Industry Ink: Edison Research, Vintage TV, SSM Music

Edison Research Adds Ivey

Laura Ivey

Longtime radio research executive Laura Ivey has joined Edison Research, where she will be directing various aspects of Edison’s growing practice in audio and social media. She will also take a role in Edison’s election research.

Ivey, who has had a variety of roles at Arbitron and Nielsen dating back to 1996, most recently was Account Director for the Southeast region for Nielsen’s radio ratings. Says Ivey, “Social science of the kind Edison produces is a particular passion of mine. I’m really excited to join the team there and help Edison’s efforts to serve its clients with quality data and analysis.”


British Music TV Producer/Broadcaster Vintage TV Comes To Nashville

British music television producer and broadcaster Vintage TV has expanded its production base to Nashville, Tennessee, and has already begun to film U.S.-based musicians in the city. With original shows that include “Needle Time,” “Live With…,” “My Vintage” and “The Friday Night Rock Show,” Vintage TV is the U.K.’s most prolific original music content producer.

Producing 25-30 hours of new music television shows per month, Vintage TV has become one of the largest music TV providers. Attracting a monthly following of more than 10 million viewers in the U.K. alone, Vintage TV has established itself as the music-lover’s TV channel of choice – a destination for music content highlighting established and emerging artists from around the globe.

“Vintage TV has been a long-time partner for our overseas label colleagues and we are thrilled to have them in the U.S. market,” said Brad Turcotte, VP of Marketing for Universal Music Group. “They have a very keen eye on top-tier production value and quality of content, and they are passionate about country music.  We’re delighted to welcome their type of passion into our fold.”

The organization plans to create regular content featuring U.S.-based musicians of all genres.

Vintage TV’s first U.S.-produced content spotlights Grammy-winning talent and emerging artists including Brothers Osborne, Southern Halo and Frontmen of Country. Vintage TV currently broadcasts in the U.K., Canada and China with plans to enter the US, Latin American and Korean markets by end of year.


SSM Entertainment Signs Debbie Anthony

Pictured (L-R): Label President Patti Olsen-Garafola, Debbie Anthony and Label CEO Dean Scallan

Debbie Anthony has signed with SSM Entertainment, located on Music Row. She joins a growing roster of artists at SSM Entertainment/SSM Nashville Records including; Branch and Dean, Alexandra Demetree, AC Jones, Wes Hayden and Ashley Barron.






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