Shoebox Music Publishing Opens Berry Hill Complex, Signs Eric Varnell
Shoebox Music Publishing has opened a new entertainment complex in Nashville’s Berry Hill area, and will also be involved in artist development, showcasing and recording. As well as housing its publishing division, Shoebox also has a full-fledged recording studio, featuring one of Nashville’s only Neve VR consoles, and a live outdoor performance venue for events and showcases. Day to day operations will be handled by joint creative directors Ronna Reeves and Liz Morin.
Shoebox Music Publishing, founded by Nashville mixing engineer Billy Decker and Notifi Records founder Ira Dewitt, has also signed Eric Varnell to its publishing roster.
“Varnell is the perfect fit for a company steeped as heavily into pop music as it is in country,” Dewitt said.
117 Entertainment Signs Bobby Bare
Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bobby Bare, as well as the Hypermedia Nashville label, have joined the 117 Entertainment roster for exclusive publicity representation. Former Webster PR Manager Zach Farnum launched the public relations company, which also represents former Three Dog Night member Chuck Negron, earlier this year.
Bare released his newest studio album Things Change last week. The album’s 10 tracks includes songs penned by Bare, with Mary Gauthier, Guy Clark and Max T. Barnes, who also produced the album. Chris Stapleton appears for a collaboration on Bare’s signature hit “Detroit City,” which earned a Grammy in 1964.
Demolition Music Publishing Signs John Milstead
Demolition Music Publishing has signed its newest songwriter, John Milstead, to an exclusive publishing deal.
“John is an amazingly multi-talented writer who gives our team a flavor we don’t have. We are all very excited to get into our writing rooms with him,” according to Demolition president, Jon D’Agostino.
When asked about the new partnership with Dewitt, Decker said, “Hey, if the shoe fits.”
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