Venture to serve labels, artists and managers.

Equity Music Group President Mike Kraski is launching Equity Music Services. The new venture combines the skills of Nashville marketing, new media, sales and publicity professionals to offer services to record labels, artists and management companies.

Several Nashville professionals are partnering with Kraski in Equity Music Services. Jennifer Bohler will be VP of artist and media relations. Ed Gertler is VP of new media. Derek Simon is VP of marketing. Neal Spielberg is VP of sales.

"Approaching the individuals to form Equity Music Services was a no-brainer," Kraski comments. "There is a real need for this kind of service in our industry right now, and I think I have brought together the right people to make this new company work."

Each will retain their own consulting companies as well as handle clients for Equity Music Services. This is the team Kraski used in launching Equity's first release, Clint Black's "Spend My Time." Equity Music Group was launched last year by Kraski, Black, business manager Charles Sussman and manager Jim Morey.