Industry Ink: Singing Success, WMBA, The Gales Network

Singing Success Opening Franklin Location

Brett Manning

Brett Manning. Photo: Seth Farmer

Singing Success, owned by professional vocal coach Brett Manning, is expanding. The company will hold a grand opening party for their location at 1261 Columbia Ave. in Franklin, Tennessee, on Saturday (Oct. 8) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Singing Success also has a location at 1301 16th Ave S. on Music Row. Manning has been a vocal coach for 25 years and has spent more than 15 years in Nashville.


WMBA Plan Mixer, Encourage Applications


Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) will hold for an open meeting and mixer sponsored by Edgehill Cafe and Monarch Publicity on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Edgehill Café. Guests may enjoy complimentary light appetizers and drinks as the group discusses membership, benefits, alumni, and more.

The WMBA is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fostering opportunities for women within the music industry through education, networking, industry involvement, community service, and organizational fellowship. The WMBA will be accepting applications through Dec. 1.


The Gales Network Suspends Operations

GALES Network

The Gales Network, the consultancy led by David and Melinda Gales, has closed after its sale to a longtime client. Melinda has been named Chief Growth Officer for Virsys12, the company’s acquirer. Virsys12 is a salesforce integrator and custom applications developer. David Gales has not announced his next step. He can be reached at [email protected].

David Gales founded The Gales Network in 1995 to create value between entertainment and technology clients in the early days of the digital marketing age. He spent years as a senior executive with the Columbia, A&M and RCA Records creating and executing marketing campaigns. In a digital marketing role with Sony Music Nashville, he led the development and marketing efforts for the websites and social network properties of over 20 artists.


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