Country Music Tastemaker, Tony Brown and Billboard's Entertainment Attorney of the Year, John Mason, launch Nashville's One-Of-A-Kind Creative Management Company, Velvet Stone.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On December 17, 2016 Hit Country Music Producer and Record Label Executive, Tony Brown and World-Renowned Entertainment Attorney, John Mason celebrated their joint 70th birthday and the launch of their latest business venture, Velvet Stone Management.
Tony Brown is best known for his revolutionary music production work with Reba McEntire, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy Buffet, Brooks and Dunn, Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett, amongst being at the helm of all creative endeavors at MCA Records for 25 years, where he served as the Vice President for a solid decade, eventually becoming President of the label. Within those 25 years at MCA Records, Brown launched the careers of several of Country music's A-List recording artists and has been presented with 10 CMA Awards and 7 ACMs. Brown has also worked with Patty Loveless, Marty Stuart, The Mavericks, Lionel Ritchie, Pat Green, Joe Ely and has been the Producer on 9 GRAMMY Award winning songs, and took the GRAMMY home for Country Album of the Year with George Strait, the same year he was honored by the Americana Music Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.
"Velvet Stone is where art marries commerce… A Brain-Trust of experience, style, taste and enough blind faith to take on any challenge. Four partners who compliment each other like no other team before." -Tony Brown
John Mason's unshakable stance in the entertainment industry is well deserved with the high profile deals he has executed including the movie Grease and the talent he has represented such as Reba McEntire, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons (Jersey Boys), Smokey Robinson, Travis Tritt, Olivia Newton-John, Shakira, and Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys). John is recognized throughout the world as a leader in the fields of entertainment law and intellectual property; He has represented directly or through their heirs six Oscar winners as well as recording artists whose worldwide sales exceed 100,000,000 units. John has been named "Entertainment Lawyer of the Year," by Billboard Magazine and has been the recipient of the pre-eminent and coveted A/V national attorney rating in the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory for more than 30 years.
"The opportunity to help artists in a new and unique way where I can combine my decades of business and legal experience with the creative genius of Tony Brown and the branding and marketing expertise of Melissa Core and Rick Caballo was irresistible – and here we are!" -John Mason