Page 1 Management Adds Nina Musolino As Manager
Nina Musolino has joined Page 1 Management as Manager. The management firm has teams in New York, Nashville, London, Auckland and Sydney. Their roster includes Grammy-winning writer and producer Joel Little, who has worked with artists such as Taylor Swift, Khalid and Imagine Dragons; and Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Drew Pearson, whose credits include projects with Zac Brown Band, Kesha and Phillip Phillips. They also represent artist Jawsh 685, among others.
A musician herself, Musolino will be based in the company’s Nashville office, helping to promote growth while working closely with Senior Director Danielle Middleton in New York. As Manager, she will be responsible for signing and managing talent, reporting directly to Page 1 Founder & CEO Ashley Page.
“I’m so proud to welcome Nina and look forward to working hand-in-hand to help expand the services we can offer our clients,” says Middleton.
Musolino’s prior positions include Publisher and Artist Manager at Fourward Music in Nashville, where she helped develop and guide the careers of publishing and management clients. She attended Belmont University and spent her early career gaining unique insights while working at Red Light Management.
“I’ve known Nina for years and have been impressed by everything she’s accomplished so far. It’s an honor to have her join our growing U.S. team,” shares Page.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Page 1 Management family! Excited to be working alongside an incredibly talented team, and continue to expand our presence in Nashville and beyond. Massive thanks to Ashley Page and Danielle Middleton for their love and support,” says Musolino.
Tylar Bryant & The Kentucky Gentleman Selected For First Black Opry Residency
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Tylar Bryant and brother duo The Kentucky Gentleman—made up of twins Brandon and Derek Campbell—are among the five acts that have been selected for the first Black Opry Residency, a project partnership between Philadelphia public radio station WXPN and The Black Opry, a platform for Black musicians and fans of Americana music.
Announced in November, WXPN’s Black Opry Residency supports and spotlights rising Black performers whose original music is rooted in the Americana genre. Applications were open to independent Black artists of ages 21 and over with at least three years of professional performing and recording experience.
Out of 100 applicants, Bryant and The Kentucky Gentleman were selected alongside Hudson Valley singer-songwriter Denitia, Boston-based folk artist and multi-instrumentalist Grace Givertz and Philadelphia-based performer Samantha Rise to star in the inaugural event, based on the overall excellence and quality of their craft, lyrics, production, and consideration for the point at which they are in their careers.
The Black Opry Residency will kick off in Philadelphia on March 18 and conclude with a public finale on March 24 at World Cafe Live, to highlight both individual new work and their collective talents as a group.
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Nashville-based music publication Underground Music Collective will host a series a virtual panels, with the first focusing on the experiences of Black industry professionals.
The first panel, Succeeding as a Black Entrepreneur in the Music Industry, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. CT. During the discussion, veterans of the music world will share their experiences navigating the industry as a Black creative, the challenges they’ve encountered and overcome as well as the lessons they have learned along the way.
“One of the first discussions our team had in determining programming for the new year was how we can invite members of our community to share their experiences in the music industry,” says Underground Music Collective Founder & CEO, Gerard Longo. “For Black History Month, we are inviting key industry leaders from our community to share their perspectives, in the hope of creating a broader dialogue.”
The discussion will be moderated by Brandi Sims, Brandinc PR CEO, and the panelists will include Sidney Eugene, Music Business Mentor at LearnMBE.com; Sacha Walton, SWI Management Founder and Author of Beyond The Music: A Music Artist Entrepreneurship Guide; and Lord Goldie, Nashville-born hip hop artist, producer and artist manager.
The virtual panel is free to attend and attendees can register on Eventbrite.
Publishing and management company, Debbie Z Entertainment, and advocate for unsigned songwriters and artists, Discover Sooner, have announced the Saturday Songwriting Sessions. The two-day, in-person songwriting event is designed to help songwriters and artists connect and co-write with signed songwriters. Set to take in Mt. Juliet on April 28-29, attendees will connect and participate in two co-writing sessions with six songwriters signed to major publishers.
The lineup of writers will include Doug Johnson, Don Henry, Marti Dodson, Jacob Hackworth, Lauren Hungate, Topher Brown and Jason Saenz.
The early deadline for songwriter applications is March 12, and the final deadline is April 2. Spots are limited and early applicants will receive preference. See more details here.
Trish Holman Joins Syntax Creative
Independent digital distributor Syntax Creative has hired Trish Holman as a crucial member of their operations team.
Holman is the third hire in recent history and brings over 30 years of music industry experience. She began her career at Homeland Records in 1990, and was the Production Manager for Mansion Entertainment for the last 14 years.
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