Veteran music executive Tracy Graham McGlocklin has formed Mission Management, a full- service artist management and marketing consulting firm. McGlocklin is owner and president of the company. Marty Stuart and Little Big Town are the first two clients. Stuart recently inked a deal with Sony Music Nashville with a June release date and also helmed the production of the Grammy-nominated CD "Kindred Spirits — A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash." Little Big Town released their debut CD last year and are currently in the studio recording their next project.
Mission Management will work with both acts in a co-management partnership with manager Rendy Lovelady. Lovelady, with more than 20 years in the entertainment industry, has worked in various capacities for some of the biggest names in music including Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Rolling Stones and David Bowie. Lovelady also represents the multi-million-selling band Jars Of Clay.
Prior to founding Mission Management, McGlocklin worked for more than 13 years for Sony Music Entertainment in Nashville garnering a wide-ranging level of experience in album promotion, event planning and sales and helped launch multi-platinum projects by Dixie Chicks, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Billy Gilman. Most recently, McGlocklin was director, product management in the Sony Music marketing department.