Brownlee Ferguson President & CEO email@example.com
The inspiration of a great songwriter was not all it took (lots of work, too!), but it was certainly a critical part. Thanks to David Lynn Jones and others involved in those early days of the company, Bluewater had its first big hit, "Living In The Promiseland" as recorded by Willie Nelson and later by Joe Cocker.
As the industry changed so has Bluewater. With Brownlee's guidance the company has transformed itself from a successful Nashville publishing company into a leading independent administration company known throughout the world. Now a new division of the company is being built, artist management, with the same focus and goal of the other divisions, adding value to artists' careers.
Studying Italian, playing some tennis, reading, and hanging with friends and family are Brownlee's fun diversions.
Guelay Ekin Royalty Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org
Her studies specialized in Economics, Administration and Judicature. Upon arrival in the United States, Guelay worked as a retail store manager until she joined the Bluewater Music team in 2005. She is fluent in both German and English.
Guelay enjoys her French Bulldogs and dog rescue as well as indie movies and music.
Peter Roselli Chief Operating Officer email@example.com
Before joining Bluewater Music in 2001, Peter worked as an auditor for a regional CPA firm where he was responsible for analyzing and auditing client books, performing review engagements and drafting financial statements. Peter’s love for music led him to Bluewater in 2001 to fill the position of Financial Director in Bluewater’s royalty department. Since that time, his proven strength in leadership, attention to detail and strong vision for Bluewater’s continued success afforded him his current position of Chief Operating Officer, where he oversees all day-to-day activities for the company. Peter has been instrumental in key administration client signings, including the publishing catalogs of NEEDTOBREATHE, Rodney Carrington, E.S. Posthumus, G. Love, Josh Mosser (songwriter of Imagine Dragons’ ”Radioactive” and “Demons”), Sarah Jaffe, The Toadies, Blue Man Group, Marlon Young (Kid Rock co-writer & touring guitarist), Gene Autry Music Group, Black River Entertainment, Beach Street Music (cues for Access Hollywood, 48 Hours, Maury Povich, Jerry Springer, Steve Wilkos, LA Ink, Design Star) and Black Toast Music (cues and placements in Dexter, Cold Case, Modern Family, True Blood, The Wire, Workaholics). Peter is proud to be a key part of Bluewater’s dedicated efforts to consistently and thoroughly collect all sources of royalty income throughout the world for its extensive client base.
Peter enjoys drinking well-crafted beer, playing with his dogs, and fostering other dogs in line for adoption.
Gabrielle Thornley firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally from the small town of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Gabrielle Thornley moved to Boston in 2010 to continue her education at Berklee College of Music. While in school, Gabrielle interned at The Echo Nest (now Spotify) in the QA/Marketing department and Sanctum Sound recording studio. With a bachelor’s degree in music business and songwriting, Gabrielle moved to Nashville after graduating in 2014 to get her start in the music industry and pursue her career in singing/songwriting.
As well as being a singer, Gabrielle plays violin, flute and guitar, waitresses at Tequila Cowboy on Broadway, and is obsessed with Sean McConnell (if you don’t know who that is, look him up now) and D’Angelo.
Aubrey Schwartz LIcensing Assistant email@example.com
While at Belmont, Aubrey interned at Song Matchmakers Network, Shake 'Em Up Music and Curb Records. She also was an active member in Belmont Service Corps and the Recording Academy. Aubrey joined Bluewater in 2015.
Aubrey is a coffee, country music, fishing and gum addict.
Lauren Dempsey Assistant, Accounting & Copyright Departments firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren earned her Associate of Arts degree from a community college in Missouri, close to a town where she grew up before deciding to move to Nashville in the fall of 2012. While at Belmont, Lauren interned at G Major Mgmt, Warner/Chappell Production Music, and Big Loud Bucks. She was active in Belmont Service Corps which allowed her to volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival. Lauren joined Bluewater in March 2015 and is excited for this opportunity.
Lauren loves watching reality tv shows, enjoying the company of friends, and reading.
Randy Patton Manager, Licensing & Administration email@example.com
Prior to graduation, Randy joined The Bazel Group, Inc. where he coordinated contracts and logistics for the company while also overseeing the day-to-day operations for Ryan Michaels Band and Ross Coppley.
Randy joined Bluewater in 2012.
Randy is a fervent sports fan, connoisseur of a well-crafted song, and vintage automobiles.
Blake Ferguson Coordinator, Copyright Department firstname.lastname@example.org
Blake has worked in various aspects of the music industry, from collecting societies to record labels. His experience includes, ASCAP, the Nashville venue Exit In, and Dualtone Music Group, an independent label prior to joining Bluewater in 2014.
Blake enjoys hanging out with his dog, producing electronic music, and good food
and drinks with friends.
Heather Ferguson Songwriting Coach email@example.com
Heather has been with Bluewater since 1996 and worked on a wide variety of projects from helping the Creative Department find great songs to those involving the website and IT matters. Now Heather is coaching songwriters, helping them with the craft of writing and building their careers in music.
Heather loves playing the violin; goat cheese, olive spread, avocado sandwiches and long walks in the park with friends.