Peermusic Signs Marc Ford

Marc Ford

peermusic has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration deal with songwriter, artist and guitarist Marc Ford, known for his work with the Black Crowes and now The Magpie Salute.

“There are only a handful of people who can come close to doing what Marc can do with a guitar. He’s a true legend and it’s a privilege to be able to serve as his publisher. He’s making some of the best music of his career right now and I’m thrilled that peermusic can be a part of it,” said Michael Knox, Sr. VP, peermusic Nashville.

“We’re thrilled and proud to have such an iconic artist join the peermusic family,” said Craig Currier, VP and Director of Advertising Markets, peermusic. “From Marc’s solo work, to his time with The Black Crowes and now The Magpie Salute, his signature blues/rock guitar style and sound have cemented him as one of America’s premier guitar players. We’re excited to bring his past work as well as his future projects to a new audience and especially those who may not be familiar with his work outside of the Black Crowes.”

“I am excited to announce a new partnership with peermusic. The company’s reputation precedes itself, and it’s an honor to be part of a family with so much American history. We love the Nashville team and are confident it’s a great step in my career. With the help of peermusic’s network, I look forward to my body of work also finding a more global reach,” said Ford.

Pictured (L-R): Craig Currier, Vice President & Director of Advertising Markets, peermusic; Marc Ford; Manager Owen Canavan; and Heather Cook, Creative Manager Advertising Markets, peermusic.

Ford’s manager of several years, Owen Canavan, says “Finding new opportunities for this robust catalogue outside of touring has long been a priority, and a partnership with peermusic is just what we needed. I look forward to working with their team and bringing new life to Marc’s songs.”

Ford’s career began in Los Angeles during the 1980s with his group Burning Tree before he joined The Black Crowes in 1991. Ford toured and recorded on three of the Crowes’ most popular albums: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, and Three Snakes and One Charm.

In 2002, Ford released his debut solo album It’s About Time, which was soon followed by the albums Weary And Wired (2007), The Fuzz Machine (2010) and Holy Ghost (2014). He also won an NAACP award for his work on the Ben Harper and Blind Boys of Alabama album There Will Be A Light. His most recent solo effort, The Vulture, features Izzy Stradlin, Gov’t Mule, The Jayhawks, Federale, Widespread Panic, Blue Floyd, Booker T. Jones, Ivan Neville and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell.

Ford is currently serving as a lead guitarist and vocalist of the group The Magpie Salute, a new project led by former Black Crowes member Rich Robinson. In addition to his work with Magpie Salute, Ford is also busy working as one of Nashville’s most in-demand producers as well as continuing to write and record solo material.

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