Industry Ink: Sue Ann Cordell, Shore Fire, Emma Zinck, Jacob Jones
Sue Ann Cordell Joins Reliant Talent Team
Music industry veteran Sue Ann Cordell has joined the Reliant Talent Agency. In her new position she will be responsible for human resources, office administration and executive assistance.
Cordell moved to Nashville in 1991 and started working at Charles Dorris & Associates. In 1993, the company was purchased by WME, and Cordell joined the company as the assistant to the Co-Head of the CCM Department. She worked her way up to Vice President and Head of Human Resources for the Nashville office, and was also a member of the Global Management Team and served as an Advisor for the Corporate Philanthropic Foundation. Cordell is also owner of Shineworthy Lifestyles, a life coaching and event-speaking company, as well as Shineworthy tea company.
“We are thrilled to have Sue Ann join our team,” says Steve Lassiter, Partner and Co-Head of Reliant Talent Agency. “Her extensive experience and expertise in the entertainment industry, combined with her excellent communication skills, make her a valuable addition to our agency. We look forward to working with her and continuing to provide exceptional service to our clients.”
Cordell can be reached at [email protected].
Shore Fire Media Promotes Maria Eilert To Account Executive
Shore Fire Media has promoted Nashville-based Maria Eilert to the position of Account Executive.
Eilert joined Shore Fire after graduating from Belmont University with a degree in Music Business in November 2020. Throughout her tenure at Shore Fire, Eilert has played a pivotal role in successful campaigns for renowned musicians, creators and companies, including Jacob Sartorius, Morgan Simianer, The East Family, The Pasta Queen, Alex Warren, Kristy Scott, Blippi The Musical, Abbey Cone, Scarypoolparty, Lyte, Wasserman Music and many more.
Andrea Evenson, Director at Shore Fire, shares, “Maria’s exceptional dedication and talent have propelled her to new heights within our team. Her thoughtfulness, enthusiasm, and strategic approach to publicity have consistently made a significant impact. It’s with immense pride and excitement that we announce Maria’s promotion to the position of Account Executive. Her growth as a publicist has been remarkable, and we have no doubt she will continue to excel in this new role.”
Emma Zinck Inks With SoNash Publishing
Emma Zinck has signed a publishing deal with SoNash Publishing.
Zinck is a singer and songwriter from Fredericksburg, Virginia who has been writing and playing live in Nashville for the past five years. Zinck and So Nash’s Bridgette Tatum are currently in the studio working on Zinck’s first project.
SoNash is a new publishing venture headed by President, Travis Chaney, with Tatum serving as Vice President and Abigail Wate Ayala as Creative Director.
Jacob Jones Joins PLA Media Roster
Jacob Jones has signed with PLA Media for publicity representation. Jones’ forthcoming EP, Son of a Military Man, explores his personal life as a born-and-raised “military brat” who grew up in Alabama and lived his high school years in Virginia. His upcoming single off the new EP, “The Fallen Stood,” honors military heroes who put their lives on the line for our country and puts into perspective their daily lives in the service.
“PLA is proud to add the artistry chops of Jacob Jones to our roster. Jacob’s passion for his music shines bright and his classic country songwriting skills set him apart from other artists in the genre. We are looking forward for all that is to come in Jacob’s career,” says PLA President Pam Lewis.
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