Banner Music Adds Staff Members
Banner Music has added Leah Hudson Binkerd and Jaclyn Torrento as Operations Manager and Digital Content Manager, respectively.
A Troy University graduate, Binkerd began her career at Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) as Director of Membership & Songwriter Events. As Operations Manager, Binkerd oversees projects in management, publishing, and client services at Banner Music alongside CEO & Owner Camilla Kleindienst.
Torrento is a Nashville native and a 2014 Belmont University graduate who previously worked at NSAI, Stadium and Cromwell Radio Group. She also has a Master of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College in Chicago.
“I love surrounding myself with talented and motivated people! I can’t wait to witness how Banner Music will benefit from Leah Binkerd and Jaclyn Torrento’s talents! We continue to be blessed,” says Kleindienst.
BMI Mermaid Stage Returns To Hangout Fest
The BMI Mermaid Stage is returning to Hangout Fest on May 20-22 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. A go-to hot spot for music discovery at the festival, the Mermaid Stage will include up-and-comers like Breland, Bren Joy, Joy Oladokun, Hastings, Koffee, Briston Maroney, Audrey Nuna, beabadoobee, Renforshort, Blu DeTiger, Paul Cauthen and Tre’ Amani.
The BMI Stage at Hangout has previously hosted performances by St. Paul + the Broken Bones, Shakey Graves (2014); Elle King, Halsey, The Lone Bellow (2015); Greta Van Fleet, Anderson East (2018); and Morgxn and Jade Bird (2019). This year’s headliners include Kane Brown, Maren Morris, Halsey and Elle King.
Lacy J. Dalton Receives Platinum Nod For Duet With Willie
Lacy J. Dalton recently received a Platinum award for her duet with Willie Nelson, “Slow Movin’ Outlaw,” from Nelson’s album Half Nelson. The album contains duets performed by Nelson along with other legendary artists and resulted in multiple hits including “Pancho and Lefty” with Merle Haggard, “Seven Spanish Angels” with Ray Charles, “To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before” with Julio Iglesias, as well as duets with George Jones, Hank Williams, Leon Russell and more.
“To be the only woman in the company of such greats as Ray Charles, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Willie himself was a high point for me and an important milestone in my career, and I believe for women in country music in general,” shares Dalton.
SOURCE Luncheon Explores TikTok
SOURCE, the longest running organization for women in the Nashville music business, celebrated the return of in-person luncheons on April 28. The group gathered at H.O.M.E. (Helping Our Music Evolve) and enjoyed a discussion about TikTok, featuring guests Nathan Pyle (GM, Songfluencer) and viral artist Sophia Scott.