Echosmith Joins Why&How Management
Multi-Platinum trio Echosmith has signed to Bruce Kalmick‘s Why&How Management and are currently working on new music expected for release in the coming months.
Siblings Sydney [lead vocals], Noah [vocals, bass], and Graham Sierota [drums] have been sharing their music since 2013, when the group released their smash debut single, “Cool Kids.” Certified 3x Platinum with a peak at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, the track introduced Echosmith’s alternative California pop sound. The group’s success followed with 2x Platinum single “Bright” and their Gold-certified major label debut album, Talking Dreams. In 2020, they dropped their second full-length and first independent release, Lonely Generation.
“As crazy as it seems, with the massive global success of their debut album, we are still in the early stages with Echosmith,” shares Kalmick. “They are in their early twenties and still have so much to give to the music world. We couldn’t be more excited to share what we have discovered in their music, but even more so in who they are as people.”
“We’re so excited to be joining the Why&How family. We love the innovative approach that Bruce takes, but more than anything we love what he’s about. We can’t wait to move into this next chapter in our career with such an incredible team,” the band shares.
Echosmith is the newest addition to the Why&How roster which includes Brian Kelley, Chase Rice, Breland, Drake White, Kaleo, Seaforth, Kelleigh Bannen, Tyler Braden, Whiskey Myers, ZZ Ward, A Thousand Horses and more.
PCG Artist Development Launches PCG Records, Signs Paige King Johnson
CEO of PCG Artist Development, Bernard Porter recently announced the formation of PCG Records, distributed by BFD/The Orchard. The new entity will specialize in media distribution, marketing, and sales. PCG Records will license master recordings for a specified time, provide label services and marketing strategies, develop brand identity, and establish the artist’s team.
PCG Records has also signed their first artist: country singer-songwriter, Paige King Johnson. Johnson has been in development with PCG Artist Development’s Emerging Artist program for two years. Her last single, “Just Like You” charted at No. 48 on Indicator with 3,100 spins across 25 stations and No. 30 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Radio Chart with 7,000 spins across 40 stations.
Johnson’s first single with PCG Records, “Baby Don’t,” is currently being promoted nationwide and is receiving positive responses among PlayMPE’s TOP 5 downloaded and streamed songs. “Baby Don’t” will be officially released on all digital platforms on Oct. 15.
“Paige was the obvious choice as our first artist,” states Porter. “Paige truly has it all—work ethic, entrepreneurship, talent, and beauty. It has been such a privilege to see her talents and career grow. She is exemplary in every way!”
Edgehill Music Publishing Adds Alex Smith To Songwriting Roster
Edgehill Music Publishing has signed singer-songwriter Alex Smith to an exclusive publishing agreement. The Louisiana native has been in the studio with producer Kent Wells working on a project expected for release in the coming months.
Smith picked up his first guitar at age 15 and held his first public performances in church and later in local clubs and bars. He made his first trip to Nashville in 2015, making the permanent move to Music City a year later.
“Alex brings an infectious attitude everywhere he goes, and that carries over into his writes and in the studio, ” shares Wells, who also serves as Edgehill’s Creative Director. “We’re excited to have him in the Edgehill family, and we can’t wait to share the music we’ve been making.”
“Alex was one of the first writers we were introduced to when we started Edgehill Music Publishing,” says Edgehill Music Publishing co-founders Tara and Josh Joseph. “His attitude, work ethic and especially his creativity are a perfect match for this growing company.”
“I feel so blessed to have this opportunity,” adds Smith. “I came to Nashville to write songs, and Edgehill and their amazing team have turned a dream into reality. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the music and see what the future holds!”
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