Warner Music Nashville has signed rising singer-songwriter Matt Schuster to its roster.
Having moved to Nashville in late 2022, the Charleston, Illinois native has garnered over 130 million global streams independently over the last two years. Four of his releases have landed in the Top 200 of Spotify’s Country Global chart.
Schuster performed as part of the label’s Warner On Deck last night (Sept. 20), where his signing was announced on stage.
“Matt’s unique sound instantly drew us to him,” said Ben Kline, Warner Music Nashville Co-Chair & Co-President. “Add to that his skill as a songwriter and the fan reaction he invokes, and the result is a very special artist that we are excited to partner with.”
“Matt’s voice has a quality and a range that will stop anyone in their tracks,” continued Cris Lacy, Warner Music Nashville Co-Chair & Co-President. “There’s an instantaneous feeling that you’re hearing something material in a way you’ve never heard it before.”
In addition to his artistry, Schuster is already making his mark in the publishing world, locking in a cut on Bailey Zimmerman’s Religiously. The Album. with “Chase Her.”
As for his deal with WMN, Schuster says the label team made the perfect partner.
“They were obsessed with my music and how I make my music. I know with every artist, [Warner] is so intentional with them and respect how they work. It’s a true partnership where I feel like my opinion is very valued,” Schuster tells MusicRow.
To celebrate, he will release his major label debut track “Tell Me Tennessee” tomorrow (Sept. 22).
“I’m really excited for the new music, especially ‘Tell Me Tennessee.’ I feel like it will take us a lot of places and boost a lot of stuff. It all starts with music,” he says.
Schuster will join Ashley Cooke’s “Shot In The Dark Tour,” Dylan Scott’s “This Town’s Been Too Good To Us Tour” and Kameron Marlowe’s “I Can Lie Tour” this year. He is managed by Eric Parker and Extended Play Group, and signed to Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) and WME.
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