Big Machine Music Signs Ryan Hurd

Pictured (L-R, back row): Red Light Management’s Dallas McVey, BelleSouth Business Management’s Anna Marsh, Red Light Management’s Janet Weir, Big Machine Music’s Alex Heddle, Big Machine Label Group’s Malcolm Mimms; (L-R, front row): Ritholz Levy Fields’ Chip Petree, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta, Ryan Hurd, Big Machine Music’s Mike Molinar. Photo: Seth Hellman for Big Machine Music

Big Machine Music, the music publishing arm of Big Machine Label Group, has signed Ryan Hurd to an exclusive songwriting agreement, and has acquired his Lake Allegan Pub Club (ASCAP) and Hurdjamz (BMI) music publishing catalogs. The catalogs include songs recorded by Lady Antebellum (“What If I Never Get Over You,” “You Look Good”), Luke Bryan (“Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset”), Diplo (“Heartless” ft. Julia Michaels and Morgan Wallen) and wife Maren Morris (“I Wish I Was,” “All My Favorite People”), and more.

As an artist, Hurd is currently signed with Sony Music Nashville, and has released singles including “We Do Us,” “Love in a Bar,” and the Gold-certified, Top 20 hit “To A T.”

BMM General Manager Mike Molinar said, “Ryan is a dynamic artist and songwriter with a high trajectory and boundless future. The power of his music translates through both his voice and his writing, across genres, through audiences and up the charts. Big Machine Music is proud to become the steward of his catalog and advocate for his songwriting career.”

“I love being a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. Over the last few years, I have gotten to know Mike Molinar and Alex Heddle on a personal and professional level. They treat songs and songwriters with amazing care and excitement, and I’m so happy to begin a new chapter with the entire publishing team at Big Machine Music,” shared Hurd.

Big Machine Music’s roster also includes Brett Young, Brandy Clark, Laura Veltz, Jessie Jo Dillon, Eric Paslay and more.


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