Industry Ink (3-22-13)

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• March 22, 2013

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.

Pictured (L-R):  Frank Myers, Kelsey K, Tonya Ginnetti and Jimmy Nichols

Pictured (L-R): Frank Myers, Kelsey K, Tonya Ginnetti and Jimmy Nichols

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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.

Pictured (L-R): Robert Clement, American Songspace; Butch Baker, HoriPro; Lee Krabel, HoriPro; Elise Davis, Andrew Clore, Clore Entertainment; Kent Wolfenbarger; Tim Stehli, HoriPro; Bradley Collins, BMI.

Pictured (L-R): Robert Clement, American Songspace; Butch Baker, HoriPro; Lee Krabel, HoriPro; Elise Davis, Andrew Clore, Clore Entertainment; Kent Wolfenbarger; Tim Stehli, HoriPro; Bradley Collins, BMI.

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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.”

Corlew started with the Daniels organization in Spring 1973, where he was the lone crew member on the road. Corlew advanced to become Daniels lighting director/stage manager and soon road manager.Traveling the roads with The Rolling Shttp://www.musicrow.com/wp-admin/post-new.phptones, The Allman Brothers Band, and Rod Stewart was a thrill for the young Corlew.  “We were touring with rock bands.  Charlie was known as a rock act until the Urban Cowboy days came along.” Then in 1988, Corlew became Daniels manager.  “That was a day I will never forget.  Becoming Charlie’s manager was like receiving the ‘stamp of approval’ and I have since become his ‘partner’ of over 16 years in Blue Hat Records,” says Corlew.Now 40 years later, CDB, Inc. located in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, is the home of all things Charlie Daniels.  “We have all of our publishing entities, recording, and brand management in-house.  We have started making documentary films with our main focus on fundraising and supporting the troops.”
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Jessica 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 jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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