Industry Ink: WMBA, BMI, IEBA

Pictured (L-R): Lauren Simon, Mallory Allgood, Kelsey Wise, Tali Canterbury, Dana Dickie, Mary Larimer, Emily Bukowski. (Not Pictured: Thalia Ewing & Charlene Bryant.)

The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) held its July Membership Meeting this week, featuring Tali Canterbury (Founder/CEO of 50 Egg Music). WMBA members gathered at Belmont University to hear Canterbury share how her career journey led her to start her own company, 50 Egg Music, where she champions hit artists and songwriters alongside business partners Jonathan Singleton and Grammy-nominated Luke Combs. She previously worked in A&R and Publishing at Big Machine Label Group, while working to earn her Juris Doctorate in 2016.

While addressing the group, Canterbury stressed the importance of follow-through at work. She encouraged WMBA members to hold themselves to a higher standard in the music industry, and to challenge industry norms when necessary in order to effect positive change. Canterbury also challenged members to advocate for themselves by voicing their opinions and boldly asking for what they need within the workplace.

 

BMI Hosts Rooftop on the Row

Pictured: BMI’s Mason Hunter, Maddie & Tae, BMI’s Branden Bosler and Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar. Photo: Nathan Zucker

BMI presented another installation of its Rooftop on the Row series on July 23, featuring UMG Nashville duo Maddie & Tae and Warner Music artist Troy Cartwright.

Pictured (L-R): Warner Music Nashville’s James Marsh, Troy Cartwright, BMI’s Jody Williams, Red Light Management’s Jenni Tackett and BMI’s Mason Hunter. Photo: Bryant Bural

 

IEBA’s Pam Matthews Honored With Women of Influence Award

Entertainment industry publication VenuesNow presented IEBA Executive Director Pam Matthews with a Women of Influence Award at a private reception held yesterday during IAVM’s VenueConnect conference in Chicago. The honor is given in recognition of extraordinary achievement in the live entertainment industry.

Other honorees were Maureen Anderson (International Ticketing Association), Kate McMahon (Messina Touring Group), Beth Paul (Bon Secours Wellness Arena), Michele “Mel” Raines (Pacers Sports & Entertainment), and Rena Wasserman (Nederlander Concerts). IEBA’s 49th Annual Conference will be held Oct. 27-29, 2019 at the JW Marriott Nashville.

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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