ASCInternet Nashville vice chairman and nation music heavyweight Michael Martin will depart from the PRO later this week, as he levels a return to the music publishing fold.
Martin, acknowledged in Billboard’s 2019 Nation Energy Gamers record, will exit ASCInternet Nashville with impact from June 14.
Commenting on the event, ASCInternet CEO Elizabeth Matthews mentioned, “Michael’s leadership of our Nashville team over the past four years has been extraordinary. We are excited for him as he returns to his ‘first love’ of music publishing, and we look forward to partnering with him in his new role.”
Martin collectively led ASCInternet’s artistic employees alongside LeAnn Phelan previous to his promotion to VP in 2015. He joined ASCInternet 5 years beforehand from Excessive Writers Group (EWG), a publishing and content material growth agency which he co-founded in 2000 with Jason Houser and shared obligations for day-to-day operations.
Martin has but to reveal his future endeavors.
In associated information, longtime ASCInternet govt and songwriter advocate Mike Sistad has been promoted to vice chairman. Trying forward, Sistad will lead the PRO’s Nashville membership group, reporting to govt VP of membership John Titta. Sistad brings to the function greater than eighteen years’ expertise with the membership group, throughout which era he has signed and guided the likes of Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini, Outdated Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce and others.
On the identical time, ASCInternet’s Kele Currier has been elevated to assistant VP, strategic providers, membership, reporting to Sistad. Currier has greater than 20 years’ trade expertise, becoming a member of ASCInternet in 2013 within the place of director of strategic providers, membership.
Sistad “has been an essential member of our membership team for many years, and his understanding of the needs of our valuable songwriter and publisher community in Nashville is unparalleled,” enthuses Titta in a press release. “His reputation as a fierce advocate for songwriters and his close bonds with our Nashville members make him the perfect choice to lead our talented team in Music City.”
On Currier’s promotion, Sistad acknowledged, “Kele’s dedication to the livelihoods of our songwriter and publisher members is immense. She has consistently proven her excellence as a strategic resource while delivering exceptional service to our members.”