ASCAP, Bluebird Café Present New Talent
The May 4 edition of ASCAP’s long-running showcase series, ASCAP Presents at the Bluebird Café, featured songwriter-artist Summer Overstreet, songwriter Rick Tiger, songwriter-artists Jill & Kate, and songwriter Paul Sikes.
In addition, ASCAP presented a benefit for Musicians Corner that featured songwriter-producers Kevin Kadish and Jimmy Robbins, Big Machine Music/Prescription Songs artist-songwriter Fancy, and touring songwriter-artist Joshua Davis, who was a finalist on Season 8 of The Voice.
SOLID Announces 19th Annual Crawfish Boil
The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) will host their 19th Annual Crawfish Boil on Tuesday, May 17 starting at 5:30 pm.
The event will take place at the Sony/ATV parking lot on Music Row and will offer the community free food, free beer, and music. The organization will also provide activities such as a dunk tank, a photo booth, and corn hole.
Musician Pete Huttlinger Memorialized By Texas A&M
The Texas A&M College of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is honored to announce that the new annual speaker series on humanism and compassion in medicine has been officially named The Pete & Erin Huttlinger Series on Humanities in Medicine.
Huttlinger, who was the inaugural speaker for the series in November 2015, was an accomplished guitarist who released albums such as Fingerpicking Wonder: The Music Of Stevie Wonder and Things Are Looking Up. His presentation, titled “Don’t Just Live, Live Well,” was an inspiring exploration of how Pete and his wife, Erin Huttlinger, strived together to live a life of resiliency as they faced years of life threatening complications from his congenital health problems.
Huttlinger experienced a major stroke in November 2010 that left him temporarily paralyzed on his right side and without speech. Just four months later he experienced end-stage heart failure resulting in the implantation of a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD). Through determination, love and laughter, Huttlinger was able to relearn to play guitar and resume a rigorous touring and recording schedule and even walk a half-marathon just 12 months later. He died from a stroke on Jan. 15.
ONErpm Announces Free Distribution Services
ONErpm has announced the elimination of upfront costs to their global distribution platform, allowing any content user to have their music published on several music platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube at no charge. In addition to locations around the world, ONErpm maintains an office in Nashville.
Emmanuel Zunz, CEO of ONErpm says, “With free distribution ONErpm has completely shifted its focus to marketing artists and their releases to help them expand their audiences and poise them for long term success. ONErpm’s incentives are 100% aligned with our clients so that together with our content owners and our partner platforms we can build a stronger future for music.”
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