ASCAP songwriter and Capitol Records Nashville artist Dierks Bentley graces the 2020 cover of MusicRow Magazine’s annual Artist Roster print issue. The 64-page annual resource includes a company directory featuring Nashville record labels, managers, talent agencies, publicists and additional artist services. The Artist Grid lists today’s top artists, with their corresponding label, management, agent and PR companies.
Known for his hit songs including his most recent No. 1 “Living,” Bentley has taken strategic creative risks throughout his career. Over the past few years, Bentley and his band members have regularly performed concerts as ‘90s country band Hot Country Knights. This year, the Knights inked a recording contract with Bentley’s label home Capitol Records Nashville and released the album The K Is Silent. In this issue, Bentley discusses the creation of the new group.
Editorial features in MusicRow Magazine’s Artist Roster issue include a look at marketing artists via TikTok, featuring The Valory Music Co./Tape Room Records trio Avenue Beat and RCA Nashville artist Niko Moon, as well as TikTok executives Danny Gillick and Mary Rahmani. Warner Music Nashville’s Wes Vause discusses public relations strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic, while MusicRow also examines the strategies and decisions that surround album releases during the pandemic. Debbie Carroll discusses the work of MusiCares in helping artists and industry members who have lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While we all participate in our own specialized segment of the industry—from label services to artist managers, from songwriters and publishers to booking agents and everything in between—the love of music is the ultimate reason why we do what we do, and the artist is the essential element to our economic survival,” says MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson. “As we navigate these incredibly challenging times, this issue is dedicated to the artists and their team members who each serve critical roles, all working together on a common vision. Nothing is more important in our industry than the strength of these artists, especially now, as we forge ahead.”
Single copies of MusicRow’s Artist Roster print issue are available for purchase at musicrow.com for $45, and are included with yearly MusicRow memberships. Please note that issues of MusicRow Magazine’s Artist Roster issue can only be purchased online as the MusicRow building is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19.
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