Industry Ink: AIMP, IBMA Foundation, Dillon Carmichael, Reviver

AIMP Shines Light On State Of Publishing With David Israelite

(L-R): Mike Molinar (Big Machine), Steve Markland (Downtown Music), Ree Guyer (Wrensong, AIMP Nashville Vice President), David Israelite (NMPA), John Ozier (Reservoir, AIMP Nashville President), Tim Hunze (Anthem Entertainment), Shannan Hatch (Fourward Music), Brad Peterson (Regions), and Dale Bobo (Big Deal Music Group, AIMP Nashville Treasurer)

The AIMP Nashville Chapter recently held an event, “State of the Union for U.S. Music Publishing,” featuring NMPA President & CEO David Israelite. Held at CMA’s Nashville offices, the event saw Israelite discussing a variety of publishing matters, with a focus on implementing the legislation behind the Music Modernization Act.

 

IBMA Accepting Applications For 2020 Project Grants

Applications for project grants awarded by the IBMA Foundation are due December 1, 2019. The IBMA Foundation awards around $14,000 in grants annually to non-profit organizations with a 501(c) (3) nonprofit status or qualified governmental agencies such as public schools and colleges. The IBMA Foundation is the philanthropic organization that supports programs and initiatives fostering the growth of bluegrass music. The Foundation helps donors create a legacy for future generations by connecting resources to projects that focus on bluegrass-related arts and culture, education, literary work and historic preservation. For more info, visit bluegrassfoundation.org/grants/annual-grants/, email [email protected] or call (615) 260-4807.

 

Dillon Carmichael Celebrates EP Release

(L-R): Jake LaGrone (287 Management)  John Dorris (Hallmark Direction Company), Jennifer Johnson (Riser House Records), Dillon Carmichael, Greg McCarn (287 Management) Photo Credit: Daniel Chuma

Dillon Carmichael celebrated the release of his new EP I Do For You on Thursday (Oct. 17) at The Tracking Room. The five-song collection features a who’s-who of songwriters including Chris Stapleton, Rhett Akins, Casey Beathard and others.

 

Reviver Adds Regional Promotion Manager

Kellie Longworth

Reviver has welcomed Kellie Longworth as Regional Promotion Manager.

“I am thrilled Kellie is joining our team,” says VP/Promotion Jim Malito. “Her enthusiasm and energy fit perfectly with the Reviver culture.”

Kellie graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Music Business and most recently worked at Cold River Records as Promotion Manager in the Southwest, Northeast and Southeast regions. Her first day on the job will be Nov. 4. She can be reached at 937-232-0574.

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