Thursday, March 28, 2013


To be Held in the Country Music Association Atrium on April 1, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2013) – The memorial service and celebration of the life of Erik Blumenfeld, Director of New Business Development at Spin Doctors Music Group and Founder/ CEO of OT Entertainment, who suddenly passed away on March 20 at the age of 30, will be held in the Country Music Association atrium on April 1, 2013. The service will begin at 6:00 p.m..
Pete Wilson, Pastor of Cross Point Community Church, will be directing the service with radio personality Billy Block commentating and several special guest performances. A small reception catered by Rooster's BBQ with a few of his favorite food and beverages, including Jack Daniel's Lynchburg Lemonade and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, will follow the service.
As an active member of the community and an avid member or several music industry groups, including SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development), SOLID made a $25,000 contribution to Big Brothers/ Big Sisters in his name.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the OT Entertainment Foundation or the MusiCares Foundation. Friends and colleagues can upload their favorite photos with Blumenfeld for the slide show at the ceremony on the OT Entertainment facebook page.
A scholarship fund and foundation to continue Blumenfeld's passion for helping up-and-coming music industry entrepreneurs and artists achieve their dreams is also being created in his memory. More information about the foundation and scholarship will be revealed at the memorial celebration.
Sponsors who helped make this celebration ceremony possible include: CMA, SOLID, WMBA, The Entrepreneur Center, Rooster BBQ, Richland Golf Course, Diamond Dave and Lone Star PR.
Boiler Plate for OT Entertainment Foundation: The OT Entertainment Foundation was created as a non-profit organization in honor of Erik Blumenfeld, who suddenly passed away at the young age of 30 on March 20th, 2013. In his short life, he left behind a legacy that will live forever. He was truly a man who knew how to "Pay it forward" in every aspect of his life. Our mission is to continue his success as an entrepreneur in the music industry to help hard working artists get to the next level of their careers by connecting them with mentors to teach them how to expand their business and to spread their music to the world.
About MusiCares: MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.
About SOLID: The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) is a non-profit organization comprised of developing music business professionals dedicated to improving the future success of the music industry. Members of SOLID come from all areas of the music business community, therefore contributing to the diversity, productivity and integrity of the group. As a dynamic organization rooted firmly in Nashville, we are continually adapting to meet the changing needs of our membership, working tirelessly to fulfill SOLID’s mission of helping others, teaching others, and leading others. Today, SOLID currently boasts 98 active members and is proud to have recently attracted its largest incoming class on record.

About WMBA: The Women’s Music Business Association is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fostering opportunities for women within the music industry through education, networking, industry involvement, community service and organizational fellowship.
About The Entrepreneur Center: The Entrepreneur Center connects Entrepreneurs with Investors, Mentors and the Critical Resources they need to accelerate the launch of startup businesses.

Boiler Plate for CMA: More than 11,000 music industry professionals and companies around the globe are members of the Country Music Association. Formed in 1958 as the first trade association for a single genre of music, the organization's objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry while advancing the growth of Country Music around the world. CMA brings Country Music to the world, not only through its three signature events, CMA Music Festival, CMA Country Christmas and the CMA Awards, but through working every day throughout the year to promote the genre, its artists and its community with initiatives and events with the sole purpose of advancing Country Music.