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FBMM (FLOOD, BUMSTEAD, MCCREADY & MCCARTHY, INC.) is a business and financial management firm founded in 1990, with offices in Nashville and New York. We represent clients in the entertainment industry in all genres of music.

Our reputation is one of providing the highest quality financial and business consultation services available built upon the extensive experiences of our owners and talented management team.

Our approach to service is tailored for the specific needs of each client.

Our goal is to exceed expectations in operating our client’s businesses by providing information and input in a clear and concise manner that enables our clients to make sound financial and career decisions to achieve their goals.

Our Team

We are dedicated to a collaborative team approach in all we do. We continue to develop and nurture a rich mix of expertise internally to address both the traditional and the unexpected issues that arise.

Chuck Flood

Chuck Flood

  • Entertainment industry business manager since 1981
  • Graduate of Baylor University, 1968 – BA
  • University of Arkansas Graduate School
  • President of Hard Ball Music
  • Major label experience with Capitol and Warner Brothers Records in both A&R and National Promotion
  • Former Treasurer of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS)
  • Partner and President, Hayes Street Music, 1987-2001
Frank Bumstead

Frank Bumstead

  • Over forty years’ experience as professional financial advisor, investment advisor, and valuations, merger, sales and acquisitions advisor
  • Graduate of Southern Methodist University, 1964 – BBA
  • Graduate of The Vanderbilt Owen School of Management, 1972 – Masters of Business Management
  • The Country Music Association: Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2015
  • Current Boards include: Brookdale Senior Living (BKD-NYSE), Chair, Compensation Committee; Memorial Foundation, Inc. ($155 million charitable foundation), Chair, Finance & Investment Committee, Member Executive Committee; Nashville Wire Products, Inc., Audit Committee; Junior League Trust Board
  • Negotiated and arranged sale of CMT network to Opryland, and the merger of Music Row Magazine with Southcomm
  • Served on boards of the American Retirement Corp. (ACR-NYSE), Dede Wallace Center, The American Red Cross, ECA, Inc., American Constructors, Inc., American Fine Wire, Inc., Junior Achievement of Nashville, Watkins Institute
Mary Ann McCready

Mary Ann McCready

  • Entertainment Industry Business Manager since 1990
  • Graduate of Vanderbilt University, BS, Cum Laude
  • Graduate of The College of Financial Planning, Denver (CFP Degree)
  • Over fifteen years’ experience in entertainment marketing, finance, sales and artist development and former Vice President of National Sales and Marketing for Columbia Records
  • Member, Audit Committee, The Grammies
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame: Trustee, Finance Committee Member and Investment Committee Chairman
  • Music City Music Council member and former founding co-chair with Mayor Karl Dean (2009 – 2011)
  • SOURCE Award Honoree, 2014
  • Billboard Magazine List of Top Women in Music: 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Active with the W.O. Smith Community School of Music
  • CMA Standing Room Only Business Manager (SRO) Business Manager of the Year, 2012
  • First female recipient of The CMA President’s Award
  • Longtime Advocate of the W.O. Smith Community School of Music
  • Former Chairman of the Country Music Association Market Development Committee
  • Former Board Member of the Better Business Bureau, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/Nashville, the First Union Bank Council, The Children’s Theatre, Copyright Society and Leadership Music
  • Former Treasurer of Leadership Music
  • Special guest at the 2008 Festival of Thinkers, Dubai
Jamie Cheek

Jamie Cheek

  • Entertainment Industry Business Manager since 1997
  • Graduate of University of Richmond
  • Graduate of The Vanderbilt Owen School of Management, 2003 – MBA
  • Charter Board Member of TN Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for The Arts (VLPA)
  • Board of Directors of the Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA)
  • Former President, Leadership Music, 2010-2011
  • Former Treasurer, Leadership Music, 2006-2009
  • Former Treasurer, Nashville Film Festival, 2003-2006
  • 2013 CMA SRO Business Manager of the Year
  • Member: Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Duane Clark

Duane Clark

  • Entertainment Industry Business Manager since 1999
  • Graduate of Middle Tennessee State University – Recording Industry Management Focus, 1994 – BS Business and Mass Communications
  • Treasurer, Academy of Country Music
  • Former tour accountant, studio owner and concert promoter
  • Leadership Music Graduate Class of 2006
  • 2014 CMA SRO Business Manager of the Year
  • Member: Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Society of Leaders In Development Charter Member and Alumni
Carmen Romano

Carmen Romano

  • Entertainment Industry Business Manager since 1989
  • Graduate of Bloomfield College, 1985 – BS Accounting
  • Active Volunteer, TJ Martell Foundation NY
  • Board Member of Association of Retarded Citizens of Essex County since 2001 and its former President
  • Former President of Progressive Business Management, Inc.
  • Member: National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Julie Boos

Julie Boos

  • Music Industry Business Management since 1995
  • Graduate Kansas State University, 1992 – BS
  • The Massey School, Belmont University, 2006 – MBA
  • Executive Board Member, Leadership Music, 2012 – 2015
  • Former Treasurer, Leadership Music, 2012 – 2014
  • Former President and Executive Board Member, Nashville Film Festival, 2010 – 2011
  • Former Vice President and Treasurer, Nashville Film Festival, 2006 – 2009
  • Leadership Music Class of 2008
  • NARAS mentor program, 2002
  • 2014 MusicRow’s Rising Women on the Row honoree
  • Member: Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Trey Dunaway

Trey Dunaway

  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Entertainment industry finance and accounting since 2001
  • Graduate of Vanderbilt University, 1996, Cum Laude
  • Graduate of The Vanderbilt Owen School of Management, 1997 – MBA with double concentration in finance and accounting
  • Elijah Watts Sells Silver Medalist for second highest score in the U. S. on the May 2003 CPA exam
  • Nashville Chapter of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, former At-Large Board Member
  • Former Director of Finance, Universal Music Group Nashville
  • Leadership Music Class of 2010
  • Member: Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Betty Sanders

Betty Sanders

  • FBMM Vice President and General Manager
  • 30 plus year Music Industry veteran
  • Graduate of the Recording Industry Management Program – Middle Tennessee State University
  • FBMM Human Resource Director
  • Prior experience in music publishing, publicity and personal management
  • Former Board Member SOURCE Nashville; Former Treasurer SOURCE Awards
  • Member: Country Music Foundation, Country Music Association, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Source Nashville and The Academy of Country Music
David Boyer

David Boyer

  • Over 20 years of experience in diverse areas of the music industry, including over 13 years in Business Management
  • Graduate of The University of Mississippi, 1994 – BA Accountancy
  • Graduate Leadership Music, Class of 2013
  • Former Treasurer, Nashville Film Festival
  • Previously signed Recording Artist
Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes

  • Entertainment business management experience since 2005
  • Graduate SUNY New Paltz School of Business, 1997- BS Business Administration
  • Graduate Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, 2011 – Masters of Accountancy
  • Former Island/Def Jam recording artist and Warner Publishing songwriter
  • Former associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Former FBMM client
Jen Conger

Jen Conger

  • Entertainment business management experience since 2004
  • Graduate of Vanderbilt University, 2002 – BA (Cum Laude)
  • Graduate of The Massey School, Belmont University, 2007 – Masters of Accounting
  • Member: Country Music Hall of Fame’s Troubadour Society
  • Active in yearly fundraising events for W.O. Smith Music School and Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Alumnus of Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID)
Jason Fridenstine

Jason Fridenstine

  • Entertainment Industry Business Management experience Since 1999
  • Graduate of Berklee College of Music, 1999 – BA
  • Twelve years’ experience in construction and construction management, major projects for NASA, U.S. Air force and General Motors
  • Former Artist and Producer
  • Former President – Heavy Rotation Records
  • Former Label Operations – Rykodisk
  • Active Volunteer, MusicCares
Kristin Braaksma

Kristin Braaksma

  • FBMM Director of Staff Training and Development
  • Over 20 years of service at FBMM, including account management and responsibility of procedural and operational protocol
  • Graduate of Belmont University, 1991 – BM
  • Helped create FBMM’s flagship royalty desk audit process
  • Member: Christ Community Church and worship team
Laura Beth Hendricks

Laura Beth Hendricks

  • FBMM Director of Internal Compliance and Support
  • Over 2o years Entertainment Industry Business Management experience
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University – BA in Banking and Finance, and Bachelor of Professional Accountancy
  • Former Director Music Maker Productions, Mississippi State University
  • Member: Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association
Ted Klontz

Ted Klontz

  • At Counsel to FBMM
  • International consultant, author, trainer, publisher, researcher, workshop designer/facilitator
  • Speaker; focuses on relationship skills, relationships in crisis, communication skills, and the psychology of money. His clients include individuals, couples, professional groups, companies and organizations.
  • In addition to authoring 5 books, he has produced 2 CD’s and has appeared in a number of expert roles on TV and Radio, including: NPR, Good Morning America, 20/20, CMY, the Oprah Winfrey Network and the Today Show



What We Do

Bookkeeping and Internal Financial Controls

Financial Forecasting and Planning

Tour Planning and Accounting

Financial Reports and Analytics

Account Receivable, Payable, Bank Account Reconciliation

Facilitate Business Relationships

Comprehensive Cash Management

Contract Review and Analysis

Strategic Business Planning

Negotiation Support

Business Opportunity Analysis and Evaluation

Royalty Accounting, Analysis & Audit

Valuations of Intellectual Property

Tax Planning, Compliance and Return Preparation

Mergers, Acquisitions and Equity Relationships

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