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Occupation:
Entertainment entrepreneur
Company Name:
Porter-Gentry Productions & PCG Nashville "the science of artist development"
About Me:
Bernard Porter is a seasoned entertainment executive with 26 years of experience. His A&R prowess is nationally recognized. Bernard has appeared on multiple episodes of NBC’s Emmy Award winning reality daytime series “Starting Over” which is now in syndication. He has served as a regional judge for Nashville Star, and a judge for the National Karaoke Championships on E.
1995 to 2001
He formed Big Fish Entertainment, Inc. as an artist management and publishing company. The company's publishing divisions, Hookline East (ASCAP) and Reel In Music (BMI), The Publishing company had songs cut by many artist such as Joe Diffie, Randy Travis and many others.
In 1996, Jerry Lee Lewis signed Porter as his exclusive manager and booking agent and led Lewis to the highest-grossing year of his career to date. Porter also packaged and trademarked a summer concert series tour titled "The Architects of Rock 'n' Roll" featuring Jerry Lee Lewis and rock icon Little Richard.
Porter has served as an entertainment consultant to many large corporations as well as specialty venues, including the Mall Of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dave & Busters; and Marriott Hotels.
2001 to 2005
Porter partnered with Stan Moress, Mike Martinovich and Al Schiltz three music row veterans to form the Consortium. This company created an imprint label through Broken Bow Records called BBR/C4- Sony Red distribution.
C4 encompassed the four partners Moress/Martinovich/Shiltz/Porter in an alignment with president/owner of Broken Bow, Benny Brown. Porter acted as director of A&R and was instrumental in signing Jason Aldean, Megan Mullins, Joe Diffie and Lila McCann to the label. In ’05 C4’s total interest was purchased by Broken Bow records.
2005 to present
Porter partnered with Mark Begelman former COO of Office Depot to form Porter Consulting Group PCG. Porters focus was building entertainment related assets, while Begelman concentration would focus on corporate consulting and strategic development.
In ’08 Begelman became CEO of Pizza Fusion a modern Pizza concept franchise. Begelman still serves as advisor to PCG and is on the Board of advisors with PCG as well as Porter Gentry Productions.
2008 to present
Teddy Gentry from the supergroup Alabama and Bernard Porter form Porter Gentry Productions an artist development company. Gentry serves as Chief Creative Officer and Porter serves as COO developing and implementing high profile co ventures and strategic alliances.
Porter Gentry entered into a marketing and promotions JV with Windup Records relative to the launch of artist Eric Durrance. Windup is the largest privately owned label in the US.
An active philanthropist, Porter serves on the advisory board for Mercy Ministries. Porter also has produced/consulted many fundraisers including Country Steps in for First Steps, during its tenure the fundraising concert hosted by recording artist Joe Diffie and featuring performances by the biggest names in country music. First Steps is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding a Nashville-based school for children with special needs and disabilities. Through these concerts, it has helped to raise more than $700,000 for the children.
Website:
http://Porter-Gentry.com
Number of years working in Nashville area:
19
Number of years in the music business:
19

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Lance at Ryman

Posted on January 14, 2009 at 8:55pm 1 Comment

Client Lance Lipinski is up for $100,000 grandprize and has a one out of five chance of winning for the Colgate Country Showdow.

Think positive thoughts-7:30PM Jan 15th- be there!

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At 2:55pm on August 31, 2009, pete iannacone said…
hey bernard so sorry for the late get back...havent been checkin the site much...i'm actually in greece rite now but i will call you next week..thanks bernard
At 2:34pm on August 6, 2009, Tery Wilkins said…
Welcome to NMP

Heaven's Favor to ya!
t
At 9:50pm on July 30, 2009, Tina Murrah Swindell said…
Bernard,
Thanks for adding me! Nice to see you out here!
Hope to meet real time one day!
Tina
At 6:19am on July 29, 2009, Keith Compton said…
Great to meet you.
At 10:19pm on July 27, 2009, Rick Alan Carpenter said…
Still learnin' to walk with the new band. Putting together a decent set of original Bakersfield/Texas flavored honky tonk. Gonna "test market" it in local clubs. I'll keep writing in the meantime...
At 8:38pm on July 27, 2009, Dan Hagen said…
Great to meet you here Bernard!! Hope to meet you around town sometime..
Peace,
~Dan
At 5:23pm on July 27, 2009, Jesse Boyce said…
I look forward to seeing you soon
Jesse
At 10:26am on July 27, 2009, Rick Alan Carpenter said…
Hey Bernard,
Thanks! Hope things are good @ PG
Regards,
Rick
At 10:51pm on July 26, 2009, Mike Valeras said…
Thanks for adding me Bernard. Just moved to town and loving it so far. Hope to cross paths at some point.

Best,
Mike
 
 
 

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