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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Farm, Fork and Cork” Raises $202,000

Pictured (L-R): The Bobby Bones Show’s Lunchbox, St. Jude Patient Mack, Natalie Harker & Eric Paslay, Carrie and Rod Phillips, and the Bobby Bones Show’s Amy

Pictured (L-R): The Bobby Bones Show’s Lunchbox, St. Jude Patient Mack, Natalie Harker & Eric Paslay, Carrie and Rod Phillips, and the Bobby Bones Show’s Amy

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital held their signature “Farm, Fork and Cork” event in Nashville on Sunday, May 15 at Michael W. Smith’s Deer Valley Farm. The event raised $202,000.

The event welcomed more than 300 attendees, and included live and silent auctions, and featured a five-course meal prepared by some of Nashville’s best chefs (Tandy Wilson of City House, Deb Paquette of Etch, Kyle Patterson of Sinema, Andrew Little of Josephine, and Rachel De Jong of 5th and Taylor). The evening was emceed by Amy from the Bobby Bones Show and the night was co-hosted by 7-year-old St. Jude patient, Mack.

Notable guests included Eric Paslay, iHeartMedia executive Rod Phillips, Dave Ramsey, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, and Lunchbox from the Bobby Bones Show.


LifeNotes: Disney Music Group’s Ciara Shortridge’s Mother Passes

Ciara Gardner with her mother Elizabeth

Ciara Shortridge with her mother Ann Elizabeth Gardner

Ann Elizabeth Gardner, mother of Disney Music Group’s Ciara Shortridge, passed away on Friday, May 13. She is survived by her husband Thomas Gardner, daughters Jacqueline (Kevin) Mix, Ciara (Johnny) Shortridge, Kendra (Steve) Smietana; grandsons Kaeden, Liam Mix, Henry Smietana; Sisters & brothers, Barbara, Mary, Joanne (Dick) Budynas, Thomas (Sandy), Patti (Tom) Templeton, Peggy (Jim) Strickland, Bob (Kathy), John (Ellen), Dan (Colleen); sisters and brothers in-laws, Karin (Dan) Maines, John, Ellen (Dale) Montondo, Kelly (John) Erwin; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and wonderful friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 22, 2016 in Macedon, New York. Family and friends are encouraged to make a donation in Ann’s name to the Animal Welfare League of Port Charlotte, Florida, in lieu of, or in addition to floral arrangements. More info can be found at or by calling 941-625-6720.


T. Clark Miller Exits ‘Crook and Chase Countdown’

T Clark Miller

T Clark Miller

Producer T. Clark Miller has exited his role at the iHeart syndicated radio program Crook and Chase Countdown in order to focus on his Nashville real estate brokerage firm. He had worked with the countdown show for eight years.

Hosts and executive producers Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase expressed their “deepest appreciation and thanks for his years of dedication to the show and its hundreds of affiliates.” The Crook and Chase Countdown team may be contacted at [email protected]

Miller can be reached at [email protected] or at 615-400-9919.


Joyce Rizer Resigns From SiriusXM

Joyce Rizer

Joyce Rizer

SiriusXM Executive Producer Joyce Rizer has resigned from her post at SiriusXM Nashville, effective May 31.

After May 31, Rizer can be reached at [email protected]. She can also be reached at 615-337-6547.

“I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had over the last 15 years in satellite radio, and am excited to explore what the future might bring!” said Rizer.


Buddy Lee Attractions Adds Risa Binder To Roster

Risa Binder

Risa Binder

Buddy Lee Attractions has signed the new Warehouse Records country artist Risa Binder for representation.

Says Vice President of Buddy Lee Attractions, Inc., Mike Meade, “We are beyond thrilled to welcome Risa Binder into our BLA Family. Risa has exemplified the core beliefs and talent from which our company was built upon and we are eager to see what her future holds.”


ASCAP Songwriters Discuss Fair Compensation With Members Of Congress

Pictured (L-R)): Songwriter/ASCAP Board Member Desmond Child with Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI)

Pictured (L-R): Songwriter/ASCAP Board Member Desmond Child, Rep. Dave Trott (R-MI)

A number of ASCAP members and executives walked the halls of Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday (May 18) to meet with legislators and to urge them to stand with songwriters in the fight for fair compensation in today’s digital music marketplace.

Representative included: Paul Williams (“Rainbow Connection”), Desmond Child (“Livin’ On A Prayer”); Randy Goodrum (“Bluer Than Blue”); Jennifer Higdon (“Our Beautiful Country” from Cold Mountain); Brett James (“Something in the Water”); Brian McKnight (“Back at One”); Monica (“Before You Walked Out of My Life”), MoZella (“Wrecking Ball”), Priscilla Renea (“Somethin’ Bad”), Savan Kotcha (“Can’t Feel My Face”) and Needlz (“Just the Way You Are”).

In their meetings with members of Congress, the songwriters explained the unique challenges they face in the digital age, and highlighted the urgency of updating the consent decrees to better reflect how people listen to music today, starting with rate court reform.

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP Board Member Dan Foliart, songwriter Priscilla Renea, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) and songwriter MoZella

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP Board Member Dan Foliart, songwriter Priscilla Renea, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), songwriter MoZella

They also asked members of Congress to stand with songwriters and pass the Songwriter Equity Act, which would update two outdated provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act that prevent songwriters and publishers from earning fair royalties when their music is downloaded or streamed.

In between meetings, the group gathered to hear from Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). Speaking as a songwriter himself, Sen. Hatch emphasized the need to protect music creators and reaffirmed his support for the Songwriter Equity Act. He also recounted fondly his experience of writing a number of songs with his friend Paul Williams.

The songwriters carried with them several “#StandWithSongwriters petition guitars,” signed by a sampling of ASCAP’s more than 575,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members, including: Kevin Kadish, Ashley Gorley, Brett James, Erica Campbell, Pat Benatar, Nate Ruess of fun., OMI and Adam Schlesinger.

LifeNotes: Longtime WSM Producer, Music Director Kevin Anderson Dies

Kevin Anderson. Photo courtesy WSM

Kevin Anderson. Photo courtesy WSM

Longtime WSM Radio producer and music director Kevin Anderson died Monday, May 16 in Nashville. He was 56 and died of cardiac arrest.

Anderson moved to Nashville from Stoughton, Wisconsin, to attend Belmont University, but left to join country artist Jana Jae’s touring band. He then began backing Sonny James on guitar and background vocals.

Anderson left the road to begin working at Nashville’s WSM Radio, first as a producer for Bill Cody’s morning show, then as WSM-FM’s music director. He also worked part-time as an announcer for the Grand Ole Opry during his career.

“We are saddened by the loss of one of our great WSM voices, Kevin Anderson,” says WSM General Manager Chris Kulick. “For years, Kevin devoted his time and efforts to entertaining and informing country music fans both near and far. He will be greatly missed, and we express our deepest condolences to his family and all who knew him.”

He is survived by his mother, Eunice; his siblings, Bonnee (Pete) Nelson, Beth Suddeth, Robin (Sami) Khalaf, Keith (Tammy) Anderson, and Ken (Susan) Anderson; his nieces, Nicole Nelson and Samantha Jo Suddeth; and nephews, Ryan (Francie) Khalaf, Shane (Taylor) Khalaf, Tyler (Jess) Anderson, Justin (Corinne) Anderson, Luke Anderson, Jacob Anderson, Drew Nelson, and Brandon Suddeth. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin; and brother, Steven.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church in Stoughton, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Koshkonong Lutheran Church Endowment Fund.

Fan Fair X Announces Artist Q&A, Indoor Stages, Meet-And-Greets

2016-CMAMusicFestival-Logo-Badge-4CHillary Scott, Nashville‘s Charles Esten, Martina McBride and Charles Kelley will be featured during CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X, as part of the Artist of the Day event, held each morning during the event from 11 a.m. to noon.

Scott and members of her family will celebrate their new gospel album with performances and a Q&A on Thursday, June 9. Esten will take the stage on Friday, while McBride will discuss her new album Restless (Nash Icon Records) on Saturday. Kelley will offer a look at his album The Driver (Capitol Records Nashville) on Sunday.

“Fan Fair X continues to be the uniting thread between the original Fan Fair and what we now know as CMA Music Festival 45 years later,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Creating opportunities for fans to interact with a favorite artist or meet a new rising star is what has distinguished our Festival throughout the years. The ongoing tradition of Fan Fair takes place each day inside Fan Fair X and creates memories our attendees will treasure for years to come.”

Fan Fair X will be held at Nashville’s Music City Center on June 9-12 from 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Venue doors open at 9:30 a.m. each day. Other activities held at Fan Fair X include:

CMA Close Up Stage: The stage grows from 800 seats to more than 1,000 seats (with additional standing room) this year. In addition to the Artist of the Day programs each morning, other artists taking the stage during the week include: Charlie Daniels, Marie Osmond, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Lorrie Morgan, Jeannie Seely, Bill Anderson, Kristian Bush, The Gatlin Brothers, JT Hodges, Olivia Lane, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Wills, Eric Paslay, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sara Evans, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Stevens, Thompson Square, and numerous SESAC songwriters.

Durango Music Spot: The stage will showcase festival favorites all four days, including (in alphabetical order and subject to change): Deborah Allen, Katie Armiger, Baillie & the Boys, Moe Bandy, Jeff Bates, The Bellamy Brothers, John Berry, Marty Brown, T. Graham Brown, Confederate Railroad, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Jimmy Fortune, Janie Fricke, Marty Haggard, Wade Hayes, Lucas Hoge, Lorraine Jordan, Jamie Kent, Kelly Lang, Johnny Lee, Bobby Marquez, Lila McCann, Ronnie McDowell, Moore & Moore, Jamie O’Neal, Shane Owens, Stella Parton, Presley & Taylor, Stephanie Quayle, Collin Raye, Sarah Dunn Band, Jeannie Seely, Shenandoah, Ashton Shepherd, T.G. Sheppard, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Sylvia, Payton Taylor, Aaron Tippin, James Robert Webb, and The Willis Clan.

Following their performances, Durango Music Spot artists will sign autographs and meet and greet with fans in the Durango booth. Durango Music Spot is hosted and broadcast by 650 AM WSM, and will be open 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. each day.

Radio Disney Country Stage: New to Fan Fair X this year, the spot offers fans a place to discover some of the best up-and-coming talent alongside familiar favorites. Radio Disney Country personalities will be hosting the stage and leading activities and prize giveaways throughout the four days. Appearances include Lauren Alaina, Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Lacy Cavalier, Liddy Clark, Dan + Shay, Lindsay Ell, Farewell Angelina, Matt Gary, Mickey Guyton, Jana Kramer, Olivia Lane, Maddie & Tae, Tegan Marie, Megan & Liz, Cassadee Pope, Kalie Shorr, Granger Smith, and Temecula Road. Artists and schedule are subject to change.

CMA Meet and Greet Booth: For chances to win meet-and-greet sessions inside Fan Fair X and/or access special performances inside HGTV Lodge, fans must enter online at from Thursday, May 26 (10 a.m. CT) to Tuesday, May 31 (11:59 a.m. CT). More than 60 artists are scheduled for meet-and-greets in the CMA Booth including: Lauren Alaina, Tucker Beathard,Kane Brown, Chase Bryant, Kristian Bush, Ashley Campbell, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Ty Herndon, Parmalee, Jamie Lynn Spears, Chuck Wicks, Darryl Worley, and more. Artist and schedule subject to change.

Kobalt App Tracks Global Rights, Songwriter Earnings In Real Time

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Kobalt has announced the release of the Kobalt App. For the first time, music creators will be able to view all their rights globally and see how each song directly translates into income.

“This connection between a creator’s works and their income is the first of its kind,” said Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt Founder and CEO. “It’s a fundamental shift in the relationship between rights owners and their data. Imagine how that will influence their decisions, shape their perspectives on the industry and streaming, empowering them with the facts. I believe this will have an enormous impact on the future of music—out of the dark ages, full access, in real time. All in one app. The revolution continues!”

Key features of the Kobalt App include:

• Music Feed: Kobalt clients can scroll through their top 100 music earnings at a glance, or explore by quarter, right type and territory. With daily updates, they will always have the latest income and activity data from all publishing sources, including Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Pandora, and many more.

• News: Creators can stay up to date on industry news and important account updates from Kobalt, including real-time synch activity, payments, registration, and much more.

• YouTube: Clients can track where and how their music is being used on YouTube. Whether it’s an official video, a cover song, or a viral sensation, creators will know exactly how many views Kobalt is monetizing.

• Financials: Creators can see the money they’re making in real time, and break down income by top earning works, right type, or country. They can also compare financial data across previous quarters, and find out when their statements are due.

• Synch: From pitch to payment, clients can keep track of every synch opportunity around the world. They can favorite the synch opportunities they want to follow closely, or tap to explore more details.

“Putting the power of Kobalt into the hands of creators has always been a top priority for me. Today’s music creators deserve the same transparent, on-demand access to their data that most other industries already have. The Kobalt App is a giant step toward delivering that for our clients,” said Ahdritz. “The feedback we are getting from our clients is incredible—no one has seen anything like this before! This is the only app that delivers true transparency for creators.”

The Kobalt App is free to use for Kobalt Publishing clients, and available in countries where the Apple App Store operates. The Android version of the Kobalt App is planned for release in the near future.

Music Biz Offers Consumer Data Through New Subscription Portal


A new portal will provide members of the Music Business Association (Music Biz) with exclusive, ever-changing information about music consumers, including demographics, consumption patterns, favorite genres, preferred devices and brand advocacy.

The announcement was made at this year’s Music Biz conference in a speech by Music Business Association President James Donio. Known as Music Biz Consumer Insights, the resource will be available by the end of May at and will be powered by LOOP (Lots of People Online).

The research can be utilized through the full LOOP database of 250 million U.S. citizens. Through a combination of on and offline contact, users can reach over 45 million attendees of live music events, over 50 million subscribers to streaming services, over 75 million country fans, and over 100 million classic rock fans.

“We strive to deliver maximum value to all our Music Biz members, and Music Biz Consumer Insights is yet another reason why it pays to join the Association,” said Donio. “Artists, managers, labels, publishers, songwriters, touring professionals, brands, and the entirety of our diverse membership will be able to benefit from this new service, which allows everyone to take advantage of high-quality data to make the best business decisions possible.”

David Lewis, LOOP co-founder, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Music Biz in bringing such a powerful consumer insights initiative to the music industry. Music Biz’s visionary approach means that the U.S. music industry will be the first sector to benefit from this unique and innovative data service. We believe that Music Biz members will quickly discover the Insights portal to be truly game-changing.”

DISClaimer: Raves For Parmalee, Wayne Toups, Jacey, Rob Baird



The stars got trumped by the indies this week.

The male performance of the day belongs to the super-soulful Wayne Toups on an old-school country slow dance. My favorite female was the wispy-voiced Jacey, whose CD is entirely self-penned. The group winner this week is Parmalee.

In an unusual twist of fate, all three of these Discs of the Day are ballads.

And so we leave it to our DisCovery Award winner to give us a kick in the pants. That would be Rob Baird, with his soul-man song “Ain’t Nobody Got a Hold on Me.” This is actually Baird’s second DisCovery Award. He won back in June 2013 with a more mainstream country sound. Now he’s reinvented himself as a blue-eyed soul stylist. I like him in both modes.

Writers: Jared Mullins/Ben Stennis/Blake Bollinger; Producer: NV; Publisher: Music of Big Deal/The Stennis Mightier Music/Dead Aim Music/Young Guns Publishing/Parallel Music Publishing, ASCAP/BMI; Stoney Creek
– They scored three Top 10 hits from their debut CD — “Carolina,” “Close Your Eyes” and “Already Callin’ You Mine.” Now comes this aching nostalgia ballad about respecting where ya come from. Plaintively performed, this has the ring of truth and honesty. Another winner.

Rob Baird

ROB BAIRD/Ain’t Nobody Got A Hold On Me
Writers: Rob Baird/Brian Douglas Phillips; Producer: Brian Douglas Phillips; Publisher: Boots Baird/Western Night, BMI/ASCAP; Hard Luck (track)
– I like this guy. The accompaniment is spare, which allows his soulful singing to shine and his instantly memorable melody to penetrate. The moody, r&b tinged vibe is ultra listenable. Play it, as well as the rest of his excellent new CD Wrong Side of the River.

Writers: Brian Kelley/Tyler Hubbard/Jordan Schmidt/Jimmy Robbins/Brad Warren/Brett Warren; Producer: Michael Knox; Publisher:Big Loud Mountain/Pranch Ringle Music/T Hubb Publishing/Tree Vibez Music/dba Freshy Music/Major Bob Music/We-volve Music/Round Hill Songs Jimmy Robbins/Jammy Rabbins Music/Extraordinary Alien/Round Hill Works/Big Loud Brad Music/Big Loud Proud Crowd/Big Loud Brett Songs, ASCAP/BMI; Broken Bow (ERG)
– Rock ‘n’ roll guitar. Country-as-grits lyric about cutting loose with music. Party time.

MARGO PRICE/Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)
Writers: Margo Price/Mark Fredson/Jeremy Ivey/Caitlin Rose; Producer: Matt Ross-Spang/Alex Munoz; Publisher: Margo Price; Nine North (ERG)
– The band isn’t the tightest thing I’ve ever heard. But the beat is steady, her vocal is potent and the overall feeling is country, country, country.

Writers: Zac Brown/Niko Moon/Wyatt Durrette/Coy Bowles/John Driskell Hopkins; Producer: In The Arena Productions; Publisher: Day For The Dead Publishing/Southern Ground/Life On Fire Music/Poppsolotamus Music/Brighter Shade, BMI/SESAC; EMI Nashville
– Bopping and beach-y. It makes you feel warm all over. Yes, please pour me another one.



Writer: Jacey Gutknecht; Producer: William Gawley; Publisher: none listed; Lighthouse (track)
– Dreamy with fluttering eyelashes. Soft strings surround her breathy, sighing delivery of this pretty love ballad. Heart melting.

Writers: Heather Morgan/Matt Dragstrem/Ryan Hurd; Producer: Ross Copperman; Publishers: Sony-ATV Tree/Heather Feather/Round Hill BLS JV/BIg Loud Proud/Universal/Lake Allegan, BMI/ASCAP; Capitol (track)
– As soon as I got my hands on Bentley’s new Black CD, I couldn’t wait to hear what this collaboration would sound like. The answer is “pretty dang cool.” Dierks applies his rasp, and Maren provides the sass. The backing shuffle drumming (by Aaron Sterling) is fantastic. Essential listening.

TROY JOHNSON/Need Me Some Country
Writer: Greg Udik; Producer: Greg Hudik; Publisher: Double Dose Platinum, BMI; Platinum (CDX)
– This thumper rocks out on the theme of huntin,’ fishin,’ front-porch swingin,’ moonshine swillin,’ barbecuin’ and all things backwoodsy. Tempo, tempo, tempo.

Writers: none listed; Producer: none listed; Publisher: none listed; Lighthouse (track)
– Languid and slow, with a slightly bluesy edge. She’s a strong singer, if a not an especially distinctive one.

Wayne Toups

Wayne Toups

Writers: S. Monroe/S.P. Davis; Producers: James Stroud/Wayne Toups; Publishers: Ooska Riiver/Shoot Straight, ASCAP; Malaco (CDX)
– My favorite ragin’ Cajun is back with a change of pace. This outing finds him drawling a wistful tune about a lost love. It sways in all the right places. Hold your sweetie tight and take a slow spin around the dance floor while the steel sighs in your ear and Wayne pleads his soul. This is one gorgeous little record.

2016 MusicRow Awards: Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year Nominees


The 10 nominees for MusicRow’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year each earned their first Top 10 single as a songwriter during the eligibility period (May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016).

Finalists for the 2016 MusicRow Awards, Nashville’s longest-running music industry trade publication honors, were revealed earlier this week.


Jaron Boyer landed two major hits with Dierks Bentley’s “Somewhere on a Beach” and Dustin Lynch’s “Hell of a Night.” Growing up as a fan of country and hip-hop, musical influences come through in his songwriting.

Corey Crowder made a name for himself in songwriting circles through his back-to-back No. 1 singles for Chris Young: “I’m Comin’ Over” and “Think of You,” the latter featuring special guest Cassadee Pope.


Matt Dragstrem co-wrote Florida Georgia Line’s “Sippin’ on Fire” on the same day he signed his songwriting deal with Big Loud Shirt. His first cut was Kenny Chesney’s “Rock Bottom,” co-written with Craig Wiseman.

Josh Hoge is a co-founder of Whiskey Jam, which has grown into a destination for music discovery in publishing circles. Hoge co-wrote six songs on Chris Young’s latest album, I’m Comin’ Over, including the chart-topping title track.

Josh Kerr quickly found a comfortable co-writing arrangement with Kelsea Ballerini. Their shared writing credits include “Love Me Like You Mean It” and “Dibs,” which were both gold-certified No. 1 country hits.

Maren Morris made the industry take notice with “My Church,” the powerful lead single from her 2016 Columbia Nashville project. She’s also landed cuts with Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw and the cast of ABC’s Nashville.

John and TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne became entrenched in Nashville’s songwriting community long before their No. 1 hit, “Stay a Little Longer.” Letting their blues and country roots shine through, they co-wrote every song on their debut EMI Records Nashville album, Pawn Shop.

Jody Stevens built his career as an artist and producer before racing up the country chart as a songwriter. Top credits include “Let Me See Ya Girl” for Cole Swindell and “Home Alone Tonight” for Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild.

Cole Taylor moved to Nashville in 2013 and landed a publishing deal that same year. Since then, he’s secured cuts like Luke Bryan and Karen Fairchild’s “Home Alone Tonight” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Sippin’ On Fire.”

Justin Wilson, a Nashville resident since 1995, struggled through label mergers and disappointing publishing deals before finally landing hits with Michael Ray’s “Kiss You in the Morning” and Randy Houser’s “We Went.”

The MusicRow Awards will be presented at a private ceremony at BMI on Wednesday, June 29. Winners are determined solely by MusicRow subscribers. See the final nominees.

Voting closes on Tuesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. If you do not have a subscription, you may subscribe to receive your ballot.


CMT Music Awards Announces 10 Performers


The 2016 CMT Music Awards will feature performances from Jason AldeanLuke BryanFlorida Georgia LineThomas RhettBlake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban, along with special guests.

Shelton will be joined by Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys for a performance of “Doin’ It to a Country Song,” from Shelton’s new album If I’m Honest.

Urban will perform his current single, “Wasted Time,” joined by tourmates Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris.

The 2016 CMT Music Awards will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Tickets to the 2016 CMT Music Awards are on sale via Ticketmaster.

Loeb & Loeb Will Relocate To 35 Music Square East

Loeb & Loeb logo

Loeb & Loeb will relocate this fall from Hillsboro Village into the brand new building at 35 Music Square East. SESAC and the Country Music Association are also headquartered in the building.

A nationally-recognized law firm specializing in entertainment, media and technology, Loeb & Loeb opened an office on Music Row over 22 years ago in one of the neighborhood’s traditional homes. After outgrowing the space, the firm moved to Hillsboro Village. Needing to expand their space again, they will leave their office at 1906 Acklen Avenue and return to Music Row after a 15-year absence.

Tiffany Dunn

Tiffany Dunn

John T. Frankenheimer, Chairman Emeritus and Chair of Loeb & Loeb’s Music Industry practice, noted, “Our new Nashville office will provide a modern home to our lawyers whom artists, songwriters, record companies, publishing companies and other entertainment industry and technology-based clients seek when they require legal assistance with their music, television, film, branding and intellectual property concerns.”

“Just as the city has evolved, so has Music Row. We sought a new office location that keeps us close to our entertainment clients, but would also attract creative and entrepreneurial companies that could benefit from Loeb’s strong national corporate, trusts and estates, and advanced media and technology practices,” said Tiffany Dunn, a Loeb & Loeb partner who has been with the firm’s Nashville office for more than 15 years. “We see a natural growth opportunity for us here and, over time, plan to add more support on the ground, right here in Music City.”