Industry Ink: 117 Music, Visionary Media Group, Beatdapp

117 Music Launches


Zach Farnum‘s 117 Entertainment Group, which includes publicity, management, artist development and live entertainment services, has launched 117 Music as a digital distribution and label services component of the firm. 117 has teamed with music distribution company The Orchard for global digital distribution and will offer artists services including marketing, sync and more.

Max DaCosta will add the role of Label Manager to his continued role as day-to-day Artist Manager. The first releases on the new venture will come from Scooter Brown Band, Honey County and singer/songwriter Paul Bogart.


Visionary Media Group Promotes Cory B. Savage To CEO

Cory B. Savage

Visionary Media Group (VMG) has promoted Cory B. Savage to CEO of the entertainment and media company.  Savage previously served as CEO for its subsidiary record label One Vision Music Group. In his new role, he will continue to oversee the labels operations which includes executing music publishing, sync licensing, legal expertise and finance services for a roster that includes Kree Harrison. He will also direct VMG’s film production and scores in addition to forth coming music projects. The VMG team, guided under the direction of President Ronald Zamber, M.D., features the expertise of fellow team members Senior Advisor Nick Sciorra and Chief Financial Officer Robert Grenley.
Visionary Media Group’s film productions and scores have been featured across a body of work that includes performances by Paul Rudd, James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, Selena Gomez, Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin Anjelica Houston,  Josh Hartnett, Mira Sorvino, Finn Wittrock, Josh Peck, Aubrey Peeples, Valerie Cruz and Robbie Kay.

Joe Galante Joins Beatdapp Advisory Board

Joe Galante

Beatdapp has announced that industry veteran Joe Galante has joined its Advisory Board. Beatdapp is a company that has been supported by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Music initiative.

“Unique networking is one way we help,” said Jane Allen, president and CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center. “We ask industry experts to give their time and resources to educate and work with our teams. When teams like Beatdapp, build their companies to the degree that experts like Joe Galante want to join their boards, this is something we celebrate.  We look forward to our continued work with Beatdapp as it grows.”


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