Curb | Word Entertainment has promoted Ciara Shortridge to VP, Country Publishing/A&R. She will help oversee the creative operations of the country roster alongside VP, Country Publishing & Creative, Colt Murski.
Curb | Word Music Publishing has had recent success with chart-topping hits that include Dylan Scott’s “Nobody” and “My Girl,” Luke Bryan’s “Down To One,” Jimmie Allen’s “Make Me Want To,” Lee Brice’s “Rumor” and current hit “Memory I Don’t Mess With,” and many more.
Chairman Mike Curb shares, “We are proud to welcome Ciara as VP, Country Publishing/A&R and we appreciate the wonderful creative contributions she has already made to our company, including helping to lead us through the challenges of this COVID period in a positive way.”
Shortridge is a NY native and a graduate of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University. She has been with the company since the beginning of 2020, and most recently served as Senior Creative Director. Prior to Curb, Shortridge spent 10 years at Disney Music Publishing Nashville.
“I am so thankful for this incredibly exciting opportunity to help lead our team and it’s deep-rooted legacy into its next chapter of successes!” says Shortridge. “Representing the company and roster in this new role is a very meaningful, full-circle season in my life.”
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