Industry Ink: BMI, CMA, UTA, Pier30 Music Agency

BMI Hosts Young Professionals Networking Breakfast

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Leslie Roberts, Pinnacle Bank’s David Smith, Tri Star Entertainment’s Alessandra Alegre and BMI’s Jody Williams

BMI welcomed Nashville’s newest hires for a young professionals networking breakfast last week in BMI’s Nashville office. The second of three sessions in the Next Big Wave series, attendees of this installation were some of Music Row’s newest rising professionals, and the breakfast provided a unique opportunity for the budding creatives to connect with other professionals at similar points in their careers. Breakfast sponsor Pinnacle Bank’s David Smith and BMI’s Leslie Roberts shared brief messages of encouragement for the future of Music Row. Each event in the series is specifically tailored to a different group of new arrivals, including songwriters without publishing deals, new music industry hires, and songwriters who have recently secured their first publishing deals.

Torti Joins CMA As Sr. Director, Creative Content

Tyler Torti has joined the CMA as Senior Director of Creative Content. Torti comes from The Coca-Cola Company where he was Creative Lead of Digital Innovation. Torti’s previous work included implementing new retail and marketing technology for Coca-Cola’s customers and bottlers. Prior to that, Torti worked at Coca-Cola Studios as Creative Producer, where he led creative content strategy and execution, crafted marketing communications across multiple channels and oversaw design and production. Torti is a Nashville native and graduate of Belmont University with a BA in English. He reports to CMA Chief Marketing Officer Damon Whiteside.

UTA Hosts Whiskey Jam Takeover August 20

UTA is hosting its first ever takeover of Whiskey Jam on Monday, Aug. 20 in the Losers parking lot in Nashville. Clay Walker, High Valley, Craig Campbell, Jimmie Allen, Logan Mize and The Josephines will all be performing during the evening.

Moonlight Social Signs With Pier30 For Booking

Moonlight Social has signed with Pier30 Music Agency for booking. The agreement comes on the heels of Moonlight Social’s most recent album release, Make You Smile.

“Pier 30 Music Agency is excited to be part of the rapidly-growing sensation that is Moonlight Social,” says CEO Hannah Hoyt. “Their unique blend of traditional sound with a new-age twist makes this band a must-see.” Moonlight Social’s Jeremy Burchard and Jennica Scott originally met as members of The University of Texas Longhorn Band in Austin, and after years touring out of Texas, relocated to Nashville in Summer 2016.



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Hollabaugh, a staff writer at MusicRow magazine, has written for publications including American Profile, CMA Close Up, Nashville Arts And Entertainment, The Boot and Country Weekly. She has a Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication degree from Texas Christian University, (go Horned Frogs), and welcomes your feedback or story ideas at [email protected]

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