Industry Ink: Devin Dawson, Troy Anderson, Kimberly Lannear

Devin Dawson Celebrates RIAA Gold At BMI Dinner

(Front Row, L-R): Jacob Durrett, Devin Dawson, Austin Taylor-Smith (Back Row L-R): Noah Dewey (BMG), Josh Tomlinson (BMI), Travis Carter (Warner-Chappell), Leslie Roberts (BMI), Ben Vaughn (Warner-Chappell), Todd Ramey (Sandbox) and Alison Junker (Warner-Chappell)

BMI celebrated the RIAA Gold certification of Devin Dawson‘s debut single “All On Me” on Monday night (June 25) with a special dinner honoring songwriters Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett and Austin Taylor-Smith. Among those attending to acknowledge the songwriters’ success were Warner-Chappell’s Ben Vaughn, Travis Carter and Alison Junker, BMG’s Noah Dewey and Sandbox’s Todd Ramey, along with BMI’s Josh Tomlinson and Leslie Roberts. The song peaked at No. 2 on the charts and has garnered upwards of 132 million on-demand streams.

 

Troy Anderson Joins SSM Entertainment Roster

Pictured (L-R): Dean Scallan, Troy Anderson, SSM President Patti Olsen-Garafola

Troy Anderson has signed with SSM Entertainment. Anderson is set to release his third single with the label, “My Side of the Story” to country radio. “We have already seen so much progress with Troy’s songwriting and performing,” Label President, Patti Olsen-Garafola said. “I am so proud to have him in our artist family and to take him to the next level.” “I am thrilled to be joining the SSM family,” Anderson said. “With the support of this team, there are so many opportunities ahead.”

 

Kimberly Lannear Named National Museum Of African American Music Communications Manager

The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) has named Kimberly Lannear as communications manager. She will assist in communicating museum milestones, events, fundraising opportunities and artifact acquisitions.

Lannear comes to the museum from the Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Virginia, where she secured national media placements in The Washington Post, NBC4 Washington, Fortune Magazine, C-SPAN, and others. As a graduate of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Music program, Lannear founded a music-tech startup, Scripturally Sound, which connects scriptures to songs in one simple search, and offers songwriters the opportunity to share the inspiration behind their music.

“NMAAM is proud to expand our communications department with the addition of Kimberly Lannear,” said NMAAM President and CEO Henry Beecher Hicks, III. “Kimberly’s extensive background in media relations and content strategy will be a valuable asset to our team.”

 

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