Ghostwriter Music Adds Tim Hare As Senior Director Of Sync
Ghostwriter Music, a production, publishing and sound design company, has added Tim Hare as the organization’s Senior Director of Synch.
In his role, Hare will lead the synch department for advertising and television, work in tandem with internal A&R staff to develop the company’s catalog and artist series, and maintain a strong focus on business development for the entire company. He will split his time between LA and Nashville.
“Tim was brought in to focus on expanding and promoting the Ghostwriter catalog with a focus on TV/Advertising/Trailers,” says Chris Bragg, Founder/CEO of Ghostwriter. “His business development acumen and experience in production music make him a valuable asset to the Ghostwriter family. We’ve often talked about working together someday and finally, we made it happen.”
Hare has worked in the music industry on the creative side as a musician/composer and on the business side for a combined 20 years. Prior to this role, he grew to VP of Business Development for Alibi Music Library and before that worked for Extreme and Sonic Librarian. Hare has also worked in tour production and artist management for Foreigner, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and The Smashing Pumpkins. In 2015, he transitioned to working in Production Music on the Business Development and Synch side while composing many tracks for Sonic Librarian, Megatrax, Flavorlab, and Alibi Music.
Adding to their Los Angeles presence, the company’ opened its second office in Nashville last year. The new middle-Tennessee office contains a mix stage and full post-production capabilities with Bragg and COO Travis Michaud spearheading the location. The Nashville office concentrates on catalog growth and new artist development, while the Los Angeles location remains focused on custom music production.
Michelle Wright Rejoins PLA Media’s Artist Roster
PLA Media has welcomed back Canadian country artist Michelle Wright to its roster. For the first time in nine years, Wright has a new album on the way via BFD / Audium Nashville titled Milestone.
Wright has been part of the music industry since the ’90s, with PLA Media Founder Pam Lewis helping launch her Now & Then album in 1992. Since their initial time working together, the Merlin, Ontario native has earned multiple awards and a coveted induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011.
“It is such a timely honor to be reunited with Michelle having worked her seminal CD, Now & Then. She has it all: a strong female role model, looks, talent, well-written songs, good production, smarts and oh…did I mention? She is so nice!” says Lewis.
This summer, fans will find Wright appearing across North America with performances at the Country Music Association of Ontario Week and her return to downtown Nashville for CMA Fest.
Alyssa Smeykal Named A&R Manager At Demolition Music
Alyssa Smeykal has joined Demolition Music as A&R Manager. Her responsibilities will include managing the catalog, setting up sessions, and pitching songs.
After graduating with a degree in Advertising from Penn State University in 2017, Smeykal moved to Nashville and landed a job at Bandtwango assisting in artist development. She moved into her role as Assistant Tour and Merchandise Manager for country songwriter and artist Chase Bryant in the spring of 2018. Smeykal spent the next two years on the road, which led her to explore the world of publishing. Soon after, she landed the title of Creative Manager at Liv Write Play where she helped manage the catalogs of Skip Black, Olivia Lane, and Matt Nolen.
“We considered many candidates and Alyssa was the unanimous choice. She has a perfect balance of experience, hunger and a winning attitude that makes her a perfect fit with our team, and will help get our young company to the next level,” says Demolition President, Jon D’Agostino.
“I could not be more excited to start working with such a talented roster at Demolition. This team feels like a big family already, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this incredible company,” Smeykal adds.
The Troy Gentry Foundation Celebrates Inaugural “Salute 2 Service” Concert
The Troy Gentry Foundation recently held its first “Salute 2 Service” concert featuring performances from Jon Pardi, Dillon Carmichael, and Southerland.
The concert took place after a day of wake surfing organized by Operation Wake Surf and powered by Centurion Boats. Gentry’s wife, Angie, presented a $10,000 check to Operation Wake Surf.
“It was an honor to partner with Operation Wake Surf. Troy loved surfing because it was a great way to spend time with his family and he had a huge heart for the military so today was a no brainer for us,” Angie notes. “I am honored to have met everyone that participated and thank them for their service.”
The Troy Gentry Foundation, named after one half of country duo Montgomery Gentry, aims to keep Gentry’s legacy and personal beliefs of “Love God, Love Others” alive after his tragic death in a helicopter crash in 2017. The foundation produces events to raise funds and support various organizations that aid in cancer research, assist military families and families in need, and help provide music education to future generations.
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