Given Music Publishing Signs Smith

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Pictured (L-R): Mike Sebastian, VP/GM, Given Music Publishing; John Mullins, Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC; Denise Stevens, Partner, Loeb & Loeb LLP; Anthony Smith; Cindy Owen, Partner, Given Entertainment; Matthew Beckett, Attorney.

Given Music Publishing announced the signing of hit songwriter Anthony Smith to its roster. Smith has had songs recorded by such stars as Reba, Kenny Rogers, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Clay Walker, Rodney Atkins, and Chris Young. Young’s song “Tomorrow” was co-written by Smith and earned SESAC’s Song of the Year accolade in 2011.

“I’ve known Anthony for a number of years, but this is the first opportunity I’ve had to work with him,” said Mike Sebastian, VP/GM of Given Music Publishing. “Anthony has proven time and again he is a consistent hit songwriter and hard worker. I fully believe we will make a great team, and I look forward to all our success together.”

Smith also has producer credits on projects by Atlantic’s South Sixty-Five, Curb Records’ Trini Triggs and Curb/Asylum Records’ Rio Grand.

“I am very excited to be signing with the Given Music Publishing family and to have the opportunity to work with Mike Sebastian,” said Smith. “He’s a world-class publisher, they have a great group of writers and I’m delighted to become part of the team! I look forward to a great future together with them!”

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