Dwight Wiles, President of Smith Wiles & Co., today (7/20) formally announced Do Write Music, his joint venture with music publishing veteran Marghie Evans. The company specializes in all aspects of music publishing administration and clearance services for songwriters, publishers, independent producers and label owners, and corporations in need of publishing administration, royalty accounting and licensing services.
Evans serves as Managing Director for Do Write Music, which was originally formed in February 2008 to provide ‘in-house’ music publishing services for Smith Wiles clients. Now it has expanded to include outside entities. In its first year of business, Do-Write Music represented various music publishing catalogs, including four major hits: “Johnny and June,” “In Color,” “One In Every Crowd” and “Shuttin’ Detroit Down.”
Evans was Head of Rights and Clearances for PolyGram and Universal Home Entertainment until 2001 when she moved to Nashville. Since then she has been an independent media consultant, and served as administrator for several independent publishers and songwriters, clearing music for film, TV and video projects, as well as licensing audio and audio visual projects for independent record companies and artists.
Do Write Music is under the umbrella of services provided by business management/tax accounting firm Smith Wiles & Co., and its affiliate, Copyright Exchange, which provides marketing and brokerage services for sellers and buyers of music copyrights. All three entities are located at 900 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203. Do Write Music can be reached at Dowritemusic.com, 615-620-0522, or [email protected].