Keithan Melton has been elevated to General Manager of Mojo Music & Media, Nashville. He will report to company Founder/CEO, Mark Fried.
Formerly Senior Creative Director at the company, Melton has spent the last five years at Mojo and was instrumental in signing Neil Medley, who co-wrote Jake Owen’s current hit ‘Made For You,” which reached No. 1 at country radio this week, and Lindsey Ell’s ballad “I Don’t Love You.” Working closely with fellow song plugger Courtney Crist, he helped advance the careers of roster writers Bart Butler, Mike Walker, Joe Clemmons, Brinley Addington, Sarah Allison Turner, and Lalo Guzman.
A veteran of the Nashville publishing community since 2003, Melton previously worked at Magic Mustang and Sea Gayle, with writers like Steve Bogard, Justin Wilson, Dave Turnbull, Lee Thomas Miller and Chris Stapleton, and contributed to the songwriting careers of artists Craig Campbell, Runaway June and Dustin Lynch. He’s pitched numerous hit singles including the chart-toppers Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This,” Randy Houser’s “We Went,” and Michael Ray’s “Kiss You In The Morning.”
“Keithan is one of the strongest advocates of songs and songwriters I know,” said Fried. “His devotion these past few years to Mojo’s mission of proactive song promotion, next generation royalty management and helping our writers build their brands and legacies has been tireless and has proven he’s ready to lead. I’m looking forward to working with him in keeping our Berry Hill home buzzing with positive energy and non-stop creativity.”
“I couldn’t be more honored that Mark, Alan [Wallis] and Peter [Shane] have trusted me to lead Mojo’s Nashville office,” said Melton. “I look forward to growing this great catalog and continuing the legacy of my predecessors.”