Spirit Music Group has acquired StyleSonic, one of Nashville’s top independent catalogs.
Through the deal, Spirit will add four No. 1 country hits to its portfolio, including SESAC Song of the Year “Drink To That All Night” by Jerrod Niemann, “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift, “Feel That Fire” by Dierks Bentley, and “It Felt Good On My Lips” by McGraw.
The StyleSonic catalog also features over 15 Top 20 country songs spanning the last decade. Other key copyrights in the catalog include “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith, “If You’re Reading This” by Tim McGraw, “Beer with Jesus” by Thomas Rhett, “Nine Lives” by Def Leppard ft. Tim McGraw, “Shinin’ On Me” by Niemann, “Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong” and “Teenage Daughters” (both recorded by Martina McBride).
David Renzer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group, said, “The acquisition of the StyleSonic catalog fulfills multiple goals for Spirit, including continuing our aggressive growth strategy via high quality catalog acquisitions, while also fulfilling the goal of helping build and strengthen our growing Spirit Music Nashville operation. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
Daniel Hill, President, Spirit Music Nashville, said, “We are thrilled to add these StyleSonic hits to the Spirit Music Nashville catalog, and we are equally excited to add such a wealth of yet-to-be-recorded songs from some of the hottest songwriters in today’s country market.”
Spirit Music Group’s expansion into country music also includes the recent acquisition of the established and successful Nashville-based independent music publisher, production, and artist management company Cal IV Entertainment, as well as last month’s acquisition of leading contemporary Christian catalog West Main Music.
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