Industry Ink: Leadership Music, SOLID, CMA, Shining Isle Productions

Leadership Music To Host The Learning Network Panel

Leadership-Music-Logo570Leadership Music will present a seminar to discuss how government policies affect Nashville’s creative community. The Learning Network: The Impact Of Policy On The Creative Community will be held March 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the First Amendment Center, located at 1207 18th Avenue South. Panelists will include: Mitch Glazier (LM ’10), EVP, Government & Industry Relations, RIAA; Dave Pomeroy (LM ’07), President,  AFM Local 257; and Casey Summar (LM ’15), Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville.

Rachel Skaggs (Vanderbilt) will moderate.

Walk-ups are welcome. Tickets are $10 per person via The Learning Network or at the door.


SOLID Partners with CMA EDU

Pictured (L-R): George Briner (Valory Music Co.), Brad Belanger (Homestead  / Red Light Management), Basak Kizilisik (Morris Higham, SOLID President), Doug Phillips (Universal Music Group), Tim Gray (Grayscale Entertainment Marketing , SOLID University Outreach Chair), Rachel Cunningham (The Collective, SOLID Secretary and panel moderator), Peter Hartung (L3 Entertainment).

Pictured (L-R): George Briner, Valory Music Co.; Brad Belanger, Homestead / Red Light Management; Basak Kizilisik, Morris Higham, SOLID President; Doug Phillips, Universal Music Group; Tim Gray, Grayscale Entertainment Marketing, SOLID University Outreach Chair; Rachel Cunningham, The Collective, SOLID Secretary and panel moderator; Peter Hartung, L3 Entertainment.

SOLID has partnered with CMA EDU to launch SOLID Speak. The first event was held Tuesday, Feb. 23, and discussed the relationship between artist management and record labels. The event hosted more than 140 local students and SOLID members in CMA’s atrium.

Andrew Peterson, J. Chris Wall Launch Shining Isle Productions

Pictured (L-R): Andrew Peterson, Chris J. Wall.

Pictured (L-R): Andrew Peterson, J. Chris Wall.

Singer-songwriter Andrew Peterson and producer J. Chris Wall (VeggieTales) have launched Shining Isle Productions to develop film and television projects. The first effort will be an animated short film based on Peterson’s Wingfeather Saga book series. A kickstarter campaign launched March 1 to create the project.

“When the series was complete, the idea of bringing this story to the screen wouldn’t leave me alone. If whatever truth or beauty or goodness is in these books could translate to a wider audience through animation, then I wanted to find a way. I’ve known Chris for years, and there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s the man for the job,” says Peterson. “Not only does he know the nuts and bolts of animation, but he and his family know and love the Wingfeather Saga. There’s no one else I’d rather partner with for Shining Isle Productions. I can’t wait to see this story come to life on the screen.”

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