BMG/BBRMG Restructures Nashville Operations

BBR Music Group's Red Bow, launched in 2012 as a joint venture with Sony Music's now-defunct RED Distribution, will fold into the label group's three core labels (Broken Bow, Stoney Creek, Wheelhouse) as part of parent company BMG's new "longterm growth plan" for its Nashville operations. "2018 is proving to be a very strong year for the company," says BBRMG EVP Jon Loba. "The restructuring of our team allows us to focus and allocate the resources in order to achieve the results we are targeting and continue developing the opportunities and growth of our artist’s careers both in the US and internationally." Artists on the Red Bow roster include Joe Nichols, Craig Campbell, Chase Bryant, Brooke Eden and Kid Rock. All current promotion initiatives will be handled by Wheelhouse staff for now. Departing BBRMG staffers include:

BMG's plan calls for a "strengthening" of the Nashville team by 20%, and a 15% increase in revenues year over year. "Nashville is at the core of our plan to grow BMG in North America," says Pres./Repertoire & Marketing Zach Katz. "In two short years, we have gone from just under 20 people dedicated to publishing to nearly 100 staffers evenly split across publishing and recordings. We are investing heavily in the market and are committed to championing our songwriters and artists inside and outside of Nashville."