Artist Garden Entertainment spent some time in Atlanta with producers and record labels this week. Three of our favorite visits were with Brash Music, Scott Huie and producer, Scotty Wilbanks.
Brash Music is home to Aaron Shust, Chris Sligh and the Michael Gunger Band. Steve Jones, President of Brash, has brought his mainstream level of doing business to the Christian market place. He learned the Christian business in a very short period and developed a very successful model. His no nonsense approach to selling music is refreshing! We discussed the future of marketing and how important the blogging world has become.
Scotty Wilbanks is quietly (or noisily!) making a huge impact on the Christian music business from his home in Canton, GA. Two of Scotty’s recent productions are DecembeRadio and Echoing Angels. Both artist have seen great radio success over the past couple of years. Scotty started his Christian music career playing with NewSong and now tours with Third Day playing keyboards.
We also met with Scott Huie, booking agent for the Newsboys, Superchick, DecembeRadio. Who would ever guess that such a successful booking agent would be based in Snellville, GA?
Unfortunately we were unable to meet with Shelly Giglio with Passion but hope to the next time we are in Atlanta. Passion is home to Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band and Louie Giglio.
We were also turned on to a few new Atlanta bands that could develop into a management relationship for us. Stay tuned!
Atlanta is a hotbed for Christian music. It just happens to be home to Casting Crowns, the top selling artist in Christian Music and we plan on keeping our eye on this city! Visit us at www.artistgardenentertainment.com