Industry Pics: Cindy Mabe, WMBA, Evelyn Shriver, Susan Nadler, ASCAP

WMBA Features Cindy Mabe

Pictured (L-R): Mary Larimer, Charlene Bryant, Lauren Simon, Cindy Mabe, Mallory Allgood, Kelsey Wise, Dana Dickie and Emily Bukowski.

The Women’s Music Business Association (WMBA) featured guest speaker Cindy Mabe during the organization’s August membership meeting this week, where Mabe spoke about her journey from Belmont University student to her role as President of UMG Nashville.

Mabe shared that she looks for a “unique perspective and something meaningful to say” when considering signing an artist to the label.

“Music is one of the most influential things on the planet,” she said. “When an artist performs a song, they are channeling something nobody else can do.”

Susan Nadler, Evelyn Shriver, Shane McAnally, Jason Owen Lead “Shady Ladies” Live Podcast Taping

Pictured (L-R): Monument Co-President Jason Owen, Martina McBride, Evelyn Shriver, Monument SVP Katie McCartney, Susan Nadler, Monument Co-President Shane McAnally

The Shady Ladies of Music City podcast wrapped a successful first season with a live taping and finale party at the Country Music Hall of Fame last week. Podcast hosts Susan Nadler and Evelyn Shriver shared the stage with Monument co-presidents (and podcast executive producers) Shane McAnally and Jason Owen. Longtime friend Martina McBride introduced the hosts, and warned the audience that “the Shady Ladies of Music City podcast is not suitable for children…but then again, neither is the music industry.”

Listen to the live-taped episode here.


ASCAP Hosts Monthly Bluebird Cafe Showcase Series

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Holly Chester, Josh Matheny, Anna Vaus, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, Brent Anderson, Jeb Gipson and ASCAP’s Mike Sistad

On Aug. 14, ASCAP hosted the latest round in its monthly showcase series at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe. The round featured ASCAP writer-artists Brent Anderson, Jeb Gipson, Josh Matheny and Anna Vaus. The July installment of the series featured Dylan Rockoff, Tristan Bushman, Maddie Anderson and Manon Ward. The showcases are curated by ASCAP VP Mike Sistad and Membership Manager Holly Chester.

Also in August, the monthly ASCAP-sponsored songwriter showcase “What’s Next?” was held at Douglas Corner Cafe and featured Raquel Cole, Jessie Clement and The Woods. The showcase is hosted and curated by hit writer Bonnie Baker.

Pictured (L-R): The Woods’ Nick Halsted and Dan O’Rourke, Raquel Cole, ASCAP’s Kele Currier and Jessie Clement

Pictured (L-R): Manon Ward, Maddie Anderson, ASCAP’s Holly Chester, Tristan Bushman and Dylan Rockoff


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