Publishing Notes: ole Signs Tony Martin, Deluge Music Signs Brennin, peermusic Writers Retreat

ole Signs Tony Martin

Independent rights management company ole has inked a deal with Nashville songwriter Tony Martin. Martin’s songs include 15 No. 1 hits, such as “Time Is Love” by Josh Turner and “Banjo” by Rascal Flatts. He has also notched eight Top 5 and five Top 10 tracks.

“I’ve been itching to find a publishing company with the reach of a major and the spirit of an indie, so when ole came calling, I knew it was the place for me,” said Martin. “I’m excited to have the freedom to focus on the creative while ole handles the rest.”

Under the deal, ole has purchased Martin’s catalog and future co-publishing rights.

Pictured (L-R): Leslie Roberts, Director, BMI;  Ben Strain, Creative Director, ole; Emily Mueller, Creative Manager, ole; Jody Williams, VP, BMI; songwriter Tony Martin, Mike Whelan, Sr. Creative Director, ole;  Shellien Kinsey, Creative Coordinator, ole;  John Ozier, GM Creative, ole.

Pictured (L-R): Leslie Roberts, Director, BMI; Ben Strain, Creative Director, ole; Emily Mueller, Creative Manager, ole; Jody Williams, VP, BMI; songwriter Tony Martin, Mike Whelan, Sr. Creative Director, ole; Shellien Kinsey, Creative Coordinator, ole; John Ozier, GM Creative, ole.

 

Brennin Signs To Deluge Music

Brennin is the latest signing to Deluge Music’s Nashville roster. “All It took was hearing his new EP and him walking in the door and I was in!” says President Mark Friedman.

Brennin is also represented by WME.

Pictured (L-R): Mark Friedman (Deluge Music), Brennin, Stephanie Greene.

Pictured (L-R): Mark Friedman (Deluge Music), Brennin, Stephanie Greene

 

peermusic Writers Go “Somewhere On A Beach” For Writer Retreat

Pictured (Front to back): Michael Tyler, artist, Reviver Records; Michael Knox, Jaron Boyer, Brandon Kinney, Jeffrey East.

Pictured (Front to back): Michael Tyler, artist, Reviver Records; Michael Knox, Jaron Boyer, Brandon Kinney, Jeffrey East.

Staff and writers with peermusic Nashville converged “somewhere on a beach” to celebrate new signings Jeffrey East and Brandon Kinney, as well as the current chart success of the single “Somewhere on a Beach” (Dierks Bentley) co-written by Michael Tyler and Jaron Boyer.

“It’s always good to get writers away from their daily routine to enjoy personal time together. It’s exciting to see these guys grow together as a team,” says Michael Knox, V.P. peermusic Nashville.

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