Industry Ink: BMI Road To Roo, NMPA Honors SESAC’s Pat Collins, SOLID Nashville Music Market

BMI’s Road To Roo Winners Roots Of A Rebellion Plays Bonnaroo

Pictured (L-R): ROAR’s Marco Martinez, sound technician EL Copeland, ROAR’s Dan Twiford, Troy Wiggins, Zach Fowler and Jeremyck Smith, BMI’s Nina Carter, ROAR’s Austin Smith and Adam Quellhorst, sound technician Shaun Washburn and ROAR’s Justin Smith pose for a photo before their set as reigning champs of the BMI Road to Roo competition. Photo: Erika Goldring.)

Pictured (L-R): ROAR’s Marco Martinez, sound technician EL Copeland, ROAR’s Dan Twiford, Troy Wiggins, Zach Fowler and Jeremyck Smith, BMI’s Nina Carter, ROAR’s Austin Smith and Adam Quellhorst, sound technician Shaun Washburn and ROAR’s Justin Smith pose for a photo before their set as reigning champs of the BMI Road to Roo competition. Photo: Erika Goldring.

Nashville’s Roots of a Rebellion, the BMI Road to Roo winners, rocked the New Music on Tap Lounge, Brewed by Miller Lite. The reggae band competed for six weeks in the spring, beating out more than 200 entrants in Tennessee for the top position and was rewarded with a slot Thursday (June 9), the first day of Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Pictured: Roots of a Rebellion get the crowd going during their set at Bonnaroo. The group won the BMI Road to Roo competition in the spring. Photo: Erika Goldring.

Pictured: Roots of a Rebellion get the crowd going during their set at Bonnaroo. The group won the BMI Road to Roo competition in the spring. Photo: Erika Goldring.

 

NMPA Honors SESAC’s Pat Collins

SESAC Vice-Chairman Pat Collins accepts NMPA Industry Legacy Award at NMPA’s June 8 meeting in NYC. Photo: NMPA/Gary Gershoff

SESAC Vice-Chairman Pat Collins accepts NMPA Industry Legacy Award at NMPA’s June 8 meeting in NYC. Photo: NMPA/Gary Gershoff

National Music Publishers’ Association President and CEO David Israelite honored Sting with NMPA’s Songwriter Icon Award during its annual meeting in New York City on Wednesday. SESAC Vice-Chairman Pat Collins was awarded the NMPA Industry Legacy Award and John Eastman was also honored with the NMPA Lifetime Service Award.

Legendary music manager and visionary Irving Azoff encouraged industry unity during his keynote Q&A saying, “We should work together to solve the root of the problem — fair compensation.”

Pictured (L-R): Martin Bandier, Sting

Pictured (L-R): Martin Bandier, Sting

 

SOLID To Hold Annual Nashville Music Market At Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

unnamedSOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) is holding their annual Nashville Music Market at the Bridgestone Arena.

The NMM is a chance for fans & CMA Fest goers to get their hands on rare country music items. This fun pop-up market will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

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