Jessica Frost, Executive Director, Industry Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc.
Kendell Marvel, Award-Winning Songwriter and Performer
In this role, Frost develops and cultivates relationships with industry associations and businesses across the country that use BMI music. Based in Nashville, Frost is a 17-year veteran at BMI. Frost began her career at BMI in 1999 as a Customer Relations Executive
for BMI’s licensing team and moved through the ranks holding various
positions until she was promoted to Senior Director of Industry
Relations in 2013. Her current responsibilities include representing BMI
to various trade associations in the radio, television, hotel,
restaurant, bar, retail, and fitness industries, as well as other
business segments that use music across the United States. Frost currently
sits on the board of the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of The National
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She holds a B.A. from the
University of Florida.
Already an award-winning songwriter for George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Jake Owen, and others, Kendell Marvel has made his solo debut with Lowdown and Lonesome
, an album that blends his musical roots — from country twang to rock & roll swagger — into a sound he proudly describes as "ZZ Top meets Merle Haggard." Apart from a cover of Charlie Daniels' "Drinking My Baby Goodbye," Marvel wrote all of Lowdown and Lonesome's tracks. The solo album turns over a new leaf, presenting Marvel not only as a songwriter, but as a frontman, as well. He's no longer the man behind the artist. He is the artist.