Music industry veteran executive Skip Bishop was introduced by established hitmaker and longtime friend Ronnie Dunn today as Bishop announced the launch of revolutionary new music label HitShop Records via a press conference from Nashville’s Sirius XM Studios. The full-service Nashville record label is led by an impressive group of seasoned music industry personnel who will bring their outstanding track record to implement HitShop’s cutting edge business model and innovative consumer awareness campaigns with its diverse roster of artists. HitShop Records releases will be distributed by Warner Music Nashville.
“This is one of the most innovative and creative gatherings of musical talent and staff I’ve ever seen. The young, brilliant minds and compelling musicians involved are building a new model of discovery from the street up. This is the new label configuration of the future!” shares HitShop Records President Skip Bishop. “Everyone at HitShop is deeply committed and involved in studying the new paths music fans walk. We look forward to a productive relationship with Warner Music Nashville.”
“Skip is one of the most savvy and creative executives in Nashville. His track record for breaking hit records is what excited us to be in business with him and his team. We’re pleased to be providing this impressive new label with distribution services and to be working closely with this team,” said John Esposito, President, Warner Music Nashville.
HitShop is launching with a sonically diverse lineup of talented music makers including pop funk duo Gimm+Icky, whose music has been heard in national promo spots for ABC and E!, and Fort Payne, Alabama native Weston Burt, who cut his teeth playing over 150 dates a year while still in college at Auburn University. Weston hit the road this morning to start his country radio promotion tour but before climbing aboard his bus, he and label mates Gimm+Icky treated the gathered tastemakers to a preview performance of upcoming music. Look for additional announcements from HitShop in the coming weeks announcing other exciting new talent!
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