Industry Ink: Chris Janson, YEP/Music Biz Panel, Matt Rogers

Chris Janson Celebrates 31st Birthday At ACM Awards

Pictured (L-R): Megan Joyce (VP, Head of Business & Legal Affairs), Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R), Lisa Ray (VP, Head of Brand Management), Chris Janson, Peter Strickland (CMO), Cris Lacy (VP A&R)

Chris Janson celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards with his Warner Music Nashville family. Janson performed at the official ACM After Party for a Cause at Park Theatre following the ceremony.


YEP Joins Music Biz 2017 Networking Panel

The Young Entertainment Professionals Nashville has joined forces with the Music Business Association to bring “Generation Next: Networking in the 21st Century” to Music Biz 2017 on May 16 at 12 p.m. CT at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville.

Moderated by Rachel Knight, YEP board member and President of The Knight Agency, Inc., the panel will include Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group Owner/CEO Lou Taylor, YEP Co-chair and Gyrosity Projects/Crosshair CEO Garrison Snell, and Insperity Business Performance Advisor Colin Kassekert discussing the best practices of networking in the digital age.


Matt Rogers Named Durango Boots Brand Ambassador

Matt Rogers has signed on with Durango Boots as one of their 2017 brand ambassadors. With Durango, Matt will be able to offer special deals just for his fans on Durango merchandise. 

“I am thrilled to have signed a deal with Durango Boots, they are an instrumental part of the release of my new EP.” says Rogers. “I have always loved Durango Boots and am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of their brand.”


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