COLLEEN TAYLOR JOINS THE BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP AS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
From A College Education To An Exciting Career Choice
Nashville, TN (May 31, 2011) – The Big Machine Label Group got even bigger today as CEO/President, Scott Borchetta, announced the addition of Colleen Taylor as Administrative Assistant.
The Connecticut native and recent Belmont University grad is no stranger to the label, having proved herself as an intern extraordinaire in both the Royalties & Licensing as well as in the A&R Department. In Taylor’s newly-created position, she will provide day-to-day scheduling and organizational support, facilitating increased efficiency and effectiveness for Borchetta and the label group.
“Colleen is an extremely smart & talented young lady who is a great addition to our team. The building fell in love with her while she was an intern and made sure we didn’t let her get away!” said Borchetta.
Gaining vital experience throughout her four years in Nashville, she also served as an Administrative Assistant at the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business and held the Vice President and Treasurer roles with Belmont Service Corps. These positions afforded her the opportunity to work with the GRAMMY Awards, CMT Music Awards, CRS, NSAI’s Tin Pan South and Next Big Nashville.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be working for the Big Machine Label Group. Scott Borchetta has put together a phenomenally talented team that continues to break the mold in this industry, and I am honored to be a part of it,” said Taylor.
ABOUT THE BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP: Scott Borchetta serves as President/CEO of the independent Big Machine Label Group, which includes Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). In 2010 Big Machine was named Country Label of the Year by Country Aircheck Magazine/Powered by USA Today for the second consecutive year. Also in 2010, Big Machine’s signature artist Taylor Swift’s third album, SPEAK NOW, became the best-selling Country studio album debut of all time with over 1 million units sold in its first week. With the release, Taylor became the 4th female artist in history (across all genres) to debut with more than 1 million first-week units sold. The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Reba, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Jewel, Platinum sensations The Band Perry, established acts Justin Moore, Jack Ingram and the Eli Young Band and hot newcomers Steel Magnolia, Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge, Brantley Gilbert and comedienne Melissa Peterman. In 5 years, Big Machine Records artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations.