Venture Music

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Venture Music
IndustryMusic marketing
  • Nashville
  • TN
  • United States
Key people
Chris Nardone, President CEO
  • Strategic marketing
  • Artist development
  • Digital promotion
Number of employees

Venture Music is a Nashville, TN-based creative music marketing agency. It was founded in 2013 by current president and CEO Chris Nardone. The company uses a combination of direct-to-fan marketing, digital advertising,social media management, creative design, and streaming promotion to grow their clients presence within the music industry.[2][3]



Venture Music was originally formed as a music management firm by current president and CEO Chris Nardone.[1][3] As a management company, Venture would also perform digital marketing campaigns for their clients, a move that would begin the firms transition from management to marketing.[4] After becoming disenchanted with the various aspects of management, CEO Chris Nardone pivoted the company to focus solely on digital marketing.[5][6] Six months after the reorientation, Venture began working with Moon Taxi as the band transitioned off label to become independent.[4] The band signed with RCA Records following the partnership.[7]


In 2019, Venture would white-label playlister Dustin Boyer, marking the beginning of a rapid expansion of Venture.[1][5] By mid-2020, Venture had grown to 9 employees, allowing them to increase the number of clients they marketed to more than 40.[6][8] The company also partnered with major ingrooves Music Group.[9]

Venture Academy Online

In September 2020, Venture Music launched an online 12-week marketing-workshop titled "Music Marketing Workshop: Creating a Roadmap for Online Growth."[10] The workshop was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of sharing knowledge with entrepreneurs unable to develop their projects as a result of worldwide social distancing.[6][11][12]


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  2. "Who We Are". Venture Music. Venture Music. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marz, Tommy. "Interview: Chris Nardone – Venture Music". Sound Vapors. Sound Vapors. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Shippen, F Reid. "Chris Nardone". A Minor in Reality. Spotify. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Goetz, Rick. "BOTS AND THIRD-PARTY PLAYLISTS". Music Consultant. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Georgiadis, Fotis. "Chris Nardone of Venture Music: Brand Makeovers; 5 Things You Should Do To Upgrade and Re-Energize Your Brand and Image". Authority Magazine. Medium. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  7. "Moon Taxi". Venture Music. Venture Music. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  8. Waters, Michael. "'Streaming farms' are Spotify's newest credibility problem". The Hustle. Hustle Con Media. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  9. "Venture Music Expands Company With New Partnership And Staff". All Access. All Access Music Group. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  10. "Venture Music Launches 12-Week Online Digital Strategies Course". All Access. All Access Music Group. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  11. "Nashville-Based Marketing Collective Announces "Venture Academy"". Shore Fire Media. Shore Fire Media. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  12. Courtney, Ian. "Venture Music Launches Online Music Marketing Workshop". Celebrity Access. Celebrity Access. Retrieved 3 December 2020.

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