Industry Ink: Music Health Alliance, The Kinkead Agency, 117 Management, Production Music Association

Music Health Alliance Upcoming Events

Music Health Alliance has announced two events for October, including Breast Fest 2017 on Oct. 24 and the What The Health Workshop on Oct. 26. All Music Health Alliance services and advocacy, including these two events, are completely free to members of the music community. Additional information is below and links to both events can be found here.

Event: Breast Fest 2017
Date: Tuesday, October 24
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Music Health Alliance, 2021 Richard Jones Rd, Suite 160, Nashville, TN 37215
Description: Music Health Alliance and Saint Thomas Health’s Mobile Mammogram Unit will offer free mammograms to any female in the music industry with or without insurance. Over age 40 and at least one year since last mammogram. 36-40 if you have a family history of mother or sister with breast cancer in their 30s. Call (615) 200-6861 to schedule your appointment now.
Event: “What The Health” Workshop
Date: Thursday, October 26
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: MusiCares, 1904 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, Tennessee 37212
Description: Worried about your insurance options for 2018? Well, “What The Health?” Join the Music Health Alliance staff as they explain your health insurance options for next year. Open Enrollment is only 45 DAYS this year (November 1-December 15). This will be your one chance to ask questions, get the steps to enroll yourself, or schedule an appointment with an MHA Advocate to walk you through the process. RSVP to Music Health Alliance at (615) 200-6896.

For those who cannot attend, the session will be live streamed at Music Health Alliance’s Facebook page.


Sandra Lynn Signs with The Kinkead Entertainment Agency

Pictured (L-R): Greg Scott (Kinkead Entertainment Agency), Julie Devereux (Kinkead Entertainment Agency), Christy Walker-Watkins (AristoMedia), Matt Watkins (AristoMedia), Heather Campbell (Vaden Group), Cheri Cranford (AristoMedia), Sandra Lynn, Cole Johnstone (Manager/Johnstone Entertainment), and Bob Kinkead (Kinkead Entertainment Agency). Photo: Chuck Arlund

Country recording artist Sandra Lynn has signed with The Kinkead Entertainment Agency for booking representation. Lynn has also enlisted Johnstone Entertainment for artist management, AristoPR/AristoMedia for public relations and video promotion and Vaden Group for business management.

Lynn said, “I’m so thrilled to be working with such an amazing team, and can’t wait for all that lies ahead with this new music.”


Drew Blakeley Announced as VP of 117 Management

Drew Blakeley

Following the recent announcement of 117 Management, President & CEO Zach Farnum is proud to announce that leading the management division will be artist manager Drew Blakeley.

Blakeley began his career in the country music industry nearly 10 years ago and comes to 117 after a departure from Conway Entertainment Group, where he spent the last three years on management teams for Lorrie Morgan, LOCASH, Randy Travis, Alabama and more.

117 Publicity, headed by VP Bev Moser, represents a wide array of artists including Chuck Negron, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lewis Brice, Logan Mize, Paul Bogart, Max T. Barnes, Scooter Brown Band, Darren Bessette Band, Nashville Association of Talent Directors as well as Bobby Bare.

Blakeley can be reached at [email protected] and 615-997-0100 x703.


2017 Production Music Conference Concludes with Record Attendance

Pictured (L-R): PMA Executive Director Morgan McKnight, journalist Jon Burlingame, film composer Mychael Danna, and Konsonant Music composer Andrew Gross.

The Production Music Association (PMA), the leading advocate and voice of the global production music community, recently concluded its 2017 Production Music Conference which drew over 600 attendees from all areas of the music industry. The event was held Oct. 4-6 at the Hollywood Loews Hotel.

Conference attendees enjoyed the third annual Mark Awards event on Oct. 4, as well as keynote speeches from David Israelite, president and CEO of NMPA, and film composer Mychael Danna. A total of sixteen unique industry panels were presented during the three-day conference, including “Production Music is the Record Industry,” “How Big Data Can Double Your Income,” “Writing a Production Music Hit,” and “Trailerizing Your Music.”

Three renowned music industry executives were honored at this year’s Mark Awards:  Romano Di Bari of Italy’s Flipper Music received the “Hall of Fame Award,”  Alison Smith of BMI received the “Ambassador Award,” and Dr. Lynne Lummel, formerly with ASCAP, received the “Visionary Award.”

Adam Taylor, chairman of the PMA and president of APM Music said, “We were delighted with the turnout for this year’s conference. Our panelists and guest speakers were top notch and presented not only compelling and intriguing topics, but also offered practical advice to our members as to where the future of our production music industry is heading, and the hurdles we all must face together as we move further into the digital age.”


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