Big Deal Music Announces Rebranding

Big Deal Music has rebranded as Big Deal Music Group, which will house the existing companies Big Deal Music Publishing, Words & Music Administration and Big Deal Media, a recently developed content division, as well as other related ventures to be announced.

“The past five years have felt like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” said Big Deal Music Group President and co-founder, Kenny MacPherson. “We’ve grown from a small independent publishing company with a handful of clients and a three person staff, to a top 10, self-administered publishing group with global reach. We felt it was time to organize our teams to better serve the needs of our songwriters and artists in this continually evolving music business climate.”

Big Deal Music Publishing was founded in September 2012, by former Chrysalis Music colleagues MacPherson, Jamie Cerreta, Dave Ayers, along with Pete Robinson, and veteran artist manager Michael McDonaldCasey Robison signed on shortly thereafter to head the pop division.
In the past five years, the company has celebrated milestones including work on a No. 1 Top 200 album and No. 1 country album (Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes, which includes work from Joe London, Julian Bunetta and John Ryan), the No. 1 country album Happy Endings from Old Dominion (Brad Tursi), chart-topping singles including “The Fighter,” “Don’t Wanna Know,” “Stitches,” and “Chains,” as well as platinum hits “Chains” and “Antidote.”

The company has employed some out-of-the-box means of promoting their songwriters, including the podcast And The Writer Is…, which launched in January. The podcast, hosted by songwriter Ross Golan, explores the creative process and challenges that songwriters face. The podcast has been downloaded more than 535,000 times, putting it in the top 5 percent of all podcasts. Guests for the second season of the podcast include Thomas Rhett, Charlie Puth, Dan Wilson, Babyface and Jack Antoff.

With offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and London, Big Deal Music Group’s roster includes My Morning Jacket, Sleater-Kinney, Dan Wilson, St. Vincent and Ray LaMontagne.


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