David Fanning Joins MV2 Entertainment
Stoney Creek Records artist David Fanning has been added to MV2 Entertainment’s stable of songwriters. He joins a roster that includes Jay Allen, Robert Arthur, Terry McBride, and Mark and Cherie Oakley.
“I’m so excited to be a part of the MV2 family,” said Fanning. “It is such a creative environment where the sky is the limit. This is going to be a fun ride!!” Tony Harrell, MV2 General Manager shared, “I am so proud to have David as part of the MV2 team. David is such a diverse artist, writer and producer and I’m thrilled to have him on board.”
CMA To Sponsor Music Biz 2016 Awards Breakfast
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has announced that the Country Music Association (CMA) will sponsor the Music Biz 2016 Awards Breakfast on May 17, 2016, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. CMA will use the opportunity to highlight “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” which will take place in November 2016. The CMA Awards got its start in October 1967 as an non-televised event hosted by Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry. The ceremony was broadcast on television for the first time the following year, making it the longest-running annual music awards program on network TV. A video and live performance are expected to be part of the Breakfast.
“Music Biz and CMA have been great partners for more than 40 years, collaborating closely on the CMA Awards merchandising campaigns, programming for our annual Music Biz convention, and the Give the Gift of Music campaign,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “We are thrilled to have them as a prominent sponsor in 2016 and are honored that they chose to kick off their 50th Anniversary celebration of ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ with us.”
SOLID To Host Awards Show Panel
SOLID will host an “After Workshop” panel of industry executives to discuss the elements of awards show logistics on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at ONE Cannery Row. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The panelists will include ACM CEO Bob Romeo, The Recording Academy South Regional Director of Membership and Industry Relations Susan Stewart, and Americana Music Association Executive Director Jed Hilly, with more speakers to be announced soon. Sweet Talk Publicity Owner/President Jensen Sussman will moderate.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email email@example.com.
ASCAP To Highlight Songwriters With “We Create Music” Show
ASCAP is set to spotlight several songwriters during its upcoming “We Create Music” showcase, to be held at The Basement in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. Among the writers featured will be Emily James, Jackson O’Dell, Emily Lynch, Hannah Dasher, AJ Pruis, and Alex Hall.
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