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Music News (8/1/18)

[ 0 ] August 1, 2018 | |

Ingrid Andress Signs With Warner Music Nashville, Atlantic Records

Pictured (L-R): Cris Lacy (SVP A&R, Warner Music Nashville), Rohan Kohli (Dir. A&R, Warner Music Nashville), Andress, John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville) Photo credit: Arcivr

Warner Music Nashville and Atlantic Records have signed singer/songwriter Ingrid Andress.

The Colorado native who moved frequently with her family growing up, was inspired to learn piano and write songs about the ever-changing view outside her window. She honed her songwriting skills through her time at Berklee College of Music and went on to co-write recent hits like Vice’s “Steady 1234” and Charli XCX’s “Boys,” which have accumulated a combined total of over 171.5 million streams on Spotify alone.

The Ingrid Andress team includes Universal Music Publishing, ArtHouse Entertainment and William Morris Endeavor.

Brothers Doc and Scott McGhee End 25-Year McGhee Entertainment Partnership

Doc McGhee and Scott McGhee of McGhee Entertainment, Inc. have announced the windup of their 25-year business partnership.

With offices located in Los Angeles and Nashville, the 40-year-old McGhee Entertainment will remain “business as usual,” overseeing KISS, Ted Nugent, Vintage Trouble, Caleb Johnson and Jesse Jane McParland. Doc McGhee will continue to oversee the McGhee roster of rock acts and corresponding live events and tours, as well as direct time and attention to film and television development/production ventures. A Doc McGhee autobiography is also in the works; during his career McGhee has worked with artists including Kiss, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, and Hootie & The Blowfish.

Scott McGhee has launched his new artist management company, 1˚ Entertainment Music & Management Group. The company will offer integrated brand development, digital and social media strategies, and content creation for alternative distribution. These synchronized services will be incorporated into every artist initiative. The current roster includes Love and Theft, A Thousand Horses, The Dead Deads and Down.

ole Song Search Challenge Offers Single Song Contracts To Four NSAI Members

Four members of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) have been offered single song contracts by music publishing company ole, as part of NSAI’s inaugural “ole Chapter Challenge” song search. In April, every NSAI member throughout the world was able to play a song at their chapter meeting. Local members then voted for their favorite song for further consideration by ole.

Songwriters who received single song contract offers from ole and their chapters were:

“Filling Space” by Selda Sahin — NSAI NYC Chapter


“Good Things” by Josh Cottrell — NSAI Knoxville, TN Chapter


“Keep Talking Like That” by Scott Forman – coordinator, NSAI NYC Chapter

“Insane” by Aubrey Toone — Salt Lake City, UT NSAI Chapter

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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