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Music News (6/13/18)

[ 0 ] June 13, 2018 | |

Demolition Music Publishing Signs Joe Leathers

Pictured (L-R): Demolition President, Jon D’Agostino with Joe Leathers.

Demolition Music Publishing has added Joe Leathers to its roster. Leathers has had songs recorded by Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and more.


Female Singer-Songwriter Showcase Song Suffragettes Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

Bottom row (L-R): Alex Kline, Alys Ffion, Kelsey K, Candi Carpenter, Tara Thompson, Sam Hatmaker. Middle row, (L-R): Hayley Orrantia, Beverly Keel, Jordyn Mallory, Tracy Gershon, Kalie Shorr, Phyllis Stark, Todd Cassetty, Helena Capps. Top row (L-R): Janelle Arthur, Michelle Pereira, Erin Enderlin, The Belles (Jaymie and Kelli Jones), April Kry, Tiera, Lexi Lauren, Jordyn Stoddard, Nora Collins, Madison Kozak

Monday night (June 11), Nashville’s all-female singer-songwriter showcase Song Suffragettes hosted their fourth anniversary show at Analog at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. Ten female songwriters were invited to play two rounds for the sold out crowd: Kelleigh Bannen, Candi Carpenter, Alys Ffion, Tegan Marie, Kalie Shorr, Nora Collins, Erin Enderlin, Madison Kozak, Hayley Orrantia and Tara Thompson.

The ladies also hosted a panel consisting of Red Light’s Tracy Gershon and MTSU’s Beverly Keel that discussed the underrepresentation of women in country music, specifically in radio, at music festivals and behind the scenes. The panel was moderated by Billboard contributor Phyllis Stark.


ASCAP Celebrates At CMA Music Fest

​Pictured (front, L-R): Ryan Hurd, Jillian Jacqueline, Chris DeStefano. Back: ASCAP’s Robert Filhart, Alison Webber and Holly Chester

ASCAP presented some of its rising songwriter-artists during CMA Music Fest at the Nashville Acoustic Corner Stage at Bridgestone Arena. Featured performers included Dylan Brady, Max Camp, Hannah Dasher, Austin Jenckes, Parker McKay, Riley Roth, Steel Union, Matt Stell, TRAVLRS and Sarah Allison Turner.

ASCAP presented a hit songwriters round at the HGTV Lodge on Friday, June 8, featuring Sony/ATV songwriter Chris DeStefano, RCA Nashville songwriter-artist Ryan Hurd, and Big Loud Records songwriter-artist Jillian Jacqueline.

​Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, Riley Roth, BMG’s Kos Weaver and Daniel Lee

​​Pictured (L-R): EmCo’s James Stewart, HoriPro’s Butch Baker and Courtney Crist, Sarah Allison Turner, HoriPro’s Keithan Melton, ASCAP’s Robert Filhart

Pictured: Max Camp, ASCAP’s Beth Brinker, Parker McKay


SESAC Launches Program To Support Women, Minorities In Film Composer Community

Pictured (L-R): John Josephson, Christophe Beck and Erin Collins

Nashville-based music rights organization SESAC has launched SESAC Scores: The Beck Diversity Project, a five-year mentorship and grant program designed to make an impact on the historically low number of women and people of color hired in the film composer community.

As part of a $1 million commitment, divided over the next five years, the investment will be used for educational programming and composer workshops. The Beck Diversity Project will host its first weekend workshop at SESAC’s Santa Monica office in July.


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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