Category: Publishing

Hummon Inks With Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with hit songwriter Marcus Hummon. He is behind hits and cuts for Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Alabama, Lee Ann Womack and more. His co-write “Bless the Broken Road” (Rascal Flatts) won the 2006 Grammy for Best […]

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Extreme/Watsky Debut Country Music Production Library

Extreme Music has partnered with Watsky Music to form Stampede, a country music production library geared toward film and television licensing. Watsky is headed by Jonathan Watkins and Dennis Matkosky. Among the songwriters on board with Stampede are Matksoky, Travis Howard, and Ty Lacy. Lacy and Matkosy are co-writers of hits for Keith Urban (“You’ll […]

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BMG To Acquire Chrysalis

It was announced today (11/26) that BMG will acquire Chrysalis Music in a deal valued at approximately $168.6 million. In April, Dale Bobo took office as Executive Vice President, Chrysalis Music Nashville. Among Chrysalis’s Nashville songwriters are Jim McCormick, Victoria Banks, Jeff Stevens and Shelley Skidmore. Among the publisher’s 100,000 copyrights are songs recorded by […]

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Canadian Tunesmiths Honored At SOCAN Awards

Songs performed by George Canyon, Doc Walker, Johnny Reid and The Road Hammers were among the songs honored at the annual SOCAN Awards last night (11/22) in Toronto, ON. Sarah McLachlan was a standout winner, earning nine SOCAN Classic Awards for songs that reached at least 100,000 radio plays. Composer Galt McDermot (Hair) was named […]

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30A Songwriters Fest Returns To Florida

Northwest Florida’s Highway 30A will play host to numerous prominent songwriters over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend in 2011 (January 14-16) for the second annual 30A Songwriters Festival. The Cultural Arts Association of Walton County is producing the event, which is sponsored by the Beaches of Walton County and will feature three nights of performances […]

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MusicRow Acquisition Returns Robertson To The Row

Sherod Robertson, who spent years in the music business at Arista Records (during the ’90s), will soon add “MusicRow owner” to his repertoire. SouthComm, the parent company of Music Row Communications, discovered a perfect opportunity to capitalize on MusicRow’s growth by selling the industry trade to Robertson, SouthComm’s current CFO. “I am very excited to be […]

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EMI Signs Davidson; Better Angels Signs White

EMI SIGNS SARAH DAVIDSON Songwriter Sarah Davidson has signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing. BETTER ANGELS SIGNS JASON WHITE Singer/songwriter Jason White has inked a recording contract with Better Angels Music Group. In January, he will release The Longing, produced by Better Angels CEO Rob Rappaport. White has been a Better Angels staff […]

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Liz Rose Music Signs Shackelton

Recently opened publishing company Liz Rose Music has signed singer/songwriter Emily Shackelton. “I am thrilled to announce Emily’s signing,” says Scott Ponce, Liz Rose Music general manager/creative director. “We have been fans of her writing for a while and are excited to be working with her in our new venture.” Shackelton moved to Nashville in […]

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Rodney Clawson Re-ups With Big Loud Shirt

Grammy nominated songwriter Rodney Clawson recently renewed his publishing deal with Big Loud Shirt. Clawson has penned the hits “I Saw God Today” (George Strait), “Amarillo Sky” (Jason Aldean), “Sunshine & Summertime” (Faith Hill), “Lost In This Moment” (Big & Rich), and current single “Old School” (Chuck Wicks). Clawson has had songs cut by Luke […]

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Tony Ramey Joins Davis Music-Publishing

Songwriter Tony Ramey has joined Davis Music Group as Creative Director/Songwriter for the company’s publishing division. He will report directly to GM Gator Michaels. Ramey has written songs recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Craig Morgan, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, John Michael Montgomery, Doug Stone, Kevin Denny, Clay Walker, George Strait, and many others. Davis Music Group […]

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Monty Powell Signs With Ole Publishing

SESAC-affiliated songwriter Monty Powell stopped by the performing rights organization’s Nashville headquarters to celebrate his new publishing agreement with Ole Publishing. Powell, SESAC’s 2009 Songwriter Of The Year, has been one of country’s most successful and prolific songwriters over the last few years scoring hits including “Days Go By,” “Kiss A Girl,” “Til Summer Comes […]

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