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COUNTRY'S NEW KING
The Gospel of Luke (11/11a)
BIEBER BY CHRISTMAS?
How's that for a tease, Bieber Nation? (11/12a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MEET
THE NEW BOSSES
Not the same as the old bosses (11/11a)
CMA CENTERPIECE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD
This sure feels like her moment. (11/11a)
A TASTE OF RAINMAKERS II:
SARAH TRAHERN
It's a marathon, not a sprint. (11/11a)
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH KANYE
And lo, there was much earned media.
MOE, MARSHMELLO AND MONEY
The story of a "faceless" brand that got very, very big.
THE NEW WORLD OF A&R
The trap they all fell into.
GRAMMY NOMS
Who deserves consideration in the genre categories?
Pub Crawling
SESCAC HONORS SONGWRITERS & PUBLISHERS IN NASHVILLE
11/11/19

SESAC celebrated its songwriters and music publishers behind the year's most-performed country and Americana songs at the company's annual Nashville Music Awards, Sunday 11/10 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Justin Ebach was named SESAC's Songwriter of the Year for the second time, with his hits from the past year including "Good Girl" recorded by Dustin Lynch and "Here Tonight" recorded by Brett Young.

Luke Combs' "Beautiful Crazy"—the longest running #1 Country Airplay song of 2019—was named SESAC Song of the Year. The song was co-written by Wyatt Durrette III and published by Rosest Music.

Warner Chappell Music took home Publisher of the Year.

Dustin Lynch was on hand to present Ebach with his award for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year awards were presented by SESAC executives Shannan Hatch and Sam Kling. Eric Church surprised his co-writer, Ray Wylie Hubbard, as he presented him with the award for his song “Desperate Man.” 

Blanco Brown kicked off the ceremony with a performance of "The Git Up," followed by Jimmie Allen providing a piano rendition of "Best Shot" alongside co-writer Josh London. Ray Wylie Hubbard took the stage to perform Erich Church's "Desperate Man," which he co-wrote with Church. 

Pictured above celebrating Songwriter of the Year are (L-R) SESAC VP of Creative Services Shannan Hatch, Dustin Lynch, Justin Ebach, SESAC Sr. Director Creative Services E.T. Brown and SESAC Sr. Director Creative Services Lydia Schultz.

DIANE WARREN NAMED 2019 CLIO ENTERTAINMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
11/5/19

Diane Warren has just been announced as the 2019 Honorary Clio recipient at this year’s Clio Entertainment Awards ceremony. Hosted by comedian Craig Robinson, the ceremony will take place on 11/21 at L.A.’s Dolby Theatre and will recognize the revolutionary role Warren’s music has played in film.

The Grammy Award-winning songwriter and 10-time Oscar nominee has had her music featured in more than 100 films, including Celine Dion’s #1 hit “Because You Loved Me” from Up Close & Personal and Aerosmith’s #1 track “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from Armageddon.

Warren has also racked up 5 Golden Globe nominations, an Emmy nomination and win 2016 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Til It Happens To You” from the CNN documentary The Hunting Ground, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2001 in addition to owning her own publishing company, Realsongs.

"Diane Warren's creative impact as a songwriter is unmatched, especially in the way her songs have been used as a medium for making audiences fall in love with film and television," said Ashley Falls, Director of Clio Entertainment.

Throughout her career, Warren has written for artists such as Whitney Houston, Cher, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey, among others, and continues to work with the likes of Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Adele, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, Janelle Monae, and Zendaya.

Rumors that her special Clio award will be filled with Indica could not be confirmed at presstime.

For more info about the 2019 Clio Entertainment Awards or to purchase tickets, click here

ARROW POINTS THE WAY AT WCM
10/30/19

Warner Chappell Music has promoted London-based exec Paul Smith to the newly created position of VP, A&R and International Songwriters. At the same time, the pubco has launched a database named ARROW that aims to facilitate greater collaboration and accelerate the global pitch process for songs.

In his new role, Smith is tasked with strengthening relationships between songwriters on WCM's global roster and driving more collaborations between them and with major recording artists worldwide.

ARROW stands for A&R Representing Our Writers and the internal song pitching tool was developed by the team at Warner Chappell Nashville. It will be used by the publisher’s A&Rs worldwide to search and share unreleased songs internally and pitch them for commercial use.

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