Midas Records Re-Organizes, Promo Staff Exits
August 1, 2008 at 6:16 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that MIDAS RECORDS/NASHVILLE has undergone a complete re-structuring. GM ALAN SIEGEL tells ALL ACCESS that the company will be transferring distribution and promotion to BIG MACHINE/NO STRINGS ENTERTAINMENT. BIG MACHINE President & CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA announced this morning that MIDAS artist ADAM GREGORY “has entered into a long-term promotion and distribution agreement,” with the label.
As far as future plans for MIDAS artists EMERSON DRIVE and WHISKEY FALLS, SIEGEL said there are more details to come.
There will be virtually no change with the MIDAS Contemporary Christian act RUSH OF FOOLS. Their distribution/promotion agreement with EMI will remain the same and the group’s second album is scheduled for a SEPTEMBER 16th release.
With the changes at MIDAS, the promotion staff will be exiting and that includes: ROB DALTON (VP), CLAY HENDERSON (Southeast), MIKE SEVERSON (Southwest), SHELLEY HARGIS (Midwest), and MAURISA HALICKY (Northeast).
Contact CLAY HENDERSON at (615) 429-0262 or firstname.lastname@example.org, SHELLEY HARGIS- (615) 429-2600 or email@example.com, MIKE SEVERSON- (615) 496-6023 or firstname.lastname@example.org, MAURISA HALICKY- (615) 428-9708 or email@example.com.
Promotion Coordinator TONYA JOHNSON will remain in house for one more week to tie up any loose ends. Contact her at (615) 347-4164 or TonyaTN81@yahoo.com.
Concurrently, ROB DALTON, who works with MIDAS in an agreement with his company NEW REVOLUTION (with co-partner JEFF SOLIMA) said: "MIDAS has been a great client to NEW REVOLUTION ENTERTAINMEN. It's unfortunate that some great promotion people have lost their jobs due to circumstances beyond our control. As owners of NEW REVOLUTION ENTERTAINMENT, JEFF SOLIMA and I will continue to work with existing clients EMMA MAE JACOB and JEREMY McCOMB. We are also in the process of expanding and should have an announcement shortly." Contact DALTON at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we get more details on this ever-changing story, we will pass them along.