Centricity Publishing Expands Staff

centricity music logoCentricity Publishing has announced the appointment of Stephen Duncan as Creative Manager and Jaime Smyth as Publishing Coordinator. Both will begin their new roles on May 1 and will report to vice president of publishing Steve Rice.

Duncan will be active in song placement and writer career development for the Centricity Publishing song catalog and writer roster He has previously worked as the Creative Director at Daywind Publishing, where he attained cuts for Natalie Grant, Newsboys, Mandisa, Hawk Nelson and others. Duncan also toured with Country Music Hall of Fame member Don Williams and singer-songwriters Matthew West and Jonny Diaz.

Smyth will handle social media marketing, catalog development, worship song promotion and administrative duties. Smyth, a Belmont graduate, interned at Integrity Music with Rice. After graduation, she spent eight months in northern England working with Youth for Christ. In fall 2012, she began working part-time at Centricity Music, which led to her full-time position.

“I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to work with both Stephen and Jaime while they were students at Belmont University,” says Rice. “I was impressed immediately with each, and am happy they will be bringing their creativity and business skills to our publishing operation. I am particularly excited to have Stephen in this new role, because he proved himself to be one of the most productive songpluggers in our industry for 2012. The expansion with these two new hires happened because we have been able to grow Centricity Publishing more rapidly than I expected. This is due to the talented work of the songwriters and artists on our roster. We had great success in 2012 and I look forward to even more in the coming months with Jaime and Stephen now on our team.”

Centricity Publishing represents Aaron Shust, Downhere, Andrew Peterson, Jason Gray and others.

Duncan may be reached at [email protected] and Smyth at [email protected]

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