As we reported on December 15, Jess Draper has joined The Media Collective as Director of Publicity. Previously Manager of Creative Services for ASCAP Nashville, Draper’s new role will involve a roster that includes Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, Skillet, MercyMe, Chris Tomlin, TobyMac, American Idol’s Mandisa, and more.
“It has always been a priority of this company to obtain multiple levels and styles of coverage for our clients, and introduce them, their talent and their stories to the widest audience possible,” remarks Media Collective head Velvet Kelm. “Jess’ diverse experience, as well as her enthusiasm will only compliment and enhance what we do here. We’re thrilled to welcome her and look forward to giving her the opportunity to meet and work with many of you.”
Draper began her career in 2005 with indie publisher Larga Vista Music, later moving to Schmidt Relations. In 2006 she moved to New York City and worked in PR for Kirshbaum Demler & Associates. She returned to Nashville in 2008 and served as Music Editor for Performing Songwriter before joining ASCAP.
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