Industry Hirings (1/28/14)

Layout 1Jerry Duncan Promotions has hired Jessica Mack as Secondary Promotions Manager. A recent Nashville transplant, Mack comes to Duncan Promo with five years of marketing and sales experience, having worked with Naked Juice Co. and Coca-Cola Co.

Mack graduated from Southern Nazarene University and worked at a Fortune 500 Company, Chesapeake Energy, for a few years before leaving to pursue a career in the music industry. Mack can be reached at [email protected]

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Krista Darting

Krista Darting has been named Director of Sponsorships at Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). In her new position, Darting is responsible for securing and maintaining sponsorships for NSAI and the Tin Pan South Songwriter’s Festival.

The Silver Lake, Kan., native most recently worked as a Sr. Account Executive at AdStaff Media primarily on the Taco Bell and Gigi’s Cupcakes accounts. She also spent two years in Corporate Partnerships with the Orlando Magic as well as one season with the Kansas City Royals. Darting can be contacted at [email protected]

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Screen shot 2014-01-28 at 10.43.08 AMHearts Bluff Music has hired Ashley Hertzog and Tyler Sutphen. Hertzog takes on the role of Creative Manager/Executive Assistant. Her previous publishing stops include Combustion Music and My Good Girl Music.

Sutphen joins the company as Communications Manager. His experience began in Abilene, Texas, working with some of Hearts Bluff’s strategic partners before making the move to Nashville.

Hearts Bluff Music manages a $30 million music-publishing portfolio that includes over 10,000 titles, 50 No. 1 songs, and five Hall of Fame writers. Among the notable copyrights are Elvis‘ “Mystery Train,” Kool & The Gang’s “Celebration,” Jennifer Lopez‘s “Ain’t it Funny,” the theme to I Love Lucy; as well as Country hits such as “She’s Everything,” “Baby Blue,” “Austin,” “My Best Friend,” and “Waitin’ On A Woman.” For more info on the company, visit

Hertzog can be reached at [email protected], and Sutphen can be reached at [email protected].

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spin doctors logo111Spin Doctors Music Group has hired Jeff Scheese as Director Of New Business Development. Previous experience includes Muse Associates, Nashville, and he was an intern at XYQ Artist Management. Jeff is graduate of Belmont University and begins his new duties immediately. Reach out to him here [email protected]


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