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TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS / BEC RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF A&R - CONOR FARLEY

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 TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS / BEC RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF A&R - CONOR FARLEY
SEATTLE, WA - January, 2012 -Tooth & Nail Records/BEC Recordings proudly announces Conor Farley as the new Director of A&R.  This role will involve scouting for new artists and developing the current and emerging roster.
 
“We are thrilled to add Conor to the T&N and BEC family,” shares Brandon Ebel, President Tooth & Nail Records / BEC Recordings. “Focusing on the A&R department, we wanted to bring in someone that has a passion for our artists and their music as well as an ear for new talent.  With his vast experience, we feel that Conor will be a perfect fit for this role.”
 
Farley brings more than nine years of experience in the music industry where he has held positions in radio promotions (Reunion Records) as well as A&R at Provident Label Group and Word Records.  He most recently started the publishing company at Centricity Music where he had over 80 cuts in two years. Farley has worked with artists such as Leeland (signed), Brandon Heath (signed), Jars of Clay, Michael W. Smith, Point of Grace, Meredith Andrews (signed) and David Phelps.
 
“I am so excited for the opportunity to work alongside artists I admire so much and helping further a brand that has made such an incredible impact on the music community,” states Farley on his new position. “I have been an outside admirer of the way Tooth & Nail has grown their business and I look forward to great successes ahead.”
 
Farley was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from Auburn University.  He has been married to his wife Boothe for 10 years, and they have three children and reside in Nashville, TN.
 
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About Tooth & Nail Records:
What began in a bedroom over a decade ago has grown organically to become the enthusiastic support system behind many of the most important rock bands operating, including Underoath, Emery, Hawk Nelson and The Almost. With headquarters in Seattle and offices in Nashville, Tennessee and elsewhere, Tooth & Nail Records is also the parent company to Solid State Records (Demon Hunter, Haste The Day) and BEC Recordings (Jeremy Camp, Kutless). Label founder Brandon Ebel became immersed in the network of musicians, clubs, fanzines and promoters who were making waves with bands whose positive messages (whether translated through melodic punk or heavy rock) and creative, inspired music. Driven to this unique perspective, the music press has caught on and embraced many T&N bands the kids already knew. With new signings like The Letter Black, Sent By Ravens, Write This Down and Icon for Hire injecting fresh life into the company, Tooth & Nail continues to be a vital, dominant presence in the contemporary music scene. For more information, visit http://www.toothandnail.com" target="_blank">www.toothandnail.com and @ http://www.twitter.com/toothandnail" target="_blank">toothandnail on Twitter.
 
About BEC Recordings:
Originally launched as a more commercially minded side of Tooth & Nail Records in 1997, BEC Recordings has since expanded with its own identity into one of the music industry’s most celebrated imprints. BEC Recordings was placed on the map with artists such as Jeremy Camp, KJ-52, and Kutless, when the label began to receive significant CHR or AC radio attention.  BEC artists soon became a staple at both formats. Outside of breaking through in multiple radio formats (a trend that continued with Hawk Nelson, Adie, Seventh Day Slumber, The Museum and many more) BEC also branched out to audiences from all walks of life, as evidenced by its increased presence in literally every facet of pop culture (including movie soundtracks, major retailer advertising campaigns and countless package tours). For more information on BEC Recordings, visit http://www.becrecordings.com" target="_blank">www.becrecordings.com.