Industry Ink: Essential Broadcast Media, Cole Swindell, Kip Moore, Fontanel

EB MediaEssential Broadcast Media Gets New Digs

Essential Broadcast Media has moved to 2001B Blair Blvd. Nashville TN, 37212. The phone number is the same: 615-327-3259.

Additionally, Bailey Sharpe has joined the team as Executive Administrator. She joins owner Ebie McFarland, and staffers Scott Stem, Stephanie Rew, Darlene Rodriguez, Olivia Hanceri, and Kailey Pearce. She can be reached at [email protected]

Annette St. Onge

Annette St. Onge

Fontanel Hiring

Fontanel has hired Annette St. Onge as Director of Entertainment and Events, as the venue focuses on having entertainment seven nights per week.

The destination is adding more musical performances, and weekly activities such as Nashville Improve, Sips & Strokes, and Cigar Nights. The Hauntanel Hayride and Haunted Trails event will be held October 23 and 24.

Fontanel has five stages for music performances, including the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater and the Silo Music Stage.

cole swindell11Swindell Gets Platinum Certification

Cole Swindell’s “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” is the second single from the Georgia native’s self-titled debut album to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The song is Swindell’s third consecutive No. 1 single, following his mega hit “Chillin’ It” and Gold-certified “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight.”

His Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville album, Cole Swindell, has sold 3.3 million downloads and over 430,000 albums, along with more than 130 million streams.

Kip Moore Tapes Front and Center, CMA Songwriter Series

The acclaimed public television show Front and Center and the Country Music Association teamed up for a special taping of the CMA Songwriters Series with Kip Moore. The event took place Monday night at the Iridium in New York City.

Moore performed with renowned songwriters Brett James and Jaren Johnston, frontman of The Cadillac Three.

Prior to the taping, James, Johnston, and Moore took time out from soundcheck to welcome and meet with teachers from Education Through Music, which is supported by the CMA Foundation. The CMA Foundation is investing $145,000 in music education in New York City inner-city schools through the organization.

l-r) Jaren Johnston, Kip Moore, and Brett James before a special taping of the CMA Songwriters Series for "Front and Center" at the Iridium Monday in New York. Photo Credit: Jim Belmont Photography

Pictured (L-R): Jaren Johnston, Kip Moore, and Brett James before a special taping of the CMA Songwriters Series for “Front and Center” at the Iridium Monday in New York. Photo: Jim Belmont


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