David Breen, founder of Nashville-based Christian music firm The Breen Agency (TBA), has hired agent Elaine Starkey to head new division the Independent Artist Agency (IAA).

David Breen, founder of Nashville-based Christian music firm The Breen Agency (TBA), has hired agent Elaine Starkey to head new division the Independent Artist Agency (IAA). The division launched late in 2003 as TBA celebrated its fifth anniversary.

IAA, created to focus on the independent music scene, is representing 20 artists.

TBA currently represents such established acts as Nichole Nordeman, Selah, Natalie Grant, Watermark, Andrew Peterson, Wayne Watson and Philips, Craig and Dean.