Industry Ink: BMI Celebrations & Signings

BMI, UMPG Celebrate Andrew Dorff’s Chart-Topping Catalog

Pictured (L-R): Front Row: BMI’s Phil Graham and Jody Williams, BMI songwriter Andrew Dorff, Universal Music Publishing’s Kent Earls. Back Row: BMI’s Bradley Collins, business manager Anna Marsh, Universal Music Publishing’s Cindi Forman, Missy Roberts, BMI Songwriter Steve Dorff, BMI’s Leslie Roberts, Universal Music Publishing’s Travis Gordon and Ron Stuve. Photo: Steve Lowry

Pictured (L-R): Front Row: BMI’s Phil Graham and Jody Williams, Andrew Dorff, UMPG’s Kent Earls. Back Row: BMI’s Bradley Collins, business manager Anna Marsh, UMPG’s Cindi Forman, Missy Roberts, BMI Songwriter Steve Dorff, BMI’s Leslie Roberts, UMPG’s Travis Gordon and Ron Stuve. Photo: Steve Lowry

Nashville industry executives from BMI and Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville gathered Thursday night (July 21) at the private dining room of Park Café to celebrate BMI songwriter Andrew Dorff’s number one hit with Kenny Chesney’s “Save It For A Rainy Day.” Dorff was also awarded with four Million-Air Awards, honoring one million radio spins each of “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” “Neon Light,” “My Eyes” and “Save It For A Rainy Day.”

Dorff is an accomplished songwriter, with cuts by Blake Shelton, Old Dominion and Martina McBride.

 

BMI Welcomes Kalie Shorr As New Affiliate Member

Pictured (L-R): Cassetty Entertainment’s Helena Capps and Todd Cassetty, BMI’s Leslie Roberts, BMI songwriter Kalie Shorr, writerslist’s Christy DiNapoli and Nicole Wyatt

Pictured (L-R): Cassetty Entertainment’s Helena Capps and Todd Cassetty, BMI’s Leslie Roberts, BMI songwriter Kalie Shorr, writerslist’s Christy DiNapoli and Nicole Wyatt

Singer-songwriter and Sirius XM “Highway Find” Kalie Shorr visited BMI’s Nashville office recently to officially affiliate with the company as a BMI writer. Shorr is on board with writerslist for publishing, CAA for booking, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy for business management and Cassetty Entertainment for management.

 

BMI Celebrates Carter Winter’s Sophomore Project

Pictured: (L-R): BMI songwriter Tommy Cecil, manager Zach Beebe, BMI’s Bradley Collins, BMI singer-songwriter Carter Winter, producer Mark Bright, producer Chad Carlson, and APA’s Jim Butler.

Pictured: (L-R): BMI songwriter Tommy Cecil, manager Zach Beebe, BMI’s Bradley Collins, BMI singer-songwriter Carter Winter, producer Mark Bright, producer Chad Carlson, and APA’s Jim Butler.

BMI’s writer-publisher lobby turned into the site of celebration for the release of BMI songwriter Carter Winter’s sophomore album The Whiskey In Me. Produced by producers Chad Carlson and Mark Bright, the album features Spotify New Boots playlist entry “Lipstick on My Bottle.”

Carter treated the crowd of industry executives, family and friends to two songs off the album and a litany of stories about the making of the record. Producers and collaborators also spoke, all in high support of Carter and his work.

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