RECORDS, the music company started by Barry Weiss as a joint venture with Sony Music is opening an office in Nashville this month.
Ash Bowers, a successful Nashville-based music manager, songwriter, producer and former recording artist has been named President of RECORDS Nashville, marking his first position as a music label executive.
“We’re already stocked with talented artists, a killer promotion team and a legendary record guy at the helm with Barry Weiss, how great is that?” commented Ash Bowers.
“I’m very excited about what we can build here in Nashville and the unique, authentic talent in Country music and beyond to be discovered.”
Co-founder of Wide Open Music, an artist management company based in Nashville that represents Jimmie Allen and Matt Stell, Ash Bowers was previously an American country music singer with three charting singles through Broken Bow Records imprint Stoney Creek.
As a songwriter and producer, he found success with Matt Stell, Jimmie Allen, Keith Urban, Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch.
Barry Weiss commented, “Ash has experienced success in all aspects of the music business as an artist, producer, manager and songwriter. And while the role of label President may seem like a new title for him, there’s no one more fit to carry forth our fierce independent spirit and build upon RECORDS’ success in this market.”
“while the role of label President may seem like a new title for him, there’s no one more fit to carry forth our fierce independent spirit and build upon RECORDS success in this market.”
Barry Weiss, RECORDS
RECORDS Nashville is already home to artists including Matt Stell (RECORDS/Arista Nashville), whose #1 Country Radio song “Prayed for You” was a breakout Platinum + single in the US.
Others on the roster include Chris Bandi and Jennifer Smestad.
Two seasoned radio promotion executives, Jamice Jennings and Andy Elliott have also joined the RECORDS Nashville team as co-heads of promotion.
Jamice Jennings started her career at Big Machine Label Group, working with Taylor Swift, Jimmy Wayne and Dusty Drake. Jennings joins RECORDS Nashville following her role as VP of Promotion at in2une Nashville.
Andy Elliott most recently served as VP of Promotion for Garth Brooks’ Pearl Records. Elliott’s career also includes stints at Curb Records and Arista Nashville where he served as the National Director of Promotion.
Country music radio promotion veteran Keith Gale of Good Company Entertainment (Jake Owen, Larry Fleet, Angie K, Daves Highway) will be a consultant to the RECORDS label.
RECORDS is home to the Platinum selling Noah Cyrus and San Francisco rapper, 24kGoldn, amongst others.Music Business Worldwide