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Music News 02/16/2012

[ 0 ] February 16, 2012 | |

Brad Kennard has joined the staff at Full Circle Music Publishing as Vice President.

Some of Full Circle’s recent hits include Jason Aldean’s “Fly Over States,” Brad Paisley’s “Old Alabama” and “Anything Like Me,” Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall,” and Craig Morgan’s “This Ain’t Nothin.’”

Kennard’s noted career includes six years with hit producer Byron Gallimore at Violator Nashville Artist Management and Red Vinyl Music, as well as four years as General Manager for Song Garden Publishing. He also spent three years as the Creative Director at Frank Liddell’s Carnival Music Publishing, and nearly seven years at Curb Music Publishing.

Kennard has helped cultivate No. 1 hits including Rodney Atkins’ “If You’re Goin’ Through Hell,” and Reba McEntire’s “Somebody.” He’s also played a role in other hits/award nominated tracks including George Strait’s “Desperately,” Rascal Flatts’ “Unstoppable,” and Jamey Johnson’s “High Cost of Livin.”

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The owners of Nashville-based performing rights organization SESAC are looking for a buyer, according to a New York Post article.

Current owners of SESAC include investment bank Allen & Co. and hedge fund Och-Ziff, who are seeking close to $500 million in the sale. The company has reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to scout for potential purchasers.

Current SESAC songwriters include Bob Dylan, Jim Lauderdale, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, and Gary Burr among many others.

SESAC representatives could not be immediately reached for comment.

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Nettwerk One Music (NW1) and Revelry Music Group have announced the signing of singer-songwriter Neil Mason to an exclusive publishing agreement. Mason is the drummer and one of the primary songwriters for band The Cadillac Black. The group has toured with ZZ Top, and Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert, and will be joining Dierks Bentley’s “Country & Cold Cans” tour in Spring. Additionally, the band’s music has licensed for Fox’s House, the CW’s Vampire Diaries, and CBS’ CSI:Miami.

“Neil’s talents as a multi-instrumentalist who creates tracks and lyrics for various genres is a great addition to the Nettwerk/Revelry team,” says Revelry’s AJ Burton. “And the ability to grow a big beard doesn’t hurt. We are thrilled to be working with Neil as a songwriter and look forward to the continued success of The Cadillac Black.”

(L-R): BMI’s Leslie Roberts, Greg Gallo (Revelry), Greg Beeckman (Revelry), AJ Burton (Revelry), Mason, Mark Jowett (NW1) and BMI’s Bradley Collins

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Audrey Faires

Ten Ten Music Group has announced the addition of Audrey Faires as Catalog Manager. Faires is a graduate of MTSU’s Recording Industry program whose career also includes time working at the SAE Recording Institute. Congratulate her here.






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