Outback Presents Hires Amy Helberg
Outback Presents, based in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced the hiring of Amy Helberg as Director of Atlanta Operations. Helberg began her career at Concert/Southern Promotions under Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon. Starting as house manager at the iconic Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Helberg’s most recent position was Vice President of Booking for Live Nation in Atlanta. Among the many highlights as a concert promoter, Helberg also booked the highly successful Music Midtown Festival for its first 10 years.
“We are so lucky to find someone with Amy’s booking experience and history in the industry,” said Outback Presents President Mike Smardak. “Especially someone who’s worked hand in hand with Peter Conlon, Alex Cooley, Wilson Howard, Charlie Brusco, and the likes of such great promoters. Really looking forward to working with her.”
Portair Signs Long Term Deal with Nettwerk Records
Portair, also known as Drew Southwell, has signed a long team deal to Nettwerk Music. He first caught the attention of Nettwerk when he joined current label-mate and fellow Australian Harrison Storm for a livestream lockdown concert in the summer of 2020. Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride tuned in from his office, where the music caught the attention of co-founder Ric Arboit.
“I heard a song playing in Terry’s office and wandered in as the vocals were mesmerizing. I just fell in love with his voice and was determined to sign him.” Portair is the latest addition to Nettwerk’s label roster, which also includes SYML, Fletcher Reed, LEISURE, Neil Frances, Mallrat, OSKA, Hollow Coves, and more.
James Levy Signs with Side Hustle Records
Nashville-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, James Levy has signed to Side Hustle Records / The Orchard, with a new album, Solider, due out on March 12, 2021. Solider follows Levy’s debut solo record, Somebody, which came out in 2019 and was produced by Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers).
Founded in 2019, Side Hustle Records is a digital label comprised of the music industry veterans at Big Hassle Media.