Signings and Hirings

Still Working Music has signed songwriter Ryan Lafferty. Lafferty, a West Virginia native, moved to Nashville in the summer of 2012; he is currently recording with producer Jeff Stevens. “I am so excited to be working with Ryan,” says Chief Creative Officer Tommy Lee James. “He is not only an amazing singer but a great asset to our writing team over here at Still Working.”

Pictured (L-R): Daniel Lee, Senior Creative Director BMG Chrysalis; Alex Orbison, President Still Working Music; Kendall Lettow, Creative Director Still Working Music; Ryan Lafferty ;Kos Weaver, EVP BMG Chrysalis; Tommy Lee James,  Chief Creative Officer Still Working Music; Scott Safford, Lafferty's lawyer, Safford-Motley.

Pictured (L-R): Daniel Lee, Senior Creative Director, BMG Chrysalis; Alex Orbison, President, Still Working Music; Kendall Lettow, Creative Director, Still Working Music; Ryan Lafferty; Kos Weaver, EVP, BMG Chrysalis; Tommy Lee James, Chief Creative Officer, Still Working Music; Scott Safford, Lafferty’s attorney, Safford-Motley.


brandon perdue

Brandon Perdue

Catch This Music LLC (CTM) has hired in-house audio engineer Brandon Perdue. Perdue, a 2006 Belmont University graduate, spent three years as a production coordinator and assistant engineer for producer Blake Chancey. He also worked at Chancey’s RPM Music Group, managing the publishing catalog and serving as an in-house engineer.

Since 2010, Perdue has also produced and engineering independently, recording and developing acts. “Brandon has a terrific track record, and Catch This Music is very excited to be welcoming him on as an in-house audio engineer,” says CEO Eddie Robba. “We know his contributions to the team will be essential to future CTM projects.”

farewell drifters 2013 photo•Folk-rock quartet Farewell Drifters has signed to Compass Records. The group is currently preparing their album Tomorrow Forever for a fall 2013 release.

“We are super pumped about this new record and felt that it really deserved the added energy of a label behind it. That is why we are so excited to partner with Compass, one of the premier independent roots labels,” says lead singer and guitarist Zach Bevill. “Together, we have a vision for where this record could go and how to take it there. It’s a great time to be a part of this band!”



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