Industry Pics: Midland, Matt Stell, Jordan Davis, SESAC

Midland Lets It Roll For The Recording Academy

Pictured (L-R): Jess Carson, Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Grammy Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. Photo: Courtesy of the Recording Academy, by Alison Buck, Getty Images.

Midland recently participated in two Recording Academy events, including performing at the 25-year anniversary gala for The Recording Academy’s Texas chapter in Austin, followed by a performance at downtown Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. The trio will release their sophomore album Let It Roll on Aug. 23.

Matt Stell Makes CMA Visit

Pictured (L-R): Justin Tomlinson – Sony Music Nashville, Manager, Digital Strategy, Brenden Oliver – CMA, Sr. Manager of Awards & Industry Relations, Brendan Rich- Management, Wide Open Music, Brandi Simms – CMA, Sr. Director of Awards & Industry Relations, Matt Stell, Angela Strader – CMA, Awards & Industry Relations Coordinator, Ash Bowers- Manager, Wide Open Music, Liz Cost- Sony Music Nashville, Senior Director, Marketing

RECORDS/Arista Nashville artist Matt Stell visited the CMA staff last week, to perform tracks including his hit “Prayed For You,” which is featured on this recently-released Everywhere But On EP.

Jordan Davis Celebrates Platinum Success

Back Row (L-R): UMG Nashville EVP A&R Brian Wright, UMG Nashville SVP A&R Stephanie Wright, MCA Nashville’s Kaileen Mangan, MCA Nashville’s Miranda McDonald, Jordan Davis, UMG Nashville VP Promotion Chris Schuler, MCA Nashville’s Briana Galluccio, UMG Nashville EVP Promotion Royce Risser, UMG Nashville COO Mike Harris
Front Row (L-R): UMG Nashville VP Promotion David Friedman, MCA Nashville’s Donna Jo Passuntino, MCA Nashville SVP Promotion Katie Dean, UMG Nashville Chairman/CEO Mike Dungan, UMG Nashville President Cindy Mabe, MCA Nashville’s Michelle Tyrell, UMG Nashville’s Taylor Sloane

MCA Nashville’s Jordan Davis celebrated several accomplishments earlier this month including his second consecutive No.1 hit single “Take It From Me” reaching Platinum certification by the RIAA.  Jordan’s debut album, Home State, features “Take It From Me” as well as his other No.1 Platinum hit “Singles You Up,” and his current single “Slow Dance In A Parking Lot,” which is nearing Top 30 at country radio.

In addition, several members from iHeartRadio surprised Jordan with his Best New Artist Award which he won earlier this year as part of the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Other Best New Artist winners in their respective genres include Ella Mai, Marshmello and lovelytheband.

SESAC’s Cathy Grizzell Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary

Pictured (L-R): SESAC President and COO Kelli Turner, Chairman and CEO John Josephson, Cathy Grizzell, and songwriter Rob Hatch.

SESAC’s Chief Human Resources Officer Cathy Grizzell recently celebrated 40 years with the company, during a gathering in Nashville. The party included a performance from affiliate Rob Hatch.

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