Shelia Shipley Biddy has been named Director of National Promotion for Flying Island Entertainment (FIE). In addition to her national leadership responsibilities for the label, she will continue radio promotion for the northeast and southeast regions.
GrassRoots Promotion co-owner and Managing Partner Nancy Tunick will continue in her role as FIE’s label and promotion consultant.
In making the announcement, CEO Nancy Eckert stated, “I am honored to work with Shelia, as her reputation and experience in this industry is legendary. Her high level experience in many aspects of the music business makes her the ideal fit to lead our promotion team and advance our overall company objectives.”
A wholly owned subsidiary of Open Road Records, Flying Island was founded in early 2011 to serve as the label home for flagship artist Gwen Sebastian, who recently appeared on the hit television show The Voice. In addition to Sebastian, Flying Island works with Shooter Jennings, Levi Riggs, Bucky Covington and Ty Herndon in various capacities.
Shipley Biddy was the first woman to enter the field of radio promotion while at MCA/Nashville where she eventually led the team and was part of over 135 No. 1 singles. She was the first woman to helm a major label in Music City during her time at Decca Records. She most recently served as a manager and project consultant at Hallmark Direction Company.
Reach Shipley Biddy at [email protected] or (615) 478-8480.