BMG Opens New State-Of-The-Art Nashville Complex

BMG Nashville Building Exterior. Photo: Cody Heckber

BMG threw a welcome bash yesterday (Sept. 10) to officially open its brand-new, state-of-the-art Nashville complex to its artists, writers, and the Music City community. The move brings together BMG’s Nashville recordings operation BBR Music Group (formerly housed at 65 Music Sq. W), BMG’s publishing operation (formerly housed at 29 Music Sq. E), and BMG’s copyright and royalties operations all under one roof, operating off the same platform, at 1 Music Circle South, Suite 500, Nashville, TN. 

Broken Bow artist Jason Aldean was on hand to cut the ribbon and officially open the new space to Music Row neighbors and industry friends. BMG shared a moment from the ceremony on Instagram

The newly developed 36,000 square foot, two-floor, full-service music facility maintains an impressive presence in the heart of Music Row and now sits alongside BMG’s U.S. hubs in Los Angeles and New York.  The consolidation to its new offices comes 10 years after the new BMG first established a base in Nashville with the acquisition of Crosstown Songs. Considered as a standalone BMG territory, BMG Nashville is now the company’s third biggest worldwide, after Los Angeles and the UK, but ahead of Germany.

The facility combines both indoor/outdoor working space and sophisticated interior design elements with significant nods to industrial architectural style. Key design components of the floor plan include seven fully equipped/top-of-the-line songwriter/recording rooms, multiple live performance areas, four state-of-the-art A/V meeting spaces and conference rooms, optimized individual listening rooms, and a large communal outside area and terrace available for live events.

BMG Nashville 5th Floor Welcome Center. Photo: Cody Heckber

“The significant investment we’ve made and continue to make in country music, expresses how important Nashville is to BMG,” said BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch. “We will continue to champion our songwriters and artists inside and outside of Nashville and develop opportunities and growth for our artist’s careers both in the US and internationally.”

“The new Nashville set-up typifies the BMG approach,” said Kos Weaver, EVP BMG Nashville, said. “It’s a thrill being in an environment where you have writers working on a song in one room, the creative A&R team just outside those doors, an impressive full-service record label just beyond that, and a world-class administrative team all seamlessly integrated in the same office.”

Acquired in 2017, BBR Music Group was BMG’s single largest acquisition in the recordings business since its launch in 2008. BBR Music Group and its associated labels – Broken Bow Records, Wheelhouse Records and Stoney Creek Records – boast an artist roster featuring Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Randy Houser, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lindsey Ell, and Granger Smith alongside up-and-coming developing acts Jimmie Allen, King Calaway, Runaway June, and Blanco Brown, among others.

BMG’s Nashville operation has grown from 20 staffers dedicated to publishing to nearly 100 employees evenly split across publishing, recordings, and operations overseeing all aspects of BMG’s business including A&R, Accounting, Administration, Income Tracking, Marketing, Publicity, Radio Promotion, Royalties, and Synch Licensing.

BMG Nashville Conference Room. Photo: Cody Heckber

BMG Nashville Hallway Mural. Photo: Cody Heckber

BMG Nashville Writers Room. Photo: Cody Heckber

BMG Nashville Kitchen. Photo: Cody Heckber

 

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