Industry Ink: CMA, SESAC, WMN, AIMP, Riser House Records, ShowHope

Old Crow Medicine Show Visits CMA

Pictured (L-R): Kevin Hayes (OCMS), Chance McCoy (OCMS), Angela Roland (CMA, Awards & Industry Relations Assistant), Critter Fuqua (OCMS), Brandi Simms (CMA, Sr. Director of Awards & Industry Relations), Ketch Secor (OCMS), Cory Younts (OCMS), Morgan Jahnig (OCMS), Joe Andrews (OCMS), Brenden Oliver (CMA, Manager of Awards & Industry Relations). Photographer Credit: Christian Bottorff

Old Crow Medicine Show  visited the CMA for the first time ever and performed to help kick off their 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde album release week on April 24. The band performed songs from the new project, which releases on April 28, for staffers.


Rick Monroe Performs At SESAC

Pictured (L-R): Cristina Wheeler (SESAC Manager, Creative Services); Lydia Schultz (SESAC Manager, Creative Services); Rick Monroe, ET Brown (SESAC Manager, Creative Services) and Shannan Hatch (SESAC VP, Creative Services) Photo: Sydney Scaggs

Songwriter/singer and SESAC affiliate Rick Monroe recently stopped by SESAC’s Nashville office for a pop-up concert. He performed songs from his album Gypsy Soul, which is due out May 12.


Warner’s Sound In The Round Features Cale Dodds

Pictured (L-R): Lisa Ray (WMN, VP Head of Brand Management), Peter Strickland (WMN, CMO), Matt Signore (WMN, COO), Wes Vause (WMN, SVP Publicity), Megan Joyce (WMN, VP Head of Business & Legal Affairs), Narvel Blackstock (Starstruck Entertainment), Cale Dodds, John Esposito (WMN, Chairman & CEO), Kristen Williams (WMN, SVP Radio & Streaming), Chad Schultz (WMN, VP Original Content & Radio Marketing), Kelli Haywood (Starstruck Entertainment), Justin Luffman (WMN, VP Brand Management)

Cale Dodds brought the first season of the “Warner Sound in the Round” concert series to a close Wednesday night with a seven-song set featuring some new songs and tracks from his EP People Watching, which boasts over 10 million streams on Spotify. The packed crowd on hand for the show included friends, family, Warner Music Nashville staff and industry guests.


AIMP Shares “Exploring The Publishing Legal Landscape” Panel

Pictured: Brad Peterson (Regions Bank),Tim Hunze (Parallel Entertainment), John Ozier (AIMP Ex. Director, ole), Chip Petree, Austen Adams, Scott Safford, David Crow, Dale Bobo (Big Deal Music)

The Association of Independent Music Publishers and Regions Bank recently hosted an “Exploring The Publishing Legal Landscape” panel. Held at ASCAP and moderated by Tim Hunze and John Ozier, panelists Austen Adams (Dickinson Wright PLLC), David Crow (Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley PLC), Chip Petree (Ritholz Levy), and Scott Safford (Safford Motley PLC) gave their perspectives on the changes and trends in songwriter deals and artist agreements.


Riser House Records Previews Mitchell Tenpenny Album In Nashville

L-R: Kristen Ashley/Riser House Records; Mitchell Tenpenny/artist; Jennifer Johnson-Williamson/Riser House Records + The Song Factory; Jason VanAuken/Riser House Records; Paige Paxton Pugh/Riser House Records

Mitchell Tenpenny recently performed at a listening event at his label Riser House Records for friends and industry members. The Nashville native will be releasing a new EP in July, Linden Ave, on Riser House, and is booked by WME. His new single, “Alcohol You Later” was just released.

Show Hope Names New VP, Assistant Executive Director

Emily Chapman Richards has been named the new Vice President and Assistant Executive Director of the Show Hope organization. Richards earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Religion from Baylor University and a Master of Theology degree from Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland, and has been actively engaged in the work of Show Hope for the past several years. 

Show Hope was founded by Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman in 2003. The organization is committed to the holistic care of waiting children around the world. ShowHope has helped provide homes through Adoption Aid grants for more than 5,500 children from more than 50 countries, including the U.S.


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