Music Industry Companies Rank Among Nashville’s Top PR Firms


Several music-related Nashville public relations firms have been selected among the 19 Best Nashville PR Firms for 2016 by

absolute-publicityAbsolute Publicity, Inc., founded in 2009 by Don Murry Grubbs, provides many services including public relations, artist development, album promotion, press kit development, interview coordinating, consulting, artist image development, and media campaign planning. The company serves clients including Aaron Tippin, James Robert Webb, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Mel Tillis, Pam Tillis, Ray Stevens, and Ricky Skaggs.


Kaleidoscope Media, Inc. provides services in publicity management, public relations, brand development, digital and social media, event planning, sponsorship, strategic communications, and content creation. They have worked with companies including Red Earth Trading Co., Dollar General, Boot Barn, Bonnaroo, and Juice Nashville.


Richlyn Marketing is a public relations firm located in Nashville, Tennessee that has over 100 years of combined experience. In their nine years of being in business, they have assisted nearly 80 clients. Richlyn Marketing assists business in areas such as public relations, media relations, strategic marketing, brand essence and development, social media marketing, digital marketing, customer engagement, event management, and artist relations. They have worked for Doobie Brothers, John Oates, Griffin House, the Folk Music Hall of Fame, producer/engineer Mickey Jack Cones, C.F. Martin & Co., and more.



Splash! Public Relations was founded by Vanessa Parker-Davis. She has nearly two decades of experience in various fields involving the music industry and publishing. Parker-Davis has also worked for Capitol Records and Atlantic Records, and with artists including Jeremy McComb, Jason Sturgeon, Tim Rushlow, Brett Kissel, and The Swon Brothers.



Sweet Talk Publicity, founded in 2008 by Jensen Sussman, is a music media and entertainment public relations firm that has worked with clients including Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, and Dustin Lynch. Prior to opening her firm, Sussman served as Associate Director, Publicity at Warner Music Nashville. Previously, Sussman was Associate Director, Media for Sony Music Nashville/Columbia Records Nashville. She has also worked at Equity Music Group and at PR firm Tractenberg & Co. in New York City.

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