Disney Music Publishing Signs James Slater

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(back row, L-R): Mike Daly, Director, A & R, Disney Music Group; Ciara Gardner, A&R Coordinator, Disney Music Publishing; Patrick Clifford, VP Music Publishing and A&R Nashville, Disney Music Publishing; Lynn Morrow, Partner, Adams and Reese LLP; Jody Williams, VP, Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI; front row: James Slater, songwriter

Disney Music Publishing has signed songwriter James Slater to an exclusive worldwide agreement. Slater has penned songs including “In My Daughter’s Eyes” (Martina McBride), as well as songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Lucy Hale, Enrique Iglesias, Chris Brown, Kenny Chesney, Reba, Phil Vassar and more.

On Disney’s newest writer, Patrick Clifford says, “James is an extraordinary talent, as well as a pillar in the Nashville and international music communities. We are excited and honored to welcome him into the Disney Music Group family.”

Slater, a native of Durham, N.C., studied music at the University of Miami, and later moved to Los Angeles and then to Zurich, Switzerland, where he toured with Belgian group Vaya Con Dios for six years. In 2002, he moved to Nashville to work as a songwriter.


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