ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento announces that the company is expanding its Nashville operations, which will be elevated to a Regional Office serving all genres of music. Effective immediately, the newly established ASCAP Nashville Regional Office will be overseen by Nashville-based industry veteran Tim DuBois, who has been appointed vice president and managing executive of the operations, reporting to ASCAP senior vice president and head of domestic membership, Randy Grimmett.
Connie Bradley, senior vice president of ASCAP Nashville, will continue to serve the company as a senior advisor, reporting to Grimmett, in a role she had been discussing with LoFrumento for some time, according to ASCAP. In her new role, Bradley will advise the organization on trends and developments, travel on behalf of ASCAP and work closely with high-profile writers on special projects.
As a result of ASCAP’s expanded emphasis and investment in Nashville, the new Regional Office will now serve a broader array of members across musical genres and a multi-state geographic footprint while bolstering its services to new and existing members, according to LoFrumento.
“The City of Nashville commends ASCAP for recognizing Music City’s evolution into a vibrant Mecca, known worldwide for developing musical talent of all genres,” Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says. “As the 2010 Grammys indicated, Nashville is producing today’s most popular music, and boasts one of the most energetic and talented pools of writers and performers in the country.”
“From Brad Paisley to Paramore, from the Kings of Leon to Alan Jackson, Nashville is the home to many of the most exciting developments in today’s music industry,” says LoFrumento. “Our office, while continuing to serve the needs of country and Christian music’s greatest writers and publishers, will expand our vision and strategy to also meet the needs of the pop, international, urban and folk writers, as well as film and television composers, who work, live and thrive in this region.”
In announcing DuBois’ appointment, Grimmett says, “ASCAP is privileged that an executive of Tim’s stature has joined us in this leadership role. Tim’s vision of the music industry and of Nashville’s prominent role dovetail perfectly with our expanded focus in Nashville. He will direct the daily operations of our team and office here, while assuring that ASCAP’s importance and impact grow even greater. We look forward to helping Tim fulfill that mission during this exciting time of expansion for ASCAP.”
DuBois states, “I am excited about this opportunity to lead ASCAP’s Nashville Regional office. I believe ASCAP’s recognition of the influx and development of other successful genres of music in Nashville speaks volumes about the company’s commitment to our whole community. In addition, I hope to be able to address the growing needs of the business professionals who represent all genres of music here and to align the mission, goals and business strategies of this office with those of ASCAP’s Domestic Membership.”
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