Industry Ink: Sony Music Nashville, WME, NATD, Al McCree Entertainment

Sony, WME Team To Celebrate Women’s History Month With Special Show

Pictured (L-R): Braeden Rountree, Agent, WME; Becky Gardenhire, Partner, WME; Robert Counts; Carlton Anderson; Seaforth’s Mitch Thompson and Tom Jordan; Hannah Dasher; hosts Hunter Kelly and Ashley Eicher; Rachel Wammack; Randy Goodman, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO; Carrie Murphy, Agent, WME and She Is The Music Representative; and Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville EVP & COO. Photo: Alan Poizner

Sony Music Nashville and WME partnered Monday night (March 11) to present a special concert event celebrating Women’s History Month. Rising stars Carlton Anderson, Robert Counts, Hannah Dasher, Seaforth, and Rachel Wammack performed tributes to some of the most impactful artists in country during the show. Female students from Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School’s Academy of Entertainment Industry were guests of SMN and WME with front row seats. The event raised $3,250 for She Is The Music, a non-profit dedicated to creating change for women and building an equal future for music through various programs and initiatives.


NATD “Breaking Artists” Speaker Series To Feature Spotify’s John Marks, UMG Nashville’s Annie Ortmeier

The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) has announced the next installment of their “Breaking Artists” Speaker Series, focusing on streaming and the impact it has had and will continue to have on the Nashville music industry in particular. John Marks, Global Senior Editor for Country Music at Spotify and Annie Ortmeier, VP, Marketing-Digital Accounts at UMG Nashville will speak on a panel to NATD members and guests on Tuesday, March 26 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the CMA Event Space, Level One.

This event is free for NATD members (membership can be renewed for 2019 here); all other attendees can purchase tickets for $10 here (funds go to the NATD Foundation, the organizations’ charitable and educational arm).


Rasha Shaker Joins Al McCree Entertainment

Al McCree Entertainment has hired Rasha Shaker as Director of Marketing. Shaker joined AME earlier this month from her previous position as Research & Engagement Supervisor at Grayscale Marketing. Rasha moved to Nashville after her graduation from Wilkes University in 2015. She’s currently a standing member of The Recording Academy and The Women’s Music Business Association.

In her new role, she will be responsible for developing strategies for the roster, including award-winning humorist Jeanne Robertson.

“We are very pleased to have added Rasha to our team,” said Al McCree, CEO.


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