John Ettinger, who opened his Ettinger Talent Associates in 2010, is expanding and renaming the company The Talent Associates (TTA).
TTA launches with management clients Emerson Drive and Matt Gary, and consulting client Momentum Label Group. Momentum is led by Jimmy Murphy and noted artist Jamie O’Neal, and is home to flagship artist Rachele Lynae.
A TTA publishing entity begins operation immediately.
Through TTA, Ettinger continues his partnership with Chris Allums in label services company Quarterback Records.
TTA has several new Associates. Bradley Banning moves over from his coordinator position at Quarterback to become an Associate at TTA. He is joined by fellow Associates Chris Allums, singer and artist development head Brad Mates, broadcast executive and attorney Jessica Gottesman, and producer, songwriter, and guitarist Danick Dupelle. Mates and Dupelle are members of Emerson Drive.
“We’re putting together a terrific group of ‘Associates,’ and we plan to be very active from all angles, including production and publishing,” said Ettinger, who’s best known for his 20 years as a label executive and successful work with Sugarland, Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Bon Jovi, Love & Theft, and Billy Currington. “There is plenty of confusion among artists as big companies contract and close, and as radio continues to tighten and new marketing options arise. We offer one stop for ideas and acumen, from almost every angle required.”