Sony/ATV Signs Belmont University Sophomore

Pictured (L-R): Maddie Larkin, Troy Tomlinson.

Pictured (L-R): Ed Williams (Sony ATV Music), James I. Elliott (Songwriting Chair, Belmont University), Maddie Larkin, Troy Tomlinson (President/CEO Sony ATV Music Nashville). Photo: Andrea Hallgren

Belmont University songwriting major Maddie Larkin has signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing through her participation in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business’s All Access program.

President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Nashville Troy Tomlinson said, “We were truly impressed with the level of talent of the Belmont students. Maddie’s abilities and commercial appeal moved us to sign her to a publishing deal and begin what I suspect will be a long time relationship and many years of success.”

Larkin, a sophomore, said, “I am so grateful to be joining the Sony/ATV team! Since I first started coming to Nashville to write when I was 15, I have dreamed of being able to call Sony my home.”

All Access gives students the opportunity to present their talent and work to the world’s leading country music publisher. Students submitted two music videos to the Sony/ATV Creative team, who then selected six students to perform live in Columbia Studio A in February. All Access will continue in the upcoming school year.

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