Industry Ink: Big Machine Records, Copperline Music Group, Innovo Music Management

Tim McGraw, Big Machine, Em.Co Pile Up The Radio Adds

Pictured (L-R, top row): Big Machine Records’ Tracy Wilkinson, EM.Co’s Scott Siman, Big Machine Records’ Jeff Davis and Bill Lubitz; (L-R, second row) EM.Co’s Jack Purcell, Tim McGraw, Big Machine Records’ Erik Powell, JC Coffey, Scott Borchetta, Clay Hunnicutt and Kris Lamb and EM.Co’s Rachael Jordan; (L-R, third row) Big Machine Records’ Brooke Diaz, EM.Co’s Kelly Clague, Big Machine Label Group Canada’s Ron Harwood and EM.Co’s James Stewart; (L-R, bottom row) Big Machine Records’ Nicole Hunt, EM.Co’s Brian Kaplan and Big Machine Records’ Samantha Kane.

Tim McGraw, newly reunited with Big Machine Records, joined his label team and Em.Co management team (via Zoom) to celebrate his new single “I Called Mama” being the most-added song at country radio on Monday (May 11).


Black Sheep Label Group Adds Copperline For Distribution

Pictured (L-R, top row): Susan Hobbs-Ortiz (Black Sheep CEO & General Mngr.), Rusty Harmon (CMG Partner), Michael Heckler (Black Sheep V.P. Artist Development & Marketing); (L-R, middle row): Dewayne Brown (CMG Head of A&R and Label Acquisitions), Stephanie Onder (CMG Marketing Manager), Lori Harmon (CMG Managing Director); (L-R, bottom row): Steven Brown (Black Sheep CFO)

New music company, Black Sheep Label Group has signed a deal with Copperline Music Group for distribution services. The agreement will aid in the launching of Black Sheep’s artists Michael Austin and Matt Koerner. Austin is a former contestant on NBC’s The Voice, and recently released the single “The Good Life.” Koerner recently released “The Race,” which was partly inspired by his winning a battle with cancer a few years ago. Both artists are set to release new projects this year.

“We believe that music is a personal experience that should be inspiring, encouraging and heard. Therefore, it was very important for us to find the right distribution partner. We are thrilled to be partnering with Copperline Music Group and The Orchard. Their reputation for integrity within the industry precedes them,” comments Susan Hobbs-Ortiz, CEO & General Manager of Black Sheep Label Group.


Innovo Music Management Signs Sansol The Artist

Sansol The Artist

Nashville music management company Innovo has signed Jeremy Claudio, aka Sansol The Artist. Claudio has worked as a producer on several large Nashville independent music projects and has worked as a drummer on many Nashville projects.

Sam Saideman and Ian Rodriguez founded Innovo in 2014, shortly after both moved to Nashville. Innovo also works with Nashville artists danny G and Sam Johnston as well as New York hip-hop artist YONAS.


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