Hedgewood International founder John Simmons, CEO Thad Leach, COO Erik Haag and Head of Publishing Bobby Rymer have re-launched Montage Music Publishing as Writer’s Den Music Group. A full staff is on board and the company has signed songwriters Bonnie Bishop, Ben Cooper, Tami Hinesh and Trent Jeffcoat. An open house will celebrate the transition later this month.
Writer’s Den has already secured cuts overseas as well as TV and movie placements, including “Rains Here Too” (Tami Hinesh with Kate York) recently featured on the CW’s One Tree Hill; “Courageous” (Ben Cooper and Melinda Schneider) recorded by both Olivia Newton John and Australian artist Melinda Schneider; “I’m Gonna Make You Want To” (Tami Hinesh with Betsy Ulmer and Kelly Archer) recorded by Nathalia on Universal Records in Brazil, and “Bluer Than Blue” (Minnie Murphy) included in the upcoming film Bailey about bluesman Jefferson Bailey.
Rymer explains, “Our philosophy is to encourage creativity in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We are so looking forward to a lot of great songs, long lasting relationships, and loads of laughter to come.” www.writersdenmusicgroup.com