Industry Ink: T.J Martell Foundation, Curb Records, Houston Livestock Show, Personal Managers Hall of Fame

T.J. Martell Foundation Young Professionals To Host Second Annual “Derby Bed Race”

The second annual “Downtown Derby Bed Race” will take place on May 6 in Nashville. Presented by the T.J. Martell Foundation Young Professionals Council, the competition, in which teams build and decorate their own beds to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza, netted over $70,000 last year for leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

Team registration is now open here.

Curb Records Promotes Jesse Lowe

Jessie Lowe has been promoted to Curb Records Coordinator of Promotion. Lowe started in the promotion department of Curb’s Sidewalk Records and has been with the company since 2015. In her new position, she will be the primary liaison to secondary radio, management, and artists and will assist with daily activities for Curb’s artist roster.

Meghan Trainor Cancels Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Performance

Due to extended vocal rest, Meghan Trainor will be unable to perform at RodeoHouston March 14 as scheduled. Houston Livestock Show officials are currently working on booking a new artist. Tickets previously purchased for the March 14 RodeoHouston performance are still valid. Refund information for individual tickets will be announced next week.


Nominations Being Accepted For 2017 Personal Managers Hall of Fame Induction

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 induction into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame. Established in 2015 by the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM), the Personal Managers Hall of Fame celebrates illustrious careers in entertainment, music, sports and talent management. Hall of Fame members include such legendary managers as Bernie Brillstein, Brian Epstein, Shep Gordon, Ken Kragen, Doc McGhee, Jack Rollins, Jerry Solomon and Larry A. Thompson.

Inductees are selected by the NCOPM National Board of Officers and will be inducted in ceremonies on May 18 in Las Vegas. Nominations will be accepted online until March 10, 2017, at


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