Donahue’s role with the Nashville-based artist development agency is to connect its artists with audiences through the creation, production and promotion of live events and unique sponsorship opportunities.
A 20-year veteran of the Nashville music industry, Donahue launched the boutique artist label Rocketown Records in 1996, selling more than 6 million albums while working with a roster that included artists Chris Rice, Ginny Owens, Shaun Groves, Wayne Kirkpatrick and others. Prior to joining BE Music, Donahue served as VP/Artist Development at Intero Alliance, where he co-executive produced the global Avon Voices campaign, among other successful events.
“This is a bit of a ‘full circle’ moment for me in my career, as [BE Music & Entertainment President] Michael Blanton was the first person to hire me in the industry more than 20 years ago,” says Donahue. “It feels like a wonderful homecoming. To be a part of a company like BE Music and Entertainment, which is so committed to the artist’s entire career, is very stimulating. The production of live events is a crucial step for any artist to connect with their fan base, and I am honored to bring my expertise to the BE Music family to make the live experience special for both the artist and the fans.”
Adds BE Music & Entertainment President Michael Blanton, “Over the past 20 years, not only has Don Donahue worked in artist development, but he has led successful events in the music and entertainment space, making him the perfect fit to lead our newest division at BE Music. Don brings a dynamic energy and focus to our plan to launch and develop artists through a diverse series of live events.”
With offices located in Dallas and Nashville, BE Music & Entertainment provides services and support in all aspects of management, production and publishing to clients in all music genres. The multi-faceted agency operates as a subsidiary of Dallas-based parent company London Broadcasting Company. For more information, visit www.BEMusicEntertainment.com.