Bob Doyle is owner and President of Major Bob Music Inc., a well-known publishing and production entity, and Bob Doyle & Associates, a successful artist management firm. The long time manager of Garth Brooks, also manages John & Jacob and Brett Kissel (Warner Bros. Canada). As a publisher, Doyle's company is credited with forty-four ASCAP publisher awards, six BMI Million Performance Songs, and SESAC Song of the Year "The Fool" (Lee Ann Womack). Chart hits include "If Tomorrow Never Comes" (Garth Brooks) , "American Honey" (Lady Antebellum), "Fast Cars and Freedom" (Rascal Flatts), "There Goes My Life" (Kenny Chesney), "Commitment" (Lee Ann Rimes), "Strange" (Reba McEntire), "I've Got A Feeling (Billy Currington), "Our Time Now" (Plain White T's), "Fly Over States" (Jason Aldean), and "DONE." (The Band Perry). Doyle also co-wrote the #1 song "Good Ride Cowboy" (Garth Brooks). His current songwriter roster includes Garth Brooks, Larry Bastian, Cary Barlowe, Brett Kissel, JP Williams, John & Jacob, Telemitry (Jesse Frasure), and Karyn Rochelle. He is the former Director of Membership Relations at the ASCAP Nashville office. Prior to his ASCAP tenure, Doyle served as Assistant Director of A&R at Warner Bros. Records. He is retired as a pilot and Lt. Col. with the Tennessee Air National Guard, having served in Desert Storm and Bosnia.
Manager - John & Jacob
Mike Doyle began his career in the music business in Nashville at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers in 1997. As a Membership representative his charge was to meet with songwriters daily and socially engage the creative community at night in hopes of discovering promising singers or writers who he could sign to ASCAP or switch from the main competition, BMI.
At ASCAP Mike signed writers such as Brett James, Neil Thrasher, Michael Dulaney and Chris Lindsey. Of these writers, two became ASCAP Writers of the Year, one won ASCAP Song of the Year and one ACM Song of the Year.
Mike also started the ASCAP Pop Writers Workshop, which continues today, as well as the Music Business 101 series aimed at educating songwriters and publishers about the music business. He has spoken to many college classes at Vanderbilt, Belmont, Travecca, Univ. of North Alabama and MTSU as well as having been a part of panels and song critiques for the Nashville Songwriting Association International (NSAI) and the Songwriters Guild. While at ASCAP Mike started his own songwriting workshop. Spending one night a week for 12-14 weeks each Fall and Spring teaching 10-12 writers with a focus on understanding the business of music and writing commercial songs while learning the craft of songwriting. This workshop continues today.
In 2003 Mike moved to the independent music publishing company Major Bob Music (MBM). Within three years he was named GM/VP. Here he has directed the creative movements of the company with his innovative team. He oversees all writer signings and contractual negotiations, budgets and projections and was active in the attempt to secure the recording of MBM songs on major label records such as 2010's #1 Country single "American Honey," on Lady Antebellum' s multiplatinum selling album. He has been equally involved in the identification and development of MBM songwriters and artists. Leading some to recording contracts and others to the first professional recordings of their songs.
VP of Major Bob Music, Inc.
Jesse brings 10 years of music industry experience to his current position. A Detroit native, Jesse moved to Nashville in 2000 where he received a degree from Belmont University's Music Business Program. He then worked his way up the ladder at Major Bob to become the Director of A&R. On top of writer management, creative leadership, and placing songs with some of the top artists in our industry, Jesse also provides his music production/remixing skills and has done work for artists like Tobymac, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta, Hot Chelle Rae, Hal Ketchum, etc. Jesse's work can be heard on Tobymac's singles "Hold On" and "Christmas This Year".
VP of Administration
Wendi joined Major Bob Music, Inc. in 2006 after 20 years of experience within the Music Industry community (ICG Evergreen Copyrights, Curb Magnatone Music Publishing, Feature Presentation, Magnatone Records, Network 40 Magazine, Blake Mevis Music)
, to oversee all day-to-day company activity, which includes royalty and songwriter accounting, licensing and copyright administration.
A Berklee College of Music graduate, Wendi also stays active as a musician and vocalist with The Usual Suspects Orchestra
, a 19 piece Big Band which she co-founded.
Sr. Director of New Media/Associate Manager
Raised in East Tennessee, and a graduate of King College, Andy brought his new media experience to Bob Doyle & Associates and Major Bob Music, Inc., in 2011. Previously the Director of New Media, Andy has been promoted to Sr. Director of New Media/Associate Manager. Andy also studied music and creative arts in Sydney, Australia, while attending Hillsong International Leadership College.
Director Of A&R
Tina joins the Major Bob Music family Dec. 1st 2013 as the Director Of A&R.
Tina began her music business career in country radio in her home state of Michigan at WBCT Grand Rapids as programming assistant to Doug Montgomery and Dave Taft. After 3 years in country radio she was hired at Broken Bow Records in Nashville. Over the last 10 years she worked in all areas of Promotion, A&R/Artist Development, song plugging at the labels publishing arm, Magic Mustang and most recently as director of Creative Services for the labels 3 imprints of BBR, Stoney Creek and Red Bow Records. Tina has worked with such artists as Jason Aldean, Craig Morgan, Sherrie Austin, Dustin Lynch, Kristy Lee Cook, James Wesley, Thompson Square, Parmalee, Randy Houser, Lindsay Ell, Joe Nichols, David Fanning and Rachel Farley.
"We are thrilled to have Tina join the creative team. Her diverse background in the industry and ears for a great song will be a huge addition to our family," says Bob Doyle, President- Major Bob Music.