Anthem Entertainment has signed multi-Platinum songwriter Joey Hyde to a worldwide publishing deal under its Anthem Music Publishing division.
Hyde scored his first Platinum hit in 2020 with the Jake Owen-recorded “Made For You,” which he co-wrote alongside Benjy Davis and Neil Medley. The single achieved Certified Gold status in Canada and claimed the No. 1 spot on country radio in both the U.S. and Canada.
Hyde has also had songs cut by Walker Montgomery, Luke Dick, Sam Grow, Lindsay Ell and Ryan Hurd, and was nominated for MusicRow Magazine’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year award in 2021. He was also listed on MusicRow’s Top 100 Songwriters of 2021.
“Joey is someone I have wanted to work with for over ten years. He is an incredible talent, such a hard worker, and always brings the fun,” shares Courtney Crist, Senior Director of Creative at Anthem Music Publishing. “We were able to celebrate a No. 1 together with ‘Made For You’ (Jake Owen), and we at Anthem, can’t wait to celebrate more. We are so excited to have Joey join our roster!”
“I’m so excited to start this new chapter of my career with Anthem,” shares Hyde. “I’ve been working with Courtney for almost a decade, and I’m thrilled to get to make it official finally. The whole team is killer. Gilles [Godard] dresses cool. Noah [Dewey] is a bro. Chandler [Thurston] is a cutie. Gonna be great.”
Hyde was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He grew up on his dad’s record collection, making his early musical influences Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and Pink Floyd, and fostering his love for the guitar. Later on, Hyde grew an appreciation for songwriting after hearing the songs of Merle Haggard and Tom Petty.