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
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.