Industry Ink: ASCAP, Ten Atoms, Sounds Like Nashville

Clare Dunn, CJ Solar Lead ASCAP Nashville Music Performances

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Robert Filhart, Logan Brill, Clare Dunn, Cody Belew and Jaden Michaels. Photo by Ed Rode.

ASCAP presented its quarterly We Create Music Series showcase at 3rd and Lindsley on May 1. Performing in a stripped-down acoustic configuration were songwriter-artists Cody Belew, Logan Brill (Warner/Chappell) and Jaden Michaels, and BMG songwriter/MCA Nashville recording artist Clare Dunn closed the night with a full band set. On Wednesday, May 2, the most recent installment of ASCAP’s monthly Bluebird Cafe showcase featured Sea Gayle Music writers Smith Ahnquist, Brent Anderson, songwriter-artist Rick Huckaby, and Sea Gayle writer-artist CJ Solar.

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, CJ Solar, Brent Anderson, Smith Ahnquist and Rick Huckaby


Bully Manager Ryan Matteson Launches Artist Management Company

Ryan Matteson

Ryan Matteson, manager for Nashville-based rock band Bully, has launched Ten Atoms, an artist management firm combining digital initiatives, successful traditional strategies and dedicated representation to build bands’ careers. Ten Atoms’ initial roster includes Bully, Black Pumas, Japanese Breakfast, Mountain Goats, Strand of Oaks, Whitney and Wye Oak.

Ten Atoms will be based in Austin, Texas.

Matteson previously worked at C3 Management, and for C3 Presents, handling digital marketing strategy and helping produce Austin City Limits Festival and Lollapalooza.


Country Music Website Sounds Like Nashville Names New Editor-In-Chief

Alison Abbey has joined Sounds Like Nashville, as Editor-in-Chief, effective May 30.  This follows the exit of Sounds Like Nashville editor Lauren Jo Black earlier this year. Abbey previously served as associate editor of Parade Magazine.



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