Promotions, Hirings At Maximum Artist Group

Pictured (clockwise from top left): Dennis Disney, Ben Pogue, Tina Johanning, and Jordan Greiner

Nashville-based artist management and content development firm, Maximum Artist Group, has announced a round of promotions and hirings.

Dennis Disney has been promoted to Sr. VP/Chief Operating Officer, and Ben Pogue has been promoted to Artist Manager.

Jordan Greiner has been added as an artist manager, handling day-to-day responsibilities on clients, while Tina Johanning has joined the team as Executive Assistant to the company’s President, Mitchell Solarek, and Sr. VP.

“Our Maximum Artist clients have seen tremendous growth over the past two years—massive consumption numbers, Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Award nominations and wins; packed houses on big tours; multiple and multi-week number one radio singles; explosive growth in social media fan bases—all necessitating our firm’s expansion,” says Solarek. “I can’t describe how excited I am for our clients and for the future of our firm with the team we have in place.”

Disney joined Maximum in January 2016 as its first Vice President, overseeing operations and day-to-day responsibilities for several clients. His newly expanded role adds all business and legal affairs, strategy development for the firm and its 13 clients, sponsorship and sponsor relations, book publishing opportunities, and value-added initiatives for the client roster.

Pogue has been with Maximum for over four years. His expanded role into artist manager includes overseeing day-to-day duties for Grammy-winning songwriter/producer, Bernie Herms and breakout Capitol CMG artist, Riley Clemmons. Additionally, he remains the primary point person in Maximum’s relationships with all major Digital Service Providers and a key liaison with record label partners’ digital teams, helping drive digital revenue growth across all platforms.

Greiner, joining artist managers Kristi Brazell (Natalie Grant/Curb) and Penny Railey (Danny Gokey/Capitol CMG), brings eight years of artist management experience and network to the firm. Previously, Greiner was a manager at Eaglemont Entertainment where he worked with such artists as High Valley, Jason Gray, Aaron Shust, and Grammy-nominated Lauren Daigle. At Maximum, he will oversee the day-to-day management for four-time GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells (Essential/Sony), hip-hop duo Social Club Misfits (Capitol CMG), GRAMMY® and Stellar Award nominee Todd Dulaney (eOne), and The Voice finalist, R&B/Gospel sensation Koryn Hawthorne (RCA Inspiration).


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