Executive Turntable: Moves at Downtown Music and Lucky Bird Media

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In light of recent success in the country music sector, Downtown Music Publishing expanded its Nashville team with six new hires and two promotions on Thursday (June 28). This increased the Nashville sector of Downtown by fifty percent.

The A&R department saw the most changes, as Natalie Osborne and Katie Roth were promoted to the positions of A&R director, Nashville and A&R coordinator, Nashville, respectively. In addition, Steve Markland and Matt Turner were hired as svp, A&R, Nashville and senior director, A&R, Nashville.

"We are so lucky to have Natalie and Katie at Downtown!" said Steve Markland, svp, A&R. "Natalie is a total natural for working with songwriters and has amazing creative instincts, and we are excited to have Katie Roth joining our A&R team as well. I couldn't ask for better fits for Downtown and our writers."

The other new hires are Garrett Stephenson as office coordinator, Caylan Hays as sync licensing assistant, Kyle Coker as copyright assistant and Emily Stephenson as director, global client services.

These hires are a part of the company’s overall expansion, as Downtown’s global staff has more than doubled in the past year.



Lucky Bird Media announced Wednesday (June 27) that it has appointed Maddie Corbin as senior publicist. Corbin, who based in the NYC office, brings an exciting group of artists to Lucky Bird's roster, such as Twain, The Brother Brothers, Sun June, and Buck Meek.

Corbin previously spent two years at Grandstand Media assisting with acts including Fleet Foxes, CHVRCHES, Japandroids, Little Drago and more, while also simultaneously leading campaigns for emerging artists. She also held positions as a promotions manager at WWCD 102.5 The Alternative Station and as an independent publicist for several key players in the growing music community of Columbus, Ohio.


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