Industry Ink: Ann Chrisman, Tammy Ragusa, CTM Writer’s INK, Broken Bow Records

Ann Chrisman Promotions Launches Tour Division


Ann Chrisman

Ann Chrisman has added a country radio artist tour division to her already well-established track record as a country promoter. Ann Chrisman Promotions has added Rick Duvall as Radio Tour Strategist. In his new role, he will schedule, advance, and promote effective artist radio tours featuring on-air interviews and performances focused on connecting with fans and building relationships with radio programmers

Duvall’s career includes time as a performing songwriter, producer, publicist, and NISM-certified social media strategist.

Tammy Ragusa Launches TNT Artist Development & Integrated Marketing

Tammy Ragusa

Tammy Ragusa

Tammy Ragusa has launched TNT Artist Development & Integrated Marketing—a full-service artist development company offering management and marketing services to artists, record labels and small businesses on a contract and a la carte basis. She is a former Arista/Nashville, RCA and Capitol Nashville artist development manager and Nash Country Weekly staff writer.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to have been on both the giving and the receiving end of the media, marketing and promotion machine for the past 20 years. It’s time to put all of those incredible experiences to work for the very reason I first came to Nashville – to help make dreams come true,” Ragusa says. “Technology has changed and will continue to evolve, and artist development isn’t what it used to be, but one thing remains the same—the incredible musical talent I find in Tennessee and Texas. I seek it out and I want to help others discover it.”

In addition to operating TNT, Ragusa continues freelance writing for sites such as Rare Country and Sounds Like Nashville.


CTM Writer’s INK Promotes Brandon Perdue

Brandon Perdue

Brandon Perdue

CTM Writer’s INK has promoted Brandon Perdue to Creative Director. He will oversee development of CTM’s artist/writers, manage internal production projects and work with CEO/President Eddie Robba to develop strategic partnerships for CTM.

Perdue’s previous experience includes a stint at RPM Music Group as the catalog manager and in-house engineer. During that same time, he worked as Production Coordinator and Assistant Engineer for Blake Chancey, working with artists such as Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Gretchen Wilson and Heidi Newfield. Perdue also won a Grammy this year for recording and mixing The Fairfield Four’s Still Rockin’ My Soul (Best Album, Roots Gospel).

CTM Writer’s INK represents: Scott Stevens, Chris Roberts, Autumn McEntire, Ella Mae Bowen and Faren Rachels as well as the catalog of Marcus Hummon.


BBR Music Group Adds Marketing Manager

Marisa Coffin

Marisa Henderson Coffin

BBR Music Group has added Marisa Henderson Coffin as marketing manager. In the position, Coffin will be handling logistics and assisting in carrying out details of all marketing plans for the label group. She will be reporting directly to VP of Marketing for BBR Music Group, JoJamie Hahr.

Coffin joins BBR Music Group from Black River Entertainment where she worked as Project Manager for the Creative Department.  Previously, Coffin handled fan relations on tour for Hunter Hayes as part of Warner Music Nashville. The Pensacola, Florida native is an ACM, CMA and Women’s Music Business Association Member.

“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful to be joining the BBR Music Group family! They have an amazing staff and a tremendously talented roster. I’m looking forward to jumping right in and getting to work,” says Coffin.

“We knew almost immediately that Marisa would fit perfectly within our BBRMG family,” says Hahr. “Her personality and skill set are exactly what we are looking for to grow the marketing department. So thrilled to have her!”

Coffin can be reached at [email protected].


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