Industry Pics: BMI Holiday Party, Kip Moore Visits ACM, Curb/Word Songwriting Camp

BMI Celebrates Holidays With Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Women’s Brunch

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams, Anderson Benson’s Brent Daughrity and George Anderson, BMI’s Mike O’Neill, Anderson Benson’s Will Wright


Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Leslie Roberts, Big Machine’s Allison Jones, City National Bank’s Lori Badgett, manager Kerri Edwards

Last week, BMI rang in the holiday season on Music Row with two of its long-standing industry events. On Tuesday (Dec. 4), the performing rights organization welcomed industry women at its annual holiday women’s brunch sponsored by City National Bank and spearheaded by BMI’s Leslie Roberts. On Thursday (Dec. 6), BMI hosted its 24th annual Christmas Tree Lighting event to kick off the holiday season on Music Row. Sponsored by Anderson Benson, the event has become a long-standing holiday tradition for many industry members.


Kip Moore Visits ACM

Pictured ( L-R): Red Light Management’s Shawn McSpadden, ACM’s Brooke Primero, Kip Moore, ACM’s Pete Fisher, Red Light Management’s Jenni Tackett. Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of ACM

The Academy of Country Music welcomed MCA Nashville recording artist Kip Moore to the office while he was in Los Angeles recently. While at the Academy, Moore performed his current top 10 single, “Last Shot,” and other songs from his latest album, Slowheart.


Curb/Word Publishing Puts On Pop-Focused Songwriting Camp

Pictured, back row (L-R): Kipp Williams, Tony Ferrari, Dan Muckala, Chris Mackey, David Thulin, Joel Timen, Daylight, Sean Cook, Andreas Moss, Taylor Hill. Middle row (L-R): Wayne Starxs, Melanie Pfirrman, Alma Goodman, Klara Elias, Natalie Lauren Sims. Front row: Leo Arnarson

Curb/Word Publishing recently brought together writers from Nashville, LA and Atlanta for a pop focused songwriting camp. The writers worked at the legendary Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, CA. Writers represented publishers such as Curb/Word, Disney, Big Deal, Prescription and Kobalt.

“The goal of this camp was to create an isolated and inspiring environment for the writers, producers and artists in attendance to create some special songs,” said Joel Timen VP Curb A&R and Publishing.


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