Wynonna Judd Mines Some Gold At Tom Petty Tribute Event
Wynonna Judd was presented with a Gold plaque for her No. 1 hit, “No One Else on Earth,” during Tuesday night’s (Oct. 10) “Handle With Care: A Tribute To Tom Petty” event at the Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville. The track, written by Jill Colucci, Stewart Harris and Sam Lorber, appeared on her 1992 self-titled, debut solo album and held the top spot on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks.
“Handle With Care: A Tribute To Tom Petty” included an all-star lineup of artists to celebrate World Mental Health Day. All proceeds from the event went to Backline, a mental health and wellness resource in the music industry that provides free life-changing programs supporting professionals and their families year-round.
Jump.Global Announces Annual Summit Speakers
The inaugural Jump.Global Annual Summit is set to launch Nov. 12-14 at The LINE Hotel in L.A. as a multi-day educational and community-building event exclusively for those working in the music industry. The panels, workshops and keynotes will focus on the betterment of executives and professionals through topics such as Holistic Stress Management & Burnout Prevention, Artist vs. Executive Needs, What Keeps Music Business Leaders Up At Night? and Resilience in the Music Business—which will be featured as the opening keynote interview led by mental performance and executive coach Michelle Sullivan and clinical and organizational psychologist Dr. Marcus Benayon.
Adding to a full slate of speakers are Nashville executives Kris Ahrend (CEO, The MLC); Angela Abbott (Sr. Manager, Business Affairs + Music Licensing, Tidal); Kari Barnhart (SVP / Relationship Manager – Music, Arts, & Entertainment Division, Studio Bank); Fadia Kader (EVP & GM, Venice Music); Channing Moreland (Co-Founder, EVA); Monika Tashman (Partner – Entertainment & Music, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP) and Justin Levenson (Professional Services Product Lead, OpenPlay), as well as Jump.Global’s Founder & CEO, Nick Maiale.
“Our industry already has great conferences that focus primarily on revenue for artists and building their teams and streams. In an effort to shift some focus to the professionals that make the industry’s wheels spin, I created the jump.global annual summit,” says Maiale. “My hope is that the event equips attendees with actionable insights that inspire them to take what they learn back to their workplace and personal lives. Whether coming alone or as a team, this summit is meant to be tangible, tactical, and practical for every human in the music business to foster positive growth.”
Warren Zeiders Celebrates Ryman Debut, One Billion Streams
Warner Records’ Warren Zeiders made his Ryman Auditorium debut to a sold-out crowd last week, and just before his performance, was presented with a plaque honoring 1 billion career streams. He had promised himself to never enter the venue until he was playing there himself, so the night marked the first time Zeiders had even set foot in the Ryman.
Zeiders is on tour now in support of his current hit single “Pretty Little Poison” from the album of the same name. The track is currently at No. 26 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs Chart and No. 25 on Mediabase’s Country Airplay Top 40 Chart.
Scott Brickell, Ron Smith Join Forces For BrickHouse Entertainment
Industry veterans Scott Brickell and Ron Smith have formed a joint partnership within their respective companies. Brickell, CEO and Founder of BrickHouse Entertainment, and Smith, who helms SMP Consulting, will now operate under BrickHouse Entertainment.
Brickell and Smith, along with Chase Swayze, are managing partners of the company, while Kim Davis, who has been with the company for 24 years, has been elevated to COO. With their combined artist roster, BrickHouse Entertainment represents MercyMe, CAIN, Micah Tyler, Caleb & John, Iveth Luna, Micah Christopher, Christian Paul and Bay Turner.
“With our common mission of supporting artists to develop lasting careers in the industry, it made complete sense for us to bring our companies together,” says Brickell and Smith. “We look forward to what will certainly be an exciting new chapter ahead for BrickHouse Entertainment as we continue to support artists and grow our roster.”
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