Business management and financial planning executives Kella Stephenson-Farris, Stephanie Mundy-Self and Catherine Stein (Moore) have partnered to launch Nashville-based business management firm, Farris, Self & Moore, LLC. The boutique firm, which specializes in business management and financial planning services, provides accounting, HR, business management and financial planning services to hit songwriters and producers, major touring acts, and national recording artists. Together, Farris, Self and Moore will serve on the foundation of providing value added service through relationship building while offering a personal touch and local feel.
Farris, Self & Moore, LLC is located at 40 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203. Company principals can be reached at Kella@fsmnash.com (Kella Stephenson-Farris), Stephanie@fsmnash.com (Stephanie Mundy-Self), and Catherine@fsmnash.com (Catherine Stein [Moore]), and the company’s phone number is 615-760-5107.
Kella Stephenson Farris comments, “I could not be more excited to join forces with Stephanie and Catherine. Their reputation in the Nashville music community is unsurpassed, and our values and vision align. We look forward to serving our industry and its accomplished songwriters and touring artists in a greater capacity.”
Kella Stephenson-Farris has owned and operated The Kella Stephenson Company (KSCO) since 2006. The company was launched after Farris recognized an underserved niche market of successful songwriters. The Kella Stephenson Company will be folded into Farris, Self & Moore, LLC and Farris will continue to serve her current clients under the company’s expansion.
Farris and her company have overseen everything from bill pay to insurance planning, investment guidance, estate planning, tax planning, song earnings, asset acquisition, quarterly financials, projections, budgeting and royalty tracking. Collectively, KSCO clients have had cuts on more than 100 million albums sold and 75 #1 songs. KSCO clients include GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, BMI, ASCAP, NSAI and Oscar award-winning songwriters and producers.
Farris received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) and her MBA from Auburn University. She also has obtained the Certificate of Financial Planning (CFP®) designation. Farris is a member of Leadership Music (Class of 2014), NARAS, CMA, ACM, Financial Planning Association, as well as a SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development) alumna.
Stephanie Mundy-Self most recently worked with business management firm, Flood, Bumstead, McCready, and McCarthy, Inc. Her clients at FBMM included high profile recording artists and actors, international touring corporations and newly discovered talent. Mundy-Self is a specialist in risk management research and analysis, tour and merchandise settlement audits for domestic and foreign concerts, as well as payroll and HR management for companies with 125 or more employees.
Stephanie, a native of Greenville, S.C., is a graduate of the University of Georgia, double-majoring in vocal performance, and risk management and insurance, and she was in the inaugural Music Business class. She is currently the Treasurer of the Nashville Film Festival, and is a member of CMA and ACM. Stephanie was also a 2012 honoree of Nashville’s Top 30 under 30 and a member of Nashville Emerging Leaders (Class of 2013).
Catherine Stein, whose forthcoming nuptials will make her Catherine Moore, began her career in the music industry as an account executive with Flood, Bumstead, McCready and McCarthy, Inc. At the company, she worked with an array of clients, including marquee recording artists and actors, international touring corporations as well as emerging talent. She is a native of Chattanooga, TN and graduate from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
Stein is a member of SOURCE, CMA, and ACM. She is a 2015 honoree of Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30. She is also an alumna of SOLID.
The website for Farris, Self & Moore, LLC will launch in the coming days and will be available at http://www.fsmnash.com.