Sony/ATV and TwentySeven Music Publishing Extend Partnership, Sign Jimmie Allen

Jimmie Allen. Photo: Dustin Haney

Sony/ATV Music Publishing and TwentySeven Music Publishing, led by industry executive Barry Weiss and songwriter and producer Jenna Andrews, announced they have extended their creative partnership and signed platinum-selling singer-songwriter Jimmie Allen to a worldwide publishing deal.

Since its establishment in 2019, Weiss, Andrews, and the TwentySeven team have signed talent including Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock from Little Mix, Mike Sonier, co-writer of the global hit “July” by Noah Cyrus, songwriter and producer Black Mayo, known for crafting Platinum single “Valentino” by 24kGoldn and Gold single “Pull Up” by Lil Mosey, rising Atlanta rapper Baby Plug, and recent signing KBFR, known for his single “Hood Baby,” which has become a viral sensation.

Allen has earned No. 1 hits with “Best Shot” and “Make Me Want To” from his debut album Mercury Lane. Allen also made history with the album’s success as the first Black artist to launch their career with two consecutive No. 1 hits on country radio.

He recently released the collaboration project Bettie James, which features his fellow artists including Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Nelly, Noah Cyrus, The Oak Ridge Boys, Rita Wilson, Tauren Wells and Tim McGraw. The album’s “Good Times Roll” with Nelly reached No. 1 on iTunes.

Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Jon Platt said, “Barry and Jenna continue to be first-rate creative partners for Sony/ATV and I’m eager to continue our work together. It is also an honor to support the career of Jimmie Allen, as he continues to break down barriers in music and inspire a new generation of fans.”

Sony/ATV Nashville Vice President, Creative Anna Weisband said, “We are so excited to have Jimmie Allen officially join our Sony/ATV family. His work ethic and creativity inspire us all to take his already amazing career to the next level. There is no limit on what we will achieve together with his multi-faceted songwriting and big picture thinking.”

TwentySeven Music Publishing co-founders Weiss and Andrews said, “We’re delighted to continue our relationship with our partners at Sony/ATV – Jon Platt and Jake Fain are model partners. Jimmie Allen is a generational talent that has a huge career ahead of him. He’s just getting started.”

Allen said, “I have been a fan of Barry Weiss for years. I’ve seen the great artists he has worked with and is working with. Super fired up about signing with his company. I’m looking forward to working with the entire team at TwentySeven Music Publishing and Sony/ATV and seeing what kind of timeless music magic we can create to inspire future songwriters and artists for generations to come.”

Pictured (Top row): Jacob Fain, Ash Bowers, Jenna Andrews. (Middle row): Jimmie Allen, Barry Weiss, Anna Weisband. (Bottom row): Jon Platt


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