Exclusive: Anthem Entertainment Acquires Half Of Ree Guyer’s Wrensong Entertainment Catalog

Ree Guyer

Music and entertainment content and service company Anthem Entertainment has acquired 50% of Ree Guyer’s Wrensong Entertainment catalog and entered into a co-venture with Wrensong Publishing Corp. Wrensong continues to be run by Guyer.

The Wrensong catalog includes over 20 No. 1 country hits, including Old Dominion’s “Make It Sweet,” “No Such Thing As a Broken Heart” and “Hotel Key,” as well as chart-topping hits by Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, and Jason Aldean. The catalog also includes “Dive Bar”—performed by Blake Shelton and Garth Brooks—peaking at No. 16 on Billboard’s US Country Airplay chart.

“I am thrilled to announce our co-venture with Ree and the acquisition of the Wrensong Entertainment catalog. Ree is a powerful, creative force and runs one of the top independent music publishing companies on Music Row. I feel privileged that Ree has selected Anthem to partner with and I am personally very excited to have a new sister in our house,” commented Anthem Entertainment CEO, Helen Murphy.

Guyer, President and Owner of Wrensong Entertainment said, “I am thrilled to be partnering with Anthem. Helen is a strong and imaginative leader who has empowered me to expand my company through Anthem’s global resources.”

Wrensong Entertainment is an Independent Music Publishing/Artist Development company with offices in Nashville, TN and Minneapolis, MN. It was founded in 1983 by father-daughter team, Ree and Reyn Guyer. It has been instrumental to the careers of several significant country artists, including Old Dominion, the Pistol Annies, Ashley Monroe, and Jon Randall.

Guyer and the Wrensong team have focused on developing a catalog that includes “Where’ve You Been,” “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye” and “Whiskey Lullaby,” all Grammy or CMA-nominated Songs of the Year. Other hits in the Wrensong catalog include “Better Dig Two” (The Band Perry), “Hell on Heels” (Pistol Annies), “Wild One” (Faith Hill), “Gonna Take A Lot of River” (Oak Ridge Boys), “Heart Like Mine” (Miranda Lambert), “Drink On It” (Blake Shelton), “Am I the Only One” (Dierks Bentley), “The Truth” (Jason Aldean), “Sangria” (Blake Shelton), “Say You Do” (Dierks Bentley), “Break Up With Him” (Old Dominion), “Ask Me How I Know” (Garth Brooks), and many more. Wrensong is also home to album cuts by many other major label acts from Ray Charles to Heart and Reba to Kenny Chesney—selling over 130 million albums.

Anthem Entertainment is comprised of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division, and a leading film and television audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) management company. Anthem Entertainment operates offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Nashville, and Toronto with a team of approximately 200 dedicated industry professionals.

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