Industry Ink: NMPA, CRS, The Crew

NMPA Honors Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini and NMPA's David Isrealite.

Kelsea Ballerini and NMPA’s David Israelite.

On Thursday (Nov. 10), Kelsea Ballerini kicked off her tour in Washington, D.C. at the 930 Club, and before the show, NMPA President & CEO David Israelite presented her with her NMPA Gold & Platinum Songwriting plaque for writing hits “Love Me Like You Mean It” which went Platinum; “Peter Pan” which went Gold and “Dibs” which went Gold.

These marked Ballerini’s first songwriting Gold & Platinum awards.

Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Nominations Being Accepted

country-radio-hall-of-fameNominations for the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2017 are now being accepted and must be received by Dec. 12, 2016. Interested parties can submit applications at countryradioseminar.com.

The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be revealed at Country Radio Seminar 2017, which will take place Feb. 22-24, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tenn. Information regarding the date, location, sponsorship opportunities and ticket prices for the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony will be available in the coming months.

The Country Radio Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of individuals who have made significant contributions to the radio industry over a 20-year period, 15 of which must be in the Country format. The Country Radio Hall of Fame was founded in 1974 to recognize outstanding individuals working in the broadcasting industry who are promoting the Country radio format. The Hall of Fame has two categories: Radio and On-Air Personality. The CRB President’s Award and the Artist Career Achievement Award are also recognized at the event.

 

The Crew Hosts Eighth Annual CMA Viewing Party

The Crew (L-R): Kevin Lane, Kari Barnhart, Lee Krabel, Stephanie Davenport, Andrew Cohen, Matt Turner, Penny Gattis, Hannah Williams, Laurel Kittleson, Kenley Flynn

The Crew (L-R): Kevin Lane, Kari Barnhart, Lee Krabel, Stephanie Davenport, Andrew Cohen, Matt Turner, Penny Gattis, Hannah Williams, Laurel Kittleson, Kenley Flynn

The Crew hosted their eighth annual CMA Viewing Party & Pre-Awards Happy Hour presented by Sony ATV and Regions Bank at Tin Roof Downtown. More than 700 guests attended to watch the awards and mingle with industry executives, songwriters and artists. Platinum partners for the evening included Huskins-Harris, James D. Landers/Raymond James, Songspace and Writerslist. All proceeds from the event benefit Musicians On Call which helps bring live recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

The Crew is a group of 10 music business executives comprised of Kari Barnhart (Regions Bank), Andrew Cohen (Suit Music), Stephanie Davenport (Warner Music Nashville), Lee Krabel (SMACK Songs), Laurel Kittleson (Big Machine Label Group), Kenley Flynn (Combustion), Penny Gattis (Round Hill Music), Kevin Lane (BMG), Matt Turner (Big Loud Shirt), and Hannah Williams (Sony ATV).

Pictured (L-R): Chris DeStefano (Sony ATV writer), Penny Gattis, Duff Berschback (Sony ATV)

Pictured (L-R): Chris DeStefano (Sony ATV writer), Penny Gattis, Duff Berschback (Sony ATV)

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