Industry Ink: BMLG, Nashville Symphony, Banner Music

Thomas Rhett Launches Outnumber Hunger Campaign

Pictured (Top row, L-R): Marketing Communication Sr. Planner at General Mills Kristin Merchant, Graham DeLoach (ATH), Bill Satcher (ATH), Michael Hobby (ATH), Zach Brown (ATH), SVP Creative Big Machine Label Group Sandi Spika Borchetta, Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Cameron Duddy (Midland), Jess Carson (Midland), Mark Wystrach (Midland) and Associate Director of Marketing at General Mills Jay Piccanatto. (Bottom row, L-R): Ryan Follese, Drake White, Trent Harmon, Elizabeth Hopkins (Delta Rae), Brittany Holljes (Delta Rae), Ian Holljes (Delta Rae), and Eric Holljes (Delta Rae). Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Big Machine Label Group [Click to Enlarge]

BMLG artist Thomas Rhett kicked off the 2017 ACM Weekend with an Outnumber Hunger Launch Event at Las Vegas’ Sake Rok Friday night (March 31). The event’s 150 attendees were treated to an intimate performance and Q&A with Thomas Rhett as well as a preview of his new single, “Craving You.” Rhett has participated in every year of the Outnumber Hunger campaign since the program’s inception and is the official 2017 spokesperson.

 

Vinay Parameswaran Heads To Cleveland Orchestra

Vinay Parameswaran

Nashville Symphony Associate Conductor Vinay Parameswaran has been named Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra, as well as Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Parameswaran’s two-year term will start in August.

Parameswaran was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony in February 2014 and promoted to Associate Conductor in August 2015.

In his three-plus years with the Symphony, he has conducted classical and pops performances, as well as all of the organization’s annual summer Community Concerts.

 

Banner Music Holds Pop Up Writers Round On The Row

Banner Music held its first pop up writer’s round at its Music Row location on March 30. The show featured Jerry Salley, Shelby Lee Lowe, and James Robert Webb, along with guest performers Jackson Capps, Matt Roy, and Brian Carper. Later rounds featured Casey Kelly, Alex Dooley, Banner Partner, Daniel Kleindienst, Shane Thompson, Victoria Powell and Christine Inlow.

 

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