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DAILY BEAST: AMATO PUSHED OUT OVER HARASSMENT CHARGES
Not a good look. (7/16a)
I.B. BAD: BROADWAY TO MAD AVE.
Building a new Arista. (7/17a)
THIS BRAND IS MY BRAND
Nashville's new endorsements (7/17a)
QUEEN TO GRAMMYS: WE WON’T ROCK YOU
But other honorees will. (7/16a)
MIRANDIZED
Includes a Holly Gleason sighting. (7/16a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
Music City
DIERKS TEAMS UP WITH
PEPSI AND 5-HOUR
7/17/18

PepsiCo and 5-Hour Energy are serving as sponsors for Dierks Bentley's 2018 Mountain High Tour.

In particular, the Capitol Nashville star's partnership with Pepsi marks the first Country music experience for fans by the refreshment giant. He joins Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and Britney Spears as a participant in the Pepsi Generations summer music campaign and its "This Is the Pepsi" national TV spot. Watch that here.

As for 5-Hour, Bentley's driving their "Get Back to 100 Percent" campaign, starring in an ad as well as supporting the partner with social media content and direct fan engagement. 

While we continue to work on securing our own sponsorship deal with a company that sells cannabis-infused cheese, check out the full list of Mountain High Tour dates here.

KACEY'S WORLD WIDENS
7/16/18


Mercury Nashville
artist Kacey Musgraves, who just wrapped up dates supporting Harry Styles, has announced the North American leg of her headlining Oh, What A World: Tour. The Golden Hour songstress will kick things off in Indianapolis on 1/9. Before that, however, she'll hit Europe, starting with Oslo on 10/13.

Pre-sale tickets are up for grabs now; click here for those. The general public will get their chance this Friday (7/20) at 10am local.

BIG CHANGES AT BBR
7/12/18

BBR Music Group has announced a slate of new executive appointments, following this week’s restructuring of its label lineup, with new assignments and responsibilities effective immediately.

Shelley Hargis, former VP of Promotion at Red Bow Records, has joined the Broken Bow Records team as new co-VP of Promotions alongside Lee Adams. Hargis’ responsibilities will include overseeing promo for the Midwest. Both Hargis and Adams report to Carson James, SVP Promotion BBR Music Group.

Kendra Whitehead and Caitlyn Gordon transition from Red Bow Records in their Director of Promotions positions to Wheelhouse Records with similar responsibilities. The two will report to newly appointed Wheelhouse VP of Promotions Ken Tucker who transitions from Apple Music 7/23. 

Lexi Willson will move from her position as the Director of Promotion, West Coast at Wheelhouse Records to handle responsibilities in the Northeast for Stoney Creek Records. Willson now reports to Stoney Creek VP of Promotion Byron Kennedy.

Matt Holmberg, formerly the Promotion Coordinator for Wheelhouse Records and Red Bow Records, has been named Manager of Secondary Promotions.

Andrea Knipp has been named Promotion Coordinator for Wheelhouse Records, Broken Bow and Stoney Creek Records.

You'll recall Broken Bow Records delivered Jason Aldean’s latest release, Rearview Town, which became the first country album to claim the #1 spot on the HITS Top 50. 

POSING WITH PEARCE
7/12/18


Big Machine
's Carly Pearce made sure to stop by the ACM HQ during her trip to L.A. While there, she dazzled with a performance of current single "Hide the Wine"—now Top 25 at Country radio—as well as tastes of other songs from her debut album, Every Little Thing

Seen wondering if rosé's okay are Longshot Management's Aaron Kinssies, BMR GM Jim Weatherson, Pearce and ACM CEO Pete Fisher

Meanwhile, in Hollywood, the people of HITS were more than happy to do their part in keeping the vino out of reach. By safely storing it in their bellies (along with some whiskey, beer, rum and expired pork rinds), they considered their jobs well done.

MONUMENT RECORDS ADD JENNY SHEARIN
7/12/18

Monument Records, relaunched in 2017 by Co-Presidents Jason Owen and Shane McAnally, has announced the addition of Jenny Shearin as Associate Director of Marketing. She will oversee marketing initiatives and serve as the project manager for Monument's eclectic roster reporting to SVP, Marketing & Label Operations, Katie McCartney

Shearin's diverse career kicked off in 2010 at Sony Music Nashville, where she started in label operations and then moved to promotions as Specialist for Arista Nashville Promotion. Most recently, she served as the key liaison between Marketing and Promotion as Manager, Promotion and Artist Development. 

 

AWAL SIGNS RISING COUNTRY ARTIST, AUSTIN BURKE
7/12/18

 AWAL, Kobalt's recording company, has signed a worldwide recordings deal with country artist, Austin Burke. AWAL's partnership with Burke began with global distribution services then progressed after the success of his self-titled EP, which saw more than 50 million streams. 

Based in Nashville, Austin Burke released his self-titled EP in 2017. His songs, "Whole Lot in Love" and "Sleepin' Around," have been featured on Spotify's Hot Country, Apple Music's Breaking Country, Amazon Music's Introducing: Country and received support on Sirius XM's The Highway.

Ron Cerrito, AWAL President, North America said of the deal, "We couldn't be more excited to continue our partnership with Austin. We've watched him steadily gain momentum in the country music community and look forward to continued collaboration on his growth path as an independent artist."

Burke is currently touring the US this summer and will be releasing an acoustic version of "Whole Lot in Love" later this month with plans to release new music before the end of the year. 

NASHVILLE PUBLISHERS: COLLECT 'EM ALL
7/10/18

For our recent, staple-busting Nashville special issue, we asked some prominent folks in the Nashville publishing community to dish about what was new and give us their thoughts on a changing marketplace. To review what Ben, Troy, Kent, Kos, Beth, Jesse, Carla, Steve, Pete and Frank had to say, head over to our Pub Crawling section and dive in.

STRICKLAND'S A MARATHON MAN
7/9/18


Biz veteran Peter Strickland (L) has launched Marathon Talent Agency. Upon opening its doors, the former Warner Music Nashville CMO has announced his first management signing, artist Mark Mackay (R), who's booked by WME.

Mackay, who'll make his Nashville debut at The Ryman on 7/18 supporting Ted Nugent, played more than 200 gigs last year—notably opening for the likes of Old Dominion, Eli Young Band and Cole Swindell.

“This is a natural progression in my career," shared Strickland. "And when I met Mark Mackay and saw how talented he was and his live performances, I couldn’t wait to work with him and guide his career.”

Rumors that he's in the process of changing his name to "Peter the Cable Guy" could not be confirmed at press time.