Industry Ink: Music City Artists, Touring Career Workshop, Grayscale Marketing

Steve Dorff Signs With Music City Artists

Songwriters Hall of Famer Steve Dorff has signed with Music City Artists for booking, following his recent signing with Leadership Artists for management. Dorff continues his partnership with Richlynn Group for publicity.

Dorff is known for writing songs for iconic artists such as Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Whitney Houston, Cher, Ringo Starr, George Straight, Garth Brooks, Ray Charles and many more. He is also a successful film and TV composer known for writing the theme songs to Reba, Growing Pains, Murphy Brown, Murder She Wrote, Columbo, Spenser: For Hire and songs and scores for Pure Country, Bronco Billy, Rocky IV, Tin CupEvery Which Way But Loose, and Honky Tonk Man.


Touring Career Workshop To Be Held In November

Chris Lisle and Erik Parker, touring industry veterans, created Touring Career Workshop (TCW) to continuously give “roadies” a great place to learn, grow and network. TCW’S eighth annual event will take place on Nov. 13 at Soundcheck Annex.

Areas of expertise covered this year include mental health on the road, healthcare options, and the ever-changing and tremendously important situational awareness. Mike Cruce, President and Owner of Media Visions who will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, will present the Keynote address.

Registration is open now for the event here.


New Hires, Promotions At Grayscale Marketing

Pictured: L – R: Top – Rasha Shaker, Matt Alese, Dakota Davis
Center – Alexis Cason, Katharine Duckworth, Amy Raidel
Lower – Samantha Volpe, Richard Roberts, Conner Chrisman

Nashville-based Grayscale Marketing, led by CEO Tim Gray, has announced a round of promotions and hirings to support the agency’s newly formed Brand Division. The company, which launched in 2015, has included clients such as Warner/Chappell Production Music, Sony Music Nashville, Pilgrimage Festival, and more.

Rasha Shaker has been promoted to Research and Engagement Supervisor. Matt Alese has been elevated to Lead Project Manager for the Arts & Entertainment Division. Dakota Davis has been promoted to Project Manager overseeing the newly launched Brand Division for the agency. Alexis Cason has been elevated to Associate Project Manager. Katharine Duckworth has joined Grayscale Marketing as a Graphic Designer for the Arts & Entertainment Division. Amy Raidel has joined Grayscale Marketing as a Graphic Designer for the newly formed Brand Division. Samantha Volpe has joined Grayscale Marketing as a Graphic Designer for the newly formed Brand Division. Richard Roberts has joined Grayscale Marketing as a Video & Motion Graphics Designer for the Arts & Entertainment Division. Conner Chrisman has joined the Grayscale Marketing team as a Research and Engagement specialist for the Arts & Entertainment Division.



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