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Music News (4/4/18)

[ 0 ] April 4, 2018 | |

Tin Pan South 2018 Kicks Off

For five days, 10 of Nashville’s music venues will be competing for the attention of the hundreds of attendees of this year’s 26th annual Tin Pan South festival.

 On Monday evening (April 2) the lobby of Regions Bank on the Music Row Roundabout was filled with creative folks mingling during fest’s kick-off party. Regions, the event’s presenting sponsor, tossed a first-class bash, as always.

This is the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Fast-Access Passes are sold out, but at-the-door admission will be available for most shows.


Riley Roth Inks Joint Publishing, Development Deal With Busbee, BMG

Pictured (L-R):Mike Sistad (ASCAP); Ralph Murphy (ASCAP); Stephanie Taylor (Stephanie Taylor Law, PLLC); Riley Roth; Kos Weaver (Executive VP, BMG); Daniel Lee (VP Creative, BMG); busbee

Songwriter and artist Riley Roth has entered into a joint publishing and development deal with hit songwriter and producer busbee and BMG.

A Pennsylvania native, Riley began making regular trips to Nashville when she was 16, at which time she met ASCAP’s Ralph Murphy, who in turn introduced her to BMG’s Daniel Lee. After working informally for almost two years, Daniel introduced Riley to busbee and the three agreed to work together shortly thereafter.

Riser House Signs Claire Douglas To Publishing Deal

Pictured (L-R): Lauren Spahn, Shackelford Law; Leslie Roberts, BMI; Jennifer Johnson, President, Riser House; Claire Douglas; Lexi Sutherland, Riser House; Jason VanAuken, Riser House; Austen Adams, Dickinson Wright

Riser House Entertainment has signed Claire Douglas to an exclusive songwriting agreement.

Douglas was born in Texas and raised in Nashville. After studying poetry and graduating from the University of Mississippi, Douglas’ passion for writing led her to begin making a name for herself in Nashville’s songwriting community. She is also the daughter of Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee Tom Douglas.

Douglas joins Riser House’s publishing roster that also includes Dallas Wilson, Dillon Carmichael, LALA, Michael Whitworth, and Rob Crosby.

Jeff Owen, Kyle Williams Sign With Centricity Publishing

Pictured (L-R): Chad Segura, Kyle Williams, Justin Nicolet

Jeff Owen and Kyle Williams have joined the Centricity Publishing writers roster.

Williams, a former member of Christian pop-rock group Stars Go Dim, currently plays guitar and keys for We Are Messengers. He co-penned Stars Go Dim’s No. 1 hit “You Are Loved,” and also co-wrote and performed on the track “Welcome To The Fire,”  which was recently licensed for promotional use for NBC’s Chicago Fire, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and the upcoming film I Still See You.

Owen is a member of the Dove-Award winning band Tenth Avenue North, playing guitar and singing backing vocals. He’s co-written multiple Chrsitian radio No. 1’s, including Tenth Avenue North’s “I Have This Hope,” “Healing Begins,” and “Worn.” Owen produced the band’s Decade The Halls Christmas album, along with projects for Jon McLaughlin and various indie artists. He also produces his own projects for film and TV.

Centricity Publishing’s writer roster includes Lauren Daigle, Johnny Diaz, Mike Grayson, Seth Mosley, Aaron Shust and more.


New Signing For SSM Entertainment

Pictured (L-R): Patti Olsen-Garafola, Ashley Barron and Dean Scallan.

Ashley Barron has signed with SSM Entertainment. She joins a growing roster of artists at SSM Entertainment/SSM Nashville Records including Branch and Dean, Alexandra Demetree, AC Jones and Wes Hayden.

Label President, Patti Olsen-Garafola, said 2018 is already looking bright for this emerging artist. The label is set to release Barron’s debut single to country radio later this year.

Category: Music News

About Eric T. Parker: Eric Parker serves as Marketing Manager for MusicRow, RowFax, and the CountryBreakout Chart. He holds a B.B.A. in Entertainment and Music Business with a background working with label, publishing, management and PR firms. View author profile.

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