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About ESQ Artist Management

ESQ Artist Management is dedicated to nurturing and empowering artists and songwriters. Our passion for music and the individuals who create it drives everything we do. We offer a comprehensive range of services including artist management, development, project development, consulting, mentoring, branding, and social media. At ESQ, we believe in providing personalized attention to each of our clients, guiding them towards achieving their goals and reaching new heights in the music industry. Founded in 2018 by Michelle Goble, a seasoned music industry executive with over 30 years of experience.

About Michelle Goble

Michelle Goble, originally from Gastonia, North Carolina, found her passion for music in the vibrant world of Southern gospel at a young age. Despite lacking musical talent herself, her deep love for music propelled her to Nashville at just 17. Beginning her career as a nanny for Southern gospel icons The Freemans, she quickly transitioned into artist management, starting with the legendary Tammy Wynette.

Throughout her impressive 33-year journey in the country music industry, Goble held pivotal roles, including a significant 13-year tenure at ASCAP as Director of Media and Industry Relations. Here, she not only oversaw the Nashville marketing and publicity budget but also played a crucial role in developing new songwriters and fostering key industry relationships. Goble's contributions extended to planning esteemed events such as No. 1 parties and red carpets for the annual ASCAP Country Music Awards and ASCAP Christian Music Award shows.


In 2007, Goble embarked on a new chapter, moving to Los Angeles for a six-year tenure at the Academy of Country Music as Senior Vice President of Membership & Industry Relations. Here, she played a vital role in increasing membership and modernizing the voting process while also producing and elevating premier events such as the ACM Honors, ACM Awards-Fan Jam and the ACM sponsored stage for the National Finals Rodeo.


Goble's return to artist management in 2013 saw her join Gellman Management, where she facilitated TV productions for acclaimed acts like Jennifer Nettles, Patty Smyth, Brandy Clark and also managed Americana music icon, Jim Lauderdale as well as emerging talent including Cross Atlantic. Finally, in 2018, she relocated back to Nashville full-time and established her own management company, continuing her commitment to nurturing emerging talents while remaining actively involved in industry organizations and philanthropic endeavors. Goble's remarkable career reflects her enduring dedication to the music community and her invaluable contributions to its growth and recognition.

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