NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysalis Music Group USA, Red Light
Management and Vector Management are very proud to announce the creation of
a new partnership and the birth of a revolutionary publishing company.
Called CROSSFIRE3 PUBLISHING, the multi-genred, worldwide company will be
based in Nashville and run by industry veteran Steve Markland. The other
offices of the company will be based in Los Angeles, New York,
Charlottesville, VA, and London. Each office will play a major role in
directing the trajectory of the new partnership.
Created by industry leaders Will Botwin, Coran Capshaw, John Grady,
Jeremy Lascelles, Ken Levitan, Kenny Macpherson and Jack Rovner, the key to
this unprecedented company is that it is being shaped via the formation of
a true partnership rather than merely as a joint venture. It is the first
time that two separate management companies have partnered together with a
publisher to form a new company. The principals of the company are
formidable and each brings a specific and unique pedigree with a singular
vision geared for success.
Crossfire3 will focus on building a consortium of songs, writers and
artists of all styles. This distinct group of veteran partners will rely
heavily and aggressively upon its combined resources, extensive depth of
experience and tenured music industry relationships creating a catalogue of
highly desirable content and a creative collective within the entertainment
Chrysalis Music Group USA:
As President and Senior Executive of Chrysalis Music Division North
America, Kenny MacPherson presides over one of the most diverse independent
music companies in the America. MacPherson is currently working with Dan
Wilson, Thom Yorke, BRMC, Daniel Lanois, Joe Henry, Velvet Revolver, Ray
LaMontagne and My Morning Jacket, to name a few. Chrysalis is also home to
a legendary catalogue encompassing the hits of Outkast, Blondie, David
Bowie, Billy Idol, Jethro Tull, Paul Anka and Cy Coleman.
Jeremy Lascelles is the Chief Executive of Chrysalis Music for the
world. He started his career in the early 70's as a band and tour manager
before joining Virgin Records in 1979. He spent 13 years there in various
A&R and MD roles either signing or working with artists such as Phil
Collins, XTC, Human League and Belinda Carlisle, before joining Chrysalis
as MD of Chrysalis Music in 1994. He has overseen the company's growth and
expansion ever since, including the signing of artists like David Gray,
Portishead, Morcheeba, Feeder, Athlete, among many others.
Red Light Management:
Coran Capshaw founded Red Light Management in 1991 and is the personal
manager for Dave Matthews Band. Since the company's inception, its roster
has grown to over 30 artists, including The Decemberists, Alanis Morisette,
Ben Harper, Band of Horses, Chris Cornell, Robert Randolph, Third Day,
Rodney Atkins, Say Anything, Manchester Orchestra and Trey Anastasio. In
2000, Capshaw created Musictoday, which is now owned by Live Nation. Also
in 2000, Capshaw co-founded the New York-based ATO Records, a leading US
independent label with a strong reputation for artist development. Capshaw
is co-owner of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
Will Botwin joined as President and CEO of Red Light Management and ATO
Records a year ago. Prior to joining the companies, he served as President
and Chairman of Columbia Records Group. At Columbia, he oversaw the label
as it racked up a record seven consecutive years as the number one record
label in America. Previous to that, Botwin founded and operated Side One
Management, home to such artists as Liz Phair, Luscious Jackson, Los Lobos,
Steve Earle, John Hiatt and Roseanne Cash.
John Grady is a 31-year music business veteran. He has been everything
from a college representative for A&M Records in 1976, to a retail store
manager, promotion man, salesman, marketer and finally President of Sony
Music Nashville & DMZ Music.
Vector Principals Ken Levitan and Jack Rovner are partners in one of
the most successful management companies in the business, working with Bon
Jovi, Emmylou Harris, Trace Atkins, Patty Griffin, Kings of Leon, Hank
Williams, Jr., Kid Rock, Ben Folds, Lynyrd Skynyrd the B-52s and others.
They also founded the thriving Vector Recordings. The label is home to the
critically acclaimed Damien Rice, and has released Grammy-nominated records
by Queen Latifah and Herbie Hancock. Vector has offices in Nashville and
Steve Markland's publishing roots run deep. He opened the Windswept
office on Music Row in Nashville 11 years ago and built it up to the
powerhouse it is today. Starting out in A&R for RCA Nashville, Markland
went on to work at Warner Chappell and Patrick Joseph Music Group. Working
with such writers as Al Anderson and Jeffrey Steele, both BMI writers of
the year. Steve has been apart of numerous BMI/ASCAP/SESAC most performed
songs of the year and developed the careers some of Nashville's most
SOURCE Chrysalis Music Group USA