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Skip Bishop is a veteran entertainment executive with a highly successful track record for leading music labels, entertainment corporations, marketing firms and broadcast chains with more than 35 years of experience. Bishop has developed dynamic partnerships in both the traditional broadcast media and digital spaces.
Bishop founded and served as President/CEO of WB Distributed HitShop Records, where he had oversight of all divisions including identifying new artists, finance, promotion, marketing and label operations. Bishop’s executive career began in 1981 as Vice President of Programming for Broadcast Properties, Inc. Bishop has also held executive positions with RCA Records, MCA Records and created his own independent music marketing and promotion firm, Bishop Bait and Tackle.
In 2009, Bishop became the Senior Vice President of Promotion for Sony Music Nashville.
Bishop graduated from Auburn University with a dual major in Broadcasting and English. He has previously served on the board of Directors for the Country Radio Broadcasters and is a graduate of the Leadership Music Program.
One of the true living legends of the music business across multiple genres, Butch Waugh contributes his expertise, enthusiasm and leadership to Intercept Music’s team of ambassadors.
For nearly 40 years, Butch worked for the biggest music labels in the world, starting in record sales and promotion and winding up as Sony Music Nashville’s Executive Vice President. Under his leadership, the Nashville label earned the Country Music Association’s “best label” award seven out of eight years.
During the course of his career, he made landmark, hit albums such as Frampton Comes Alive! and the 11X platinum Dirty Dancing soundtrack, and turned superstars like Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews into names known around the world. His leadership and expertise has resulted in nearly 100 Country Music Association Awards and 100 Academy of Country Music Awards.
A former chairman of the Academy of Country Music, Waugh has made a huge impact not only in country but also in pop and urban genres. He began his career with London Records in the early 1970s, and later moving to sales and radio promotion roles with A&M, Motown and Capitol Records before joining RCA and later becoming an executive at that label. The artists touched by Butch’s passion and positivity make a virtually complete list of superstars from the 1970s to the 21st century, and spanning the range of genres: Peter Frampton, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Hall & Oates, Dr. Hook, Bruce Hornsby, Rick James, Carole King, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Bob Seger, Rick Springfield, Styx, Supertramp, The Tubes, Carrie Underwood, The Wu-Tang Clan, Stevie Wonder, and ZZ Top, to name just a sample.
Since retiring from Sony Music, Butch has remained active in the music business and in Nashville as an entrepreneur, advisor and consultant. His understanding of the music marketplace, of artists and of music audiences offers Intercept Music a powerful arrow in its quiver of expert advisors.
As an A&R professional who has helped shape the careers of country superstars worldwide, Renee Bell brings to Intercept Music an unbeatable combination of hit-making sensibility, an open personality and sensitivity to artists and the creative process.
For almost three decades, Renee has been involved with some of the most important and influential recordings in country music. Her career to date has encompassed more than 100 number-one songs; nearly 100 Country Music Association Awards and 100 Academy of Country Music Awards; and album sales of more than 100 million units. A few of the artists Renee has worked with through the years are such legends as Brooks & Dunn, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Pat Green, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Wynona Judd, Miranda Lambert, Jim Lauderdale, Patty Loveless, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Conway Twitty, Carrie Underwood, and Trisha Yearwood, among many others.
Renee started her career in the music business in the Atlanta, Georgia distribution center for MCA Records. Her passion and knowledge of country music caught the attention of legendary producer Tony Brown, who moved her to MCA’s Nashville A&R department. At MCA, she was responsible for signing artists David Lee Murphy and The Mavericks, and began her work in A&R for world-renowned country artists.
Her reputation for having an eye for talent and ear for hit songs led her to the RCA Nashville Label Group, where she rose to Executive Vice President of A&R for what is now Sony Music Nashville – the first woman to hold that role at the label. Highlights of her work include landmark song selections for Kenny Chesney (“She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” “When the Sun Goes Down,” “There Goes My Life”); Carrie Underwood (“Jesus Take the Wheel,” “Wasted,” “Before He Cheats,” “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”); Brooks & Dunn (“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You”); Martina McBride (“This One’s for the Girls,”); Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night”); and Sara Evans (“Stronger”) – and many more.
Always a champion for artists and their music, Renee’s expertise and success help Intercept Music to authentically address the creative needs of artists and musicians.