Mia Mantia has signed a publishing deal with Creative Nation.
A native of Springboro, Ohio, Mantia made the move to Nashville to attend Belmont University, where she recently graduated with a songwriting degree. While at Belmont, she won the 2019 GrammyU songwriter showcase, as well as the 2019 Belmont ASCAP Writers’ Night, which led her to play at the university’s annual Best of the Best showcase.
“Mia’s songs move people. There’s not much more you can ask for in a writer,” notes Creative Nation Creative Director Alex Tamashunas. “They make you think, laugh, cry, and call your mother. She, and her songs, have immense character – and I’m simply grateful we get to ride the waves she will make in country music,”
“From the day I moved to Nashville, everyone has told me you need to find a champion that believes in you and will put themselves on the line for you. That’s something I really took to heart when searching for a deal,” Mantia adds. “As soon as I walked into Creative Nation, I felt like I found not just one champion, but a house full of them. I really couldn’t ask for anything more in a first deal and can’t wait to see what this amazing team and I can do!”
In addition to the signing Creative Nation has also promoted several staffers.
Emily Furman has been promoted to VP, Creative; Tamashunas has been elevated to Creative Director; Kelsey Granda rises to SVP, Operations and Administration; and Abby Holcomb has been promoted to Office and Social Media Director.
Furman and Tamashunas will continue managing writer calendars, pitching songs, and signing and developing Creative Nation’s publishing roster. Granda will continue to coordinate with the company’s financial and legal teams regarding deals and budgets, and oversee day-to-day company operations. In her new role, Holcomb will continue to manage the office and the Creative Nation catalog, and will now oversee all content across Creative Nation’s digital platforms.
“Kelsey, Emily, Alex and Abby are a powerhouse publishing team. Working alongside them has been such a joy and I’m excited about building the future of Creative Nation with them,” notes Co-Founder and CEO, Beth Laird.
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