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A Boutique Nashville Entertainment Company Providing Record Label, Music Publishing, and Artist Management Services

“What I liked about the experience with Art and Century Music Group is that he didn’t try to mold my client into a prescribed “Nashville” sound. He celebrated his “uniqueness” and let him be himself, so that his songs and music could shine. The musicians and direction he helped choose enhanced my client’s songs beyond our imagination.”
Sandee G., Nashville
“Anyone can make a record, but Art Ward knows what makes a record GREAT. His ability to pick songs and offer the right production ideas is unmatched.”
Ryan H., Ohio
“Art Ward brings in the best musicians and quality to your work. You will leave with a great finished product that sounds the best it can.”
Kristen K., Nashville
“Working with Art, I discovered things in my songs that I didn’t know were there. He was able to coach me for a more nuanced performance which really shined through on the recording.”
John K., Florida
“Art Ward has a great ear! I was amazed at how my songs went from a rough take on a phone to a fully produced song that sounded extremely well produced. All of my songs sounded current and the ideas Art had really brought out the full potential of every song. I’d want no one else producing me!”
Matt M., Nashville
“Art never tried to change me as an artist. Rather he helped me zero in on what I did well.”

Jordan U., Nashville
“Industry connections, experience, and friendship are the words I would use to describe my experience in working with Art Ward. He helped me define my vision and knew what it would take to get me moving in that direction. In addition to career advice, I’ve worked with Art on two recording projects. He brought the right talent to the studio and we created a finished product that my fans have appreciated and even turned one of those songs into a #1 on Christian Internet radio. Art helped me. I’m confident he can help anyone.”
Jeff A., Iowa
“I’ve worked with Art Ward on my own projects and numerous other artist’s recordings. As a producer, he has always kept me “on track” so my recording comes out strong and on budget. He has gone that “extra mile” for me more times than I can count.”
Lee G., Nashville

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About Us

Century Music Group is a boutique Nashville Entertainment Company providing Record Label, Music Publishing, and Artist Management services. The company was founded in 1999 by Nashville music industry veteran, Art Ward.

CMG Record Label covers a full suite of record label related services for signed and unsigned artists.  These services include, but are not limited to artist development, music and video production, distribution, promotion, publicity, and marketing.

CMG Music Publishing focuses on songwriters and music catalog for placement in major and independent label recordings, film and television and other music licensing opportunities.

CMG Artist Management handles career administration, development and representation to major record labels, publishing companies, booking agencies and other industry-related companies.

About the Founder

Art Ward
President – Century Music Group

“Every artist deserves time and attention. It is my goal to help talented people realize their full potential.” – Art Ward, President – Century Music Group

Art Ward is President of Nashville based Century Music Group, a boutique Nashville entertainment company providing Record Label, Music Publishing, and Artist Management services.

Currently, Ward focuses on signing, developing, and producing CMG artists and clients. He also oversees the administration, promotion, management and marketing of such artists.

Ward is also an accomplished musician and can be found performing on various Nashville recording sessions. His main instrument is the bass.

Ward has worked on both the creative and business sides of the music industry. Ward began his music industry career in the mid-1990s. He has worked at the Major and Independent Label level in Nashville, as well as various other positions in Publishing, Management, Marketing, Publicity, Promotions, Booking, and Radio.

Ward studied music at Indiana University, Bloomington from 1988-1990 and then transferred to Middle Tennessee State University for a Recording Industry Management major.

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