Industry Ink: CTM Writer’s INK, Riser Music, Cumulus Media

CTM Writer’s INK Signs The Outer Vibe

The Outer Vibe

The Outer Vibe

CTM Writer’s INK has signed indie rock band The Outer Vibe to a publishing deal. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, the band has toured the past two years, and is now based out of Nashville. The band is prepping the release of new music in 2017. CTM Writers INK also represents Scott Stevens, Autumn McEntire,
Chris Roberts, Faren Rachels, Page Blue and Ella Mae Bowen.


Riser Music Signs Trinity Wiseman

Pictured (L-R): Nancy Deckant, Partner Riser Music, Trinity Wiseman, Artist, Elmer Knable, Partner Riser Music

Pictured (L-R): Nancy Deckant, Partner Riser Music, Trinity Wiseman, Artist, Elmer Knable, Partner Riser Music

Riser Music has signed pop-rock artist Trinity Wiseman to a worldwide publishing agreement. The Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, native has toured her home state with a fan base in the area and won the regional songwriting-performance contest, The Pittsburgh Acoustic Challenge. The contest has previously been won by songwriter Dave Pahanish (“American Ride” by Toby Keith and “Without You” by Keith Urban).


Cumulus Announces 10 Finalists For NASH Next Challenge

nash-next-logo-2-2Cumulus Media has revealed the 10 country music artists selected as finalists in the NASH Next Challenge 2016 (below). The talent search and artist development program enlisted a celebrity panel, including Scott Borchetta, Kix Brooks, Jay DeMarcus and Danielle Bradbery, to whittle the finalists. The winner will receive a recording contract with Big Machine Label Group, their original song produced by DeMarcus, and national radio airplay on Cumulus Media radio stations across the U.S. The finals will take place during a three-hour public event Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Mercy Lounge in Nashville.

NASH Next Challenge 2016 Top 10 national Finalists:
1. Alexis Gomez from Cincinnati
2. Murphy’s Ford from Columbia, MO
3. Jake Dodds from Indianapolis
4. Todd O’Neill from Lafayette, LA
5. Brittany Pfantz from Lake Charles, LA
6. Trey Teem from Macon, GA
7. The Young Fables from Nashville
8. Spinn from New York City
9. Billy Shaw Jr. from Tucson, AZ
10. Ashley Jordan from Worcester, MA


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