Industry Ink: Rounder Records, Disney Music Group, C2 Media

Nashville Celebrates Sean McConnell’s Upcoming Rounder Release

Pictured (L-R): Tracy Gershon, VP A&R, Rounder Label Group; Sean McConnell; Leslie Fram, SVP, CMT; Lanny West.

Pictured (L-R): Tracy Gershon, VP A&R, Rounder Label Group; Sean McConnell; Leslie Fram, SVP, CMT; Lanny West.

Industry execs and media guests celebrated the upcoming release from Sean McConnell at a house party/acoustic performance this week. McConnell’s video, “Holy Days,” premiered on CMT on Tuesday (June 28) and his self-titled album is set to release July 8 on Rounder Records, marking his first release for the label.


Disney Music Group Adds Sarah Beth Bateman

Sarah Beth Bateman

Sarah Beth Bateman

Disney Music Group has added Sarah Beth Bateman as A&R Coordinator in its Nashville office. Bateman was previously an A&R intern while studying at Belmont University. In her new role, Bateman will be responsible for providing support to the creative teams in Nashville and L.A., managing the catalogs of a growing writer roster, and overseeing administrative and creative processes.


C2 Media Adds Alanna Massey

Alanna Massey

Alanna Massey

C2 Media has added Alanna Massey for public relations. The University of Florida graduate previously worked to promote tourism in Florida. She has represented brands in the liquor and wine industry, in addition to working with country music artists such as Colt Ford, Confederate Railroad Lucy Angel and more. Massey brings along with her to C2 Media rising artist Clark Manson.

The C2 Media roster currently includes Lonestar, Clay Walker’s Chords of Hope, Brian Collins, Smithfield, Ayla Brown, Lucy Angel & More. She can be reached at [email protected].



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