The Brown Book Agency, Inc. was started in 2007 by Kat Davis, thanks to a few amazing clients who chose to partner with her. Since then, we’ve grown into a full-fledged artist development and touring development company. Our motto is simple: we beckon artists’ dreams to existence. Operatio Dei. (which means the work of God for God). We service artists of all kinds; musicians, writers, photographers, videographers, etc. We are a small, home-grown business and we let our work speak for itself. The name of the company comes from a concept that is simple as well: we all have little brown books that we write our “to-do” lists in and if it gets written down, it gets done. We love what we do and we love the folks who we serve and believe in them wholeheartedly.
Industry veteran Kat Davis has gleaned experience from a two-decade career spanning various aspects of the music business including music retail, on-air radio, concert promotion, radio promotion, grass-roots marketing, online and relationship marketing, artist development, booking and artist management. Kat founded The Brown Book Agency, Inc. in 2009 with a desire to focus all of those skills towards an elite roster of clients which includes Grammy-nominated artists/songwriters Matt Maher and Margaret Becker, worship artist Meredith Andrews, and John Tibbs. Kat has authored TheDailyVerse.Com, a free, online daily devotional since 1999, and self-published the first printed volume of The Daily Verse in 2010. Kat is passionate about people and seeing human potential realized. Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Kat now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the daughter of the late James D. Davis, US SEAL TEAM II, and Fran Davis. Her wonderful family also consists of a younger sister, a nephew and two Golden Retrievers, Cory and Bella Butter. Kat’s an avid fan of the US Navy Blue Angels and aspires to fly with plane #7 one day.
Chief Financial Officer
Donna Contestabile currently lives in the Atlanta area. She has worked as the CFO for The Brown Book Agency for the last five years. Donna worked as a financial analyst for Capitol Christian Music Group for 10+ years. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BS in Business. She also has an MBA with a focus in Music Business from Belmont University. Along with staying busy keeping things in motion with her business, Donna spends her free time volunteering at her church and engaging with overseas missions work.
Originally a Florida girl, Danielle Shaub now lives in Nashville, TN with her husband. She caught a bad case of wanderlust at a young age when she started working in the music industry as a lighting board op. Ever since, she hasn’t been able get her love of music & travel out of her blood. An avid believer in the power of story, Danielle blogs about life, faith, & marriage at Sauvage Story.
Entertainment Business & Financial Management
BriBiz Entertainment Business & Financial Management are an entertainment business management and accounting firm located in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2006, BriBiz seeks to serve the business and financial needs of members of the entertainment community, including artists, producers, managers/booking agents, music publishers and record labels. From entertainers and producers to music publishers and record labels, our experience across multiple entertainment business sectors allows us the ability to meet our clients’ broad range of business and financial needs. With over 20 years of entertainment industry experience, BriBiz brings the benefits of first-hand knowledge such businesses, including major label artists, royalty accounting, copyright adminstration, tax preparation and accounting, independent concert promotion, A&R administration & 15+ years of road experience.
CINEMATION MEDIA is our multimedia partner that offers an experienced staff providing, efficient, turnkey operation for clients looking for excellence in video editing, motion graphics, video production, graphic design and photography. Founded by California native, Heidi Groff, who extracts years of collective experience in film, video, live television and post-production both state-side and internationally the CINEMATION MEDIA team will take your vision from inception to completion artistically, efficiently and economically, investing passion in each and every project. CINEMATION MEDIA’s services include, but are not limited to: live event visual support, lyric videos, music videos, corporate commercials, electronic press kits, logo animation, graphic design and photography.