Wide Open Music Group Hires Lynn Gann And Shelby Kennedy
February 2, 2012 at 8:40 AM (PT)
President of publishing and artist development company WIDE OPEN MUSIC GROUP DEREK GEORGE has announced the addition of two staff members. SHELBY KENNEDY joins as SVP and LYNN GANN has been named VP/Publishing.
“I’m so happy to have SHELBY and LYNN on board! They are the perfect guys to have on our team as we expand our publishing and artist management/development opportunities. I’m really excited about our new direction and WIDE OPEN’s future in the industry,” GEORGE said.
SHELBY has spent the past two-and-a-half decades working with songs as a writer, plugger, A&R man and publishing executive for companies such as ASCAP, BMI and LYRIC STREET RECORDS. He was most recently SVP/COO at CHERRY HEART MUSIC.
“I am looking forward to creating opportunities in this new frontier of our industry, where doing business as usual is expanded to the unusual,” said KENNEDY. “I am proud to be on a team that can live up to its name … WIDE OPEN.”
LYNN began his career at TOM COLLINS MUSIC and also made stops at MCA MUSIC PUBLISHING, ZOMBA ENTERPRISES and FULL CIRCLE MUSIC PUBLISHING, where he was VP/Partner. During his eight-year stint at FULL CIRCLE, he was responsible for hits such as “Boys of Fall,” “When I Get Where I’m Going” and “Old ALABAMA.”
“I am excited to be working with such a talented and forward-thinking group of writers, artists and executives,” added GANN.
For more on WIDE OPEN MUSIC GROUP, visit www.wideopenmusicgroup.com.