Industry Ink (3/14/12)

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• March 14, 2012

Country-rock group Parmalee recently signed a publishing deal with Nashville’s Gallo and Landers Music. The North Carolina group also recently inked a recording contract with Stoney Creek Records.

“Our team feels very fortunate to get to work with a talent like Parmalee,” said Gallo and Landers Music’s Jim Landers, “and I look forward to seeing great things happen with them.”

(L-R): Almon Law’s Noah McPike; Gallo and Landers Music's Jim Landers; Parmalee’s Barry Knox, Matt Thomas, Scott Thomas, and Josh McSwain; Gallo and Landers Music's Greg Gallo; and BMI’s Bradley Collins. Photo: Drew Maynard

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Cindy Collins has announced the formation and launch of C2 Managment, with services in artist development and management. Collins’ first client, Maggie Eckford, recently earned a placement deal with Razor and Tie. Collins career includes time with CMT, and more recently with Spalding Entertainment where she worked with Jason Aldean and Rascal Flatts.

“I will always appreciate the guidance Clarence provided during my time with the firm, and I am now thrilled to begin this new chapter with such a genuine and exceptional talent as Maggie Eckford,”says Collins.

Reach her at cnd.collins@gmail.com.

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The deadline to enter the inaugural Unsigned Only Music Competition has been extended until April 11, 2012. The contest to find unsigned talent features celebrity judges Cyndi Lauper; Kenny Rogers; Angie Stone; 3 Doors Down; Charlie Daniels; Jeremy Camp; Manchester Orchestra; Craig Morgan; Robert Smith (The Cure); Kelly Clarkson; and more. More info here.

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The 2012 International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference will take place in Nashville October 7-9, and the organization’s board is currently planning the event. IEBA also recently announced the endowments of three new scholarships: one in honor of Barry Jeffrey of WME at John Brown University; one in honor of Steve Tolman of LogiCom Project Management at Murray State University; and one in honor of Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts, also at Murray State.

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PCG Nashville and Crawdad’s Classics Gourmet Flavorings recently launched the “Flavor of Music,” a weekly series featuring artists in development at PCG Nashville. Hosted by radio personality Rick Marino, the showcases are held 6-8 pm on Tuesdays at Red Rooster (1530 Demonbreun). Eight artists will be featured in total, and the first artist showcase took place on Tuesday (March 13) with Lauryn Taylor Bach. Next up on March 20 is Samantha Landrum. There is also an Android app for the series available here.

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