NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Nashville-based talent agency Buddy Lee Attractions is celebrating their 50th anniversary with the announcement that they are expanding their service offerings with three new divisions.
The three new divisions include 38 Music Artist Development, 38 Music Publishing and a Professional Speaker & Guest Appearances Division.
The addition of 38 Music Artist Development and its related music publishing operation will allow Buddy Lee to develop a support team for artists, including including attorneys, business managers, managers, producers and web creators, as well as overseeing day-to-day activities that encompass career development including songwriting, publishing, booking and promoter relations, marketing artist branding, and tour scheduling.
Mike Meade will head up Buddy Lee's new speakers division which will cater to business, campus, community and entertainment where the represented clients appear as event emcee/host, in special appearances and product endorsements.
Buddy Lee is currently working with Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man–(A&E); American Hoggers’ Krystal Pistol Campbell–(A&E); American Pickers’ Lauren Wray– (History Channel); The Gold Family of Hardcore Pawn–(TruTV); Swamp People’s “Gator Queen,” Liz Cavalier Choate, Bruce Mitchell, Troy, Jacob and Chase Landry– (History Channel); Lyssa Chapman- book author (formerly of Dog The Bounty Hunter); Nicholas Pollacchi/The Whisky Dog—whiskey expert entertainer; Lisa Wysocky—author, horse clinician, keynote and motivational speaker; Sam Powell—horse clinician and author; Shelia Shipley Biddy—author and music/entertainment business professional and Shelley Sarmiento—fashion industry entrepreneur/consultant.
Buddy Lee also announced that BLA owner Donna Lee, daughter of agency founder Buddy Lee, has assumed the post of CEO.
“This is not a novel or innovative transition, this is a Buddy Lee Attraction business standard and service that our company was founded upon,” Donna Lee said in a statement. “BLA has never been ‘just a booking agency;’ we are an artist career and relations group and our passion is to help the artist become valuable to the market–to sustain a long life in music and entertainment–and it all starts with a solid organizational plan with a solid team supporting the artist.” – Staff Writers