COUNTRY AIR CHECK
April 3, 2018 (Nashville, TN) – Veteran producer Bryan Todd has added his name to the growing list of Associates at the Nashville-based The Talent Associates, a project management firm specializing in the creation, promotion and marketing of country music. Todd, who moved from Los Angeles to Nashville just over a year ago, will offer his talents in the creation of music - from writing to recording.
“I feel like I started with TTA immediately after moving here,” said Todd. “Those guys have their finger on the pulse of the big worlds of streaming and radio, and I’m grateful that Nashville has been so open to my writing and production sensibilities.”
Signed with UMPG as part of a joint venture deal with Grammy Award winning producer, composer David Foster, Todd has already been in the studio with TTA artists Arabella Jones and Monique McCall. Since beginning his career as a recording artist in Los Angeles, Todd has since written and produced numerous projects for Miley Cyrus, Jordin Sparks, Rascal Flatts, Michael W. Smith, Lucy Hale, Snoop Dogg, among many others.
“We have been blown away by Bryan from every angle you can imagine,” said TTA head Ryan Barnstead. “Our artists love working with him and everything coming out of his studio is strong, bold and fresh. We are so pleased to bring more artists into his path.”
Founded by Nashville label executive John Ettinger and currently headed by SVP Barnstead, The Talent Associates was formed in 2012 to provide support to artist careers. Successes include advisory on music creation and the nationwide launch of projects for High Valley, Blackjack Billy, Alissa Griffith, Emerson Drive, Hudson Moore, and Tebey and serving a key role in the start of the solo career of founding Sugarland member Kristian Bush. The company currently manages projects for Lauren Ashley & the Trainwreckers, Emerson Drive, Ryan Evans, McCall and Jones, and works with others in prepping projects for market.
MICHAEL W. SMITH
February 16th, 2018 (Nashville, TN) - Multi-Platinum, three-time Grammy® Award winning artist, best-selling author and acclaimed actor Michael W. Smith enlisted Multi-platinum Producer and Songwriter Bryan Todd for new album A MILLION LIGHTS...
Released Feb. 16, Michael’s USA Today, Billboard, Yahoo! Music and NewReleaseToday-acclaimed studio album, A Million Lights, debuted at No. 1 on the SoundScan Christian retail chart while holding the No. 1 position most of release week on iTunes and Amazon.com’s Christian music charts. The recording includes the lead single/video and title track along with “Love Always Wins,” “Crashing Waves,” “Revolution” and “Footsteps,” which was recently added to Spotify’s “Top Christian” and “New Music Friday Christian” playlists. Apple Music also featured the album in their “The Hottest New Music” newsletter.
January 28, 2018 (New York, New York) - Multi-Platinum Producer Bryan Todd nominated for a 2018 Grammy Award in the catagory of Album of the Year for Danny Gokey's #1 album RISE. Bryan produced, mixed and remixed on the album.