Publishing News: Rick Monroe, Aaron Espe

Pictured (L-R): Susan Hodges, Dan Hodges, Rick Monroe, Steve Freeman

Nashville’s Render Records has signed recording artist Rick Monroe to a co-publishing agreement in association with Dan Hodges Music (DHM). The deal includes world-wide creative administration with DHM Administration, for past and present publishing catalogs.

Since inception in 2008, DHM has published songs recorded by Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Billy Currington, Faith Hill, and Lee Brice.

Monroe’s current EP, Part One, features his new single “Crazy Not To.” Monroe is currently on the road with the 2012 Jägermeister Country Tour with Randy Houser through the end of July.

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Pictured (L-R): Revelry's AJ Burton, ASCAP's LeAnn Phelan, Aaron Espe, and Revelry's Greg Gallo and Greg Beeckman

Revelry Music Group has signed an administration agreement with Colorado-based JMHB Music Publishing for ASCAP songwriter-artist Aaron Espe.

Revelry will retain exclusive right for pitching to artists, film, television, and advertising. Espe’s song “Water” can most recently be heard in a national Payless Shoes campaign.

Also a member of the duo “Bombs Over Nowhere” with fellow songwriter busbee, Espe’s latest solo album, Three, was released on May 1.


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