Executive Turntable: Moves at BBR Music Group & Royalty Exchange

Courtesy Academy of Country Music/Brandon Campbell
Ken Tucker

BBR Music Group announced Wednesday (June 20) that it has named Ken Tucker as vp of promotion for label imprint, Wheelhouse Records.

Tucker previously served as Apple Music’s Nashville-based music programmer, where he was part of a small team that launched both Beats Music and Apple Music. Prior to that, he was the managing editor of consumer publication, Country Weekly.

“Since his time at Warner Bros., his knowledge-base and relationships have only grown deeper and stronger,” said Jon Loba, evp, BBR Music Group. “We are so excited to have someone with his broad base of experience and perspective join our family. Even more than that, I am thrilled to add someone with his integrity and heart who places such a high value on 'win-win' relationships. He will be an amazing leader for our Wheelhouse team and a strong passionate advocate for our artists!”

Carson James, svp of promotion, added: "No matter what segment of music business that Ken has been in and associated with, he has always excelled. I'm so excited to have him lead our Wheelhouse Promotion Team for many years to come!"

Tucker is also a former adjunct professor at Belmont University, past Chairman of the Academy of Country Music and is a lifetime member of the Country Music Association.



Royalty Exchange, the world’s largest online marketplace for royalties, announced Wednesday (June 20) that it has expanded its operations to Nashville.

Nick Terzo, vp of strategic development, will be leading the Nashville office after relocating from the company's headquarters in Denver, Co. Terzo is a veteran A&R executive who has held roles at such labels as Maverick Records, Columbia Records and Hollywood Records, in addition to starting his career at ASCAP.

Also relocating to Nashville is Artist Relations Manager Clayton Dickson and Nashville-resident Dustin Bank as administration manager.

“Nashville is the songwriter capital of the country, so we felt it only fitting to bring the financial solutions we’ve created for them directly to this community,” said Matthew Smith, Royalty Exchange CEO. “Nick’s lifelong dedication to artist advocacy and lasting industry relationships make him the ideal choice to spearhead our mission in this vibrant city.”

Terzo added: “The craft of songwriting is essential to the continued existence of the music we all love. I’m honored to play a small part in supporting songwriters’ careers and their art through fair, meaningful financial options. I’m looking forward to working more closely with both songwriters, their representatives, and the organizations that support them.”