• HARD 8/WORKING GROUP MOVES INTO HISTORIC DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE BUILDING AND ADDS MORE MANAGERS AND CLIENTS

    MANAGER KYLE GRINER MOVES FROM ORLANDO TO BE PART OF NEW MANAGEMENT GROUP ALONG WITH CLIENTS COPELAND, RUN RIVER NORTH, ANBERLIN AND MORE.

    MANAGER DAVE HOPPER JOINS THE NEW MANAGEMENT GROUP ALONG WITH CLIENT TONY ESTERLY AND JOHN RAUSCH.

    Los Angeles, CA (Feb 14, 2018). In November of last year, music industry entrepreneurs Rich Egan and Dirk Hemsath joined forces with their respective management companies, Hard 8 and Working Group, and created Hard 8/Working Group. While the rosters of each company remain under their group with Egan and Hemsath heading up their respective rosters at the time of merging, all new clients and new managers coming in will sit under the new company as will the combined support services.

    As part of the new venture the pair purchased a historically significant building in downtown Nashville’s exploding SoBro neighborhood. Just two blocks from Music City Center, the building is known as the Workmen’s Circle Hall. It was constructed in 1859 and at one time served as home to a Jewish Community Center. The building was designated as one of Nashville’s most endangered historical properties in 2010 and by 2015 had been fully restored by the previous owners and won a preservation award from the local historical commission. The building will house the combined management group as well as their respective record labels, Folsom and Doghouse as well as an eventual recording studio and multi-media rooms.
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  • HARD 8 MANAGEMENT MERGES WITH WORKING GROUP TO CREATE THE HARD 8 WORKING GROUP

    NEWLY FORMED NASHVILLE-BASED COMPANY TO HOUSE MANAGEMENT, LABEL + PUBLISHING DIVISIONS

    EXPANDED ARTIST MANAGEMENT ROSTER INCLUDES BRANTLEY GILBERT, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL, CHEAT CODES, MICHELLE BRANCH, BILLIE EILISH AND R.LUM.R

    Los Angeles, CA (October 31, 2017) – Artist managers and music industry entrepreneurs Rich Egan and Dirk Hemsath have merged their companies, Hard 8 and Working Group, respectively, to create The Hard 8 Working Group.

    With over 400 releases and dozens of artists between their labels and management companies, Egan and Hemsath’s artists have sold a combined 12 million-plus albums, tens of millions of singles, have been streamed several billion times and performed myriad sold-out shows around the world.

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