Red Bow Imprint Folds Following BBR/BBRMG Restructuring

BBR Music Group (BBRMG) and BMG have restructured, resulting in the folding of imprint Red Bow Records into BBRMG’s core three imprints, Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records and Wheelhouse Records. All current promotional activities for Red Bow Records artists will be handled by Wheelhouse Records staff in the interim. Additional information on Red Bow Records personnel is forthcoming.

Red Bow Records’ artist roster includes Kid Rock, Joe Nichols, Craig Campbell, Chase Bryant and Brooke Eden. Their promotion staff includes VP/Promotion Shelley Hargis Gaines, Dir./National Promotion Neda Tobin, Dir./Southeast Promotion Caitlyn Gordon, Dir./Northeast Promotion Jeff Davis, Dir./West Coast Promotion Kendra Whitehead, and Coord./Promotion Matt Holmberg.

BMG’s long-term growth plan for its Nashville operations will involve strengthening its Nashville team by 20 percent throughout 2018, with a focus on the three core labels.

“We have come a long way, but this is really only the beginning,” said BMG Nashville’s Kos Weaver. “BMG’s distinctive approach and commitment to service seams to have a particular resonance with Nashville writers.”

Added BBRMG EVP Jon Loba, “2018 is proving to be a very strong year for the company. The restructuring of our team allows us to focus and allocate the resources in order to achieve the results we are targeting and continue developing the opportunities and growth of our artists’ careers both in the U.S. and internationally.”

So far in 2018, BBR Music Group earned a No. 1 album with Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town; the album has stayed atop the country albums chart for eight of the past 12 weeks since its release.

As previously announced, construction is currently underway on the new BMG office building designed to bring all Nashville-based employees – comprising its Nashville music publishing business, its Nashville operations hub and BBR Music Group – under one roof at One Music Circle South in early 2019.

Zach Katz, President, Repertoire & Marketing, BMG US, said, “Nashville is at the core of our plan to grow BMG in North America. In two short years, we have gone from just under 20 people dedicated to publishing to nearly 100 staffers evenly split across publishing and recordings. We are investing heavily in the market and are committed to championing our songwriters and artists inside and outside of Nashville.”

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