Industry Ink: Ten Ten Music Group, Almon & McPike, CMA

Ten Ten Music Group Signs Trent Summar

Standing (L-R): Casey Summar, Attorney; MaryAnn Keen, Catalog Manager, Ten Ten Music Group; Jamie Bruno, Creative Assistant, Ten Ten Music Group; Nathan Nicholson, VP Creative, Ten Ten Music Group; Lynn Morrow, Attorney, Adams And Reese; Bradley Collins, BMI; Seated (L-R): Trent Summar; Barry Coburn, President, Ten Ten Music Group

Standing (L-R): Casey Summar, Attorney; MaryAnn Keen, Catalog Manager, Ten Ten Music Group; Jamie Bruno, Creative Assistant, Ten Ten Music Group; Nathan Nicholson, VP Creative, Ten Ten Music Group; Lynn Morrow, Attorney, Adams And Reese; Bradley Collins, BMI; Seated (L-R): Trent Summar; Barry Coburn, President, Ten Ten Music Group

Ten Ten Music Group has signed Trent Summar to an exclusive worldwide songwriting agreement. Summar has had songs recorded by Gary Allan, Kix Brooks, Billy Currington, Pat Green, Randy Houser, Kip Moore and Jon Pardi. He co-wrote Jack Ingram’s “Love You” and David Nail’s “Kiss You Tonight.”

“We are excited to have Trent join us,” said Ten Ten Music Group President Barry Coburn. “His energy and unique sense of humor gives us so much to work with, and we look forward to sharing a lot of success together.”

 

Almon & McPike, PLLC Adds Senior Associate

Christa Ellis

Christa Ellis

Entertainment law firm Almon & McPike, PLLC has hired Christa Ellis, Esq. as a Senior Associate.

Ms. Ellis graduated Cum Laude from Belmont University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration undergraduate degree with a specialization in the music business and her Juris Doctor from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

Ellis is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Florida. For the last four years, she has practiced in the areas of administrative, animal, entertainment, environmental, health care, and intellectual property law. Ellis will now concentrate on entertainment and intellectual property law with the firm.

She can be reached at 615-750-2207 or at [email protected].

 

Eric Paslay Performs For CMA

Eric Paslay (center) gathers with CMA EDU students from Belmont, Middle Tennessee State, and Vanderbilt Universities Thursday at the CMA office. Photo: Kayla Schoen / CMA

Eric Paslay (center) gathers with CMA EDU students from Belmont, Middle Tennessee State, and Vanderbilt Universities Thursday at the CMA office. Photo: Kayla Schoen / CMA

 

Pictured (L-R): Brenden Oliver, CMA Membership and Balloting Manager; Brandi Simms, CMA Senior Director of Membership and Balloting; Eric Paslay; Rachel Silver, Red Light Management; Scott Scovill, CMA Board member and owner of Moo TV, CenterStaging, and Moo Creative Media. Photo: Kayla Schoen / CMA

Pictured (L-R): Brenden Oliver, CMA Membership and Balloting Manager; Brandi Simms, CMA Senior Director of Membership and Balloting; Eric Paslay; Rachel Silver, Red Light Management; Scott Scovill, CMA Board member and owner of Moo TV, CenterStaging, and Moo Creative Media. Photo: Kayla Schoen / CMA

Eric Paslay performed the final artist visit the Country Music Association will hold in its current location at One Music Circle South, as it moves to its new location at 35 Music Sq. E. in Nashville.

Paslay performed “Friday Night” to launch the set performed for an audience of CMA staff members and CMA EDU students. His set also included “High Class” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.”

Paslay also revealed he will perform as part of the Riverfront stage lineup during June’s CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

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