Pam Browne, Mike Panaggia Launch DME Entertainment
Former head of Belmont University’s Mike Curb Music Business Program, Pam Browne, has partnered with DME Delivers/DME Sports President, Mike Panaggio, to launch marketing/management company, DME Entertainment Group. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, the client roster includes Curb Records’ Larry Gordon and indie pop artist, Aprilann.
Browne also serves as Executive Director of the Curb Institute at Bethune-Cookman University. Her career includes time as an entertainment attorney, NFL agent and manager of the multi-platinum group Tag Team (“Whoomp There It Is”).
Panaggio founded DME Delivers, a full-service, direct marketing agency, over 20 years ago. As President of the DME umbrella, he developed DME Sports, a major player in sports marketing and sports training.
Liz Rose, Emily Shackelton Pen Song For Girl Scouts
Warner/Chappell and Girl Scouts of the USA have teamed to release the organization’s first original song, written by WCM/Liz Rose Music songwriters Liz Rose and Emily Shackelton. The song, “Watch Me Shine,” will be spotlighted in Girl Scouts’ new PSA and features Girl Scouts singing backup vocals.
Drew Baldridge Donates To T.J. Martell Foundation
Cold River Records’ Drew Baldridge recently presented a check for $4,000 to the T.J. Martell Foundation to support medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The monies raised were from the country newcomer’s “Rebound from Cancer” campaign in which he teamed up with Premiere Networks and Super 8 for a month-long fundraiser selling limited edition T-shirts at his shows.
APA Happy Hour
APA Nashville hosted the Nashville office of the fastest growing music rights management company, ole, for APA Happy Hour recently. Steve Lassiter, SVP/Head of Concerts and team held the gathering in their penthouse suite of One Nashville Place overlooking Music City.