About

The Cumberland Music Collective is a new kind of music agency: one that puts the artists, agents and clients first - with the understanding that good business relies on good partnerships founded on mutual respect and integrity, designed for the success of all. To that end, CMC is a big tent with a boutique approach to artist representation, welcoming all genres of music. CMC is proud to represent artists with a history of inspiring critics and electrifying audiences of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.

Lee Olsen

President / Senior Agent

lee@cmcartists.com

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Lee Olsen began a career in music playing mandolin in his own bluegrass band, Whetstone Run, for fifteen years. He later formed his own talent agency, Lee Olsen & Associates, representing such acts as the Fairfield Four, Red Clay Ramblers and The Seldom Scene, among others. Joining KCA Artists in 1989, Lee was named Vice President of the company in 1995. In 2019 with the help of Keith Case he opened Cumberland Music Collective (CMC) with agents Andrew Bestick and Jess Mosby.

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Andrew Bestick

Vice President / Agent

andrew@cmcartists.com

A Southern California native with a lifelong passion for live music, Andrew now calls Nashville home. His previous experience includes time spent working with Paradigm Talent Agency and Big Picnic Records. When not enjoying the incredible live music that music city has to offer, he can be found playing just about any pick up sport.

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Chase Decraene

Agent

chase@cmcartists.com

An Atlanta native, Chase received his B.B.A in Marketing from Georgia State University and has been in the thick of the music business since beginning college.

Prior to joining the CMC team, Chase has been involved in many aspects of the business including artist relations, booking, touring, management, contracts, and distribution. He’s worked closely with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Paul Thorn, William Bell, and the Low Anthem at Blind Ambition Management and at Crawford Media Productions focusing on post-production and marketing for the Walking Dead and Vampire Diary television series.

Chase sits on the board of the Georgia Music Industry Association (GMIA) and has lived in San Francisco, CA and Maui, HI before moving to Nashville. He enjoys DJing at various clubs around Nashville in his free time as well traveling and eating at all the great food spots that the city has to offer.

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Jess Mosby

Agent

jess@cmcartists.com

Hailing from Indiana, Jess developed a passion for live music seeing her grandfather, a member of Aldridge & Brock perform regularly growing up.  After moving to Nashville, Jess developed a strong interest in all areas of music, working in public relations before landing a position as agent assistant to Keith Case, where Jess fell in love with talent booking. In early 2018 as Keith found himself retiring, Jess temporarily worked at a different agency giving her the opportunity to work with notable artists, Sugar Ray, Richard Marx, and Bryan Adams, and it was in this position where she began working with female super group Danity Kane. Jess put together their 2018 “The Universe is Undefeated” tour as well as coordinated press, including their iHeart interviews and recent Cosmo online feature. It was through this process that Jess discovered several similar artists needing representation and decided to broaden her horizons which resulted in the acquisition of her current roster. Jess is happy to be back with the team that worked together under KCA Artists. The work ethic and teamwork dynamic at CMC makes them stand apart from other agencies. “I could not be more grateful and excited for this opportunity,”states Jess.

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Anna Dietz

Agent Assistant

anna@cmcartists.com

Anna is a Detroit native who is now living in the Music City. She is a senior completing her degree in Music Business at Belmont University and is interested in working in booking after graduation. When she’s not in the office, she can be found at one of Nashville’s many coffee shops or paddle boarding on Percy Priest Lake.

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