[Updated]: Industry Ink: APEX Entertainment, Sandbox Entertainment, Sonia Leigh Visits CMT

SandboxSandbox Entertainment has added Josh Matas as a member of the full-service management and entertainment firm. Matas will work with CEO/President Jason Owen to create and oversee all domestic and international marketing initiatives for the Sandbox roster, which includes Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Dan+Shay. Matas will also develop new business for the company, as well as creating new opportunities within the Johnny Cash brand.

Matas’ career began 13 years ago working for Fine Line Features, followed by an international publicity role at DreamWorks Studios. Matas later worked as brand manager for the Spider-Man film franchise, working on behalf of Sony Pictures. He then joined Sony Pictures to handle international marketing for Terminator Salvation, One Direction: This Is Us, Django Unchained and other projects.

Matas can be reached at [email protected].

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Screen shot 2014-11-12 at 9.30.59 AM11Nashville-based APEX Entertainment Management, which represents Laura Bell Bundy, Dailey & Vincent and Sammy Arriaga, is expanding. They are currently seeking a day-to-day manager/digital media and marketing manager.

Submissions can be sent to Zac Koffler at [email protected].

Required Qualities include but are not limited to:

2 or more years of Experience in the Music Industry
Entrepreneurial and an Out-of-the-Box thinking
Multitasking skills
Hard working Attitude
Social Media expertise
Photoshop / Graphic Design desired
Organizational skills

Tasks Include:

Artist management
Client and Company Social Media management
Client and Company Communications
New Business Generation
Record Label Operations
Assisting the senior manager

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Sonia Leigh visited with the music and talent team members at CMT after an in-office performance earlier this week. Her new single, “When We Are Alone,” will soon be released to SiriusXM.

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Pictured (L-R): Alina Thompson, Jen Danielson, Jordan Stephens, Jen Morrison, Sonia Leigh, Leslie Fram, Paul Logan, Julia Blosil. Back Row (L-R): Stacey Cato and Brian Bayley


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