Eric Daigle and Andy Friday have been named Co-Heads of Creative at the Nashville and Los Angeles-based publishing company Purplebeat Music.
As Co-Heads of Creative, the duo will be responsible for working with Grammy-nominated Shane Stevens, hit multi-genre producer Nash Overstreet, rising country star Zach Top, film and TV producer Brandon Matias, and catalogs from alumni writers Angelo Petraglia, Ruby Amanfu, Jakub Vanyo and Maylyn.
The announcement comes on the heels of Shane Stevens’ nomination for Country Song Of The Year at the 2022 Grammy Awards for the multi-Platinum hit “Fancy Like,” which he co-wrote for Walker Hayes.
Daigle joined Purplebeat Music in 2017 after serving as General Manager for the artist development company Holy Graffiti, which he co-owns and founded with Shane Stevens. There the duo developed artists and hosted songwriting camps, including the NashPop Songwriter Camp with writers who penned over 73 crossover songs in eight days. Writers attending the camp included The Elev3n, Shea Taylor, Jesse McCartney, Lindsey Ell, Levi Hummon, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Devin Dawson, Maggie Rose and many more.
“Growing up loving all types of music, Purplebeat has given me the opportunity to work with artists, writers and producers across all genres. Thank you to Bob and Mike Doyle who have entrusted our team to reach new heights from a startup company five years ago and to our creative roster (past and present), who have put their heart and soul into each and every song. Without them we would not be able to do what we do best,” says Daigle.
Friday also joined Purplebeat in 2017 after working as a manager and Senior Director of New Media at Bob Doyle and Associates/Major Bob Music, the longtime management team and publishing company for Garth Brooks. During his tenure at Bob Doyle & Associates he worked with Brooks as well as The Band Perry, Brett Kissel, Josh Farro (Paramore) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings Of Leon).
“I’m excited about the team that we are building at Purplebeat and to be working alongside some very gifted people,” adds Friday. “My earliest memories involve music and I am thankful to God and to Bob and Mike Doyle for the opportunity to do what I love every day. Whether it is meeting with a creative to hear their music and listen to their story, or hearing a newly written song for the first time, it never gets old.”
“Eric and Andy are truly devoted to our writers and the success of their careers. They both have shown quick growth and clear insight on supporting and leading a creative team. They have hearts for music and minds for business. A very rare and valuable combination,” says Mike Doyle, Purplebeat GM.
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