Thirty Tigers

Thirty Tigers is an American entertainment company that offers music marketing, distribution, and management services to independent artists. They are based in Nashville, Tennessee[1]

Thirty Tigers
FounderDavid Macias, Deb Markland
Distributor(s)The Orchard
Country of originUnited States
LocationNashville, New York, Los Angeles, North Carolina, London.
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It was founded in 2002 by David Macias and Deb Markland, and is distributed by RED Distribution.[2][3]

In 2014, Thirty Tigers entered into a "strategic partnership" with Columbia Nashville, to promote Chase Rice's single "Ready Set Roll" to Top 40 Country Radio. This was an unprecedented agreement because it may have been the first time a major country label offered their radio promotion services to an artist who was not on their label.[4][5]

In 2016, Thirty Tigers partnered with Triple 8 Management and Sony Music to create the country label Triple Tigers.[6] Triple Tigers signed Russell Dickerson and Scotty McCreery as the first acts to their roster.


Thirty Tigers is not a record label, but releases around 45 albums per year for artists who retain ownership and control of their music and career choices.[7]

Thirty Tigers has significant influence in the Americana music community, but works with artists from a wide range of genres including folk, indie rock, urban and country.[8][9]


The roster includes the following artists and more.[10]
Alphabetical by first letter


  1. ^ "What We Do". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Thirty Tigers May Not Be a Label". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Major Record Labels as Dinosaurs". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Columbia Nashville Inks Strategic Partnership With Chase Rice". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ "New business model boosts Chase Rice to No. 1 album".
  6. ^ "Thirty Tigers Partners With Sony, Triple 8 to Form Triple Tigers Records". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  7. ^ "Nashville's Thirty Tigers Services Company Turns Typical Label Formula Upside Down". The Tennessean. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Nashville's Thirty Tigers Services Company Turns Typical Label Formula Upside Down". The Tennessean. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  9. ^ "David Macias on the singular thinking behind his singular company, Thirty Tigers". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Who We Are". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Charley Crockett - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  12. ^ Sodomsky, Sam. "Lupe Fiasco Announces New Album DROGAS Light". Conde Nast. Retrieved 2017-01-23.

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