Industry Ink: Bandtwango, Anacrusis, Sony Music Nashville

Bandtwango Teams With Legends Bank For Artist Showcase

Nashville artist development company Bandtwango Music has partnered with Legends Bank to debut a new monthly industry showcase at True Music Room in the Cambria Hotel, beginning Aug. 14.

Each showcase will feature new artists performing “in the round,” with the first showcase featuring Kathleen Regan, Dakota Danielle, Melanie Meriney, Krista Angelucci, Gabe Walsh and sisters Nik & Sam. Upcoming monthly showcases will be held Aug. 14, Sept. 18, Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.


Anacrusis Holds “Summer Camp” Songwriters Retreat

Back row: Chase Coy, Scott Shirock (KiND), Liz Rogers (Anacrusis), Carla Cappa (CAPPA), Larry Florman (Them Vibes), Drew Southwell (Trove). Front row: Kevin Kolk, Ben Bishop (Obeds), Jake Ohlbaum (The Foxies), Alex Haddad (Them Vibes), James Droll, Jeff Carl, Charlotte Sands.

Anacrusis recently hosted a week-long “summer camp” songwriters retreat at a cabin on Smith Lake, Alabama, sponsored in part by Pinnacle Bank and BMI. The focus of the week was writing for sync, and the 12 writers worked alongside 6 music supervisors to write and record 14 songs that are 100% controlled by Anacrusis, completed and ready to actively pitch.

Music supervisors from brands including Microsoft and McDonalds were involved each day, providing briefs for current campaigns, and then following up to work with the artists and producers at the end of the sessions to give specific feedback. The songwriters that attended the retreat were Drew Southwell (Trove), Jeff Carl, James Droll, Carla Cappa (CAPPA), Charlotte SandsBen Bishop (Obeds), Chase CoyKevin KolkScott Shirock of KiND, Jake Ohlbaum of the Foxies, and Larry Florman and Alex Haddad of Them Vibes.  


Sony Music Nashville Teams With JW Marriott Nashville For ‘Soundtrack By JW’

JW Marriott Nashville and Sony Music Nashville are partnering to provide a unique Music City experience with the launch of Soundtrack by JW.

JW Marriott will offer guests a fresh take on an old-school experience by offering them access to Sony’s Bluetooth Turntable, Sony Headphones, and a choice of four vinyl collections that have been curated to include tracks from some of Nashville’s favorite country artists including Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, and­­­ Old Dominion. Soundtrack by JW collection cases include Current Country, Country Women, Legends & Superstars, and Outlaw Country to fit guests’ unique musical tastes.

“We value our partnership with JW Marriott Nashville going back to Old Dominion’s performance at the property in 2018 during their grand opening celebration,” said Nicole Marinake, Senior Director, Partnership Marketing, Sony Music Nashville. “This latest program further demonstrates the property’s commitment to music and providing one-of-a-kind experiences for their guests.”


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