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Celebrating 25 Years As A Company, BrickHouse Entertainment Adds, Promotes Staff

Industry Veterans Scott Brickell & Ron Smith Announce Joint Partnership

BrickHouse Entertainment is (l-r): Caleb Gauntt, Jared Johnson, Ron Smith, Scott Brickell, Kim Davis, Chase Swayze

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October 9, 2023

9 October 2023 - Nashville, TN - Industry veterans Scott Brickell and Ron Smith have announced a joint partnership within their respective companies. Scott Brickell, CEO and Founder of BrickHouse Entertainment, and Smith, who helms SMP Consulting, will operate cohesively under the BrickHouse Entertainment name.  
Brickell and Smith, along with Chase Swayze, are managing partners of the company, while Kim Davis, who has been with the company for 24 years, has been elevated to COO. Rounding out the team are Caleb Gauntt and Jared Johnson. With their combined artist roster, BrickHouse Entertainment represents MercyMe, CAIN, Micah Tyler, Caleb & John, Iveth Luna, Micah Christopher, Christian Paul, and Bay Turner. 
“With our common mission of supporting artists to develop lasting careers in the industry, it made complete sense for us to bring our companies together,” said Brickell and Smith. “We look forward to what will certainly be an exciting new chapter ahead for BrickHouse Entertainment as we continue to support artists and grow our roster.” 
The news of the partnership comes on the heels of BrickHouse Entertainment celebrating its 25th anniversary as a company. Additionally, they are enjoying MercyMe’s latest single, “To Not Worship You,” to hold the No. 1 spot on the radio charts for its fifth week, along with CAIN releasing their latest album, Jesus Music, this Friday, Oct. 13 accompanied by their new TBN series, “Chasing CAIN,” set to premiere next month. Adding to the accolades, Micah Tyler’s “Praise The Lord” is currently top 5 at radio, and Caleb & John’s “Hallelujah Feeling” recently hit top 10.
Specializing in artist and brand management, live tours, publishing, movie and book deals, strategic partnerships, and endorsements, Brickell and Smith’s collective teams boast an astounding 80+ multi-format No. 1 songs, along with decades of experience within the entertainment industry. Representing many of today’s top-selling, chart-topping, and award-winning artists, they have also worked with Switchfoot, VeggieTales, Phil Wickham, Audio Adrenaline, Rend Collective, and magician Justin Flom, among many others. 
Helmed by Scott Brickell, the BrickHouse Entertainment artist roster has collectively reached more than 60 multi-platform No. 1 singles, numerous gold, platinum, and multi-platinum records, multiple Grammy/Dove/American Music Awards, and participated in more than 6,500 shows to date. Brickell has been a leader in artist management, he has helped numerous artists develop successful and long-lasting careers. Also as the published author of The Business Behind the Song (Forefront Books), he managed the Rock and Worship Roadshow, has also served on the GMA board of directors for over 20 years, and was the chairman of the board for two years. He was also the executive producer of the $100M film “I Can Only Imagine,” and was portrayed in the movie by Country Music legend Trace Adkins. 
Throughout his tenure, Ron Smith has been involved with artist management, music publishing, book publishing, product branding, and live tours, and his passion for relationships and a keen eye for talent have made him a success in multiple industries. Launching his first music publishing and artist management firm, McSpadden-Smith Music, with his father-in-law Gary McSpadden and brother-in-law Shawn McSpadden, Smith grew the publishing company’s music catalog to 4,000+ songs and dozens of No. 1 hits across Christian, Pop, and Country music from artists such as Faith Hill, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Vince Gill. He also served as a key consultant to Simon & Schuster with the VeggieTales brand while helping grow VeggieTales’ music releases and live tours. He launched Freeman-Smith Publishing with Criswell Freeman, a book publishing company that currently produces 10-15 titles per year with sales of more than $1M per year and with titles found in major grocery stores and airports throughout the U.S.
BrickHouse Entertainment is located at 106 Mission Court, Suite #1202, Franklin, Tennessee, 37067.


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