Porchlight Music, a Nashville-based music publishing and artist development company, has recently made three staffing changes.
Multi-award-winning songwriter and producer Anthony Smith has been elevated to Vice President, Creative/A&R after joining the company in 2019. Smith has achieved success across multiple genres with cuts by Reba, Donna Summer, Kenny Rogers, Vince Gill, Chris Young, Lauren Alaina, Lonestar, Clay Walker, Rodney Atkins, and Jo Dee Messina. His songs have also appeared in a National Toyota campaign as well as Almost An Angel, Earth Force, and Graveyard Shift.
Additionally, recent Belmont graduate Sarah Morey has been promoted to Catalog Manager/Creative Coordinator, and Freeman Wizer has joined the team as Senior Creative Director.
Prior to Porchlight Music, Wizer spent time at Universal Music Publishing Group, Sea Gayle Music, and Spirit Music Group where he worked with and guided the careers of many songwriters.
“Freeman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his position that our staff and writers can benefit from tremendously. He will be a great asset to the PLM family. Sarah’s work ethic and enthusiasm is contagious. I’m very excited about the future of PLM with them both on board,” Smith comments.
Porchlight’s roster includes Clint Daniels (“Some Of It” by Eric Church, “Brokenheartsville” by Joe Nichols), Anthony L. Smith (“Tomorrow” by Chris Young, “What About Now” by Lonestar), and Tim James (“My List” by Toby Keith, “Give It All We Got Tonight” by George Strait) as well as Taylor Davis, Terry Lee Palmer, William Michael Morgan, Ryan Garrett, and Dan Hutson.
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