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Breen Agency Starts New Division

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — The Christian music Breen Agency has created a new division with first-time agent Elaine Starkey, who will head the Independent Artist Agency. IAA will have about 20 artists and emphasize some alternative bookings, such as coffee houses and churches, in addition to colleges for up-and-coming Christian acts.

"Joining the IAA has been a wonderful experience," Starkey told CelebrityAccess. "It is an enormous honor to be a part of 20 artists' careers in such a personal way. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each of the artists, their callings and their dreams. Relationships are a major part of this job because in order to pitch an artist, I need to know something more than just the names of their songs. but a concert is made of songs and the artist's presence and
heart. So the buyer needs to know what they are getting as the whole package."

"I believe in IAA and the mission to help these artists establishes a national fan base before receiving national distribution," she said.

Starkey moved to Nashville from Texas. Prior to joining IAA, she was in the non-profit world helping start up new organizations. "That is my passion to get behind causes and ideas that I really believe in and pour vision and work into making them a reality."

Starkey can be reached at 615-777-2227; email: –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner