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ACM Events For 2015 In Texas Sell Out In 18 Minutes In case you thought it might be fun to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ACM Awards in Dallas next year, you'll want to put those travel plans on hold. Tickets for the ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music and Memories April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park and the ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium April 19, 2015 sold out today (4/15) in 18 minutes. If you're counting, that's 70,000 tickets, making it the biggest and fastest-selling event in ACM history. "We want to thank the fans for their continued support," says CEO Bob Romeo. "We're working hard to plan more events to accommodate as many fans as we can. Country music is alive and well in North Texas!" Tickets may be made available as staging becomes finalized, and ACM A-list members will be notified first. Sign up here.
Megan Joyce Joins WMN Atlantic VP/Business & Legal Affairs Megan Joyce has joined WMN as VP/Head of Legal & Business Affairs, reporting directly to President/CEO John Esposito. She'll be responsible for overseeing artist signings and helping to forge new partnerships on behalf of the label, as well as expanding existing ones. Joyce will relocate from New York to Nashville; her first day is May 1. Congratulate her here.
Conclave's Shannon Steps Down Conclave Exec. Dir. Bob Shannon has resigned following a health scare. "Upon my return from the NAB late Thursday evening, I experienced a medical episode that brought paramedics to my home in the middle of the night," says Shannon. "Fortunately the problem wasn't as life-threatening as was originally thought, but it has prompted some soul searching on my part. Therefore after consulting with my physician and my family, I have decided to curtail all business activities for the foreseeable future and will be resigning all of my obligations over the next few weeks. Sadly, that includes the Conclave." Reach him at 206-755-5162 or here. Plans for the position are pending.
WCTY/Norwich, CT To Wolf Den Hall Of Fame Hall's WCTY/Norwich, CT will be inducted into the Mohegan Sun Casino's Wolf Den Hall of Fame May 2, the first non-musician to achieve the honor. The Wolf Den is the casino's music venue, which was recently honored as the ACM's Small and Medium Market Venue of the Year. "Our entertainment programming here at Mohegan Sun is designed to recognize a very loyal Country Music fan-base ... WCTY certainly shares our passion, and without them it would have been impossible for The Wolf Den to be recognized nationally," says SVP/Sports & Entertainment Tom Cantone. Elektra/WAR's Jana Kramer will perform following the ceremony. More here.