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Gold Ship Welcomes New Member to the Team in PR/Marketing: Colin Perry

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Gold Ship Records is excited to announce it's newest member of the team in PR/Marketing- Colin Perry!

A fresh face out of Nashville, Colin is working his way to becoming a Swiss Army Knife of the music industry.  With his East Tennessee roots backing him up, Colin is Graduating in 2018 from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor's of Science in the Recording Industry (Music Business Concentration) program.  Having hands-on experience in tour management, artist management, marketing, publicity, and musicianship, Colin has already begun to test the waters of the music industry, and now he's ready to dive in.

We couldn't be more excited to have Colin on our team!

Mark Webb Jr. Announces Co-Write with Chris Carrabba for Dashboard Confessional Forthcoming Album

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On November 15th, alternative rock band, Dashboard Confessional, made the official announcement that they will be releasing their first new album since 2009 called, 'Crooked Shadows.' We were not only excited to hear about the release but to also see the track listing. "Open My Eyes," officially track number 7 on the forthcoming album, is a song that our very own Mark Webb Jr co-wrote alongside the band's frontman and mastermind, Chris Carrabba.

A co-write and collaboration on a song is always an exceptional opportunity, but this one means even more to Mark. "Chris and I have been friends for quite some time, and it was only natural that we would eventually write a song together. What makes this song special for me is that Chris has always been a hero of mine. If you would have told me when I was in high school that I would have a co-write on a Dashboard Confessional album, I would have called you a liar," Mark said.

It has been an absolute joy working with the Dashboard Confessional team and management to be able to make this happen. This is going to be a great addition to Gold Ship publishing. 

"It was a very unique situation as to how this song came to be. I'd say most good songs happen in an interesting way. I am absolutely honored that this song made the cut for 'Crooked Shadows,' especially since this is Dashboard's first album in 9 years," Mark added.

'Crooked Shadows' drops February 9th, 2018. Until then, you can download and stream their newest single, "We Fight" on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play and Spotify (linked below).

Gold Ship Announces Co-Ownership of Abide Drum Co.

Gold Ship Records is incredibly excited to announce a new co-ownership with Abide Drum Company.

Abide is a Bristol based custom drum manufacturer that specializes in stave snare drums. They focus on using exotic woods to build rare and one-of-a-kind snare drums for the everyday drummer. They make it a priority to produce a quality and unique sound that is specific to the drummer's needs. No two drums are alike.

Long time friends and drummers, Andrew Sergent (founder and president of Gold Ship Records) and Coby Addison had talked for years about starting a custom drum company. After sitting down and hashing out the details, they created Abide, a name that goes back to their similar Scottish roots, meaning, "hold fast." 

The Abide Drum Co. will currently be operating out of the Gold Ship Records office on 12 6th Street in Bristol, Tennessee. 

Both Gold Ship and Abide are excited for the future and the development of music, both locally and internationally, with Gold Ship's strong foundation in other countries. 

Be sure to check out Abide's interview with Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, and drop by their website! You can also find them on Facebook/Instagram for updates and drum builds!