“One of the best things for any artist’s career is to have “Skates” on the case. Martha has helped redefine what it means to be an outstanding artist advocate.” — David M. Ross,HitShop VP, Marketing
Martha E. Moore is celebrating her 25th year as head of her independent, boutique public relations firm, so much MOORE media.
Moore opened the doors of so much MOORE media in November 1988, and it’s a name that Jo Walker-Meador (former Executive Director, CMA) believes fits her perfectly. Meador reflects, “I watched Martha fine tune her knowledge of both national and international press as she established her own company. It is apparent that Martha has always gone above and beyond in applying her knowledge and expertise for her clients.”
In her 30-plus year career, Moore has worked with Country legends Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Brenda Lee, Merle Haggard, Barbara Mandrell, Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, George Strait, Kathy Mattea, Lee Greenwood, David Frizzell and Don Williams, along with Rock stars Tom Jones, John Mellencamp, KISS, Tears for Fears, Bon Jovi, Cinderella, Def Leppard, Joe Cocker and more.
In recent years so much MOORE media has represented a wide variety of Country, Bluegrass, Americana and corporate clients including Hank Cochran, Ricky Skaggs, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, actress/performer Kassie DePaiva, Guy Penrod, The Grascals, Jerry Reed, Sylvia, Randy Thompson, The Stetson Family, Todd Fritsch, Lisa O’Kane, Flynnville Train, Becky Schlegel, Aiken & Friends Fest and Tappedinto.com.
Martha is currently engaged in strategic partnerships with powerhouse PR firm Webster & Associates, and indie label Way Out West Records. Her present roster includes APA-Nashville, The Roys, LiveWire, Lisa Matassa, Jay Jolley, Joanna Mosca, Sherry Lynn, Lizzie Sider and Mike Aiken.
A popular Nashville transplant, Moore was born in Washington, D.C. She began her career in music as a copywriter for WKGN Radio (Knoxville) while studying Advertising and Marketing at the University of Tennessee. Martha moved to Nashville in 1976 to take a position at WLAC Radio (AM Promotion/FM Traffic). She worked at MCA/ABC Records as the label’s Manager of Press & Artist Development for just over four years before moving to PolyGram Records. While there, Moore was the Director of Press & Artist Relations/Nashville for nearly eight years. Jerry Kennedy, then VP of A&R/Nashville recalls Moore as “very creative and dependable.” “We were very fortunate to have Martha on the team. She did a great job for our roster,” he states.
A member of the CMA, ACM, Americana Music Association, IBMA and SOURCE, Moore’s opinions are frequently sought by the media on the topic of independent PR. She was recently featured in a Bluegrass Unlimited article on publicists, and has also appeared in various media outlets including Country Music People Magazine, Music News Nashville, Third Coast Magazine, Roots Music Report and MusicRow magazine. Additionally, Moore wrote a popular music column, “Roots, Boots & ‘Billy,” for Ireland’s Country Music Plus Magazine for a year.
“I cannot imagine doing anything else,” Moore states. “To work hand-in-hand with such talented artists every day is just a blessing. I am incredibly grateful to the Nashville music community and to the media who continue to trust in me. I follow my passion, and it’s rarely steered me wrong.”
For more information or to contact Martha, go to http://www.somuchmoore.com.
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