Industry Ink: Mitchell Tenpenny, BBR Music Group, Madison Entertainment

Mitchell Tenpenny Celebrates Gold Single

Riser House/Columbia Nashville’s Mitchell Tenpenny is celebrating his first RIAA Gold-certified single, as the Top 15 debut hit “Drunk Me” has surpassed 500,000 units of downloads and streams in the U.S. Tenpenny wrote 56 songs for his first full album expected later this year, having since narrowed it down to what will become his first major label release.

“This is something I’ve always dreamed about,” said Tenpenny. “I have the best team and fans in the world! Thank y’all for being a huge part in this ride!”

 

BBR Music Group Promotes Ashley Wojcinski

BBR Music Group has promoted Ashley Wojcinski, formerly the Business and Legal Affairs Associate for BBR Music Group, to the role of Promotion Coordinator for Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records and Wheelhouse Records

Wojcinski has worked at BBR Music Group since July 2016. She had previously worked in promotion at WYRK Buffalo New York and WKDF in Nashville.

“Ashley has been a very valuable member of the BBR Music Group team and we’re looking forward to watching her grow into this new role,” said Carson James, SVP Promotion BBR Music Group.

She can be reached at [email protected] or 615-610-2086.  

 

Madison Entertainment Adds Two New Talent Buyers

Madison Entertainment has added two new talent buyers, Jonathan Wayland and Phil Benito, founder Roger LeBlanc announced Friday (Sept. 28). Wayland will be based in Madison’s Nashville, Tennessee office while Benito will maintain a Madison office in Tampa, Florida.

Joining Madison Entertainment as Senior Talent Buyer, Wayland has been a talent buyer and event producer for 17 years, most recently with Red Frog Events for the last three. Wayland served as Talent Buyer and Artist Relations Coordinator for two-time Pollstar “Festival of the Year” nominee Firefly Music Festival since its inception in 2012 through 2018, and worked in the same capacity for the BottleRock Festival in Napa, California, in 2015. He has twice been nominated for the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) “Festival Buyer of the Year.”

Benito joins as Senior Talent Buyer for Southeast Markets. Benito has been a booking force in the Florida market for almost twenty years, curating a range of events including the Gasparilla Music Festival, the Tampa Bay Margarita Fest, OnBikes, the Summer of Rum party and more. Benito has consulted at various venues, is a highly competent production manager, and has his thumb on the pulse of the regional emerging music scene.

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