Industry Ink: Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum, Demolition Music Publishing, ole

CMHoF Names Sr. Director/ Events and Culinary

Nando Rodriguez has been named Senior Director/Events and Culinary for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Prior to joining the museum he served as General Manager for Gaylord Opryland Attractions, where he oversaw both the Wildhorse Saloon and the General Jackson Showboat in Nashville. He joined Gaylord Opryland in December 2007 as the General Manager of Old Hickory Steakhouse and was promoted to Assistant Director/Food and Beverage in 2011. He previously held management positions at Sam & Harry’s Prime Steakhouse and Big Steaks Management which operates Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Blue Sea Grill, Babalu Grill and Havana Club.

Demolition Music Publishing Names Creative Manager

Michael August has been named Creative Manager of Demolition Music Publishing, effective June 1. A New Jersey native who moved to Nashville three years ago, August has been a writer on the Demolition team for the past two years.

“Michael is one of those quality people who has everything we need in a creative manager,” said Demolition President, Jon D’Agostino. “He’s well-liked, smart, organized, a hard worker, and a hell of a songwriter himself. He’s going to help make some great things happen for our Demolition team.”

ole, Jingle Punks Team With Convergent

ole is collaborating with its production music division Jingle Punks to partner with Convergent, an award-winning leader in delivering digital, location-based experiences, in a music distribution and in-store music service agreement. Leveraging its patented technology, Jingle Punks will curate playlists utilizing the combined ole and Jingle Punks production catalog of over 750,000 music files.

Combining mood-based music with Convergent’s hyper-targeted digital marketing solution provides a sensory-rich experience, all on a single platform.



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