Industry Ink: Priscilla Block, Blanco Brown, CRS, More
Priscilla Block Celebrates Festival Season With SHEIN
Global fashion and lifestyle online retailer, SHEIN, is gearing up for festival season and announcing its latest capsule collection curated by country singer-songwriter Priscilla Block.
The SHEIN x Priscilla Block collection is inspired by the singer’s personal style and features the looks she’ll be wearing during her Stagecoach and Hangout Music Fest performances this year. From rhinestone fringe, neon colors to classic denim styles, the collection includes 90 pieces offered in size XS to 4XL that encapsulate the country star’s very own festival wardrobe.
“Working with SHEIN has been such a fun and exciting experience for me,” Block shares. “I’ve been a fan of the brand for some time now, so it’s really cool to curate my first-ever fashion collection with SHEIN. I wanted to choose pieces that anyone could wear, no matter their shape or size.”
She continues, “We’ve taken the classic country styles I love the most and added my own sassy-glam twist to create a real country-meets-city chick vibe. I know it’ll have everyone who wears it feeling like a star, whether you’re partying on a boat with friends or wanting to be best dressed this festival season! Shopping hasn’t always been easy for me especially when it comes to sizing and affordability. With this collection I can say that I am so proud of the final outcome and can’t wait for you to be the most confident you this season!”
Blanco Brown Rocks With Sailors and Service Members On USO Tour
Country music hitmaker and viral sensation Blanco Brown joined the United Sercive Organizations for a four-day tour (March 25-28). Brown spent two days with Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 777) before joining service members and their families at Naval Station Rota in Rota, Spain.
This was the first tour for Brown and part of the USO’s ongoing efforts to boost the morale of U.S. troops and their families stationed around the world.
During his touring time, the singer-songwriter performed two electrifying concerts that had U.S. troops line dancing to his hit song “The Git Up.” Additionally, Brown had a meet and greet with top Sailors from the George H.W. Bush, was a guest judge for their talent show, and visited with thousands of service members. In Spain, Brown hosted a troop appreciation picnic lunch and performed a thrilling concert in front of the blended multi-service, multi-nation crowd of Spanish and American community members.
“The USO tour was amazing, far beyond anything I’ve ever imagined,” Brown shares. “I had a lot of fun, and the experiences will live with me and through me for the rest of my life. I would love to get back out there and support the troops as much as I can because my purpose is bigger than my brand.”
CRS Content Now Available For Streaming
Country Radio Seminar (CRS) has announced that content taken from various sessions of this year’s conference is now available at CountryRadioSeminar.com. Country Radio Seminar 2023 was March 13-15 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.
The Digital Music Summit is among the video highlights, including the following sessions: “How They Built It: Fancy Like Its Path,” “Flex-Ability: Marketing Without a Map,” “Meeting Listeners Where They Are,” and more.
The tribute video to Charlie Monk, a Fireside Chat with NAB’s Curtis LeGeyt, the CRS Honors (featuring Avery Anna, Kelsea Ballerini, and Carly Pearce), and the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2023 reveal are available along with daily event video recaps. CRS 2023 will be uploading more sessions to the website in the upcoming days.
Alchemy Artist Services Celebrates One Year Anniversary
Alchemy Artist Services, founded and led by Kaitlyn “KP” Parmenter and Jeremy Gold, is celebrating one year of providing bespoke digital marketing services to record labels, management companies and independent artists.
In their first year, Parmenter and Gold executed digital campaigns for All Time Low, Michael Franti, Brandy Clark, Universal Music Nashville, Larkin Poe, Lauren Daigle, Visionary Media Group (O.N.E The Duo, Cody Belew, Leigh Nash, Clayton Anderson), MILCK, and more.
“I could not have asked for a better business partner and friend than Jeremy Gold — I consider him to be one of the brightest minds in Nashville, and it’s an honor to work alongside him every day,” KP says. “In our first year, I am most proud of our ability to meet artists and music industry teams where they are by creating custom offerings that address their most pressing needs.”
Adds Gold, “When I first met KP during our management careers, I was struck by their sense of personal integrity, commitment to client trust, and drive to create a meaningful work experience. In our first year of business together, I’m most proud of our efforts to integrate these values into Alchemy’s business operations.
CITYPAK, Reliant Talent To Provide Backpacks To Nashville’s Homeless
Reliant Talent Agency has partnered with non-profit organization CITYPAK to provide custom designed backpacks to Nashville’s homeless population. The initiative will take place over April 30 through May 2, and will see the distribution of 1,000 backpacks to individuals and families who are experiencing homeless or in housing transition.
CITYPAK was launched in 2012 by music industry executive and Reliant Talent Agent, Ron Kaplan, to provide custom-designed backpacks to those who are unhoused. The organization has since provided over 95,000 backpacks in more than 150 cities across the U.S. and around the world.
CITYPAKs will be distributed at four outreach events in Tennessee, in partnership with local non-profits that help serve year round. The innovative packs feature an integrated poncho, reflectors, anti-theft loops, and special pockets to protect personal items from the elements, providing added safety, security, and mobility for the user. In addition, Bombas has donated 2,000 new, unworn socks to be included with the distributions.
“I’m so grateful for this opportunity for Reliant Talent and CITYPAK to make a meaningful impact on the Nashville community, and am humbled to be partnering with some amazing local organizations that are doing important work year-round to serve neighbors in need,” shares Kaplan. “By providing custom-designed backpacks to the un-housed, we hope to improve the quality of life for those in need, and to promote dignity in homelessness—one PAK at a time.”
Among the volunteers signed up to distribute homeless packs are some of the staff members from Reliant Talent. To learn more about CITYPAK and to get involved in this initiative, visit www.citypak.org/donate.