NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) – The Orchard has announced that it has named Jessica Phelps General Manager of its Nashville office.
In her new role, Phelps will lead strategy, development, label management and marketing for key Orchard artists and labels in the market. She will also heighten and maintain relationships with key accounts and clients across a variety of genres, as well as attract, sign and retain new talent in order to grow The Orchard’s business in Nashville.
Phelps joins The Orchard from Q Prime Management, where she acted as Head of Sales in the Label Services Department. At Q Prime, Phelps spearheaded retail promotion, sales strategy, and distribution operations for artists such as Metallica, Dawes, Cage The Elephant, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and Marty Stuart. Previously, Phelps worked as Sales Director at Mom+Pop Music, and Director of Retail Marketing at The Orchard. She also worked in Lagardère SCA’s mobile division.
“The Orchard is home to so many amazing labels and artists; it’s an honor to rejoin the company,” she said. “I look forward to working with their impressive staff and roster, and helping grow The Orchard’s relationships with Nashville’s creative community.”
Phelps will be reporting to COO of The Orchard, Colleen Theis.
“We’re super proud to welcome Jess back to The Orchard family,” said Theis. “She is a highly experienced executive with a strong network, a strategic vision and a clear understanding of where the industry is headed. As an established and respected member of Nashville’s independent music community, she will be a force for our labels and artists.”