Signings and Hirings: G7, Hearts Bluff, Bobby Roberts, Centricity

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• March 21, 2012

Centricity Music Publishing has signed hit Christian songwriter Sam Mizell to an exclusive contract. His songs have been recorded by Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Madisa, Francesca Battistelli, and many others. His seven No. 1 singles have resulted in a Grammy nomination, and Dove and ASCAP awards. (L-R): Sam Mizell and Centricity Music head Steve Rice

Hearts Bluff Music has expanded its Creative Services department with the addition of Greg Gallo. His background includes placing songs with Faith Hill, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum, as well as roles at Ash Street Music and Big Loud Shirt.

Hearts Bluff President/CEO Scott Parker leads the company which according to a press release has $20 million in private funding and has acquired over 50 No. 1 hits in recent years.

In addition, Gallo continues to provide creative services for Revelry Music Group, Extreme Writers Group, Brave Music, Silent Gate Music, Savannah Music Group, Yacht Haven Music and Beautiful Day Music.

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The Bobby Roberts Company has signed Curb Records artist Morgan Frazier and Bigger Picture artist Chris Janson for exclusive booking representation. President Lance Roberts also announced the hiring of Matt Rizor as an agent.

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G7 Entertainment Marketing today announced the appointment of four new executives. Lori Cloud has joined G7 as Executive Director of Client Services. She has 25 years of entertainment marketing experience and was most recently VP Brand Strategy and Digital Media at management firm Big Enterprises. Previously she was a Brand Agent at the LA headquarters of Creative Artists Agency, where she managed client relationships such as The Coca-Cola Company, P&G, Sprint, Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Starwood Hotels.

Rick Whetsel is on board as G7’s Director of Booking and Production. He has more than 20 years experience in the music industry including founding Nashville-based Great Big Shows, a top concerts promotions and productions company. Most recently he has focused on sponsor-driven events and corporate productions, working with a variety of Fortune 500 consumer brands.

Diana Garcia has joined G7 as Digital Strategist and Project Manager, specializing in data collection, viral marketing, social media and interactive storytelling. She has more than eight years of experience working with acts including Rascal Flatts, Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brooks & Dunn, Dolly Parton and many others.

Christian Henderson has joined G7 as Project Manager. Henderson was most recently at Creative Artists Agency.

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