Flying Island Entertainment Names New President

Shelia Shipley Biddy

Shelia Shipley Biddy

Shelia Shipley Biddy has been named President of Flying Island Entertainment.

In the role, Shipley Biddy will continue to supervise and direct the promotion department, as well as take on more of a leadership role in the company, overseeing all aspects of the company including marketing. She will also cultivate new business partnerships which include special marketing projects for the label and clients, and develop artist promotions for the label’s Classic Country Media Services.

“Over the past 18 months I have had the pleasure of working with Shelia,” Flying Island Entertainment co-founder Louis Newman says via a release. “She never fails to impress with her keen knowledge, determination and grasp of what it takes to make it in the fast-paced, ever-changing entertainment environment. Shelia’s track record speaks for itself and she is a true leader for the music industry and I am thrilled to announce her as President.”

“While Flying Island Entertainment continues to be focused on its radio promotion service to all reporting stations, we are actively expanding into a full-service entertainment company and label operation for hire,” says Shipley Biddy. “We have a diverse, experienced staff that is available to serve the needs of a growing indie artist/label community by providing outsourced label services and specialty marketing plans. I am proud to lead the Flying Island team and honored that [co-founders] Nancy Eckert and Louis Newman trust me with the additional responsibility.”

Flying Island Entertainment launched in 2011; Shipley Biddy was previously Director of National Promotion for the organization.

Shipley Biddy was one of the first women to helm a major record label when she ran Decca Records. Her music industry career has included work in radio promotion, marketing, sales, artist management, music publishing and artist development.

Shipley Biddy can be reached at [email protected] and 615-478-8480.


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