Industry Ink: CMA, SOLID, Music Biz, Warner/Chappell PM

CMA Exhibit at Musical Instrument Museum

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The Country Music Association (CMA) and the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix have partnered to create a one-of-a-kind exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards in honor of the music makers.

Multi-instrumentalist and CMA Awards winner Hunter Hayes will be on hand Monday, Oct. 24 (10:30 AM/MT) to officially open the exhibit, which features instruments on loan from several CMA Musician of the Year nominees and winners including Roy Clark, Jerry Douglas, Mac McAnally, and Mark O’Connor. Together, they have 61 total CMA Awards nominations and 25 wins.


SOLID Accepting Applications

solid_latest4SOLID is accepting applications for new members. Applicants must have been employed full time in the entertainment industry for at least one year.

Prospective members can meet current members at the SOLID Afterworkshop on Sept. 27 at TPAC Johnson Theater, or the Open House on Sept. 29 at Emma Bistro, both from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Details and application here.


Music Biz Calls For Panel Submissions

musicbiz2015The Music Business Association (Music Biz) invites all industry professionals to submit program ideas for Music Biz 2017 to be held Monday, May 15, through Thursday, May 18, at the Renaissance Nashville.

Music Biz’s programming aims to include informative sessions that apply to everyone engaged in the business of music, and also provide deep-dive panels. Submissions that focus on informing music monetization, and promoting the value of music for all commerce models, as well as informing the artist/fan connection with actionable consumer intelligence and analysis, are of particular interest to Music Biz.

Submissions must be received by 8 p.m. PST on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

Full details and the official submission form can be found here.


Warner/Chappell Production Music Receives Award Nominations

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Nominations for the 2016 Mark Awards have been revealed, with Warner/Chappell Production Music and partner catalogs 9 Lives Music and MidCoast Music securing a total of eight nominations. The nominations for the second annual awards being held on Oct. 18 at the Production Music Conference, are for both track categories and usage categories.

“Congratulations to our entire team at Warner/Chappell Production Music and our worldwide partners on the nominations for The 2016 Mark Awards,” says Randy Wachtler, President & CEO of Warner/Chappell Production Music. “Our talented and passionate team of composers, producers, musicians and licensing professionals work hard to create and deliver the very best for our clients and I’m happy they are recognized with these nominations.”

See the complete list of nominees here.


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