Industry Ink: BMI, Austin Burke, PLA Media

BMI’s Rooftop Series Features Kalie Shorr, Morgan Wallen

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Mason Hunter, Kalie Shorr, George Dickel’s Brian Downing and BMI’s MaryAnn Keen

Earlier this week, the BMI rooftop was brimming with industry tastemakers, friends and family eager to hear from BMI songwriters Kalie Shorr and Morgan Wallen. The evening kicked off with a private toast honoring Wallen’s first No. 1 hit as an artist, “Up Down,” with BMI executives and songwriters CJ Solar, Michael Hardy and Brad Clawson. The summer rooftop series offers a unique opportunity to enjoy stunning views of the Nashville skyline while enjoying complimentary food and beverage and the best of Music City’s veteran and rising talent. The summer’s two remaining shows will take place on Aug. 21 and Sept. 11.

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams, BMI’s Mason Hunter, CJ Solar, Michael Hardy, Morgan Wallen, Brad Clawson, BMI’s MaryAnn Keen and BMI’s Josh Tomlinson.


Austin Burke Signs With 287 Entertainment

Emerging country artist and songwriter Austin Burke has signed with 287 Entertainment for exclusive management representation.

Earlier this month, Burke signed a worldwide recording deal with AWAL, Kobalt’s recording company. AWAL’s partnership with Burke began with global distribution services and progressed in the wake of the success of his EP. AWAL’s newly-acquired partner, in2une Music, is arranging a multi-city radio tour in support of “Whole Lot In Love.” The tour kicks off this week, ahead of Burke’s performance at the Faster Horses Country Music Festival in Michigan.


PLA Media Adds Tim Williams To Roster

Tim Williams

PLA Media has added country/Americana artist, actor and Trivago spokesperson Tim Williams to its award-winning roster. Tim, most commonly recognized as the “Trivago Guy,” has served as the face of the travel company across North America since 2013 and will be premiering his debut country project titled Magnolia City this fall.

Williams is joined alongside a client list including the world renowned attractions Johnny Cash Museum, Patsy Cline Museum and Tina Turner Museum, Jesse Rice and Gary Morris.


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