DALLAS, TX–January 31, 2018 – In a strategic hiring move, TM STUDIOS announces the addition of two new staff members — Dave Bethell, Creative Director/New Business Development and Chris Stevens, VP, Affiliate Management. Both moves play into a new affiliation strategy for jingles at TM, where creative staff will be directly involved with clients from the beginning of the affiliation process. Bethell and Stevens will report to Greg Clancy, GM/VP Creative at TM Studios.
Bethell is a prolific composer of contemporary format jingles around the world, as he has written radio IDs for BBC Radio and Capital FM in the UK, plus Smooth FM in Australia. His compositions are heard on hundreds of stations in the US. Further, Bethell built Beds & Beats, a renowned production music library, which he sold to BMG in 2015.
Bethell will write custom jingle packages at TM and will be the creative force behind TM’s Contemporary Evo brands. Additionally, his business experience will have a significant impact on TM’s Marketing and Business Development strategies.
“It’s an honor to work with one of the most exciting and creative teams in the industry, working for a company that I literally grew up admiring,” states Bethell. I’m looking forward to creating great content, bringing fresh ideas and growing the business from my studios in LA.”
Stevens, who previously served as TM’s Senior Regional Sales Manager from 2002-2015, returns in an elevated role as VP, Affiliate Management. He will be working directly with clients and also overseeing a new sales initiative directly involving the creative staff at TM.
“This opportunity is more than a homecoming for me,” says Stevens. “It’s a new chapter for TM and our clients. With a new sales dynamic drawing from our deep talent pool of creative minds, I am eager to push the pedal down to deliver the quality and level of service that is expected from TM Studios. A very special thanks to Greg Clancy, Kirk Stirland, and Charles Steinhauer for this opportunity.”
“Both of these guys truly understand the art of sung jingles and they know that jingles are the most effective branding tools on the radio,” says Clancy. “These moves ensure that programmers are given VIP treatment in their search for the perfect sounds for their stations. Our creatives will be involved in every step of the process.”
About TM Studios
TM Studios, Inc. is the industry leader in station jingles, ranging from full customs and updating services to syndicated packages and commercial jingles. TM creates, produces, and distributes music-based products and services for broadcast media use. TM’s clients include radio and television stations, satellite and internet networks and numerous advertising agencies and commercial businesses. TM Studios’ world headquarters in Dallas, TX, houses a state-of-the-art recording facility featuring several composing, recording, mixing and post-production studios. For more information, visit www.tmstudios.com.
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