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July 21, 2005

Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Nashville and the State of Country Music - 2005

Sam and Annie Tate, a dynamic and successful husband/wife songwriting team from Nashville, will talk about the evolving business of songwriting in Nashville and will also perform a couple of their recent hit songs. Frank Liddell, partner of their Independent Music Publisher ? Carnival Music- will weigh in on the publishing climate in Nashville. Noah Dewey, a young publisher who grew up in the industry in Nashville and now works here in LA, will talk about the differences in business practices between Nashville and LA. It proves to be a fully engaging, humorous and educational panel on the state of Country Music, Publishing and Songwriting in Nashville.



Noah Dewey
Disney Music Publishing & form

Frank Liddell
Independent Publisher, Partner

Sam & Annie Tate
Songwriters (

Moderator: Pat Rogers
Sr. V.P. SESAC (Los Angeles)


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Wyndham Bel Age Hotel
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., just south of Sunset in
West Hollywood. Valet parking, $4.00. Phone 310-854-1111 for directions.

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Sam & Annie Tate:

Sam and Annie Tate are one of the few successful husband and wife songwriting teams in Nashville. They write for Carnival Music, one of Nashville's "hottest" small publishers. They have had songs and hits with artists such as Randy Travis, Collin Raye, Gary Allen, Joe Nichols, Reba McIntyre, Mark Wills, Montgomery Gentry, Ty Herndon, Kevin Sharp, Chely Wright, Sammy Kershaw, Chad Brock, Tommy Shane Steiner, Dan Baird, Chris Knight and others. They gave Chely her first hit single with the song "Shut Up and Drive" and were co-writers on Sammy Kershaw's recent top 40 hit, "I Want My Money Back". Their latest single, "Somebody" went to number 1 on the Billboard chart, and was Reba McIntire's 22nd number one hit from her most recent album, "Room to Breathe."

Sam and Annie have also had songs in commercials, TV shows ("ER") and in the movies, "Space Truckers" starring Dennis Hopper, "Black Dog" with Patrick Swayze and Randy Travis, and "The Big One" with Michael Moore." They have been awarded five gold records and one platinum record as well as many Sesac performance awards and a highly coveted Nashville Songwriters' Association Creativity Award.

Both Sam and Annie had successful performing careers before they met. Sam has been a staff songwriter in Nashville and Los Angeles since the age of 19, writing country music, commercial jingles and songs for TV and movies, including Cannonball Run, Simon and Simon and the Fall Guy. As an artist he was an opening act for the likes of John Prine, Buffy Saint-Marie and Steve Martin. Annie is a bilingual (English/Spanish) Stanford University graduate with a degree in psychology who has enough road band experience under her belt to qualify as a veteran. She traveled everywhere from Las Vegas to Alaska, but left the road to spend more time writing. It was a good decision. Annie's first demos (produced by Sam) landed her a record deal, a national Exxon commercial, a movie theme song and a wedding ring. Sam and Annie write about their experiences --- about loving and losing, about dreaming of something better and about border towns and all the colorful people who live there. Like Annie always says, "if you want to know us, listen to our songs." They have been partners in music and life now for 18 years.

Noah Dewey:

Noah Dewey - Grew up on Music Row in Nashville Tennessee. With both his mother and stepfather pursuing successful careers as professional songwriters, he was subjected to some of the worlds greatest talent at a very early age. He began his music career at the age of 14 working for a recording studio and learning the craft of sound engineering. He later took a position at Warner Bros. Record's studio "The Loft" where he worked on over 40 records. Hoping to expand his knowledge of the music business, he moved into music publishing working for such companies as Roy Orbison Music and Hamstein Publishing. In 2000 he relocated to Los Angeles to take a position with Disney's pop/rock publishing company Seven Summits Music.

Frank Liddell:

Frank Liddell moved to Nashville from his native hometown of Houston, Texas in 1990 to work for Bluewater Music. He worked at Bluewater for 4 years where he did some interesting things. From there, Frank traveled to Decca Records where he worked in the A&R department from ?94-?99, and again did some interesting things. Frank is now a partner in the independent publishing firm, Carnival Music, where he expects to again do some interesting things ? this time from which he hopes to personally benefit.

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