Vice President – Wide Open Music
An avid country music lover, Victoria moved from her hometown of Princeton, North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of finding out what the music business was all about.
“When I moved to Nashville, I had no idea what jobs were available in the music industry. I just knew I loved music and songs and artists more than most people.”
During her studies at Belmont, Victoria discovered music publishing which allowed her to work directly with her passion; songs, storytelling, and the creators. It wasn’t until she met her now husband, Aaron Goodvin, and industry vet, Bart Butler, that things started falling into place.
Victoria landed her first job as creative director of Song Factory Music working directly under Jennifer Johnson with songwriters: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi, Dustin Lynch, Larry McCoy, Ashley McBryde, and Olivia Rudeen.
Jumping to 2018, Victoria recounts, “Ash Bowers approached me about a publishing position at Wide Open Music. They had Jimmie Allen at the cusp of landing his first number one, and Matt Stell had just released “Prayed for You”, which would later become his first number 1.” Victoria accepted the opportunity and found herself not only working in publishing, but also diving headfirst into the management world, assisting with Jimmie Allen and Matt Stell’s day-to-day.
In 2020, Wide Open sold it’s existing catalog and publishing company; only to relaunch a new publishing company under the same name with Victoria as Vice President.
“I am thrilled to be at the helm of a company I believe in, within an industry I love. We have such a great team surrounding us here. I am truly honored and inspired to work with each artist and songwriter on our roster.”
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