Industry Ink: BMI, RedJett Artist Management, H20 Artist Agency

BMI Teams With Retail Association Of Maine

Pictured (Standing, L-R): BMI Songwriters Dave Pahanish, Hugh Mitchell Kneeling: Reny's Store Manager Carl Hodge, BMI's Dan Spears, Retail Association of Maine Executive Director Curtis Picard.

Pictured (Standing, L-R): BMI Songwriters Dave Pahanish, Hugh Mitchell. Kneeling: Reny’s Store Manager Carl Hodge, BMI’s Dan Spears, Retail Association of Maine Executive Director Curtis Picard.

BMI joined forces with the Retail Association of Maine on Friday and Saturday (June 10-11) to help celebrate their Shop Second Saturday campaign by bringing two award-winning Nashville songwriters to the state. BMI songwriters Dave Pahanish and Hugh Mitchell performed at three different locations in support of the initiative aimed at supporting Maine retail stores. Among the venues was Reny’s, a family-owned chain of Maine department stores with 16 locations that have been in operation since 1949.

BMI’s 8th Off 8th At Mercy Lounge

Pictured (L-R): Walking Man's Jonathan Draper, songwriter Chloe Kat, Walking Man's Mick Utley, BMI's Nina Carter and songwriter Ron Gallo.

Pictured (L-R): Walking Man’s Jonathan Draper, songwriter Chloe Kat, Walking Man’s Mick Utley, BMI’s Nina Carter and songwriter Ron Gallo.

BMI hosted an iteration of the weekly 8 off 8th showcase at Mercy Lounge on Monday (June 13), featuring eight of the best up-and-coming indie acts from around town, including Walking Man, songwriter Chloe Kat, and songwriter Ron Gallo. Other performers included Blinds, Jess Nolan, Shannon LaBrie, Mote and Brandon Watson and the IKB Sound.

Holt, Flack Team For Redjett Artist Management

Pictured (L-R): Kendra Flack, Lauren Daigle, Blanca, Leigh Holt

Pictured (L-R): Kendra Flack, Lauren Daigle, Blanca, Leigh Holt

Music executive Leigh Holt has teamed with Red Barn founder Kendra Flack to develop new artist management agency Redjett Management. Based in Franklin, Tennessee, the company offers day-to-day artist management and tour management/logistics services. Their clients include Christian artists Lauren Diagle and Blanca.

Holt, a former Warner Music Nashville VP of Strategic Partnerships, launched maddjett, a full-service agency designed to build brands, businesses, and partnerships, in 2013.

Flack’s career includes work in show production, set design and tour management for tours including Winter Jam and for artists including Kari Jobe.

H20 Artist Agency Relocates To Brentwood

Scott Huie

Scott Huie

Longtime Christian music booking agent Scott Huie has relocated his H2O Artist Agency to Brentwood, Tennessee. The office is now located at 7106 Crossroads Blvd., Ste. 215 in Brentwood.

Huie also returns as the exclusive booking agent for Newsboys, after previously representing the band for 15 years. H2O Artist Agency’s roster also includes Peter Furler; singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson; band Rush of Fools; hard rock mainstay Seventh Day Slumber; singer/songwriter Trevor Morgan; Classic Imperials; and vocalist Karyn Williams.

Since beginning his career in Christian music in 1985, Huie spent six years at the H1 Agency and International Creative Management in New York, as well as nine years at Nashville-based Vanguard Entertainment. He founded the H2O Artist Agency in 1999, where he initially represented Newsboys.

Huie can be reached at 615-454-3635 and [email protected].

 

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