Industry Pics: The Valory Music Co., Banner Music, Warner Music Nashville, Belmont University

The Valory Music Co. Celebrates 10 Years

Pictured (L-R): The Valory Music Co.’s Ashley Sidoti, Adam Burnes, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, The Valory Music Co.’s Amy Staley, George Briner, Brooke Nixon, Don Gosselin, Lauren Simon and Brad Howell

The Valory Music Co. celebrated 10 years of success with a gathering this week in Nashville. With over 8.5 million albums and 40 million singles sold, the powerhouse imprint toasted to a decade of accomplishments including 31 No. 1 singles and albums. The roster includes chart-topping acts Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Eli Young Band as well as rising stars Delta Rae and Tara Thompson.

 

Banner Music At The Listening Room Cafe

Pictured (L-R): Alex Dooley, Josh Johnson, Brooke McBride, Victoria Powell, Sam Varga, Daniel Kleindienst, Shelby Lee Lowe, Matt Bell

On Tuesday (Nov. 7) Banner Music took over The Listening Room Cafe for two special writers rounds in partnership with The Movement. Banner Music writers Daniel Kleindienst, Shelby Lee Lowe, Alex Dooley, Victoria Powell, and Josh Johnson were joined by special guests Brooke McBride, Sam Varga, and Matt Bell.

Banner Music’s next venue takeover will be held on Dec. 5 at The Frisky Frog.

 

Warner Music Nashville Celebrates Tegan Marie

Pictured (L-R): John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN); Tegan Marie; Scott Hendricks (EVP A&R;, WMN)

Warner Music Nashville recording artist Tegan Marie visited her label home recently to preview her new music for label execs including WMN Chairman and CEO John Esposito, and EVP A&R Scott Hendricks, as well as her Sweety High management team Frank Simonetti and Veronica Zelle. Tegan Marie’s label home surprised the rising singer, who recently celebrated her 14th birthday, with a birthday cake and rendition of “Happy Birthday.” Tegan Marie is expected to release new music in the New Year.

 

Belmont University Welcomes BBC Announcer Bob Harris

Pictured (L-R): Belmont professor Don Cusic, Bob Harris and BBC producer Trudy Myerscough-Harris.

Legendary BBC announcer Bob Harris, whose Bob Harris Show is the only country show on BBC Radio, spoke to students at Belmont University on Tuesday evening.

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