MusicRow Magazine has released its 2023 Publisher Issue print edition, with COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville artist Cody Johnson gracing its cover.
This highly-anticipated annual resource includes the 2023 Publisher Directory, listing Nashville’s top publishing companies as well as organizations available for songwriters.
“The annual Publisher Issue, curated by MusicRow, accentuates the publishers and lyricists who form the bedrock of our industry. It unfolds a comprehensive Publisher Directory, profiles spotlighted songwriters, and features exclusive articles written by our stellar MusicRow team,” shares Sherod Robertson, Owner/Publisher of MusicRow Magazine.
Back again in the 2023 Publisher Issue is the State of the Union roundtable, this time featuring UMPG’s Missy Roberts, Warner Chappell’s BJ Hill, Sony Music Publishing’s Kenley Flynn, Curb | Word Entertainment’s Colt Murski and 50 Egg Music’s Tali Canterbury.
Elsewhere, Loeb & Loeb’s Derek C. Crownover tells MusicRow about trending music industry deals, and ASCAP’s Kele Currier is the subject of the popular My Music Row Story column.
For the 2023 Publisher Issue, Concord’s Brad Kennard speaks to MusicRow about the company’s resurgence in Nashville, and Gilles Godard sheds light on Anthem Music Publishing Nashville’s bright future. Additionally, this issue offers a look at some of the publishing news hits of this year.
MusicRow’s 2023 Publisher Issue also highlights the work and careers of some of Nashville’s most in-demand songwriters, including Warner Chappell/Home Team Music Publishing’s Parker Welling, Sony Music Publishing’s Madeline Edwards, Big Machine Music’s Matt Dragstrem, Liz Rose Music/Warner Chappell’s Cameron Bedell, UMPG/Back Blocks Music’s Lily Rose and newly-inducted Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Rafe Van Hoy.
Cover star Johnson is known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence, and has established a following of passionately loyal fans who regularly attend his sold-out shows across the country. MusicRow predicted early on that Johnson “just might be the future of real country music” as his career has now skyrocketed with three celebrated albums, Human: The Double Album, A Cody Johnson Christmas and Cody Johnson & The Rockin’ CJB Live, as well as an award-winning feature-length documentary Dear Rodeo: The Cody Johnson Story. He has 17 career RIAA certifications, a Pandora Billionaire Award and nearly five billion global streams after increasing his streams in both 2021 and 2022 by one million each year.
His numerous industry honors include recognition as a CMT Artist of The Year, three CMT Music Awards wins, two CMA Awards and being named Best New Country Artist at the iHeart Music Awards. His television appearances have entertained fans on the Today show, The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, in addition to outstanding live TV performances at the iHeart Music Awards, the ACM Awards, CMA Awards, CMT Giants honoring Vince Gill and the CMT Artist of the Year special. Johnson’s stellar 2023 CMT Music Awards performances included hit “Human” and featured him as a lead vocalist on a show-stopping all-star tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd, featuring a stacked lineup of music royalty including Johnson, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Paul Rodgers, Slash and Warren Haynes, alongside LeAnn Rimes and Wynonna Judd. This summer on the CMA Fest 2023 special, Johnson and Reba McEntire delivered a knock-out rendition of “Whoever’s in New England.”
Johnson recently released “The Painter,” the first single from his third studio album, Leather, due out Nov. 3. The single launched with the biggest radio add date of his career with 73 stations jumping to put the song on air.
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