UMPG Nashville Announces Creative Appointments

Kent Earls, Executive VP/GM of Universal Music Publishing Group, Nashville announced key appointments in the company’s Nashville office. Cyndi Forman has been promoted to VP, Creative; Missy Wilson has joined the team as Senior Creative Director; Freeman Wizer has been promoted to Creative Director, and Travis Gordon has been appointed Creative Manager.

“These appointments represent UMPG Nashville’s creative investment and commitment to the Nashville songwriter community,” said Kent Earls. “Cyndi, Missy, Freeman, and Travis, along with the entire Creative team at UMPG Nashville, are dedicated to delivering the very best in client services to our songwriters.”

Cyndi Forman will lead the Nashville creative team, reporting to Earls. Forman has secured cuts including Kenny Chesney’s “You & Tequila” and developed newcomer Hunter Hayes, as well as working with Mark Nesler, Rivers Rutherford, and Shane McAnally. Missy Wilson was most recently with EMI Music Publishing and delivered cuts for Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, and many others. Freeman Wizer’s songplugging credits include cuts for Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw and more. He most recently signed up-and-coming writer Ryan Hurd. Travis Gordon will be focused on writer development, plugging, and pitching. He was most recently with William Morris Endeavor.

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