Downtown Music Publishing Celebrates New Office, No. 1 Song “Hometown Girl”

Pictured (L-R): Downtown’s global creative team: Danny Berrios, Dylan Silberman, Rhea Ghosh, Jedd Katrancha, Natalie Osborne, Justin Kalifowtiz, Taeko Saito, Roberto Neri, Andrew Bergman, Steve Markland, Kayte Olsufka and Andrew Sparkler. Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing [click photo to enlarge]

Downtown Music Publishing celebrated its new office space and its current No. 1 country hit on Tuesday (April 25) with a packed-house parking lot party. Downtown Music Publishing recently moved their Nashville operations to 909 Division Street in Nashville.

The occasion coincided with the No. 1 success of Downtown writer Marc Beeson’s “Hometown Girl” (co-written with Daniel Tashian, Big Yellow Dog Music) and performed by Josh Turner.

Pictured (L-R): Marc Beeson and Allen Shamblin. Photo:Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing

Pictured (L-R): Mitchell Tenpenny (Riser House Records) and Dan Smyers (Dan + Shay/Warner Bros.). Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing

Hosted by Downtown Music Publishing CEO Justin Kalifowitz, COO Andrew Bergman, and Downtown Nashville’s Vice President of A&R Steve Markland, the party boasted appearances by its writers Beeson, Kelly Archer, Andy Albert, Tony Esterly, Downtown’s global creative team, and other Nashville figures such as Patrick Carney (of the Black Keys), Michelle Branch, Fletcher Foster and Scott Parker (Hearts Bluff Music) among many others.

“Hometown Girl” is the second No. 1 to come from Downtown Nashville following last November’s Brett Young hit “Sleep Without You,” co-written by Downtown’s Archer, Young (BMLG) and Justin Ebach (Word Music).

Pictured (L-R): Downtown Nashville staff and writers: Marc Beeson, Allen Shamblin, Andy Albert, Sam Ashworth, Steve Markland, Roberto Neri, Tony Esterly, Katie Roth, Natalie Osborne, Kelly Archer, Sara Haze, and FANN. Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing [click photo to enlarge]

Pictured (L-R): Kara Wintergrass (Big Yellow Dog), Jamie Martin (Big Yellow Dog), Brad Kennard (Razor & Tie), Alex Stefano (Big Yellow Dog), Lauren Funk (Big Yellow Dog) and Matt Lindsey (Big Yellow Dog). Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing

Markland launched Downtown’s Nashville office in 2014 as a core component of the company’s worldwide expansion. Downtown now has offices in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, London, Amsterdam and most recently, Tokyo. Since opening in Nashville in 2014, Downtown has acquired the catalogs of Charlie Black, Ray Whitley, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Natalie Prass and VLS Music, which includes Lady Antebellum songs written-by Hillary Scott, among others. Active songwriters including Albert, Beeson and Archer have written recent charted country hits for Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Justin Moore, Granger Smith and Cassadee Pope.

Pictured (L-R): Will Weatherly and Jordan Schmidt. Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing

Pictured (L-R): Steve Markland, Andy Albert and Chip Petree (Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields). Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing

Founded in 2007, Downtown Music Publishing is one of the world’s leading rights-management firms. The company’s catalog spans over seven decades of popular music, encompassing some of the world’s most beloved songwriters and artists including The Beatles, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Ryan Tedder, Benny Blanco, The Kinks, Cy Coleman, Hans Zimmer, Bruce Springsteen, Mötley Crüe, One Direction, Naughty Boy, Hardwell, Santigold, Carla Bruni and Social Distortion. The company’s technology platform, Songtrust, powers global royalty collection from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.

Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing

Photo: Heather LeRoy/courtesy of Downtown Music Publishing

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