~~~Marley Brant has been employed in the entertainment industry as a biographical writer, publicist, music and television producer and artist development executive. Marley is the author of nine books; her non-fiction books have been featured in People Magazine and the New York Times, been the basis for programs on VH1 and A&E, and served as the primary research for hours of television on the History channel, TBS, CMT, the Biography channel and PBS.
Marley's entertainment affiliations are extensive. She has worked with a wide variety of music artists, directors and actors, as well as numerous television, radio and film productions. After working for the managers of musicians Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Warren Zevon, Marley was appointed Assistant National Director of Artist Development and Publicity/Artist Relations and Tour Coordination with the fast-growing international record company Chrysalis Records. While at Chrysalis she was involved with the development, publicity and national tours of such acts as Jethro Tull, Robin Trower, UFO, Steve Hackett, Leo Kottke, Split Enz, Steeleye Span, Bonnie Tyler, Blondie, The Babys, Rory Gallagher, Nick Gilder and the Frankie Miller Band.
Marley took the position of Director of Publicity and Public Relations for radio syndicator Watermark, Inc. where she worked with the radio programs "American Top 40 with Casey Kasem", "American Country Countdown", "Alien Worlds" and "The Robert W. Morgan Special of the Week." Desiring to expand into television, Marley's next position was as assistant to the National Director of Publicity for Paramount Television. She worked with the casts and crews of Paramount's stellar programs Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Laverne & Shirley, Taxi, Bosom Buddies, Bad News Bears and The Associates, among others. One of her opportunities was working with NBC-TV and author James Clavell for Paramount's presentation of the groundbreaking mini-series "Shogun".
Entering into the multi-media world of international publicity firm ICPR, Marley was involved in the media presentations of features such as "Rich and Famous", "Taps", All the Marbles", "Stripes", "Clash of the Titans", "Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder" and "Missing". She also worked with the producers of the mini-series "Marco Polo", "Peter and Paul" and "The Marva Collins Story". Always anxious to be involved with music entities, Marley was point on the television programs Fame, Solid Gold, The Tom Jones Show, and Country Comes Home. She was part of a team that worked with the corporate accounts of Motown Productions, Youngstreet Program Services, Viacom Enterprises, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Proctor & Gamble and several individual celebrity personalities.
Marley decided to free-lance in 1982. She authored magazine articles, edited album packages, wrote and edited music artist biographies, press kits and liner notes. In 1982 Marley co-produced (with John Delgatto) the album "Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels, Live 1973"; Gram and Emmylou Harris were nominated for a Grammy in the category of "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" for "Love Hurts", a track on the album. In 1993 Marley served as Co-creator, Associate Producer and Historical Consultant on "Outlaws, Rebels & Rogues", the first installment of Turner Broadcasting System's three-night television series The Untold West. Marley is a voting member of N.A.R.A.S. and now a full-time author. ~~~