AMA Announces New Board Of Directors
December 1, 2009 at 12:15 PM (PT)
The AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION recently held annual elections for the organization’s Board of Directors. Nine incoming directors have been elected to the board for 2009-2010.
The intentionally wider geographical reach of the new director selections extends to music communities outside of the NASHVILLE enclave, promising a richer exchange of ideas. The invigorated board will begin work with an Americana community poised for more breakthroughs, as the genre segues into a new year boasting the inaugural Americana Grammy award category.
The new Americana Music Association Board Members are:
Finance: ASHLEY CAPPS - President, AC Entertainment and Co-creator/Producer of Bonnaroo
Radio: JOAN KORNBLITH - Correspondent and Program Host, Voice of America
Booking: PAM MATTHEWS - Owner, DuVoyant Music
Publishing: JOHN ALLEN - Vice President, Bug Music
Artist: CHIP TAYLOR - artist
New Media: DAVID MACIAS - President, Thirty Tigers
At Large: RODNEY CROWELL - artist; RAUL MALO - artist; BUDDY MILLER - artist
The Directors who have another year to serve are:
Artist Management: TIM MCFADDEN, Owner, Tim McFadden Management
Performing Rights Organization: KAY CLARY, Sr. Director Media Relations, BMI
Publications: TAMARA SAVIANO, Owner/President, Ellis Creative
Radio Promotion: AL MOSS, Owner, Al Moss Promotion
Record Label: AMANDA HALE-ORNELAS; Director of Media Relations, New West Records
Retail Distribution: SYLVIA GIANNITRAPPANI; owner, GO2 Management
Songwriter: TIFT MERRITT
Talent Buyer/Presenter: BRAD FIRST; Talent Booker/Showcase Coordinator, SXSW Inc.
At Large: FRED BOENIG - Partner, Artist Development Group; JESSIE SCOTT - Owner, Music Fog
The 2009 executive committee will be elected by the new board at the annual board retreat on JANUARY 15th in NASHVILLE.
For more information about the Americana Music Association, log on to americanamusic.org.