Industry Ink: Jon Nite, Niko Moon, Riley Green, Jameson Rodgers

Jon Nite Inks With SESAC

Pictured (L-R): SESAC Sr. Director, Creative Services Lydia Schultz, Jon Nite, SESAC President Kelli Turner

Jon Nite has signed with SESAC for representation. Nite has penned hits for Gabby Barrett, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile, Dustin Lynch, Jake Owen, Phillip Phillips, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Darius Rucker, Brett Young, and more. Most recently, his work with Gabby Barrett and Zach Kale on the unprecedented hit “I Hope” has broken both streaming and airplay records for a debut country artist.

“With his multi-platinum certifications and 14 No. 1 hits, there is no doubt that Jon is one of the most remarkable songwriters in the industry—and continues to be a rising star,” said Kelli Turner, SESAC’s President and COO. “His indelible storytelling and inspiring lyrics not only capture the epitome of great songs but also his talent and passion for the craft. We are simply thrilled to have Jon join the SESAC family.”


Niko Moon Celebrates Golden ‘Good Time’ With Cody Alan On ‘After Midnite’

Pictured (L-R): Randy Goodman, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO; Niko Moon; Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists Founder/Owner; Cody Alan.

Niko Moon received a surprise this week with news that his single, “Good Time,” has achieved RIAA Gold certification during an interview with CMT’s Cody Alan on his radio show “After Midnite.”

“I am beyond excited that ‘Good Time’ is my first Gold record as an artist!” said Moon. “I cannot thank everyone enough for their support, from country radio and streaming, to my team, to the people who have embraced this song and listened to it over and over – I am so blessed. And of course, Cody Alan who helped break this news! It’s so humbling and I’m just happy to be able spread positivity through country music.” Moon is scheduled to make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Saturday (Oct. 10).


Riley Green Garners Some Heavy Metal For “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”

Pictured (L-R): Back Row – Big Machine Label Group’s Jake Basden, Big Machine Label Group’s Dave Kelly, BMLG Records’ Matthew Hargis, Big Machine Label Group’s Mike Rittberg. Front Row – Big Machine Label Group’s Sandi Spika Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta, Riley Green, BMLG Records’ Jimmy Harnen, Big Machine Label Group’s Allison Jones. Photo: Seth Hellman

Riley Green recently celebrated the Platinum certification from the RIAA of his sentimental ballad, “I Wish Grandpas Never Died.” The chart-topping Alabama native commemorated over one million in consumption alongside his Big Machine Label Group team with Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta and BMLG Records President/CEO Jimmy Harnen presenting a special plaque. Sharing writing credits on “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” posthumously with his family patriarchs, Green honors their memory on the special tune and a connection that has grown beyond his lineage.


Jameson Rodgers Celebrates Gold Certification

Front row (L-R): JP Durant, Red Light Management; Randy Goodman, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO; Jameson Rodgers, C.J. Solar, Jake Mitchell, HARDY; Lynn Oliver-Cline, River House Artists Founder/Owner. Back row (L-R): Ken Robold, Sony Music Nashville EVP & COO; Jess Valiyi, Sony Music Nashville Director, Digital Strategy; Shawn McSpadden, Red Light Management; Chris Farren, Combustion Music President; Lauren Thomas, Sony Music Nashville VP, National Promotion; Paige Altone, Sony Music Nashville Sr. Director, Marketing; Shane Allen, Columbia Nashville SVP, Promotion. Photo Credit: Hunter Berry

River House Artists/Columbia Nashville singer/songwriter Jameson Rodgers is celebrating his first RIAA Gold-certified single as an artist, as his debut single “Some Girls” has reached sales exceeding 500,000 units.

“This song has changed my life,” said Rodgers. “It was the best surprise I’ve had in a long time last night at our softball game. My work family, who I haven’t seen in six months, surprised us with the certified-GOLD record plaques. I can’t imagine a better team to be on this journey with. I’m looking forward to seeing where else this road leads and much better days ahead.”

Several label, publishing and management execs surprised Rodgers with the news, along with songwriters HARDY, Jake Mitchell, and C.J. Solar.


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