Warehouse West Entertainment is an independent artist development, music publishing, and management company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded by Grammy award winning producer/engineer Luke Wooten and successful entrepreneur Bruce A. Gates, Warehouse West Entertainment brings a uniquely artist/writer-centric focus to the music scene The founders believe that commercial success in the music business starts with—and is fueled by—strong talent. Warehouse West puts the talent at the center and surrounds it with business acumen and the all-important development resources. The end result—successful artists creating their music and making their mark in the music industry.
After a 30-year career in the consulting and corporate world, Bruce Gates returned to his entrepreneurial roots and founded Three Oaks Asset Management, a venture capital firm, and Three Oaks Strategies, a management consulting firm. Bruce is participating in several startup ventures in a variety of areas but is particularly focused on the music and entertainment space. He recently opened one of Washington DC’s hot new music venues, the Pearl Street Warehouse, where he is developing local and national touring talent in a high-quality “jewel box” venue in DC’s Wharf waterfront district.
Luke Wooten is the owner of Station West, a recording studio complex located in Nashville, TN. As both a Producer and Engineer, Luke has earned dozens of #1s and multiple awards with artists such as Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, The SteelDrivers, and The Louvin Brothers. Over the past 20 years, he has collaborated with producers such as Frank Liddell, Brett Beavers, and Carl Jackson. In 2014 Luke launched Station West Music, an independent publishing company and home to country songwriter Jordan Brooker.
Kris Marcy has several years of music industry experience, having worked as an Artist Manager, Tour Manager, Consultant, and being a former artist himself. He's worked alongside some of the business' biggest names, including Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, U2, Chris Stapleton, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Alan Jackson, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, among others.
Rafaela Marone moved from her home country of Brazil to the US back in 2013. Since then, she has graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her B.A. in Media Studies and was a member of entertainment clubs such as SUPERB Productions, BCEC, and CalTV. Rafaela joined the Warehouse West Entertainment team as a Management Coordinator back in 2019, before becoming the Manager of Creative Services in 2021. Prior to moving to Nashville, she held internships at Crush Music, DoTheBay (DoStuff Media), and JV Agency.
Station West is a thriving studio complex nestled in the eclectic Berry Hill community of Nashville. Established in 1998 by Grammy award winning engineer and producer Luke Wooten, Station West looks forward to celebrating over a decade of serving Nashville’s finest artists, songwriters and producers. Our facility includes three studios along with the newly completed West Wing surround mix and overdub suite.LEARN MORE
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