Riser House Entertainment has hired Kirby Smith as Director of A&R + Publishing.
Riser House’s publishing division currently oversees the songwriting careers of Mitchell Tenpenny, Dallas Wilson, Michael Whitworth and Dillon Carmichael. On the records side, the roster includes Tenpenny (in partnership with Sony Nashville), Carmichael and Meghan Patrick, along with several label services clients.
Prior to joining Riser House, Smith served as Creative Director at WinSongs Music, where she worked closely with its founder and hit songwriter/producer Chris DeStefano. While there, Smith was instrumental in the signing of Emily Shackleton. Prior to her time at WinSongs, she spent time as the Creative Manager at Dallas Davidson’s Play It Again Music Group.
“I could not be more excited to join the team at Riser House,” shares Smith. “Jennifer Johnson and Brandon Perdue have done an incredible job growing and developing the publishing and label roster, and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to learn from them. Riser House is a place of great people and great talent. I am looking forward to representing such an amazing group of both songwriters and artists.”
“Adding Kirby to our team was the definition of a no-brainer,” adds the recently-promoted Perdue. “We’ve collaborated on several things over the past few years, and her reputation around town is impeccable. In her short time here, Kirby has already proven to be an incredible champion for our creatives, and I know she will be a massive part of our continued growth over the next few years.”
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