Dallas and Nashville-based artist development company BE Music & Entertainment has established its management team and announced the opening of its Nashville offices.
BE Music & Entertainment President Michael Blanton has appointed Artist Development Managers Chelsea Drimmel to the Nashville office and Elisabeth Jordan to the Dallas office. Both Drimmel and Jordan are responsible for overseeing all operations in their respective offices. Headed by industry veterans Blanton and Carl Kornmeyer, BE Music & Entertainment is a subsidiary of Dallas-based parent company, London Broadcasting Company, headed by President and CEO Terry London.
Artist managers David McCollum, James Hodgin and Chris DeTray and Associate Artist Manager Jami Crockett join the BE Music & Entertainment team with the merger of Dryve Artist Management. This agreement also includes artists Dave Barnes (whose song “God Gave Me You” was released this week by Blake Shelton), 2011 Dove Award winner Chris August, Jackopierce, Cary Pierce, Manafest, Derek Webb, Shawn McDonald, Nathan Angelo, Slugs & Bugs, Stephen Gause, Bryan Brown, Downhere, All Sons & Daughters and Andrew Ripp.
“In a music business where rules are being rewritten and ingenuity is the necessary status quo, we relish the opportunity of this new partnership. The BE Music creative vision of the future, experienced leadership, and fairness model align perfectly with our team and we couldn't be more excited,” said McCollum.
BE Music & Entertainment provides services and support in all aspects of management, production and publishing to clients in music, as well as film, television, visual art and literature. The company is also currently working with artists Kylie Rae Harris, Ryan Edgar, Ashley Brandenburg and Ryan Farish, among others.
As part of its artist development services, BE Music & Entertainment has also announced an “in association” relationship with Nashville-based production team Sorted Noise, which specializes in artist positioning to build branding opportunities, production and licensing music for television and film. To date, the team has landed their artists more than 100 placements in film, television and advertising, and production credits including American Idol alum Michael Castro, Julie Roberts and “Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend” singer Michaela Wallace.
In addition to its video production studio in Dallas, BE Music & Entertainment is building audio and video production space in the Nashville Terrazzo development in The Gulch. The environmentally friendly, LEED-certified space includes executive offices, writing rooms, recording and edit bays and a 2,000 sq. foot performance area. BE Music has signed a long-term lease on the property, with completion of the project expected in September 2011.
“In today’s world of artist development, with all the independence and out-sourcing, it's great to be building the BE Team that can help take us into the changing world of music and entertainment. Knowing that our new facilities will host performing areas with audio and video recording capabilities, it is exciting to have Dryve join us and to be working in association with Sorted Noise,” says BE Music & Entertainment President Michael Blanton.
Inquiries to BE Music & Entertainment should be directed to (866) 339-8686 or to the Nashville office at 700 12th Ave. South, Ste. 205, Nashville, TN, 37203 or the Dallas office at 5052 Addison Circle, Addison, TX, 75001. For more information, visit www.BEMusicEntertainment.com.
About BE Music & Entertainment:
BE Music & Entertainment is a multi-faceted artist development company operating as a subsidiary of parent company London Broadcasting Company, a Dallas-based media group formed in 2007 in partnership with SunTx Capital Partners to acquire and operate Texas-based broadcast media properties. London Broadcasting owns and operates 12 stations in Texas and also owns 41 Entertainment, a Dallas-based television production company that produces television programs and other forms of video and music content, including the entertainment reality show Troubadour, TX, premiering in September 2011.