Two long-time entertainment companies have joined forces to offer country music artists, labels and managers an outlet to build their global footprints. Global Eyes Entertainment (GEE), a Nashville-based international artist development company founded in 1997, and London’s country radio station, CMR Nashville, have reached a strategic partnership agreement to offer radio promotion packages.
Ramona E. Simmons, founder of GEE, and partner, Preston Sullivan, will run the Nashville office. Lee Williams works for CMR Nashville.
GEE/CMR Nashville can be reached at 9 Music Sq. S. #360, Nashville, TN 37203; 615-882-0242; www.globaleyesentertainment.com and www.cmrnashville.com.
E1 Music and the Progression Music Group have formed the Red Dirt Music Company, providing artist management and record label services, with a focus on Texas music. PMG General Manager Ben Ewing will oversee operations of the company with label resources provided by E1 Music. Chuck Rhodes is serving as Director, Country Division of E1 Music.
Also at E1, Alan Grunblatt is the newly named President, replacing Bob Frank. He previously served as GM and executive VP and will report to E1 CEO Michael Koch.
The Red Dirt Music Company is located at the PMG offices in Nashville with a satellite office in Austin, Texas. It can be contacted at 615-847-3702 or [email protected].