Brash Mission Statement
To passionately deliver quality music to fans in a way that is profitable for all involved.
Brash Core Values and Beliefs
- – We respect the individual, and believe that individuals who are treated with respect and given responsibility respond by giving their best.
- – We are honest and demonstrate integrity in everything we do.
- – We make commitments with care, and do what we say we are going to do. We have a sense of urgency on any matters related to our clients.
- – We are fiscally prudent.
- – We always give our best effort.
- – We are always learning and believe that innovative ideas come from open discussion. We will try new things.
- – We are fans of music.
“Music business” does not need to be an oxymoron.
Steve Jones. CEO
Steve is a music lifer. He started playing in the school orchestra in the 4th grade, and then in the 7th grade sold his sax, bought a guitar and has been rockin’ ever since. He played in a band called “The Jades” (is that 60’s enough for you) during high school. Two years of radio followed seven years of college. Then, after a stint producing the weekly syndicated radio show “Rock ‘N Roll Roots”, it was time to go to work for a major label. 1978 saw the start of a 26 year run with Atlantic Records.
The first 10 years were in radio promotion, where he worked with The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Chic, U2, INXS, Bette Midler, Genesis, Foreigner, The Spinners, Yes, Laura Branigan, Debbie Gibson and some others he’s forgotten about. Then in 1988, he moved over to the marketing/sales side of Atlantic and was instrumental in the development of the careers of Hootie & The Blowfish, Edwin McCain, Seven Mary Three, Matchbox Twenty, Collective Soul and Tori Amos, among others. 2004 brought on another WMG “downsizing” and Steve became the one Atlantic let get away.
He saw this as an opportunity to join the fine folks at Brash Music on their path of re-thinking the music business. In his role as CEO of Brash, he has aided in the development of the careers of Anthony David, Aaron Shust, Chris Sligh and Gungor. Steve serves on the Board of Governors for the Atlanta chapter of The Recording Academy and is also a visiting instructor in the School of Music at Georgia State University.
Mike McQuary. FOUNDER
Prior to getting into the music business, McQ was the president of the ISP EarthLink after its merger with MindSpring in February 2000. McQ developed the concept behind MindSpring with Charles Brewer, and was the president and COO of MindSpring. Prior to MindSpring, McQ served for 9 years in a variety of sales, marketing, operations, and management positions with a division of Mobil Corporation.
He was on the varsity wrestling team at the University of Virginia and managed to receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology while missing few (if any) parties. He did the nights and weekends thing to get a masters degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.
McQ serves on the Board of Governors for the Atlanta chapter of the Recording Academy (NARAS), also known as The Grammys.
J.Gilman. CREATIVE DIRECTOR
J’s first introduction to music was in the school band where he played the trumpet. When told he would have to attend football games to stay in the band, he parted ways with the band and moved on to other interests (girls & graphics), but he managed to remain a music nerd by working in used CD shops.
Upon moving to Atlanta he ventured into the world of DJing with a show at Southern Tech’s WGHR. From there, he expanded into promoting and spinning for weekly nights at clubs such as 688, Groove Park, and the Masquerade. Eventually, he gave up DJing and promoting to work graphics full time.