Industry Pics: Warner Music Nashville, Sony Music Nashville, Writer’s Den Music, BMI, Banner Music

WMN Artists Perform At 2017 Guitar-B-Que

Pictured (L-R): John Sykes, President, Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, WMN; Tom Poleman, President, National Programming Group, iHeartMedia; Brett Eldredge; Michael Ray; Gator Harrison, iHeart Country Brand Coord. and SVP Programming, Nashville, iHeartMedia; Chris Janson; Scott Hendricks, EVP A&R, WMN; Rod Phillips, SVP Programming, Country Brand Manager, National Programming Group, iHeartMedia; Kristen Williams, SVP Radio & Streaming, WMN; Alissa Pollack, EVP/Global Music Marketing, iHeartMedia; Devin Dawson; Marc Chase, VP Strategic Services/Marketing, iHeartMedia; Jackie Tigue, Artist Relations Manager, National Programming Group, iHeartMedia; Michael Jordan, Regional SVP Programming, iHeart Media; Marissa Morris, VP Artist Relations & Programs, iHeartMedia; Tige, iHeartRadio’s Tige & Daniel Show Co-host; Matt Signore, COO, WMN; Brad Hardin, EVP Programming/GM, iHeartMedia. Photo: Alan Poizner [CLICK TO ENLARGE]

Warner Music Nashville recording artists Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Michael Ray, and Devin Dawson packed Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater last night (Aug. 23) for iHeartMedia Country The Big 98 WSIX Nashville’s seventh annual Accu-Chek Guide Guitar-B-Que benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The foursome had much to celebrate in addition to raising funds for children’s hospital research and treatments.

Eldredge comes off the heels of earning the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart and Top Country Albums chart and recently released his new single “The Long Way.” Janson, who also slipped in at the ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium across town that evening, is gearing up for the anticipated release of his sophomore album, Everybody, out Sept. 22. Ray continues to heat up the airplay charts with his new single, “Get to You.” Dawson will join Ray on tour this fall in anticipation of his upcoming debut album.


Sony Artist Ben Gallaher Performs Nashville Showcase

Pictured (1st row L-R): Kris Wiatr, Wiatr & Associates; Liz Cost, Marketing Manager, Sony Music Nashville; (2nd row L-R): Ken Robold, EVP/COO, Sony Music Nashville; Ben Gallaher; Randy Goodman, Chairman/CEO, Sony Music Nashville; (3rd row L-R) Steve Hodges, EVP Promotion/Artist Development, Sony Music Nashville; Risha Rodgers, WME; Gaines Sturdivant, Red Light Management; (4th row L-R): Jim Catino, SVP A&R, Sony Music Nashville; Kent Earls, EVP/GM, Universal Music Publishing Group. Photo: Alan Poizner

Ben Gallaher recently performed a Nashville showcase at 12th & Porter for media and industry guests. Gallaher’s performance included songs from his Sony Music Nashville self-titled debut EP, which released Aug. 11 and was produced by Julian King and Jim Catino. His signature lead guitar licks and solos, which he carefully crafted in the studio, were on full display.


Writer’s Den Music, BMI Host Fresh From The Farm Writers Retreat

Pictured (front row L-R): Betsy Lane, Aubrey Holden, Jason Earley, and MaryAnn Keen (BMI); (back row L-R): Leslie Roberts (BMI), Mignon Grabois, Lauren McLamb, Blake McCoy, and Sarah Feldman (Writer’s Den Music Group).

Writer’s Den Music Group and BMI recently hosted a Fresh From The Farm writers retreat at Bell Bottom Farms in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. Writers spent two days crafting songs with a backdrop of cows and catfish. Songwriters included on the retreat were Jason Earley, Mignon Grabois, Aubrey Holden, Betsy Lane, Blake McCoy, and Lauren McLamb.


WMN, XM The Highway, Brett Eldredge Host Eclipse Party

Pictured (L-R): Katie Bright, National Director, Radio & Streaming, WMN; John Esposito, Chairman & CEO, WMN; Brett Eldredge; Buzz Brainard, Sirius XM; Chad Schultz, VP, Original Content & Radio Marketing, WMN; Peter Strickland, CMO, WMN; and Chris Palmer, VP Radio & Streaming, WMN.

Warner Music Nashville along with XM The Highway and Brett Eldredge hosted an Eclipse party on Monday, Aug. 21 to celebrate the event.


Banner Music Solar Eclipse Party

Banner Music celebrates during the Nashville eclipse. [CLICK TO ENLARGE]

Banner Music hosted an eclipse viewing party which included Solar Phenomenon (Sparkling Peach) Sangria, Milky Way candy bars, and Eclipse gum. “It truly was a memorable experience watching the eclipse totality together in the heart of Music Row,” said Banner Music’s Susanne Smith.


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