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Hopefully, Sharrell will do his vocal version of “The Lonely Bull” at the benefit, which goes toward supporting the organization’s work in providing financial and emergency assistance to singers in need.
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An Occasional Column About Music Publishing, Film and TV Placement, Performance Rights and Whatever Else People Are Paying Us to Write About
Larry Mestel's red-hot Primary Wave Music Publishing continues to score. The company landed three records in the Top 10 at Alternative radio, with Anberlin's "Feel Good Drag," The Airborne Toxic Event's "Sometime Around Midnight" and Blue October's "Dirt Room." This is the second time in two months Mestel's Primary Wave has turned the trick… Talk about your “Evergreen” pick. Oscar-winning songwriter and Phantom of the Paradise star Paul Williams was elected President and Chairman of ASCAP at the Board of Directors meeting in Nashville. Williams' election follows on the heels of songwriter Marilyn Bergman's decision to step down from the Presidency, although she will continue as an active Board Member. Songwriter Jimmy Webb has been elected writer Vice Chairman to replace Williams, who held that post for the prior two years. On the publisher side, the re-elected officers are:  Paramount Allegra Music’s Irwin Robinson as Vice Chairman; peermusic’s Kathy Spanberger as Secretary; and James M. Kendrick of Schott Music Corporation/ European American Music Corporation as Treasurer. Now for a remake of “Rainy Days and Mondays”… EA’s worldwide music guru Steve Schnur received the International Music Person of the Year award at this year’s Musexpo confab in L.A. on Tuesday. The video game music guru followed in the footsteps of previous honorees like music supervisor and Chop Shop principal Alex Patsavas and former KCRW PD and now L.A. Times blogger Nic Harcourt for the honor… Guns N’ RosesChinese Democracy is now available as downloadable content for Rock Band. Buckethead is not amused… Kevin Hall is upped to SVP Urban Music by Rondor Music Publishing President Lance Freed. The L.A.-based exec’s signings have included James Fauntleroy, Kwame, Trak Starz, Underdog Entertainment, Bobby Valentino and DOC, which have garnered 14 BMI and 13 ASCAP Most Performed Songs Awards... Bug Music Publishing CEO John Rudolph has inked an agreement with Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records Group, which includes Girl in a Coma, The Dollyrots, The Eyeliners, The Cute Lepers and the Vacancies. The deal also involves acquiring the rights to Jett’s publishing catalog. Apparently, they all love rock and roll as well as her “Bad Reputation”… Jerry F. Sharrell’s Society of Singers is at it, celebrating its 25th anniversary by honoring Herb Alpert and Lani Hall with the ELLA Award at their May 18 dinner at the Beverly Hilton. Alan Bergman, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Renee Olstead, Steve Tyrell, Tata Vega and Paul Williams are expected to perform along with Alpert and Hall. Hopefully, Sharrell will do his vocal version of “The Lonely Bull” at the benefit, which goes toward supporting the organization’s work in providing financial and emergency assistance to singers in need… Anne Atcheson joins ole as Exec. Assistant to Chairman/CEO Robert Ott. She is a trained event planner and an accomplished gourmet chef who will be whipping up meals for the pubbery staff… Gary Churgin will remain as President/CEO for The Harry Fox Agency through 2011, where he will continue transforming the music rights licensing org into a “key player in the digital marketplace”…
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