Industry Pics: ASCAP, Black River Publishing, Warner Music Nashville, AIMP

ASCAP, Black River Publishing Offer ‘Top Shelf Songs’

​Pictured (L-R): Black River’s Dave Pacula, Ben Caver, Black River’s Celia Frolig, Kelly Groves, Sara Haze, John King, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, Scott Stepakoff, Jacob Davis, Nikita Karmen, Hannah Ellis, Nick Wayne, Josh Kerr, Forest Glen Whitehead, Josh Okeefe, Jason Gantt, Ryan Lafferty and Jordan Reynolds.

​Pictured (L-R): Black River’s Dave Pacula, Ben Caver, Black River’s Celia Frolig, Kelly Groves, Sara Haze, John King, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, Scott Stepakoff, Jacob Davis, Nikita Karmen, Hannah Ellis, Nick Wayne, Josh Kerr, Forest Glen Whitehead, Josh Okeefe, Jason Gantt, Ryan Lafferty and Jordan Reynolds.

The second installment of ASCAP Happy Hour: Top Shelf Songs, the new quarterly ASCAP series designed for A&R ears and lovers of great songs​,​ was ​held on Wednesday, June 22 at The Basement and featured music from Black River Publishing. ASCAP’s Beth Brinker developed the series to showcase outstanding, not-yet-recorded songs co-written by ASCAP writers. Each installment will feature a different publishing partner and a highly-curated set list of hit-worthy tunes.

June’s show featured performances by Ben Caver, Jacob Davis, Josh Kerr, John King, Nikita Karmen, Ryan Lafferty, Josh Okeefe, Jordan Reynolds, Scott Stepakoff, Nick Wayne and Forest Glen Whitehead.

 

The Last Bandeleros At WMN’s Pickin’ On The Patio

Pictured (L-R): Kevin Herring (SVP Promotion), Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R), John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN), Diego Navaira (The Last Bandoleros), Chris Palmer (VP Promotion), Jerry Fuentes (The Last Bandoleros), Martin Kierszenbaum (Cherrytree Music Company), Derek James (The Last Bandoleros), Peter Strickland (EVP & GM, WMN), Chad Schultz (VP, Radio & Interactive Mktg.), Lisa Ray (VP, Brand Management), Tom Martens (Director, National Promotion)

Pictured (L-R): Kevin Herring, SVP Promotion; Scott Hendricks, EVP A&R; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, WMN; Diego Navaira, The Last Bandoleros; Chris Palmer, VP Promotion; Jerry Fuentes, The Last Bandoleros; Martin Kierszenbaum, Cherrytree Music Company; Derek James, The Last Bandoleros; Peter Strickland, EVP & GM, WMN; Chad Schultz, VP, Radio & Interactive Mktg; Lisa Ray, VP, Brand Management; Tom Martens, Director, National Promotion

The Last Bandoleros offered a mix of country and Tejano flair during its performance at Warner Music Nashville’s Pickin’ on the Patio. The group included a rendition of their current single “Where Do You Go?” which is impacting country radio now.

 

At The Opry: William Michael Morgan, Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels, William Michael Morgan

Charlie Daniels, William Michael Morgan

Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville artist William Michael Morgan met with Charlie Daniels before hitting the stage at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday evening (June 21).

 

AIMP Welcomes David M. Ross To Discuss The Digital Solution

Pictured (L-R): John Ozier, ole, AIMP Exec. Director; David M Ross; Ree Guyer Buchanan, Wrensong Music, AIMP Treasurer; Kari Barnhart, Fifth Third Bank); Denise Nichols, The Primacy Firm.

Pictured (L-R): John Ozier, ole, AIMP Exec. Director; David M Ross; Ree Guyer Buchanan, Wrensong Music, AIMP Treasurer; Kari Barnhart, Fifth Third Bank; Denise Nichols, The Primacy Firm.

The Association of Independent Music Publishers  (AIMP) and Fifth Third Bank welcomed David M. Ross and a conversation about his book The Digital Solution at a lunch held Tuesday (June 21) in ASCAP’s Connie Bradley Boardroom. The book describes the complexity and problems in digital streaming and provides a possible solution. AIMP members joined in a roundtable discussion with Ross.

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