Industry Ink: Play It Again Music, NATD, Belmont At Bonnaroo

Kyle Fishman Renews Contract With Play It Again

Pictured (L-R): Play It Again Music Creative Manager Cade Price, Play It Again Music President Juli Newton Griffith, Fishman and Play It Again Music Owner and CEO Dallas Davidson.

Play It Again Music has re-signed songwriter Kyle Fishman to an exclusive publishing agreement.

Kyle has been a part of the Play It Again family for three years and celebrated his first four-week No. 1 hit in 2017 with “Small Town Boy,” recorded by Dustin Lynch. Fishman has songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line and others.

 

NATD To Welcome Artist Manager Chris Kappy For Speaker Series

The Nashville Association of Talent Directors will feature a speaker session with Chris Kappy, manager for Luke Combs, on June 20, as part of its Breaking Artists series. The event will be held June 20 at the CMA event space (located at 35 Music Sq. E.), beginning at 6 p.m.

For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.

 

Belmont At Bonnaroo

Ken Springs interviews Bonnaroo’s Ashley Capps.

Belmont University students got real-world music industry experience by studying the behind-the-scenes workings of one of Tennessee’s most popular music festivals, Bonnaroo. 20 students signed up for “Belmont at Bonnaroo,” a new program led by Dr. Sarita Stewart and Dr. Ken Spring. The curriculum combines two co-curricular classes, “Research Methods and Festival Culture,” and “Sociology of Music.”

Throughout the four-day festival June 7-10, the 20-member class and two faculty members planted themselves on tour buses behind the festival’s main stage. Every day four groups of five students each would wander throughout the festival site to find attendees to interview, seeking to gain insights into four areas Stewart described, all critical to the future of festivals and the music business at large. In addition to their on-site research, students also attended classes each day in the Bonnaroo press tent with their faculty and Artists/Executives in Residence, including Bonnaroo founder Ashley Capps, Khalid manager Courtney Stewart and C3 promoter Amy Corbin, among others.

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