New York-based Rough Trade Publishing has announced the opening of their new Nashville offices, to be headed by Nashville publishing veteran Lynn Gann. Rough Trade Publishing began business in 2007 as House of Hassle Publishing, and was founded by partners Lyle Hysen, Gandhar Savur and Ken Weinstein.
The group purchased the London-based Rough Trade Publishing catalog in early 2016, and merged the two companies. In addition to the new Nashville and Manhattan home office, Rough Trade Publishing maintains offices in London and Los Angeles, with 19 employees. Worldwide, RTP has agreements with approximately 400 artists and writers, covering many musical genres from country to rock, Americana, punk and more. RTP affiliated acts include The War On Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Future Islands, Superchunk and White Reaper.
Gann will also continue to operate his LGME! Companies. He has represented RTP in Nashville since 2012, and says of the Rough Trade Publishing expansion: “The Rough Trade Publishing team is growing in a very deliberate way into Nashville, and I’m honored to lead this effort.”
RTP President Lyle Hysen says: “Opening the RTP office on Music Row is very exciting for us as we grow our bands and catalog into one of the most vital music cities in the world.”
The Nashville office is located at 1027 17th Ave. S., on Music Row.
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