By FYI Staff
Agency vet Nick Meinema, in partnership with artist manager Greg Baker, has opened Action Entertainment Collaborative, a new agency in Nashville that will provide touring, management and consulting services to a roster of artists. AEC will also represent artists in Canada through a partnership with Paquin Entertainment.
AEC’s worldwide talent roster includes Trace Adkins, TLC (North America only), Lonestar, Terri Clark, Dallas Smith, High Valley, James Barker Band, Hunters Brothers, Kevin Costner and Modern West, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters and Default, with artists in development Jason Lyle Black, Jason Petty, EmiSunshine, Karen Waldrup, and Veritas, in addition to comedy artists Jeff Allen, Etta May and Southern Fried Chicks.
Additionally, AEC will represent acts in Canada, including Dean Brody, Sawyer Brown, Chad Brownlee, and Trailer Park Boys, as well as The Road Hammers, The Reklaws, Gord Bamford and Jojo Mason in partnership with Paquin Entertainment.
Meinema began his career working independently, booking shows in Canada and has spent before joining Live Tour Artists, working with acts such as The Wilkinsons, Aaron Lines, Michelle Wright, David Clayton Thomas, and Motley Crue’s Vince Neil. He went on to head the Country music division at The Agency Group in Nashville.
Baker is Trace Adkins’ longtime manager through his company, Greg Baker & Associates.
“I moved here nine years ago to open the Nashville office of The Agency Group from Toronto,” Meinema said in a press release. “Since then, the office has grown with the acquisition of The Bobby Roberts Company and when United Talent Agency purchased the company.
“These past years have given me a perspective on what I want and truly don’t want anymore. I know what has worked for my clients and have learned what I’ll be able to do better going forward,” Meinema continues. “In this partnership with Greg, I hope to combine both our experiences and talent in the best joint collaborative for our clients.”
Platinum-selling Canadian singer Dallas Smith shares: “From day one Nick has been an integral part of my career and touring business. With Nick, I’ve always understood his strategy, and he has always beyond delivered on those plans.”
In addition to Nick Meinema and Greg Baker, agent Charles Ray and booking coordinator Ryan Moult join the company. Additional associates will be announced summer 2021.
AEC’s office will be located at 1617 17th Avenue South in Nashville. They can be reached at (615) 208-9596. Contacts: email@example.com, Greg.Baker@action-ent.com, Charles.Ray@action-ent.com, and Ryan.Moult@action-ent.com. For general inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.