Bigger Picture Group folds
Thursday, May 8, 2014
– Bigger Picture Group, the home of Craig Campbell, shut its doors on Thursday.
Country Aircheck reported that the label laid off most of its staff of about a dozen people while trying to find strategic and financing alternatives, according to CEO David Robkin. "Unfortunately, our efforts to adequately finance the company or align ourselves with the proper strategic partner have not been successful to date," Robkin said to Country Aircheck. "We continue our efforts in these areas. It is difficult to announce this as the entire Bigger Picture team has worked so passionately on behalf of our artists and the company."
President Michael Powers said, "It's hard to find the words to properly thank the staff and artists at BPG. We have hit records on the radio even as I type this, which makes it extra hard. I have never witnessed more tenacity, pride and creativity in my life. This group of people dug in and held on with all of their hearts and never let go. Thank you all so very much for the chance to see that in a staff. And above all, thanks for being my friends. I also want to thank each and every radio partner that always opened their doors and let us in to work our great music - your friendship and your business is always very much appreciated."
Lucy Hale, whose debut was slated to come out in June, is on the label. Chris Janson, Blackjack Billy and Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of former NFL great Terry Bradshaw, were also on Bigger Picture. The label started by handling promotion for Zac Brown Band in 2008.
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