May 11, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MUSIC INDUSTRY LEADER CLAY MYERS LAUNCHES
NASHVILLE MUSIC CONSULTANTS
NMC Provides a Variety of Frontline Services Including Artist Development, Catalog Representation, TV Booking, and Creative Project Management for Publishers, Artists, Songwriters, and Production Companies
Photo Credit: Donn Jones
NASHVILLE, TN – With more than 30 years of experience propelling songs and artists to the top of the charts, music industry leader Clay Myers created Nashville Music Consultants, a boutique consulting agency serving music publishers, artists, songwriters, and production companies.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with virtually every aspect of the industry from publishing and labels to management and touring,” Myers concedes. “And it has never been more important as staffs decrease, and expectations escalate to bring experience and perspective to the table. That’s what I’m ready to provide with NMC.”
Myers is already creating solutions for navigating the Nashville music industry by providing management, production services, and catalog representation to a variety of companies including Reviver Publishing, Starstruck Entertainment’s publishing division, Vandermont Music Publishing, Schedler Music (Austria), the Easton Corbin Music catalog, A Million Midnights Music, and more.
His recent television credits include talent producer for THE SONG @Recorded Live at TGL Farms and talent booker for THE SOUTHERN WEEKEND show on the Circle Network. A passionate advocate for new acts, Myers is providing artist development services for several young artists in addition to mentoring songwriters with Songtown. Myers has also created the online songwriting/publishing forum #NashvillePitchTips, sharing his experience with aspiring writers.
Some of the services provided by NMC include A&R (collaborations and song selection), recording/production services, imaging and brand development, social media, catalog licensing and administration, song plugging, talent booking, and project management.
A self-proclaimed “Dream Shepherd,” Myers has had a hand in helping launch and guide the careers of numerous country artists.
Originally from Orange Park, FL, Myers moved to Nashville in 1986 to work for Maypop Music, owned by country supergroup ALABAMA. Several years later, he was named general manager of a new music publishing division at Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Entertainment, leading the company to massive chart success and songwriter signings including Mark D. Sanders, ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year in 1997.
On the management side, Myers served as day-to-day manager for Billy Dean (Capitol Records), Linda Davis (Arista Records), 4 Runner (Polydor Records), and River Road (Capitol Records). In 1997, Myers made the move to Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where he helped secure catalog representation deals with Sony/ATV and a CAA joint venture with Chrysalis Music. While at CAA, Myers developed and secured record deals for Little Big Town (Mercury Records) and Emerson Drive (DreamWorks Records), and secured numerous cuts, including the award-winning single “Beautiful Mess” by Diamond Rio.
Later, as GM/VP of Roy Orbison Music/Still Working Music, Myers worked with hit makers Tommy Lee James, Terry McBride, Clay Mills, Billy Burnette, and Liz Rose. An advocate for artists as well as songwriters, Myers was integral in signing young artists to record deals including Danielle Peck (Big Machine Records), Jedd Hughes (Capital Records), Kaci Brown (Interscope Records), and the rock band Luna Halo (Sony Records).
Warner Brothers Records Senior VP of A&R, Scott Hendricks called on Myers in 2012 to head publishing company Big Tractor Music where Myers secured several chart-topping hits for Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin, and William Michael Morgan. Myers was also instrumental in securing a buyer for the company’s catalog. During this time, he continued working the catalog as a consultant and joined the management team at Trey Turner Artist Management, representing Easton Corbin (Mercury Records) and Jackie Lee (Broken Bow Records).
In 2015, Myers was contracted to establish and launch MV2, an independent music publishing and artists development company. It was in that position that Myers realized that there was an industry-wide need for experienced, independent consultants to help talented and driven songwriters and artists pursue their dreams.
“Being a part of creative growth and success has always been my passion,” he said. “Dreams are only wishes unless you make a plan and take massive action! That is how I can help. I am here to assist with a plan of action.”