Concord Music Publishing has announced the promotion of Courtney Allen to Senior Director, A&R. Based in Music City, Allen is tasked with continuing to round out Concord’s Nashville roster with talent and aid in high-level signings across the company.
Allen joined Concord Nashville in October 2021 as Director, A&R. Since joining the team, she has been instrumental in signing Nashville-based singer-songwriter Justin Wilson, Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne and more. She was a key contributor to Concord’s multifaceted catalog and publishing deals with country recording artist and songwriter Russell Dickerson as well as top country music songwriter and producer Corey Crowder.
Additionally, Allen serves an integral role in liaising with Hang Your Hat, a Concord creative venture founded by two-time ACM Songwriter of the Year, Hillary Lindsey. Notable Hang Your Hat signings include Chris LaCorte, Ben Chapman, Meg McRee and Cary Barlowe.
“Courtney is so deserving of this elevation. She is one of the most passionate and fierce advocates for songwriters that I’ve ever worked with,” says Brad Kennard, SVP of A&R at Concord Nashville. “She is a rising leader that will continue to be a key figurehead in the publishing community for many years to come, and we’re so proud she’s with us at Concord.”
Prior to joining Concord, Allen spent time as Creative Director at both BMG and Starstruck Entertainment.
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