It's Daniels Fault! In 1992, from their lovely home in Missouri, Daniel decided to explore songwriting as a career. His wife Camilla took hold of the idea and in 1996 the company name was trademarked. After numerous trips to Nashville, Daniel and Camilla packed up the three kids and moved to Tennessee in 1999. In 2004 Banner Music opened their first writers room on Music Row. We are a full-service publishing, production and management company located on Music Row in Nashville, TN. We are the place where artists and songwriters are nurtured, encouraged, and developed to find their voice of authenticity through creativity and passion. We are proud to keep the creative, joyful and hardworking spirit of what Music Row has been known for alive!
Camilla Kleindienst is the face of Banner Music. From the very first conversation about opening a music publishing company, Camilla has had the steadfast commitment to grow Banner Music. Her networking and connecting to music industry executives while also connecting to creators of music laid the foundation of where Banner Music is today. If you ever attend a Banner Music function, you will more than likely meet her, feel her love for songs and songwriters through her enthusiasm and light hearted spirit. She manages the day to day activities of Banner Music and is well respected throughout the music industry. “We don’t compete against anyone on music row or in our industry. We compete against ourselves; what we know, who we know, how we will leave our mark on the people we connect with and the industry we work in.”
OWNER/PARTNER AND SONGWRITER
Daniel Kleindienst is owner/partner of Banner Music. His commitment to creating music and writing songs is ultimately what brought the Kleindienst family to Tennessee. The concept of Banner Music was realized through building a catalogue of songs written by Daniel. The company not only benefits from his songwriting and production skills, he also brings an element of balance to the company due to his personnel managerial talent. Daniel is instrumental in developing artist performance skills in the recording studio and on the stage as well as developing songwriters. “Creativity, musicianship and talent are a must to be successful in this industry. But work ethic and a commitment to persevere are just as important, if not more important than the other things.”
His passion for music led James Robert Webb to work with Banner Music founders Daniel and Camilla Kleindienst--first as an artist-songwriter and later as a principle in the company. His passion, tenacity and fearlessness are powerful forces that James carries with him wherever he goes. His experience in top-tier achievement and ability to nagivate obstacles help drive Banner to next level success.
James brings creative ideas and an outsider balance to Banner Music. “Our positive approach is the foundation of our success as a company--and it's really a self-fulfilling prophecy. The positivity and altruism exemplified by our staff has impacted countless songwriters, musicians and artists who have crossed the threshold of our company doors. While I'm amazed at our accomplishments so far, I'm thrilled to see the company grow as we continue to thrive by adapting and implementing innovative strategies for the evolving new music business.”
Creative Services Manager
Victoria Powell graduated Summa Cum Laude from Belmont University in May of 2018 with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Music Business. Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Victoria moved to Nashville at 17 years old to pursue a career in the music industry. She first joined the Banner Music team as an intern in the Summer of 2016, volunteering her time during CMA Fest. Now, as Creative Services Manager, she is an integral member of the publishing department, as she handles catalog management, royalty accounting, licensing, setting up co-writes for staff writers, recoupable account management, label services and demo session coordination.
She is a member of many music industry associations including: Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP), Country Music Association (CMA), The Recording Academy, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).
RYAN L. CUNNINGHAM
As an active member of Music Row, Ryan L Cunningham has enjoyed a career where he has served as the A&R Director of OakHill Music, Director of Artist Management at Music Row Management, and the Social Media Coordinator/Publicist at PLA Media. Currently, Ryan is an Artist Manger at Banner Music, where he directs and manages the careers of country music artists Shelby Lee Lowe and James Robert Webb. Memberships include SOLID, CMA, The Recording Academy, NATD, AIMP, YEP, IEBA, and a Troubadour Membership with the Country Music Hall of Fame.