Formation of MPR Entertainment Group Announced
September 21, 2009 at 9:00 AM (PT)
NASCAR's RYAN and KRISSIE NEWMAN and MUSIC ROW Publisher CAROLYN MILLER have announced the formation of MPR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. MPR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP will include independent record label ROOT 49 RECORDS and the publishing arm ROOT 49 MUSIC.
ROOT 49 MUSIC was launched in 2008. The company celebrated its first #1 hit with JASON ALDEAN's "She's Country," which was written by BRIDGETTE TATUM and DANNY MYRICK. ROOT 49 RECORDS has plans to release an album by TATUM in early 2010. TATUM is currently visiting radio in support of her first single, "I Like My Cowboys Dirty."
KRISSIE NEWMAN said: “We have watched BRIDGETTE grow over the past few years and she has a natural talent, a strong voice and driven nature. Our business experiences, as well as CAROLYN's amazing accomplishments with her company, can only fuel the momentum surrounding BRIDGETTE. We look forward to a long career in country music.”
ROOT 40 RECORDS named NANCY TUNICK of GRASSROOTS PROMOTION and LARRY PAREIGIS of NINE NORTH RECORDS to lead radio promotion; JULES WORTMAN of WORTMAN WORKS MEDIA & MARKETING as head of public relations and MICHELLE FIDDLER of ARTISANAL MANAGEMENT for head of marketing. KRISSIE, RYAN and CAROLYN will share CEO duties.
For more on BRIDGETTE TATUM, visit www.bridgettetatum.com.