Grammy-winning songwriter Natalie Hemby has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with CTM Outlander, a joint venture between Outlander, a Dallas-based permanent capital company, and Netherlands-based publishing firm CTM.
The deal covers Hemby’s music rights of the last decade, consisting of of 189 released cuts, 26 unreleased cuts, 8 No. 1 songs and 26 past or current singles. It also includes an exclusive songwriter agreement for her future compositions.
Hemby is the first Nashville signee for CTM Outlander. The company’s CEO, André de Raaff, offers: “We have often looked with great interest at Nashville writers and catalogues but never found the right fit for us. When we came in contact with Natalie, we immediately felt that this is the right match for us. A great catalogue and a gifted outstanding writer with the skills and potential to write for the greatest artists in the world.”
“We love Natalie’s work and she has been a pleasure to work with. We are excited about our future together,” says Outlander’s Leslie Ware.
With eight country No. 1 hits, including Lady A’s “Downtown;” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” and “Tornado;” Miranda Lambert’s “White Liar,” “Automatic” and “Bluebird;” Jon Pardi’s “Heartache Medication” and Justin Moore’s“You Look Like I Need A Drink,” Hemby is one of Nashville’s most in-demand songwriters.
The multi-talent has also had her share of global success, co-writing “Always Remember Us This Way” and “I’ll Never Love Again” from the blockbuster movie A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. She has had songs cut by Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, Sheryl Crow, Lady A, Chris Isaak, and Blake Shelton, with a new release from Alicia Keys on the way. Additionally, Hemby co-wrote the track “Love In Slow Motion” on Ed Sheeran’s new album Equals.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be working with CTM Outlander Music,” Hemby adds. “They have a worldwide influence and are deeply respected across the globe. I’m excited to represent them within the Nashville circles, as well as expand my songwriting circles. This is a career milestone for me and I’m sincerely grateful for this opportunity.”
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