Nashville’s Curb Records has appointed Laurel Kittleson to the position of Vice President of Artist Development & A&R.
Kittleson (pictured) joins Curb Records from Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) where she most recently served as A&R Director.
She will report to Jim Ed Norman, CEO, Recorded Music and Publishing for Curb / Word Entertainment and Ryan Dokke, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Curb / Word Entertainment.
In her new position, Kittleson will work closely with the A&R and publishing teams developing new artists and working with the current roster.
A Seattle native, Kittleson played a key role in the signing and development of 2018 ACM New Male Vocalist Brett Young and newcomer Dan Smalley.
At BMLG, her roster included Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Midland, Ronnie Dunn, Eli Young Band, Carly Pearce, The Cadillac Three, and Danielle Bradbery.
Kittleson is a MusiCares Ambassador, a voting member of CMA, ACM and a SOLID and Grammy Next alumni.
“We’re excited to have Laurel join our creative team.”
Jim Ed Norman, Curb
“We’re excited to have Laurel join our creative team. Her strong song sense combined with her artist relations skills and passion for music make her a perfect fit for the future of Curb Records,” said Norman.
“Laurel’s experience and passion for artist development are exactly what we need at exactly the right time.”
Ryan Dokke, curb
Dokke added: “Laurel’s experience and passion for artist development are exactly what we need at exactly the right time.
“With her addition to our team, we’re sending a signal to the community that Curb | Word Entertainment is a place open to all manner of creative partnerships.”
“I’m excited for the opportunity to grow my career at a company with as rich of a legacy as Curb Records.”
Kittleson said: “I’m excited for the opportunity to grow my career at a company with as rich of a legacy as Curb Records.
“I am incredibly passionate about developing artists at all stages of their careers and I’m committed to building and developing the best talent possible with the incredible team at Curb.”Music Business Worldwide