Round Hill Music has signed a global exclusive publishing deal with songwriting/publishing collective 4 Horsemen Music, including Marti Frederiksen, Zac Maloy, Blair Daly and Scott Stevens, who have together earned more than 35 No. 1 hits in various genres over three decades.
4 Horsemen Music currently has the No. 1 single at Active Rock radio with Shinedown’s “Atlas Falls,” co-penned by Maloy, and are at No. 3 in the format with Daughtry’s “World On Fire” a collaboration with Frederiksen and Stevens.
Los Angeles native Frederiksen began his career as a musician in several signed alternative and rock bands in the ‘80s and ‘90s. Frederiksen came to prominence as a songwriter and producer when he caught the attention of legendary A&R rep John Kalodner who introduced him to his now longtime collaborators, Aerosmith. Frederiksen co-wrote and produced the band’s Just Push Play, which featured the massive hit “Jaded.” Frederiksen would go on to write with Def Leppard, Mick Jagger, Faith Hill, Sheryl Crow, Eminem, Pink, Daughtry, Ozzy Osbourne, Buckcherry and more. Now residing in Nashville, he is also the lead singer and guitar player for The Loving Mary Band who supports Steven Tyler, Gretchen Wilson and Mick Fleetwood.
Maloy is the founding member of the rock band The Nixons. He has worked with Daughtry, Tim McGraw, Skillet and Shinedown, and co-wrote Carrie Underwood’s No. 1 hit “Temporary Home.”
Daly’s songwriting credits include work with Keith Urban, Underwood, McGraw, Scott Stapp, Sixx:AM, Halestorm, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Backstreet Boys and Uncle Kracker’s international hit “Smile.” He also had five No. 1 hits including Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us,” Kip Moore’s “Beer Money” and Rascal Flatts’ “Stand.”
Stevens’s songwriting and production credits include work with such artists as Shinedown, Scott Stapp, American Authors, Halestorm, Nothing More, Highly Suspect, Daughtry and many more. Stevens’ career has included nine chart-topping Active Rock songs, 20 Top 5 hits and 28 Top 10 songs.
Josh Gruss, Founder and CEO of Round Hill Music said, “It’s a pleasure to have these fine gentlemen of songwriting prowess join the family at Round Hill Music. Marti has been my friend and partner at Sienna recording studios for many years now and it’s great to bring him even closer into the organization. Blair, Scott and Zac are amazing writers especially in the rock category and the four of them together make a killer, go to songwriting unit, with production chops to boot, and to weave them in with all the great artists we have at our record labels will surely result in great synergy. It’s amazing to announce this along with an active rock #1 for the partnership.”
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