Jon Randall Extends Publishing Deal

Pictured (L-R): Jake Gear (Senior Creative Director, BMG), Emily Olson (Creative Director, SWM), Sara Beal (Publishing Director, SWM), Alex Orbison (Co-President, SWM), Jon Randall, Kos Weaver (Executive Vice President, BMG Nashville), Chuck Fleckenstein (General Manager & COO, SWM)

Hit songwriter Jon Randall has extended his worldwide publishing deal with Still Working and BMG. His recent cuts include “Pretty Bitchin” and “Tequila Does” on Miranda Lambert’s upcoming album, Wildcard, “RSVP” on Maren Morris’ album, GIRL, and last year’s ACM Song of the Year “Tin Man,” co-written with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram.

In addition to writing, Randall will continue to serve as the Head of A&R at Orbison’s Green Iris Records and is currently working with Green Iris artist Rachel Reinert on her forthcoming record.

“JR is the centerpiece of everything we do here at Still Working Music. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be extending our ever fruitful and rewarding relationship. We are simply lucky to have JR in our building and happy to provide a home for those amazing guitars!” said Alex Orbison.

“JR is a triple-threat creatively as a songwriter, player, and producer. He is a ‘destination writer’ here on the Row, and his songs are continuing to find both commercial and critical success. Thrilled to continue working together with JR and our partners at Still Working Music,” said BMG’s Jake Gear.

Still Working Music was founded in 1990 by the late Barbara Orbison and is now run by her sons, Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison, Jr. (Co-Presidents) along with Chuck Fleckenstein (COO and General Manager). Still Working Music writers include Tommy Lee JamesGordie Sampson, Jon RandallChase Bryant, Dylan Altman, Lance Miller, Rachel Reinert, and Ian Christian. Still Working Music partners with BMG, Kobalt, and Big Deal, among others. Among the company’s recent successes are Luke Bryan’s No. 1 hit “Knockin’ Boots,” Oliver Heldens’ “Summer Lover,” Conrad Sewell’s “Life,” Carly Pearce’s “Closer To You,” Hunter Hayes’ “Heartbreak,” Ashley Monroe’s “Hands On You,” Travis Denning’s “David Ashley Parker,” Dierks Bentley’s “The Mountain,” Kenny Chesney’s No. 1, “All The Pretty Girls,” and Lost Frequencies’ “Are You With Me,” a chart-topping hit in 18 countries around the world.

BMG is the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG Nashville, bolstered in 2017 with the acquisition of BBR Music Group, is the company’s third biggest operation of its 15 offices in 12 core music markets. Founded by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to music’s digital revolution, BMG not only represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally, it offers a wide range of artist services from production music and neighboring rights to film, books and branded merchandise. BMG represents over 3 million songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music.


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