Bug Music has signed Emerson Hart, best known as the songwriter and frontman of multi-platinum rock group Tonic.
Under terms of the agreement, Bug Music and Hart have entered into a co-publishing deal encompassing Hart’s future recordings and his critically-acclaimed 2007 solo album Cigarettes and Gasoline.
Hart, who relocated to Nashville within the last few years, has been busy collaborating in Music City with other artists and his recently regrouped band. Tonic is recording an album to be released next spring on 429/Savoy.
Tonic has sold upwards of 4 million units, had six Top 10 singles, and several Grammy nominations. One of the band’s biggest hits was “If You Could Only See.” After a decade together, Tonic took a break and Hart released his solo album which spawned two Top 20 singles.
Bug Music’s more than 250,000 copyrights include classics such as “What a Wonderful World,” “Fever” and “Happy Together,” as well as songs from Johnny Cash, Pete Townshend, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ashley Gorley, Kings of Leon, and numerous others.