Industry Ink: BMI, Friends Of Al Bunetta, RED Nashville, Heartland Records Nashville

BMI Co-Presenting Songwriters Show In Memphis

Memphis songwriter fest

BMI and Memphis, Tennessee, radio station 94.1 The Wolf will present the first-ever Songwriter Fest at The Halloran Centre at The Orpheum on March 12 in Memphis.

Songwriters on the lineup include Shane Minor (“Live A Little Love A Lot,” Kenny Chesney; “Chillin’ It,” Cole Swindell), Phil O’Donnell (“Doin’ What She Likes,” Blake Shelton; George Strait’s “Give It All We Got Tonight”), Greg Bates (“Did It For the Girl”) and Shelley Skidmore. Tickets are $10 to $20 and available at Ticketmaster.

 

Concert By Friends of Al Bunetta Set For Feb. 20

Al and Juri Bunetta

Al and Juri Bunetta

An evening of music remembering the life of Al Bunetta has been scheduled for Feb. 20 at City Winery in Nashville.

Special guests are Robbie Dupree and Mike Reid with David Spinoza, Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Zhana Roiya and Christian Cullen. Proceeds benefit Safe Haven Family Shelter.

Bunetta co-founded one of Nashville’s first independent labels, Oh Boy Records. He spent more than 40 years guiding the careers of John Prine and the late Steve Goodman.

The concert is presented by the Juri Bunetta Friendship Foundation, named for Al and Dawn Bunetta’s son, who died in a car accident in 2011.

 

RED Nashville, ‘stache media Move To Music Row

RED Nashville office.

The RED Nashville office is located at 1014 16th Ave. S.

RED Nashville and ‘stache media have opened a new office located on Music Row at 1014 16th Ave. S.

Recognized as an industry leader in music distribution and artist development, RED specializes in digital and physical sales, digital and retail marketing, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, including Black River Entertainment, Red Bow Records, Stoney Creek and Wheelhouse.

RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is headquartered in New York City. In 2009, RED launched ‘stache media, a full service marketing agency specializing in music to support RED releases and artists.

 

Gary Tackett Joins Heartland Records Nashville

Gary Tackett

Gary Tackett

Heartland Records Nashville has announced the addition of Gary Tackett as West Coast Regional V.P. of A&R.

Spending over 14 years in Nashville, Tackett has toured and recorded for Billy Currington (tour manager/bandleader), Merle Haggard (playing on the Blue Jungle album), Vern Gosdin, Eddy Raven, and Tammy Cochran, among others.

Gary has an extensive background in sales, marketing and business development for many national companies as well as a brief stint as a regional director of broadcast licensing for SESAC.

Tackett will be working with new artists on the West Coast, assisting them with production, artist development and radio promotion.

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