Exclusive: Concord Music Publishing Signs Donovan Woods
Concord Music Publishing has signed Donovan Woods to its writer roster. The new publishing agreement covers all future works, in addition to several songs from his latest project, Without People, which released Nov. 6, including singles “Seeing Other People” and “We Used To.”
The Ontario native has had his songs recorded by Tim McGraw (“Portland, Maine”) and Charles Kelley (“Leaving Nashville”), and as an artist, his catalog has earned more than 200 million streams to date.
“I’ve known Brad for a long while now, he was an early supporter when I arrived in Nashville, so I’m thrilled to get the chance to work closely with him and his squad,” said Woods. “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the team, so I’m very happy to get started and be a part of the excitement.”
“Donovan is a poet and a true craftsman. He has an uncanny ability to write songs that invariably make the listener feel he wrote it about their own life,” said Brad Kennard, Sr. VP, A&R at Concord Music Publishing in Nashville. “For years now, I’ve loved his artistry and have had so much respect for his songwriting. It’s a thrill to finally get the opportunity to work with him.”
Woods is managed by Michelle Szeto at Paquin Entertainment and represented by Paradigm Talent Agency (US), Paquin Artists Agency (Canada), The Orchard, WMA Agency and Shore Fire Media.
Woods’ new project features co-writes with Tucker Beathard, Ashley Monroe, Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson, Katie Pruitt and fellow Concord writer Thomas Finchum. Woods also recently launched the Donovan Woods With People project, which aims to support marginalized communities via collaborations with independent creators in an array of art mediums, to create visual interpretations for each song on Woods’ new album. His video for “We Used To” was created by Brooklyn-based artist and songwriter Ariana and the Rose as part of the project.
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