Steven Battey has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Anthem Entertainment. The company has also acquired Battey’s catalog.
After having solid success as a pop songwriter/producer, Savannah, GA native Battey moved from Los Angeles to Nashville in 2014 to pursue his love for country music. His credits include a Grammy Award for his contributions on Madonna’s Revolver record, and two Grammy nominations for his work on Justin Bieber’s certified Platinum album My World 2.0 and Flo Rida’s Top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Sugar.” An innovator with his talent and vision, Battey’s mix of urban influences and country roots assisted him in his transition to Nashville. In 2016, Steven began working with Luke Combs, and the two would eventually write and produce the song “One Number Away,” which was the third single from Luke’s major label debut album This One’s For You. The song became Battey’s first No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts and also won the ASCAP Song of the Year Award in 2019.
“When I heard Steven’s music after his win for ASCAP Country Song of the Year with ‘One Number Away’, we realized he was a uniquely talented multi-genre writer and artist,” said Tim Wipperman, President of Anthem Music Publishing Nashville. He brings a singular perspective on life to us and I’m beyond pleased he chose to work with Anthem.”
“I wanna thank Anthem for believing in me and bringing me on this amazing roster of talent, said Battey. “Special shout out to Tim Wipperman and Helen Murphy, without them this would not be possible. I’m so grateful to be a part of this amazing creative family.”