Cumberland Music Collective Acquires Nashville Agency KCA Artists
Cumberland Music Collective has acquired Nashville-based acoustic music agency KCA Artists.
CMC will continue to book acts including The Seldom Scene, Radney Foster, Blue Highway and The Fairfield Four, in addition to diversifying its roster.
“With CMC, we now have an opportunity to create a larger tent; offering many different styles of music to a wider audience.,” said Lee Olsen, president and senior agent at Cumberland Music Collective. “This will be a new kind of touring music company that we expect will offer opportunities for unlimited growth; for both artists and agents alike for years to come.”
Additions to the roster include rapper Twista, R&B artist Nivea, and female vocal group Danity Kane.
Olsen spent two decades as an agent at the agency formerly known as Keith Case Artists, and in 2019 with the help of Case opened Cumberland Music Collective with agents Andrew Bestick and Jess Mosby.
“First, I have to thank Keith Case for his generous help in getting CMC off the ground,” Olsen added. “KCA Artists has been a leader, for many years, in the acoustic music field; representing such legends as Alison Krauss & Union Station, John Hartford, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Gillian Welch and many more. I have been honored to work there for over 20 years.”
In addition to Olsen, the existing team from KCA is staying on board. Andrew Bestick will continue as an agent in addition to his new role of Vice President. Case’s former Agent Assistant, Jess Mosby, will have her own roster as an agent at CMC. Rounding out the team is Agent Assistant, Anna Dietz, making Cumberland Music Collective very familiar to artists and talent buyers who’ve worked with them previously.
CMC’s full roster:
Ellis Dyson & The Shambles
Oliver Bates Craven
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
The Campbell Brothers
The Fairfield Four
The Mulligan Brothers
The Seldom Scene
The Slocan Ramblers