Sam Reed, the staff attorney previously responsible for Rep. Jim Cooper's music and entertainment policies, has jumped to the Nashville office of international media relations firm Sacks & Co. MusicRow has the details.
The ex-general manager of former local A/V shop Nicholson's Hi-Fi has joined forces with Phoenix Unequaled Home Entertainment out of Memphis to set up a Nashville presence. Brian Warford spent 16 years at Nicholson's.
“The absence of Nicholson’s has left a real void in the Nashville market for engineering based, customer service driven electronics installations,” says Warford. “Rather than take on the daunting task of filling that void myself, I’m very excited to partner with Phoenix, which is recognized throughout our industry as one of the top A/V installation companies in existence.”
A month after co-sponsoring the winning car at the Indianapolis 500, Scott Borchetta has deepened his involvement with events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, signing his Big Machine Label Group on as the presenting sponsor of the upcoming Brickyard 400 NASCAR race. As part of the deal, a number of Big Machine artists will be featured at events around the track on race weekend.
SEE ALSO: Borchetta’s recent partnership with Mike Curb to support racing at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway
A group of six attorneys formerly with downtown-based Lassiter Tidwell Davis Keller & Hogan — including one of its name partners — have formed a new entertainment law firm based in the Terrazzo tower. Keller Turner Ruth Andrews Ghanem & Heller will focus on transactional and litigation services for entertainment and sports clients as well as real estate, corporate, tax and estate planning.
The first name on the shingle at the firm is Jordan Keller, a former partner at Lassiter Tidwell. His associates Chris Andrews, Jennifer Ghanem, Jaime Heller, T.D. Ruth and Jason Turner have joined him in moving to The Gulch. Their new firm's still-bare-bones website is here.
Keller is the second former partner at Lassiter Tidwell to leave that firm recently: Real estate specialist Miller Hogan also is setting up his own shop.
The historic Franklin Theatre, which will reopen in a few weeks on Main Street, has named Studio Tenn its resident theater company. Two-year-old Studio Tenn, which was founded two years ago, will put on three series of shows between now and next March.
SEE ALSO: Details on the Theatre's planned music shows
The revamped Franklin Theatre will have its first public movie showing June 3. The 290-seat venue will in the eight days following also host two concerts by Vince Gill and Amy Grant — really, who else did you expect? — as well as Keb' Mo'.
Matt Davenport Productions, a White House company that has developed shows for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens parks as well as other attractions, has partnered with PGT Enterprises, a similar company based out of Cape Canaveral, to handle the operations and casting of Broadway-type shows.
Cumulus Media's takeover of Citadel Broadcasting became official yesterday. The deal gives Citadel shareholders $37 in cash or 8.525 shares of Cumulus (NASDAQ: CMLS) stock per share of Citadel (PINK: CDELA) stock, valuing Citadel at $2.4 billion.
Citadel has a pair of Nashville stations: country's 103.3 WKDF and sports-talk station 104.5 The Zone. Cumulus' Nashville properties include adult urban-contemporary WQQK 92.1, classic hits WRQQ 97.1, talk radio's WWTN 99.7, the iconic WSM-FM 95.5 and Top 40 station WNFN 106.7, whose call letters belie its start as a sports-talk competitor to The Zone.
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