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Big Loud Proudly Celebrates A Big Week

Pictured: (L-R): Austen Adams, Stacy Blythe, Seth England, Candice Watkins, Patch Culbertson

Big Loud’s top officers are celebrating the last week of ACM voting with t-shirts in proud support of their artists Mackenzie Porter, Morgan Wallen, Hailey Whitters, Hardy and Ernest.

Austen Adams (COO, Big Loud) wears his shirt in support of Porter, who is up in the Music Event of the Year for “Thinking ‘Bout You” with Dustin Lynch. SVP of Radio Promotion Stacy Blythe (SVP of Radio Promotion, Big Loud Records) proudly rocks a Wallen t-shirt for this year’s Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Artist-Songwriter of the Year nominee.  Seth England (CEO / Partner, Big Loud) dresses in support of Whitters, one of this year’s New Female Artist of the Year nominees.

Candice Watkins (SVP of Marketing, Big Loud Records) sports a shirt celebrating Hardy, who has received multiple nominations for “Wait In The Truck” with Lainey Wilson including Song of the Year, Visual Media of the Year, and Music Event of the Year, and a nomination for Artist-Songwriter of the Year. Patch Culbertson (GM/SV, Big Loud Records) wears his t-shirt to support Ernest, who is nominated in the New Male Artist of the Year and the Artist-Songwriter of the Year categories.

Voting for this year’s awards concludes on Monday, April 24. The 58th ACM Awards will be May 11, hosted by Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks.


CMHOF Showcases Sustainability In Earth Day Video

The creative team at Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum released a video in honor of Earth Day tomorrow to highlight the museum’s sustainability practices over the past year. The museum boasts robust composting and recycling efforts for visitors and staff. Nearly 187,000 pounds of glass and other materials have been recycled and composted.

Almost all of the disposable items from their restaurant, catering, and break room areas are compostable, resulting in 208,052 pounds of waste diverted from landfills. In addition, the museum has totaled 34,668 meals provided for Middle Tennessee through donation of 18,246 pounds of food.

The CMHOF’s Green Team continues to spearhead environmentally focused initiatives through a variety of efforts.


ASCAP Showcases MTSU Students At The Bluebird Cafe

Pictured (L-R): Mike Sistad (Vice President of Nashville Membership, ASCAP), Harmony Redford, Emily O’Neal, Jaelee Roberts, Beverly Keel (Dean, College of Media & Entertainment, MTSU ), Sofia Lynch, Anna Wharton, Odie Blackmon (Coordinator, MTSU Commercial Songwriting Program)

ASCAP hosted a songwriters round in partnership with Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on Wednesday, April 19. The show featured MTSU commercial songwriting program students Sofia Lynch, Emily O’Neal, Harmony Redford and Jaelee Roberts at famed Nashville venue, The Bluebird Cafe.


SESAC Hosts April Round At The Bluebird Cafe

Pictured (L-R): ET Brown (Senior Director Creative Services, SESAC), Seth Mosley, Jared Weeks (Saving Abel), Jake Rose, Aaron Gillespie (Underoath), Jason Null (Saving Abel)

SESAC’s monthly round at The Bluebird Cafe took place on Tuesday, April 18. The night’s talents featured Aaron Gillespie of the rock band Underoath, songwriter-producer Seth Mosley and singer-songwriter Jake Rose, as well as Jason Null and Jared Weeks, founding members of the rock band Saving Abel.


Wasserman Music Execs Speak At Relix Conference In Nashville

Pictured (L-R): Josh Baron, Lee Anderson, Chappel McCollister, Molly Bailin, Jonathan Levine

Wasserman Music’s Chappel McCollister, Jonathan Levine, Lee Anderson and Molly Bailin spoke at the recent Relix Music Conference in Nashville. The executives discussed the emergence and success of the company in a conversation moderated by Project Admission’s Josh Baron.

As part of a case study at this year’s Relix Music Conference, the group discussed strategically making decisions about opportunities for clients, Wasserman’s focus on artist and genre representation, the intersection of music with sports and branding, and more.

T.J. Martell Foundation, StarVista Live Continue Partnership

StarVista LIVE, the company producing music-themed cruises, partnered with the T.J. Martell Foundation is continuing its partnership to help raise funds and awareness for the organization. Since starting the partnership in 2018, over $425,000 has been raised for the music industry foundation that funds innovative medical research.

Generous patrons on this year’s Country Music Cruise and 70s Rock & Romance Cruise contributed $175,000 via live auctions of guitars autographed by cruise artists.

“I had the honor of knowing Tony Martell, who created this incredible legacy in memory of his son T.J., and we are fortunate to be a small part in delivering on Tony’s promise blending this important work with great music and fun events,” says StarVista LIVE Senior VP Mike Jason. “Post-pandemic, the fans are back enthusiastically embracing great music, luxury travel and community. Our guests are also incredibly generous in supporting life-saving cancer research.”

Plans are in the works for additional engagements to raise much needed funds for cancer research.

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