VETERAN EXEC RYAN BARNSTEAD JOINS THE TALENT ASSOCIATES

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VETERAN EXEC RYAN BARNSTEAD JOINS THE TALENT ASSOCIATES
 

For Immediate Release:


(NASHVILLE, TN - January 15, 2014) – Nashville-based management, marketing, and label services company The Talent Associates announces the hiring of veteran Nashville music executive Ryan Barnstead, who joins TTA in the newly created position of Senior Director, Marketing.  Already on the job, Barnstead will be an integral part of the company's management, marketing, and radio strategy arms.  He reports directly to company CEO and founder John Ettinger, and will work directly with all TTA artists.
 
“We are so excited to have Ryan aboard,” said Ettinger. “He naturally combines the skills this company was founded around – extreme focus on moving artists upward and the energy and knowledge in executing often complex strategy. Ryan will help our artists go faster and smarter and is a welcome addition to TTA.”
 
"I've admired John for a long time now," said Barnstead.   "I love the energy in the company. TTA has assembled ambitious and talented people and represent some of best music I've heard in a long time. They feel like the answer to so many artist needs in this evolving environment."
 
In just under two years, The Talent Associates has established a unique brand in the music industry.  They serve as U.S. label and worldwide management for award-winning country group Emerson Drive, they conceived and executed marketing and radio promotion for Blackjack Billy (now with Bigger Picture Group), they serve as radio representation in the solo effort of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, and as marketing and management representation for artist Matt Gary.  TTA serves as label and management for Jordan Dean, and is working with various others in executing marketing and radio strategy and readying projects for marketplace or label partnership.
 
Barnstead's background includes promotion stints at Columbia, Epic, and has been with Nine North Records since it's inception in 2007.