London Broadcasting Company Forms BE Music & Entertainment Headed by Industry Vets Carl Kornmeyer and Michael Blanton
Dallas and Nashville-based artist development firm offers specialized management, production publishing services for artists in all entertainment fields
June 29, 2011
Dallas, Texas – Entertainment industry veterans Terry London, Carl Kornmeyer and Michael Blanton have created BE Music & Entertainment, a full-service artist development agency that stresses innovation and artistic vision.
With offices located in Dallas and Nashville, BE Music & Entertainment provides services and support in all aspects of management, production and publishing to clients in music genres including Country, Pop, Christian, Jazz and also in film, television, visual art and literature. The multi-faceted agency operates as a subsidiary of Dallas-based parent company London Broadcasting Company.
“I am thrilled to form BE Music and Entertainment with Carl Kornmeyer and Michael Blanton,” said Terry E. London, President and CEO of London Broadcasting. “Music impacts our lives. At BE Music we will create an environment where artists of all types can achieve their full potential. Our job is to inspire and encourage. BE Music greatly enhances and expands our Texas-based broadcast and media properties. Carl and Michael are uniquely gifted to meet the challenges of the fast-changing entertainment landscape with their experience and creativity.”
“It really is all about the artists at BE Music and providing the platform and network to elevate the artist to be their authentic self,” says Carl Kornmeyer, COO of London Broadcasting’s Content Group. “Artist development is more important now than ever, and there is no one with more experience and heart for artists than Michael Blanton. One of our many goals is to provide our artists with unique opportunities to showcase their talents, like the new music television program being launched this fall by our Texas based 41 Entertainment production company.”
Adds BE Music & Entertainment President Michael Blanton, “BE Music & Entertainment focuses on development and vision-casting for our clients in the new world of content making and distribution. Through management, production and publishing, we are able to assemble the best team for each of our clients, allowing them to rise above the sea of so many competing new artists. Everyone in this business can make content, but few have a creative development team to help them navigate the new world of music and entertainment, and that's what BE Music and Entertainment is all about.”
For more information, visit www.BEMusicEntertainment.com. Reach BE Music & Entertainment at (866) 339-8686.
About the BE Music & Entertainment Team
Terry London, President and CEO of London Broadcasting, is a 33-year media veteran and former President & CEO of Gaylord Entertainment Company, a diversified media and entertainment company which included ownership in such properties as TNN: The Nashville Network, CMT: Country Music Television, the world famous Grand Ole Opry, the Gaylord Hotels, Word Records, Cencom Cable, major market television stations, radio stations and television production companies. He serves on the Board of Directors of Pier 1 Imports and Johnson Outdoors, Inc.
Carl Kornmeyer, the COO of London Broadcasting’s Content Group, is a 32-year entertainment industry veteran. His career includes a variety of senior positions at Gaylord Entertainment including roles as a developer and management executive at The Nashville Network and was a senior executive at Country Music Television and the Grand Ole Opry. He also serves as EVP - Chief Financial/Development Officer of London Broadcasting. Kornmeyer previously served as Vice Chairman, Arts, Entertainment and Music for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Country Music Association, Leadership Music and NARAS.
Michael Blanton, President of BE Music & Entertainment, is a 34-year music industry innovator in production and management who began his career in A&R at Word Records. Since then, he has been instrumental in developing the careers of artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and many others. He is a member of the Country Music Association, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and the Gospel Music Association.
London Broadcasting Company is a Dallas-based media group formed in 2007 in partnership with SunTx Capital Partners, to acquire and operate Texas-based broadcast media properties. London Broadcasting owns and operates 12 stations in Texas and also owns 41 Entertainment, a Dallas-based television production company that produces television programs and other forms of video and music content.