Financial Services for the Music Industry
Discover banking that has an ear for your needs and is in tune with your goals.

Being a part of the music industry is like no other job. There’s a creative energy and a passion for breaking new ground that drives everything. But it can be unpredictable, especially financially, which can make planning for your future a constant challenge.

At First Tennessee, our art is taking the disconnected and sometimes confusing parts of your financial life or that of your business and blending them together in a way that feels like pure harmony. Our Music Industry Group is dedicated to serving the music industry exclusively and has extensive, hands-on experience hitting the right financial notes for our clients.

Who We Serve

  • Record labels
  • Publishing companies
  • Booking agencies and agents
  • Artist management companies and their management executives
  • Business management companies and their management executives
  • Entertainment law firms and their attorneys
  • Performing artists and groups
  • Production companies/Producers
  • Music technology companies
  • Royalty finance companies
  • Licensing administration companies
  • Merchandise companies
  • Branding, sponsorship and promotions executives
  • Performance rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, GMR, Sound Exchange)
  • Music festivals and other live performance/live event promotion businesses (staging, lighting, venues, touring, etc.)
  • Not-for-profit organizations (CMA, ACM, CMHoF, NSAI, AIMP, NMPA, etc.)

How We Serve You

BUSINESS SERVICES PERSONAL SERVICES
Lines of credit for seasonal needs (i.e., touring line, festivals, etc.) Personal deposits
Term loan for facilities expansion Foreign currency exchange
Non-revolving lines of credit for catalog acquisition and songwriter contract advances Family office services, offering a fully outsourced solution to managing the financial and investment needs of an affluent individual or family
Equipment financing for staging, lighting, studio equipment, tour buses, tractor trailers, FF&E, etc. Interest rate swaps
Commercial credit facilities Investment management services
Aircraft financing  
Royalty advance loans  
Intellectual property financing  
Music business investments and acquisitions  
F/X exposure  
ACH risk exposure  
Letters of Credit  
Commercial Deposits  
Treasury Management  

Why Choose the First Tennessee Music Group?

  • National footprint/focus
  • Experienced team led by music industry veteran Andrew Kintz
  • Consultative, solutions-based approach to every relationship
  • Added value via unique connections and associations across industry
  • Strength and stability of a trusted financial institution with more than 150 years of financial service

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