The following press release was issued last week, announcing that Mickie James had signed on with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, an organization that tracks and protects recording artists’ royalties and compensation:
WWE‘sÂ® MICKIE JAMES JOINS ASCAP FAMILY AS DEBUT ALBUM NEARS COMPLETION
(Nashville, TN) â€“ Mickie James, one of the WWE‘sÂ® (World Wrestling Entertainment) top female competitors, announced today the signing of her ASCAP membership.
ASCAP Senior Vice President Connie Bradley and Nashville Director of Membership Relations Mike Sistad were on hand as James signed off on her affiliation with the organization.
James co-wrote with Nashville songwriters on several of the cuts scheduled for inclusion on her debut album.
James and producer Kent Wells expect the project to reach completion this week, with the albumâ€™s first single impacting radio in February. The full album is currently projected for a March, 2010 release.
— This past Thursday’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America scored a record high 1.1 cable rating.