Industry Ink: Buddy Lee Attractions, Dot Records, Lucky Hound Music

Buddy Lee Attractions Signs Jo Dee Messina

Pictured (L-R): BLA VP Mike Meade, Jo Dee Messina, BLA SR. VP David Kiswiney, BLA CEO & Co-Owner Donna Lee &BLA Co-Owner Tony Lee

Pictured (L-R): BLA VP Mike Meade, Jo Dee Messina, BLA Sr. VP David Kiswiney, BLA CEO & co-owner Donna Lee & BLA Co-Owner Tony Lee

Buddy Lee Attractions (BLA) has signed Jo Dee Messina to its agency roster. Messina released her latest full-length project, Me, on her own label Dreambound Records, after launching a successful Kickstarter campaign.

“Look no further than Jo Dee Messina if you want a fierce performer who has raised the bar in both her live show and on the charts, where she became the first female in the country genre to have three multi-week number ones,” says BLA CEO and Co-owner Donna Lee. “Her two-decade career of hits has built a passionate fan base across all demographics and her relentless, high-energy performance will leave fans electrified and begging for more from this red-hot, no holds barred artist.”

 

Dot Records Adds Promotion Coordinator

Nicole Hunt

Nicole Hunt

Dot Records has added Nicole Hunt as Promotion Coordinator. Hunt fills the vacancy left by Brooke Nixon, who transitioned to Southeast Director of Promotion & Marketing for fellow Big Machine Label Group imprint The Valory Music Co.

A graduate of Suffolk University, the Boston, Massachusetts native worked at WKLB before relocating to Nashville. She will assist with the promotion efforts for the Dot Records roster including Zac Brown Band, Steven Tyler, Maddie & Tae, Aaron Lewis, Drake White and Tucker Beathard.

She can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 615-846-7753.

 

Lucky Hound Music Launches, Signs Nashville Artist Lani Nash

lucky-hound-musicEngineer/producer Stuart Sullivan, Steven Durr, and producer/engineer Steve Henning, have launched independent artist development label Lucky Hound Music. Lucky Hound’s team includes work in the area of licensing, publishing, and distribution partners based in Nashville, New York and Los Angeles.

To celebrate its launch, Lucky Hound has signed its first two artists, including Nashville singer-songwriter Lani Nash, as well as Matthew Bell and the Next of Kin.

“In an industry of constant change, how artists and their music is made and experienced by fans demands an attention to authenticity and quality,” said Sullivan. “That’s why our approach is to build everything with the artist – from the art to the career – from the ground up.”

“We’re strategically located in the four major creative markets in the U.S., where we have access for our artists to key film/TV industry leaders and influencers, as well as the best producers, engineers, songwriters, and marketing gurus in the business,” said Durr. “Today’s music industry is so diverse, it’s important for artists, especially those in the early stages of their careers, to be connected to the right people who can open doors on multiple levels of the business.”

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