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COMPANIES (FINALISTS) DIGITAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

ALOOMPA LLC

1201 Villa Place, Suite 206 (Nashville) Website: Aloompa.com CEO: Kurt Nelson (co-founder) Background: Aloompa characterizes itself as a digital media, design and innovation technology company. The company has been in business less than two years. The company got off to a fast start, launching high-functioning branded mobile apps in 2009 with its first two clients, Kurt Nelson country music star Kenny Chesney and the Bonnaroo music festival. Employees: 7 Nelson speaks: “ Aloompa started as a bootstrapped company from the first day.”

HENG DAI MEDIA LLC, MUSIC CITY ROOTS

9 Music Square S., Suite 256 (Nashville) Website: musiccityroots.com CEO: Todd Mayo Background: Walker is a lifelong music producer and radio marketer. Mayo has an ad agency and music booking back-

ground. Heng Dai Media is the production company created in 2009 to produce Music City Roots. Employees: 12 Walker speaks: “We have been successful in organizing a community of artists and fans within the greater Nashville Todd Mayo community, all seeking to showcase the deep and culturally diverse talent pool that exists in our city.”

KELLYGIRL VIDEO

722 Harpeth Knoll Road (Nashville) Website: kellygirlvideo.com CEO: Kelly Magill Background: Magill is a native Nashvillian and a graduate of Vanderbilt University. She launched Nashville Interiors magazine in 2000. Last year, Magill launched KellyGirl Kelly Magill Video to make it financially affordable for clients to take advantage of video through her Web video production company. Employees: 2 Magill speaks: “Many of our clients have

seen direct results from adding Web video to their promotions arsenal. We also produce corporate overviews, client testimonials and other services .”

MUSICCITYNETWORKS LLC 209 10th Ave. S. (Nashville) Website: musiccitynetworks.com CEO: Lang Scott Background: Products and services include websites, merchandising, e-commerce, mobile applications, fan club management, social marketing and digital strategy for the music industry. Scott grew up Lang Scott in South Carolina and moved to Nashville in 1982. He has worked with Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes and others. Employees: 20 Scott speaks: “We appreciate the diversity of businesses the city has to offer, and we try to represent the spirit of Nashville through our own diversity, our music industry expertise and our work with local artists.”

RABBIT HOLE CREATIVE 408 Broadway (Nashville)

Website: rabbitholecreative.com CEO: Jake Jorgovan Background: Jorgovan has pursued a degree in entrepreneurship at Belmont University and gotten his digital marketing and graphics Jake Jorgovan company off the ground. Its product is HD video production, often on a grand scale. Employees: 3 Jorgovan speaks: “We built this business out of our dorm rooms at Belmont.”

ROCKHOUSE PARTNERS

631 Second Ave. S., Suite 2R (Nashville) Website: rockhousepartners.com CEO: Tawn Albright Background: Albright’s company is a technology-based entertainment agency that provides digital marketing services for entertainTawn Albright ment properties. Albright has worked with brands ranging from Liberty Media to the Coca-Cola Co. to Ticketmaster/IAC. Employees: 10 Albright speaks: “Rockhouse was

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