Industry Ink: BMI & Todd Chrisley, Gilda’s Club, LOCASH & CAA, Messina Touring Group

USA Network Star Todd Chrisley Signs With BMI

Pictured: (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams, BMI songwriter and TV personality Todd Chrisley and BMI’s Leslie Roberts.

Pictured (L-R): Jody Williams, BMI; Todd Chrisley; Leslie Roberts, BMI

BMI has signed television personality and entrepreneur Todd Chrisley. Based in Atlanta, Chrisley “has deep country roots and plans to bring more eyes to Music City with his business acumen,” according to the announcement. On his USA Network reality series, Chrisley Knows Best, Chrisley showcases untapped talent and plans on introducing his large fanbase to even more of his personal picks.

 

BMI and Zanies To Present “Off The Record: Songs For Gilda’s Club”

Gildas Club Off The Record

BMI has partnered with Nashville comedy club Zanies to present “Off The Record: Songs For Gilda’s Club” on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Zanies. Bob DiPiero and Bobby Pinson will share some of their irreverent, humorous tracks. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Gilda’s Club Nashville.

“We’re excited to bring together our licensees and songwriters for a fun night,” says BMI’s Mark Mason, Executive Director, Writer-Publisher Relations. “Zanies is a longtime BMI licensee and we’re happy to host this entertaining evening for a worthy cause.”

Additional singer-songwriters slated to appear include Bruce Wallace, Kim Paige, Wynn Varble, Amanda Flynn, Phil Barton, the duo Joe Denim, and Brandon Kinney. The show will be hosted by comedian and musician Andrew Dorfman.

“I am proud to be part of the ‘Off The Record’ show at Zanies for Gilda’s club. I think she would have loved the idea,” said BMI songwriter DiPiero. “This has inspired me to dig deep into the vault of my ‘THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T SING ABOUT’ collection. It’s gonna be big fun!”

“It’s an idea we’ve had for a long time. Zanies is all comedy and Nashville’s all music, so you put them together and it’s going to be really cool,” says Zanies owner Brian Dorfman. “Every musician wants to be a comedian and every comedian wants to be a musician. It’s going to be a fun night for a good cause.”

Tickets for the show are $15 and available on zanies.com or by phone at 615-269-0221. Doors open at 6 p.m.

 

LOCASH Celebrates Success, New Management and Agency Signings

LOCASH‘s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust celebrated their single “I Love This Life” during a meeting at the CAA office in Nashville last night. The duo recently joined CAA and are represented by Brian Hill, who joined CAA in late 2015. The duo has also signed with Vector Management.

The team toasted the single’s success with a limited-edition cabernet from the Shipwrecked wine brand created by the duo.

Pictured (L-R): Rod Essig, CAA; David Ross, Reviver Records; Marc Dennis, CAA; Skip Bishop, Vector Management; Preston Brust, LOCASH; Brian Hill, CAA; Chris Lucas, LOCASH; Gator Michaels, Reviver Records. Photo: Jacki Artis/CAA

Pictured (L-R): Rod Essig, CAA; David Ross, Reviver Records; Marc Dennis, CAA; Skip Bishop, Vector Management; Preston Brust, LOCASH; Brian Hill, CAA; Chris Lucas, LOCASH; Gator Michaels, Reviver Records.
Photo: Jacki Artis/CAA

 

Messina Touring Group Gets New Permanent Nashville Address

MTG-Logo-3Messina Touring Group now has a permanent location at 1200 Villa Place, Ste. 400, Nashville, TN 37212.

The organization moved following the demolition of their previous location on 19th Ave S. last year.

Promotions of five key executives at Messina Touring Group were announced earlier this week. Mike Dugan has been upped to President, Rome McMahon and Kate McMahon have been promoted to Executive Vice President positions, and Bridget Bauer and Sara Winter have been upped to Senior Vice President positions.

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