Music industry veteran Nick Meinema is announcing a new venture, Action Entertainment Collaborative (AEC), and expanded roster in partnership with Greg Baker.
AEC’s worldwide talent roster includes Trace Adkins, TLC (North America only), Lonestar, Terri Clark, Dallas Smith, High Valley, James Barker Band, Hunters Brothers, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters and Default, with artists in development Jason Lyle Black, Jason Petty, EmiSunshine, Karen Waldrup, and Veritas in addition to comedy artists Jeff Allen, Etta May and Southern Fried Chicks. Additionally, AEC will represent acts in Canada, including Dean Brody, Sawyer Brown, Chad Brownlee, and Trailer Park Boys, as well as The Road Hammers, The Reklaws, Gord Bamford and Jojo Mason in partnership with Paquin Entertainment.
“I moved here nine years ago to open the Nashville office of The Agency Group from Toronto,” Meinema says. “Since then, the office has grown with the acquisition of The Bobby Roberts Company and when United Talent Agency purchased the company.
“These past years have given me a perspective on what I want and truly don’t want anymore. I know what has worked for my clients and have learned what I’ll be able to do better going forward,” Meinema continues. “In this partnership with Greg, I hope to combine both our experiences and talent in the best joint collaborative for our clients.”
“I am honored and excited to be partnering with Nick and his company,” Baker says. “I began working with Nick in 2017, and he quickly earned my and, more importantly, my client’s trust. As we start to navigate 2021 and beyond, I have never been more optimistic about the future.”
“I have known Greg for 20 years,” notes veteran country artist Adkins. “He has been my bass player, bandleader, tour manager and now my manager for almost four years. No matter the job title, Greg always puts my best interests at the forefront of any decision. Nick took over my touring three years ago, and I can’t imagine another agent handling my touring business.”
In addition to Meinema and Baker, agent Charles Ray and booking coordinator Ryan Moult have joined the company. Additional associates will be announced summer 2021. AEC’s office will be located at 1617 17th Avenue South in Nashville. They can be reached at (615) 208-9596.