Sea Gayle Promotes Jake Gear
Marc Driskill, Executive VP/GM of Sea Gayle Music has announced the promotion of Jake Gear to Creative Director.
“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone who possesses the skills and work ethic that Jake does earn such a promotion,” says Driskill. “Jake is one of the most talented and capable young professionals I have had the opportunity to work with and I couldn’t be happier to recognize him with this promotion.”
Sea Gayle’s writers have written 38 No. 1 songs and twice earned the company ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year honors.
Gear can be reached at [email protected] or (615) 329-1411.
DeSalvo & Levine Law Hires J.P. Urban
Nashville entertainment law firm DeSalvo & Levine PLLC has hired associate J.P. Urban. He recently received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was a Chancellor’s Law Scholar and the Executive Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, as well as receiving numerous honors.
Urban’s professional experience includes interning for the judges of the Circuit Court for the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee and The Honorable William C. Koch, retired Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. He also worked with the Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts and other organizations in Middle Tennessee. Urban earned his B.S. in Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University.
BBR Music Group Adds Shaina Botwin
BBR Music Group has added Shaina Botwin as Digital Marketing Manager. Botwin joined BBR Music Group’s digital team part time in October 2014 and transitions to full time effective immediately. She reports directly to VP of Digital Sales & Marketing, Lynette Garbonola.
In this role, Botwin will create, manage and execute digital marketing ideas and strategies that engage online music fans and drive consumer interaction on social sites and artist websites.
Botwin’s experience includes serving as Vice President of the MTSU chapter of CMA EDU as well as internships at Music Industry Blueprint and Anchor Down Entertainment.
“I am so excited to start my journey at BBR Music Group,” says Botwin. “Between the dedication of the artists and the drive of the employees, I can’t think of a better place to be.”
“I am excited to have Shaina join the team. It takes a special talent to nurture the relationship between artist, label and fans. From our first conversation, I knew she had what it took,” adds Garbonola.
Botwin may be reached at [email protected] and at (615) 610-2135.