Industry Ink: Soundstripe, Billy Blue Publishing, NATD

Soundstripe Expands Team

Pictured (L-R): Artist Relations Manager, Ashton Myers, Soundstripe Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Micah Sannon, Director of Artist & Label Services, Mike Arnoult

Soundstripe and Soundstripe Productions, the music tech company and contemporary label, has expanded its team. Mike Arnoult has been promoted to Director of Artist & Label Services while Ashton Myers joins the company as Artist Relations Manager.

Arnoult began his tenure at Soundstripe in Nov. 2016 and quickly become one of the company’s top-performing recording artists. The Belmont University grad transitioned to the administrative sector of the company as Artist Relations Director before being promoted to Director of Artist & Label Services. Ashton Myers majored in Recording Industry Music Business with a minor in Marketing at Middle Tennessee State University, and specializes in artist relations, label operations and administration. She was previously artist/label manager for The Mavericks at Mono Mundo Recordings, Nashville.

Billy Blue Publishing Joins Billy Blue Records Family

Pictured (L-R): Jerry Salley, Joe Dan Cornett, Ed Leonard. Photo: Courtesy of Billy Blue Publishing

Ed Leonard, president of Daywind Records, and Jerry Salley, Creative and A&R Director for Billy Blue and Billy Jam Records (imprints of Daywind), have announced the formation of a new publishing entity, Billy Blue Publishing.

The company will focus on all types of Bluegrass and Americana music, and Nashville native Joe Dan Cornett will step into a new role leading Billy Blue Publishing. Cornett currently works as Creative Director at Daywind Publishing, where his duties include song pitching and songwriter development. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Cornett has also worked in tour management and in film and television for BMI.


NATD Hosts Streaming Panel

Pictured (L-R): NATD’s Pepper Meiler and Steve Tolman, Cohen, Schaffer, Hart, Frank and NATD’s Zach Farnum. Photo: 117 Entertainment

The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) hosted a panel on streaming last week featuring Amazon Music’s Emily Cohen, Spotify’s Brittany Schaffer, YouTube Music’s Margaret Hart and Universal Music Group’s Jay Frank.


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