Nashville label BBR Music Group has added a Director of A&R to its staff lineup, reporting to VP, A&R Sara Knabe.
Chris Poole joins BBR Music Group in the new Director role, having previously served as Creative Manager for CTM/Writer’s Ink. He began his career as an artist manager with Paravel Management, which he co-founded in 2013. While at Paravel, their roster included artists Seth Ennis, KB, Branan Murphy, For All Seasons, Kid Politics, Alec Bailey, and others. During his time at CTM/Writer’s Ink, he worked in an artist development role with songwriters and artists including Scott Stevens, Faren Rachels, Jimi Bell, Trannie Stevens and others.
In addition to his work in artist management and music publishing, Poole started his music career as a drummer in college bands during his time at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.
“I am so excited to have Chris on my team. I’ve never met a more voracious music consumer. He lives to listen and discover new talent, across genres. This will bring a unique diversity to the ear of our creative team. He has a heart for artist development. His personality wins in every situation. Buy this guy a beer, talk music and I promise you’ll walk away excited and inspired. I can’t wait to dig in with him,” says Knabe.
“I am so thankful for the opportunity to join the BBR/BMG family,” adds Poole. “I am excited for the chance to work with and cultivate an incredible roster of unique artists while being led by a visionary leadership team that aims to continue building one of the most innovative record labels in Nashville.”
Poole is already on the job and reports directly to Knabe. Poole can be reached at [email protected] and 615-610-2120.
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