Industry Ink: Starstruck, Dot Records, Grayscale Marketing

Penny Chubb

Penny E. Chubb

Starstruck Entertainment’s Director of Finance Announces Retirement

Penny E. Chubb, Director of Finance at Starstruck Entertainment, will retire from the Nashville-based music entertainment company.

Penny will end her nearly 22-year employment on Dec. 17 to spend more time on her boat!

“I am so thankful to have worked in such an incredible environment for more than 20 years,” shared Penny. “Now it’s time to drift off into the sunset, literally.”

Dot Records Adds Director of Southeast Promotion

AJ Calvin

AJ Calvin

Dot Records has added AJ Calvin as Director of Southeast Promotion, effective immediately. With a background in rock promotion, Calvin will foray into the country genre working with a decorated roster including Maddie & Tae, Steven Tyler, Drake White, Ashley Campbell and Tucker Beathard.

“Getting the chance to work for the world’s largest independent music label BMLG and its imprint Dot is not only exciting, it’s an incredible honor,” Calvin shares. “Between Scott Borchetta, Chris Stacey and Kris Lamb, they have a group of leaders I am absolutely proud to work for. The Country world awaits and after years in the rock game, I am enlivened by the challenge.”

Calvin can be reached at [email protected] or at 615-846-7749.

Grayscale Entertainment Marketing Launches in Nashville

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Full-service lifestyle marketing agency Grayscale Entertainment Marketing, led by Tim Gray, has launched in Nashville’s Germantown area. The company currently manages social media for artists including Matt Stillwell, Jared Weeks, and Adairs Run’s single featuring Chris Daughtry. They also work with 13 of Sixthman’s music festivals, as well as other projects.

GSM offers a variety of services for brands, events, and bands including partnerships in the form of endorsements, product placement, touring and event sponsorships as well as affordable social media management solutions for smaller to mid-level artists. Under the digital and experiential marketing umbrella, GSM will also offer content creation, web design, music licensing, event and audience activation, custom analytics and retargeting, email and promotional ad based marketing.

Grayscale Entertainment Marketing can be reached at 615-678-5720, or at www.grayscaleentertainment.marketing

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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