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Heather McBee

Advisor Greater Nashville Area, TN, US

Program Director / Project Music Vertical, Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Queen, Bee Strategic, Inc..

Program Director / Project Music Vertical, Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Queen, Bee Strategic, Inc..

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Art of Perspective, LLC


Program Director / Project Music Vertical Nashville Entrepreneur Center June 2015 - present
Vice President, Accelerator Programming Nashville Entrepreneur Center January 2016 - present
Queen Bee Strategic, Inc. April 2015 - present
Music Industry Lead / Project Music Accelerator Nashville Entrepreneur Center December 2014 - April 2015
Founder/Owner Art of Perspective, LLC January 2013 - April 2015
Operations Director, America's Morning Show Cumulus Media May 2013 - September 2014
Senior Communications Strategist January 2013 - May 2013
Summit Co-Chair Leadership Music 2013 - 2013
VP, Marketing & Web Initiatives Sony Music Entertainment October 2011 - November 2012
VP, Digital Sony Music Entertainment June 1993 - December 2011
Sr. Director, Digital Business & New Media Sony 2006 - 2007
Director, New Media & Market Research BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 2003 - 2006
Sr. Director, Digital Business & New Media SonyBMG Nashville (now Sony Music) 2006 - 2007
Manager, New Media & Market Research BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 2001 - 2002
Manager, Strategic Marketing BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 1997 - 2000
Manager, Sales BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 1996 - 1997
Manager, Product Development (RCA) BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 1995 - 1996
Field Product Dev Adminstrator (BNA Records) BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 1994 - 1995
Sales & Product Development Adminstrator BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 1993 - 1994
Intern & Receptionist BMG Entertainment (now Sony Music) 1991 - 1993
On Air and other odd jobs WKKW Radio, Fairmont, WV 1986 - 1990


Belmont University Marketing/Music Business 1990 - 1993
Fairmont State University Marketing 1989 - 1990

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Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • News
  • • TV

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Brian Rawlings
We worked together  •  Partner, Back Porch Group, Inc. Member Board of Directors, Exile Holdings Inc Co-Founder and CEO, Endorsee
Heather has worked with a number of excellent startups via Project Music at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. She facilitates partnerships ... and curriculum to move the companies toward their goals in product development and scale.
Michael Amburgey (Mills)
We worked together  •  CEO & Founder, hiVolume Media Company, Inc. dba karaoQ and President, ClarityHCS.
Heather has been a tremendous asset to our company and to the overall objectives of Project Music - an EC initiative and music-tech accelera ... tor out of Nashville. She is very forward-thinking, is absolutely well connected throughout the entire music industry, and has a knack for being able to understand marketing, brand, and strategy as it relates to the music industry, media, and content. She has been not only insightful but very creative in her approach of putting together marketing and partnership opportunities for our company. Her passion for her work and for people are her two strongest traits. She cares deeply about the people she works with and wants to help everyone cross the finish line and often times sacrifices herself to do so. Beyond being a strong talent, adviser, mentor, and director, she is an amazing person - motivated, talented, accountable, driven, and passionate.
Chris McMurtry
They're my friends  •  Founder, Dart Music. Previously Managing Director, Refinersfire.
Heather is one of the single most helpful people in launching my career as an entrepreneur. Her honesty, expertise, and positivity are a rar ... e combination.
Marcus Cobb
We worked together  •  Board Member, Illinois Technology Foundation and CEO, - Powering The People That Power Music..
Heather provides direct, actionable input and naturally thinks as a "connector". She brings her wealth of connections and industry knowledg ... e to bear each time she advises individuals or teams. She is one of few people in the world with the experience of breaking in new major music artists, working with cutting edge digital technologies and being a program director for a technology startup accelerator.
Chad Marcum
We worked together  •  Founder / CEO, Ripple Music Inc. and Founder, CDFM Design.
Heather McBee is an advisor with a capital “A” – She is Able, Active, Agile, Ambassadorial, Amazing, & All-Around-Awesome! Heather ad ... vised our start-up throughout Project Music, a Nashville based accelerator. She is the hardest working lady I know in the music industry. Heather knows everyone you need to know and knows how to connect the dots for you. She played a critical role in our start-up: keeping us motivated, accelerating our speed, supporting our vision, and assisting the plan. Heather’s fierce business minded personally is only matched by a nurturing heart and genuine care for others success. I’ve been lucky enough to work with her and feel blest to call her my friend. If you have the opportunity to get her advice…don't miss out.

Brian Rawlings
We worked together  •  Partner, Back Porch Group, Inc. Member Board of Directors, Exile Holdings Inc Co-Founder and CEO, Endorsee
Brian is a true guide to startups as they are building customer development, on boarding and advisory plans. His efforts are an asset to ev ... ery startup he works with.

Chris Blanz
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder | CXO, BKON Connect, Inc. and Board of Advisors, Westcrete, Inc..
Chris has a clear vision on how to effectively communicate a startup's story with investors and strategic partners. His unique eye for stre ... amlined investor/partner presentations prove effective each time he guides a startup in building it's story. His work has repeatedly helped startups secure follow on investor meetings, funding, attention and key strategic partners.