Industry Ink: Warner Music Nashville, Dress Up For St. Jude, Elite Talent Agency

WMN Promotes Haymes

Stephanie Haymes

Stephanie Haymes

Stephanie Haymes has been promoted to Manager of A&R at Warner Music Nashville. Haymes has worked in a support role for each artist on the roster in her four years.

She was previously with William Morris Endeavor.

“Stephanie has more than earned this promotion,” said Scott Hendricks, EVP of A&R. “Our A&R team would not be what it is without her and we are excited to utilize her talents even more.”

Crazy Pitches Hosts ‘Dress Up For St. Jude’

image001Crazy Pitches will host the inaugural Dress Up For St. Jude, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at Still Working Music Group (1625 Broadway). Held from 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., the event will feature an array of high-end new and gently used designer dresses, jewelry, purses and other accessories, ranging fro $10-$50, with 100 percent of proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to benefit their music therapy program.

“We’ve had lots of amazing donations from generous artists and individuals in the music industry, political arena and elsewhere,” said Hannah Showmaker. “These items are perfect for your next formal event or award show.”

The fundraiser idea came after Crazy Pitches members Chelsea Kent (Still Working Music), Hannah Showmaker (Parallel Entertainment), Ciara Shortridge (Disney Music Publishing) and Sarah Feldman (Writer’s Den Music Group), visited St. Jude in Memphis.

Sponsors of this debut occasion have donated event space, food, beverage and raffle items and include 5/3 Bank, Style Kitchen Hair Salon, Little Cesar’s Pizza, Still Working Music and SNG Music Publishing. Campbell Entertainment Group is handling publicity for the event.


Fowler Signs with Elite Talent Agency

Jason Fowler

Jason Fowler

Singer-songwriter Jason Fowler, who went from rising artist to being homeless to fighting, has Elite Talent Agency of Nashville. Jason has an amazing story of rise, fall and redemption. He went from a rising star, to being homeless on the streets of Atlanta, to finding redemption through grace — and now he shares that story through music.

“We are excited to partner with Jason here at Elite. We consider it our job as agents to provide a platform for artists to communicate their story; and Jason has an amazing, compelling story of redemption that people need to hear,” said Elite President Mark Claassen. “We look forward to helping him bring that to the world on a greater scale.”

“I am excited to sign with Elite Talent Agency! It’s such an honor to join a great roster of talent that includes Switchfoot, POD, Fireflight, Derek Minor, Lincoln Brewster, Brian Head Welch of KORN, and Jillian Edwards who sings a duet with me on my new album,” says Fowler. “I am looking forward to working with the talented team of agents at Elite.”

Jason is currently finalizing his latest recording in Nashville at Darkhorse Studios with producer Billy Smiley (Whiteheart, Johnny Cash, Newsboys, Bebe and Cece Winans) for an upcoming new studio album and tour. Fowler has recruited a heavy hitter list of talented artists on his new album including Leigh Nash (Six Pence None the Richer), Will Turpin (Collective Soul), Peter Furler (Newsboys) and more.


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