Endurance Music Group (EMG) has added longtime songwriter advocate and publishing veteran Lauren Funk as Senior Creative Director, effective immediately.
In this role, she will be responsible for managing EMG’s relationships with its songwriting and artist roster, while also identifying new talent.
Funk joins EMG from Big Yellow Dog Music as Sr. Creative Director, where she spent seven years working with Grammy award-winning artists and songwriters Maren Morris, Meghan Trainor, Josh Kear, and Daniel Tashian. During her time there, she secured numerous cuts with artists like Gary Allan, Jessie James Decker, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Chris Lane, LoCash, Dustin Lynch, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner and more.
Funk also helped develop Sony Music Nashville’s Tenille Townes, as well as signed songwriters Jim Beavers and Dave Pittenger. Her most recent signing was songwriter and producer Zarni deVette, who co-wrote Tigirlily’s “Somebody Does,” which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes all-genre chart and neared the top of Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart.
“Lauren’s passion for songs, songwriters, and artists is what makes her truly stand out as a creative director. She was fortunate to work closely with Carla Wallace, and to experience her leadership and the tremendous success of Big Yellow Dog,” shares Endurance President Michael Martin. “We are excited to welcome Lauren to the EMG family and kickstart her new creative journey together.”
She can be reached at [email protected].
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