Jimmy Nichols and Tonya Ginnetti, formerly president and vice president of Black River Music Group, have joined forces with Grammy winning songwriter/producer Frank Myers to form Vision Artist Development. Vision AD will focus on the development of new talent with an emphasis on singer songwriters, to prepare them for a future in the music industry. The first signing is 13-year-old singer/songwriter Kelsey K.
“Our goal is to take on what most labels are no longer providing which are tools necessary to compete in the ever-changing recording and performance industry,” stated Ginnetti.
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Elise Davis signed a year-long publishing contract with HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc. as the winner of the first annual “Pub Deal Contest” presented by Martin Guitar and American Songwriter. The contest hosted last fall awarded one songwriter with a non-recoupable “Pub Deal” with HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc. and Elise was selected among hundreds of entrants.
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David Corlew, long-time manager of Charlie Daniels, celebrates his 40th Anniversary with The Charlie Daniels Band organization this year. “It’s amazing all the things Charlie and I have done together,” says Corlew. “Charlie is like no other artist in this business. He understands it’s a business and he has loyalty.”
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]
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