When MV2 Entertainment CEO James Archer decided to get into Nashville’s music business, some Music Row skeptics shrugged him off as thelatest fly-by-night investor to chase the glamour associated with stardom.
Tony Harrell is a veteran studio musician appearing on many top records. Harrell has recorded with such superstars as Jason Aldean, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Eli Young Band, Joe Nichols, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Parmalee, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Frankie Ballard, Chris Young, Brett Eldredge, Dustin Lynch, Thompson Square, Thomas Rhett, Alabama & Tracey Lawrence.
Blake Gage has worked for James Archer for 15 years in various capacities and currently serves as Vice President of Business Development across all of Archer’s entities. Gage works with the teams in each entity to develop their mission, vision, and values and helps to ensure that each organization makes those values an integral part of their daily operations.
Whelan has 33 years of experience in music publishing, including stints with Polygram Music, Acuff-Rose Publishing, Sony/ATV Publishingand Ole Music. He has worked with writers Bob McDill, Dean Dillon, Tony Martin, Skip Ewing, Casey Beathard, and more and as a plugger has had over 85 BMI and ASCAP Award-winning songs – 40 of which have topped the music charts.
Ben Strain has worked at Sony Records, Monument Publishing, Sony/ATV Publishing and Ole Music. He’s worked with writers including Josh Thompson, Jeremy Stover, Tony Martin, Preston Brust, Chris Lucas, Dave Turnbull, Chris Janson and more.