer rooms, conference rooms and dedicated office suites.

PLA Media Launches New Website


Pam Lewis’ PLA is celebrating its 30th year in business with a makeover featuring new branding and a new website. The new look was spearheaded by PLA’s in-house designer Matt Williams, who joined the company last year.

Villain Place Honored For Lyric Video

The lyric video for Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt” has been awarded Gold at the 2015 Hermes Creative Awards and a Bronze statue at the 36th Annual Telly Awards. The video was directed by Lloyd Aur Norman and produced by Cameron McCasland for Villain Place. This marks the second Golden Hermes and Bronze Telly for both Norman and McCasland.

Word Films To Distribute Adrenaline

Word Films has inked a distribution deal for the film Adrenaline, the International Christian Film Festival winner starring John Schneider that was written, produced and directed by Joseph Quinn Simpkins. The film follows the story of a drag racer whose life is radically changed by a near-fatal car crash that leaves him partially paralyzed.

Kayla Calabrese

Kalyla Calabrese

Kayla Calabrese Signs With KORE, SMG

Indie artist Kayla Calabrese has signed with KORE PR for representation. She is also working with SMG Records of the Spin Doctors Music Group.


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