Meet The Officers
Virginia P. Brick
Originally from Oxford, MS and a resident of Murfreesboro, TN for nineteen years, Virginia P. Brick has two superpowers: cultivating relationships and exhibiting the highest standards in customer service. She brings valuable wisdom and experience earned from 18+ years in event planning and operations management . Virginia is knowledgeable in Public Performance Licensing, administration of music publishing rights and metadata management..
Currently, Virginia works full-time at SESAC Rights Management, LLC where she has become an integral part of the Licensing Department Customer Service Team. She is currently building her music catalog of emerging artists and rebranding her startup company, VPB Entertainment, specializing in Creative and music licensing services for Television, Film, Gaming and Advertising.
Aura Guadagno is a New Jersey native who made her way to Tennessee to follow her passion for music. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University she started working at booking agency, Buddy Lee Attractions. Her eight years at BLA allowed her the experience to grow from an agents assistant to eventually secure a role as an agent. Currently, she is laying her foundation at Nashville based concert promoter Varnell Enterprises where she continues her work in live entertainment. She has been a member of WMBA for two years and was honored to also serve as the Events and Education co-chair for 2022!
Four years ago, the New Jersey native quit her Fortune 500 job, sold her possessions, and moved onto a tour bus to manage the band, WAYLAND. She worked as a Public Relations and & Social Media Director for New Ocean Media remotely who serviced clients including Capital Records, Def Jam Recordings, Universal Studios, and Warner Music Groups from her bunk while on the road. After serving in Los Angeles, she moved to Nashville, where she worked again as a Publicity Account Executive at PLA Media which afforded her the ability to tell stories and create connections for other artists to support her management of the band. The first place she stopped in Nashville was WMBA where she became a member and met some of her best friends and closest industry connections. It was there she was able to tell her story and also listen to the stories of others. Writing and music have always been Alyssa’s passions, and serving is what she is called to do, hence the name of her artist development company, “The Service.” “Serving as secretary for the organization that has honestly given me everything since moving here feels like the next best part of my story that hasn’t happened yet. It’s my honor and privilege to serve.”
Taylor Baird is from Ringgold, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Management and a certificate in Music Business. While in Athens at UGA, she interned at New West Records and co-owned a short lived, but successful booking and promotions company named Aria Promotions. In 2017, she moved to Nashville with her now-fiancé, Brian, and her two cats, Baloo and Bagheera, with no money and a dream to work in the music industry. Shortly after moving, she started at Farris, Self, and Moore as a member of the office administration team and worked my way up to Client Manager. In December of 2021, she moved over to Wiles + Taylor & Co. to continue her journey working in business management. She has helped manage finances for hit songwriters, national touring artists, Grammy winners, record label owners, and self-help gurus. In her free time, you may see her seeing shows at Ascend, playing board games with friends, or watching embarrassing reality TV while snuggling her cats. “I love being a part of WMBA and fostering a community of support between women in the industry. I want to be a part of empowering other women to feel strong and re-defining gender roles in the predominantly male-driven world of the Nashville music scene.”