Brett Beavers Signs With BMG and Big Deal Music

 L TO R:Pete Robinson, Senior Vice President, Big Deal Music;Daniel Lee, Senior Creative Director, BMG Chrysalis Music;Chip Petree, Attorney, Petree Law;Brett Beavers;Kenny MacPherson, President, Big Deal Music;Kos Weaver, Executive Vice President, BMG Chrysalis Music;Dale Bobo, Senior Vice President, Big Deal Music.

Pictured (L-R): Pete Robinson, Senior Vice President, Big Deal Music; Daniel Lee, Senior Creative Director, BMG Chrysalis Music; Chip Petree, Attorney, Petree Law; Brett Beavers; Kenny MacPherson, President, Big Deal Music; Kos Weaver, Executive Vice President, BMG Chrysalis Music; Dale Bobo, Senior Vice President, Big Deal Music.

Songwriter, producer and instrumentalist Brett Beavers has signed a publishing agreement with BMG and Big Deal Music, as the first writer signed under the newly formed joint venture.

Dale Bobo

Dale Bobo

This deal continues Beavers’ working relationship with Big Deal Sr. VP Dale Bobo. When Beavers was previously signed to S1 songs, the company was acquired by Chrysalis as Bobo joined the company. “It was really our first time to work together,” Bobo recalls to MusicRow. “It has been one of the best experiences working with a writer that I’ve had. He’s a super nice guy and very smart. It’s inspiring to be around him. I knew that following the Chrysalis deal, if I ever got the chance to work with Brett again I would. Coming on board with Kenny MacPherson [at Big Deal Music], we all stayed in touch with Brett and it seemed like a great thing for all of us to get back in business together.”

The new venture is a 50/50 writing deal between BMG and Big Deal Music. “We are administrating for Big Deal across the board for any writers that they sign,” explains BMG Chrysalis Music Executive VP Kos Weaver. “But in Brett’s case, it is a full-on 50/50 partnership. I think Brett is a really talented guy across the spectrum, as a songwriter and as a producer. I love working with the guy and I’m thrilled that I’m getting a chance to directly do that. I’m also glad that we are putting the nucleus of a team together.”

“I feel extremely fortunate to be included in the exciting new start up Big Deal Music, continuing my relationships with publishing veterans Dale Bobo and Kenny MacPherson,” remarked Brett Beavers. “With Pete Robinson and Greg Gallo in the mix, it’s a great group of gun slingers for any songwriter to have on his side. Having BMG as a partner with Kos Weaver and Laurent Hubert at the helm, along with the creative forces of Daniel Lee and the rest of the wonderful Nashville team, I am excited and energized about the road ahead.”


Kos Weaver

The venture also reunites Weaver and Bobo, who previously worked together at Warner/Chappell. “There are several great relationships between Big Deal and BMG so it seemed natural to work together with them,” says Bobo. “They are just as enthusiastic about working with Brett as we are, so it’s a great thing.”

Beavers has had a long-term collaboration with Dierks Bentley, resulting in numerous chart-topping songs including “What Was I Thinking” and “Home.” He has also written hits for Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack, The Band Perry, Toby Keith, Billy Currington, Kelly Pickler, Billy Ray Cyrus and Lonestar.

As an instrumentalist, Beavers has played bass in the bands for both Womack and Martina McBride. He is currently working on upcoming projects for Dustin Lynch and Canaan Smith.

Laurent Hubert, President, Creative & Marketing, BMG Chrysalis North America, commented: “Brett has become one of Nashville’s most sought after writers. We are looking forward to a successful relationship with a multi-talented songwriting gem whose songs resonate with a wide audience.”

“The Big Deal guys are a great group of people to be partnered with and Brett is so talented, it just feels like a perfect storm of people coming together for me,” sums Weaver.


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