Publisher Signings (11/21/13)

Pictured, seated (L to R):  Cole Taylor and Noah McPike (attorney Almon Law, PLLC).Standing (L to R): Ryan Beuschel (ASCAP), Ron Stuve (VP UMPG), me, Greg Hill (manager, Hill Entertainment Group.)

Pictured, seated (L to R): Cole Taylor and Noah McPike (attorney Almon Law, PLLC). Standing (L to R): Ryan Beuschel (ASCAP), Ron Stuve (VP UMPG), Kent Earls (Executive VP/General Manager, UMPG Nashville), and Greg Hill (manager, Hill Entertainment Group.)

Cole Taylor has signed to Universal Music Publishing Group’s writer roster. The Cuthbert, Ga. native won the title of Male Artist of the Year and Georgia Artist of the Year last year at the Georgia Country awards.

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Pictured (L-R): CTM’s Rebekah Long, Shawn Bowling, Shona Robertson Burr, Eddie Robba, Debi Cochran and Brandon Perdue.

Pictured (L-R): CTM’s Rebekah Long, Shawn Bowling, Shona Robertson Burr, Eddie Robba, Debi Cochran and Brandon Perdue.

Catch This Music, LLC, (CTM) has signed songwriter Debi Cochran as a staff writer and Creative Coordinator of the newly-formed publishing company, Writers Ink. Cochran will serve as the company’s anchor writer and will oversee future signings, as well as assist with PR and other aspects of development, according to owner Eddie Robba.

Cochran’s hits include “My Kind of Girl,” a No. 1 song for Collin Raye, and “This Is Me Missing You,” a No. 5 hit for James House. Her song “Barefoot Ballet,” which aired on ABC’s General Hospital, won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2002. The Fort Payne, Ala. native has also written songs recorded by Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, Bonnie Bramlett, Diamond Rio, Clay Walker and others.

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CBR Signs Gungor - Picture111

Pictured (L-R): Amy Kadish, John Barker, Michael Gungor, Chelsea Jones, Courtney Kruckeberg

ClearBox Rights has signed an exclusive administration agreement with artist Gungor, led by Michael and Lisa Gungor. ClearBox Rights represents all songs in Hither & Yon Music/ASCAP including songs from the group’s most recent release I Am Mountain, out Sept. 24.

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