NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Octagon Entertainment has expanded into Nashville with the hiring of industry veteran Stuart Dill as a Senior Vice President. Dill with more than 25 years of experience in the industry will head up Octagon Entertainment's new Nashville office, collaborating with Managing Director John Ferriter and Octagon Music Managing Director Peter Rudge on artist development and a wide array of other projects.
Clients making the transition to Octagon with Dill are Billy Ray Cyrus (Buena Vista Records), Laura Bell Bundy (Mercury Nashville Records) and Jo Dee Messina (Curb Records).
Dill started managing artists for the Jim Halsey Company in 1985 and then opened his own management company, Refugee Management, in 1990. His previous management credits include The Wreckers (Michelle Branch & Jessica Harp), Dwight Yoakam, Point of Grace and many other legendary artists over the years such as Minnie Pearl, Freddy Fender (and the Texas Tornadoes), Bellamy Bros., Michael Martin Murphey, Holly Dunn, Forester Sisters and Desert Rose Band.
In 2006, he became a partner in Three Ring Projects and was then named President of Sanctuary Artist Management-Nashville in 2009. Dill is a longtime member of Leadership Music and is a member of the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. A graduate of American University with a degree in International Relations, Dill is also releasing his first novel that will debut this October. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers