Derek George Inks Publishing Deal With Spirit/Fluid

Front row (L-R): Freeman Wizer (Sr. Director of Creative, Spirit Music Nashville); AJ Burton (VP, Fluid Music Revolution); Derek George; Daniel Hill (President, Spirit Music Nashville); Billy Lynn (VP, Creative, Spirit Music Nashville). Back row (L-R): Frank Rogers (President/Founder, Fluid Music Revolution) and Brian Bradford (Sr. Director of Administration, Spirit Music Nashville)

Derek George has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Spirit/Fluid, the Nashville-based joint venture between Spirit Music Group and Frank Rogers’ Fluid Music Revolution.

George has over 25 years of experience in the music business, with hits spanning across three decades as a songwriter, producer and publisher. In the last six years he has produced eight top 10 hits, with five of those topping the charts. George recently celebrated his third No.1 as a writer with Darius Rucker’s hit “For the First Time,” and has had songs recorded by Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Brantley Gilbert, Jennifer Nettles, Trace Adkins, Miley Cyrus, Drake White, Hootie And the Blowfish, and Darius Rucker, among others.

“Spirit and Fluid are excited to welcome Derek George to the family,” said Rogers. “We are all big fans of the songs he writes and the records he makes. I see some great music, big success and big fun in our future!”

“I’m so excited about working with Frank, AJ, and all the fine folks at Fluid and Spirit Music!” said George. “They are passionate about GREAT SONGS and I’m grateful to have them on my team. I’m looking forward to what we will build together!”



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