Industry Ink: Country Radio Seminar, BMI, MTSU

Country Radio Seminar Adds Featured Speaker

Country Radio Seminar 2018 will welcome Miles Adcox, owner/CEO for emotional wellness lifestyle brand Onsite, as a featured speaker. He will discuss intentional thinking and centering one’s self during a presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 6, following the Programming Mentoring and Sales Breakfast.


BMI, Nashville Music Industry Supports New Music Therapy Program

Pictured (L-R): Steve Newberry, Commonwealth Broadcasting, CEO/Pres.; Joanie O’Bryan, CCK, Executive Director; Jody Williams, BMI Nashville, VP of Creative; Jim Weatherson, Big Machine Records, GM. Photo: Peyton Hoge

Nashville’s music industry and regional supporters of The Center for Courageous Kids (CCK), a not-for-profit medical camping facility for children located in Scottsville, KY, converged at BMI on Saturday night to benefit CCK’s new music therapy program.

The host committee comprised of Jody Williams (BMI Nashville, VP of Creative), Jim Weatherson (Big Machine Records, GM), and Steve Newberry (Commonwealth Broadcasting, CEO/Pres.), welcomed guests for the “Our Song is Life” rooftop reception and dinner in the atrium.


MTSU Partners With VeVa Sound

MTSU has partnered with Nashville-headquartered audio preservation company VeVa Sound to give students in the audio production, music business and commercial songwriting programs new tools and training to manage their musical projects’ digital data. Through VeVa Sound’s Studio Collect software suite, students will have a cloud-based environment that mirrors the workflow and functionality VeVa Sound uses with major record labels and other industry clients.

“There’s a wide range of technical, creative and legal information that needs to be captured and preserved over the lifespan of a professional project,” said MTSU Professor Michael Fleming, whose courses include digital audio technology, studio recording, mastering and others. “More than ever, this is now essential knowledge and a skill that students need to learn and practice. Through our partnership with VeVa Sound, our students will be able to generate track lists, credits, song reports and studio documentation using correctly formatted metadata that’s linked to their projects from the moment of creation through evaluation, licensing or commercial release.”

“We are proud to have created a meaningful partnership with a university that has fully collaborated with us and embraced the relevance of VeVa’s platforms with the goal of providing these opportunities to MTSU students,” said VeVa Sound Vice President Deborah Fairchild. “Preparing the next generation of digital media students with these skills makes for more enriched experiences for artists, performers, engineers, producers and labels.”


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