Amanda Quinton Launches Queue Records
Amanda Quinton, Founder/President of Quinton Digital, is launching a new label venture, Queue Records, and partnering with Ingrooves Music Group for global distribution. Non-traditional in its approach, Queue Records will focus on artist-friendly, artist-owned deal structures aimed to help independent acts build sustainable, successful businesses.The first three signings are powerhouse trio Texas Hill, country troubadour Nate Fredrick, and singer/songwriter Lindsay Ellyn.
“I’m always looking for new ways to champion emerging talent, and Queue Records is the next natural step in that direction,” said Quinton. “I have enormous belief in the art, the artists, and the power of the fans, and can’t wait to showcase what we’ve been working on.”
Sister Sadie Adds Two To The Family
Sister Sadie has added bassist Hasee Ciaccio and vocalist Jaelee Roberts to its award-winning lineup. “We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Hasee Ciaccio (who has been playing shows with us for almost two years now) and Jaelee Roberts will be officially joining Sister Sadie!” shared band members Tina Adair, Gena Britt and Deanie Richardson. “We feel these two ladies add a whole new dynamic, excitement and sound to the band and are looking forward to creating music with them. Both are talented beyond their years. Their energy and drive is simply infectious and we couldn’t be more thrilled to make this announcement.”
Sister Sadie made history in October 2020 by becoming the first all-female band to win IBMA’s Entertainer of the Year Award, and will be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s American Currents: State of the Music exhibit, opening on March 12, 2021.
YEP Kicks Off New Episodes Of Coast To Couch
Young Entertainment Professionals has announced the return of “YEP Edu: Coast to Couch,” hosted by the organization’s Nashville and L.A. chapters. The virtual educational series, titled “Young Hustlers of the Music Business,” aired in two parts on Tuesday, Feb. 23 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 with special guests Bradly Palmer (A&R Manager, Concord Music Publishing), Chloe Weise (VP, A&R, RCA Records), Wes Davenport (Culture Marketing Manager, 1824-UMG), Kelly Sayer (A&R, Atlantic Records), John Tomlinson (Creative, BMI Nashville), Bennett Beckner (Agent, CAA), Annie Aberle (Director, Creative; Pulse Music Group), Charlene Bryant (Founder, Riveter Management), Josh Toll (A&R, APG), and Maria Gironas (Director of Digital Platform Strategy, Q&A).
Guests can tune in to learn more about the ins and outs of label services, digital marketing, artists and business management, publishing, and more at facebook.com/YEPNashville/
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