Industry Ink: Eastside Sounds, Kenny Smoov Show, UTA, Nashville School Of Law

Taylor Noelle And Briston Maroney Rock BMI’s Eastside Sounds

Pictured (L-R): Alt 97.5’s Gabby Sanderson, BMI’s Branden Bosler, Taylor Noelle, BMI’s Nina Carter and Briston Maroney (Photo: Bridgette Aikens)

BMI and Alt 97.5 hosted the latest installation of the Eastside Sounds showcase series at the Basement East. Designed to promote the best of Nashville’s rising alt-rock scene, the night kicked off with powerhouse vocalist Taylor Noelle followed by an energetic set from alt-rocker Briston Maroney. Each night offers free admission, a “happy half-hour” open bar sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon before the show, and two up-and-coming acts from Nashville’s emerging alternative scene. The series is slated to continue on Oct. 23.


Kenny Smoov Show Debut Set For Oct. 11

Pictured (L-R): C-Dub (Producer & Social Media Director), Sissy Brown (Co-Host), Kenny Smoov (Host)

92Q/WQQK-FM is debuting a new live and local morning show, “The Kenny Smoov Morning Show”, October 11 featuring longtime Nashville air talent and The Tennessean’s 2017 Favorite Radio Personality of the Year, Kenny Smoov. “The Kenny Smoov Morning Show” will air weekdays from 5am-10am on 92Q. Smoov, a veteran radio programmer and air talent, will continue to serve 92Q as Program Director, in addition to his new role as Morning Show Host.

A well-respected club and concert DJ, Smoov has also served as Red Carpet/Backstage talent for the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, and The Grammys and is also the Afternoon Host for Westwood One’s nationwide The Touch Format. Sissy Brown will join Smoov on the show and will bring “The Get Down”, hourly entertainment and gossip updates, and “Sissy’s Inbox” to the show. 92Q Evening Host, C-Dub, will round out the morning team as Producer and Social Media Director.


UTA Hosts Digital Summit At Belmont

United Talent Agency has partnered with Belmont University to present The Digital Summit for students Oct. 18 at Belmont’s Large Theater in the Milton and Denice Johnson Center. The summit will include discussions with UTA executives including Nick Barnes, Digital Strategy Agent, Kendall Ostrow, Head of IQ Strategy, Oren Rosenbaum, Digital Agent/Emerging Platforms and Spotify’s Director, Head of Originals, Jesse Burton. The event is not open to the public.


Sexual Harassment Legal Education Seminar

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society and the Nashville School of Law are holding “A Call to Action: Sexual Harassment No More!”, Oct. 9 at the Nashville School Of Law. The continuing legal education class will address the recent surge of high-profile sexual harassment allegations and discuss development of effective policy to help prevent it. Panelists include Sen. Yarbro, Rep. Gilmore, Denise Nichols (entertainment law attorney & NSL grad) and Ree Guyer (Wrensong). The panel will be moderated by entertainment attorney and NSL faculty member Ramona P. DeSalvo

A bill by state Senator Jeff Yarbro and Representative Brenda Gilmore would allow a person providing services pursuant to a contract to bring a sexual harassment action in certain situations against the entity with which the person contracted. This proposed law is important in the entertainment industry where many are not employees, but rather are independent contractors such as songwriters, artists, producers, engineers, and others.


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