Country Star Jamie O’Neal Forms New Record Label
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One of Nashville’s most respected and admired singer-songwriters, Jamie O’Neal, is starting the New Year off with a new business venture. O’Neal and some of Nashville’s finest industry personnel have joined forces to create her own indie label, Momentum Label Group.
The key team on staff assisting O’Neal with the label will be her father and manager, Jimmy Murphy, who will serve as Momentum’s General Manager and Partner; music industry veteran John Ettinger, who will head up the Radio Strategies portion of the label; Jessica Northey, who will oversee the label’s Social Media/Web Strategies division; and John Christian, who will head up West Coast promotions.
Murphy has spent his whole life in the music business as a recording artist in New Zealand, where he was a star on the Australian Bandstand. Most recently, his songs have been featured on the Desperate Housewives soundtrack and America’s Funniest Home Videos. In addition to managing O’Neal, Murphy also oversees the careers of his other daughter, Minnie Murphy, as well as Momentum’s flagship artist, Rachele Lynae.
Ettinger’s career in the music business began more than 20 years ago at Mercury Records, where he was a key player on the regional team that launched the careers of Sugarland, Billy Currington, Love and Theft, Toby Keith and Shania Twain. It was his role as VP at Mercury where he also met O’Neal and played an instrumental part in propelling her red-hot career.
Look for Momentum Label Group’s flagship artist, Rachele Lynae, to release her debut single, “Party ‘Til the Cows Come Home” in March.
MOMENTUM LABEL GROUP
Nashville, TN 37221
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