BubbleUp LTD has announced the addition of Michael Sloane to the company’s Nashville office as Director of Sales. Sloane will focus on business development and marketing with current clientele, while expanding the client roster. Sloane was previously with 13 Managmenet where he was principal in managing digital initiatives for Taylor Swift. He also founded digital agency Strategic Blend, and served as a senior client manager for Ultrastar Entertainment and Echo Music. Congratulate him here.
Based in Houston, BubbleUp launched in 2004 and has offices in Texas, Tennessee, Connecticut, and Oregon. The company has worked with clients including Margaritaville, BB King’s House of Blues, Luke Bryan, Rodney Atkins, Zac Brown Band and more.
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Singer/songwriter Ryan Griffin has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Christina Cook’s Merci Dupre Music and Dan Hodges Music, LLC. “I have known Ryan for many years, since serving as a Belmont University ‘Best of the Best’ judge when he participated as a student,” says Hodges. “Ryan is an extraordinary voice and Christina and I are pleased with both the opportunity and perfection in the timing. We are excited to be moving forward as a part of his career.”
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SESAC recently hosted a standing-room only showcase to help the Bluebird Cafe celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Songwriters performing at the event included Brice Long, Brian White, Jon Stone, and Jim Lauderdale.
Also helping to celebrate the beginning of the Bluebird’s 30 Anniversary on Saturday, June 9 was a pack of hot up and coming singer/songwriters.
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ASCAP has launched a redesigned version of its ASCAP Mobile app, available free to users of iPhone, Android, iPad and web-capable cell phones. Users can keep their accounts up to date and review catalog on the go. More info here.
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New York City’s The New School will present a free screening of new Hank Williams film The Last Ride, to be followed by a panel discussion of Williams and his place in American music. The event takes place 6 pm June 20 at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson / J.M. Kaplan Hall. Panelists include film director Harry Thomason, Jett Williams, and Benjy Gaither. The film’s soundtrack releases June 19 on Curb Records.
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Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park will play host to a free tribute concert for the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro. Titled “The Triple Goddess Twilight Revue – Celebrating the Music of Laura Nyro,” the event will take place Saturday, August 11. Details of the show’s guest lineup will be revealed in the coming weeks.
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IBMA’s World of Bluegrass will return to Nashville September 24-30, and registration is currently open. Full week registration is $325 for IBMA members and $425 for non-members. More info here.
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