SoundExchange announced today that their Influencers Series will return to Nashville’s famous Bluebird Café on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This year’s second installment of the series will spotlight the historic impact of legacy artists, their music, and their influence on the artists of today. The show will feature SoundExchange members David Pack, Jamie O’Neal, Sarah Darling, and special guest Jimmy Nichols.
David Pack is the co-founder and lead singer of Ambrosia, as well as a GRAMMY Award-winning producer who has worked with everyone from Bono to Michael McDonald to Bebe & Cece Winans. Joining David on stage is GRAMMY-nominated and platinum-selling country star Jamie O’Neal, along with recent ABC “Rising Star” contestant Sarah Darling. Jimmy Nichols – a Nashville institution who has crafted music for Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and Mindy McCready – will also make a special guest appearance.
The SoundExchange Influencers Seriesseeks to bring music legends and up-and-comers together to highlight each generation’s impact on the next. The Series will also bring to light some of the issues currently facing legacy artists, namely, fair pay and recognition for all sound recordings across all mediums and all eras of music.
“SoundExchange is thrilled be hosting such a special event. All music – past, present, and future – has an effect on what comes after it,” said SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe. “The SoundExchange Influencers Series recognizes the impact that legacy artists have had on the music of today, as well as the lasting impression they’ll have on musicians to come. This is our opportunity to hear stories from and honor those recording artists who have truly paved the way for future generations.”
SoundExchange is the independent nonprofit performance rights organization representing the entire recorded music industry. The organization collects statutory royalties on behalf of recording artists and master rights owners for the use of their content from satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels and other services that stream sound recordings. The Copyright Royalty Board, created by Congress, has entrusted SoundExchange as the only entity in the United States to collect and distribute these digital performance royalties from more than 2,500 services. SoundExchange has paid out more than $2 billion in royalties since its inception. For more information, visitwww.SoundExchange.com orwww.facebook.com/soundexchange.
About Bluebird Café
The Bluebird Cafe is one of the world’s preeminent listening rooms and the venue has gained worldwide recognition as a songwriter’s performance space where the “heroes behind the hits” perform their own songs; song that have been recorded by chart-topping artists in all genres of music. Located in a small strip mall outside of downtown Nashville, the 90-seat venue is unassuming in appearance but some of the most significant songwriters and artists have performed on this stage. The Bluebird’s reputation as a listening room is based on the acoustic music that is their signature style. For more information, visitwww.bluebirdcafe.com.