Clay Myers Launches Nashville Music Consultants

Clay Myers. Photo: Donn Jones Photography

Clay Myers has launched a new boutique consulting agency, Nashville Music Consultants, which will serve music publishers, artists, songwriters, and production companies, through A&R work, recording/production services, imaging and brand development, social media, song plugging, catalog licensing and administration, talent booking, and project management.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with virtually every aspect of the industry from publishing and labels to management and touring,” Myers says. “And it has never been more important as staffs decrease, and expectations escalate to bring experience and perspective to the table. That’s what I’m ready to provide with NMC.”

Myers is already providing management, production services, and catalog representation to a variety of companies including Reviver Publishing, Starstruck Entertainment’s publishing division, Vandermont Music Publishing, Schedler Music (Austria), the Easton Corbin Music catalog, A Million Midnights Music, and more.

His recent television credits include talent producer for The Song, recorded live at TGL Farms and talent booker for The Southern Weekend show on the Circle Network. Myers is offering development services for several young artists in addition to mentoring songwriters with Songtown. Myers has also created the online songwriting/publishing forum #NashvillePitchTips, sharing his experience with aspiring writers.

Florida native Myers moved to Nashville in 1986 to work for Maypop Music, owned by country supergroup Alabama. Several years later, he was named general manager of a new music publishing division at Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Entertainment.

On the management side, Myers served as day-to-day manager for Billy Dean, Linda Davis, 4 Runner, and River Road. In 1997, Myers made the move to Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he helped secure catalog representation deals with Sony/ATV and a CAA joint venture with Chrysalis Music. While at CAA, Myers developed and secured record deals for Little Big Town and Emerson Drive, and secured numerous cuts, including the award-winning single “Beautiful Mess” by Diamond Rio.

Later, as GM/VP of Roy Orbison Music/Still Working Music, Myers worked with hit makers Tommy Lee James, Terry McBride, Clay Mills, Billy Burnette, and Liz Rose. An advocate for artists as well as songwriters, Myers worked to help artists including Danielle Peck, Jedd Hughes, Kaci Brown, and Luna Halo land label deals.

In 2012, Myers began leading publishing company Big Tractor Music, and was instrumental in securing a buyer for the company’s catalog. During this time, he continued working the catalog as a consultant and joined the management team at Trey Turner Artist Management, representing Easton Corbin and Jackie Lee.

In 2015, Myers was contracted to establish and launch MV2, an independent music publishing and artist development company. It was in that position that Myers realized that there was an industry-wide need for experienced, independent consultants to help talented and driven songwriters and artists pursue their dreams.

“Being a part of creative growth and success has always been my passion,” he said. “Dreams are only wishes unless you make a plan and take massive action! That is how I can help. I am here to assist with a plan of action.”

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