Industry Ink: SESAC, PLA Media, Lauren Akins X Ladybird

SESAC Sponsors GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards Dinner

Pictured (L-R): Phillip Sweet, John Josephson, Daryl Friedman, Neil Portnow, Judy Chu, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman and Doug Collins attend Grammys on the Hill Awards Dinner on April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage for The Recording Academy

On Wednesday, April 18, the Recording Academy celebrated 20 years of advocacy in Washington, D.C., by honoring Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook of  Little Big Town at the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards. In addition, congressional honorees Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) were recognized for their longtime support of the creative community. SESAC, once again, served as the sponsor of the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards dinner.

 

PLA Media Adds To Roster

Ry Bradley

PLA Media has added California and Hawaii reared country artist Ry Bradley to its roster.  While he may be an emerging act in the Nashville scene, his songs have been featured in hit shows such as NBC’s Chicago Med and ABC Family’s The Fosters. Splitting his time between Music City and his home near Newport Beach, California, Ry will be releasing a new album this summer.

 

Lauren Akins Launches Lauren Akins X Ladybird

Thomas Rhett‘s wife Lauren Akins has launched Lauren Akins X Ladybird, a custom fine jewelry line that supports the children of Uganda through Love One International

“The impact Love One International is making on kids’ lives in Uganda is truly indescribable,” Akins shared. “We’re helping shape communities and rebuild families through these children. Their bellies are full and more importantly, so are their hearts. I know it is impossible to care for every child’s needs in the world, but we each can love one. This is the idea behind Love+1 and why we created this jewelry line.”
In collaboration with Ladybird designer Emily Dee, pieces from Lauren Akins X Ladybird are made to order, with seven necklace options currently available: Sterling Silver ($99), 14K Gold pieces in White Gold, Rose Gold and Yellow Gold for $449 and each Gold variation with diamonds for $749. All necklaces include three delicate charms, LOVE, + and 1, honoring the spirit behind Love One International.

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