Leadership Music

  1. Exclusive: Brock Jones To Comcast-Spectacor

    January 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST In a move with national touring industry implications, Brock Jones, formerly VP of Bookings at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, has joined Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor in the newly-created role of VP of Boo ...

  2. Backbeat: Leadership Music Welcomes Class of 2012 in Nashville

    September 19, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Alumni of Leadership Music , the Nashville-based group of music industry professionals, gathered Tuesday evening to welcome the Class of 2012. With open bars on either side of the hall and a spread of food in its center, the spacious room at the N ...

  3. Ron Baird, Influential Nashville Agent, Dead At 60

    February 04, 2011 3:46 PM EST Retired Nashville booking agent Ron Baird, former head of Creative Artists Agency's Nashville office and one of the genre's most successful agents of the 1990s and early 2000s, died in Nashville on February 3, of complications from Parki ...

  4. BACKBEAT: Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson Honored

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The music community came together in Downtown Nashville on August 29 to celebrate pioneers Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson with the seventh annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award . Vince Gill hosted the ceremony for a packed ...

  5. Business Matters: FreeAllMusic, WMG, Ford Motors

    December 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- While FreeAllMusic is in private beta, the New York Times offers some details on the latest music service to tackle ad-supported downloads. The ...

  6. CMA Chief Tammy Genovese Resigns

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST County Music Association CEO Tammy Genovese, a 24-year veteran of the organization, has resigned from her position, effective immediately. Genovese is widely regarded in the industry as a resourceful and tenacious advocate for country music and it ...

  7. Business Matters: The Pirate Bay, Apple, SESAC, Google

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Global Gaming Factory stockholders approved the purchase of The Pirate Bay . The shareholders will self-finance the acquisition, it has been re ...

  8. Williams To Manage Ryman

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music business veteran Sally Williams has been named GM of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. She succeeds G. Scott Walden, who is leaving to pursue other ventures. Walden will stay on as consultant through the end of the year and William ...

  9. Ivey To Assist In Obama Transition

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former director of the Country Music Foundation Bill Ivey has been selected to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team for arts and culture, according to the Tennessean . Currently director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and P ...

  10. Former CMA Chief Benson Retires

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Country Music Association executive director Ed Benson has retired after 29 years with the industry organization. Benson joined the group in 1979 and became executive director in 1992. In 2005 he was named chief strategic officer and began ...

  11. Ilike's Partovi To Keynote Digital Summit

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike, an Internet social music discovery service, will keynote the fourth annual Leadership Music Digital Summit on April 22 at Belmont University in Nashville. U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; Ted Cohen, managing partner, ...

  12. Digital Summit Line-up Takes Shape

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn; Ted Cohen, managing partner, TAG Strategic; Richard Conlon, VP of marketing and business development, BMI; Russ Crupnick, VP/senior industry analyst, the NPD Group; Ali Partovi, CEO, iLike; Dorrian Porter, foun ...

  13. Borman VP Foraker Dies

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Borman Entertainment VP Joni Foraker died March 9 after a long battle with cancer. She was 48. Foraker, who headed the Nashville office of the Los Angeles-based management firm, is survived by her husband Brian and son Jackson. Her 30-year career ...

  14. Industry Vet Joins Hallmark Direction Company

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shelia Shipley Biddy to co-manage Trent Willmon. Nashville music industry veteran Shelia Shipley Biddy has joined the artist management firm, Hallmark Direction Company. She will be co-managing Columbia artist Trent Willmon with Hallmark president ...

  15. Leadership Music Names New Exec Director

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kira Florita has been named executive director of the Nashville-based Leadership Music organization, effective today (Sept. 7). Kira Florita has been named executive director of the Nashville-based Leadership Music organization, effective today (S ...