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Music News (7/12/17)

[ 0 ] July 12, 2017 | |

Tree Vibez Music, Big Machine Music Sign Joint Venture With Daniel Ross

(L-R): Back Row – Tree Vibez Music’s Emily Peacock, Adam Romaine, Leslie DiPiero and Tyler Hubbard, BMM’s Mike Molinar, Michelle Attardi, Jillian Whitefield and Alex Heddle; Front Row – Daniel Ross.   Photo: Seth Hellman for Big Machine Music

Big Machine Music and Tree Vibez Music have signed songwriter/producer Daniel Ross to a publishing deal in a joint publishing venture.

Ross moved to Nashville after graduating from Western Carolina University in 2015 and quickly immersed himself into the songwriting scene. The Hope Mills, North Carolina, native spent his formative years playing in and producing local bands around the Southeast.


David Renzer Elevated To CEO At Spirit Music Group

Photo: Peter Bohler

David Renzer has been promoted to Chairman/CEO of Spirit Music Group. Renzer was previously Chairman of the company, which is currently enjoying the global success of the No. 1 Ed Sheeran album, with eight songs co-written by Spirit- B Unique/Polar writer Johnny McDaid. Other recent successes include cuts on albums by Rag N Bone Man, Chris Stapleton, and various No. 1 country singles, among many others.

As Chairman of Spirit, Renzer has spearheaded the expansion of the company’s global activities through a variety of acquisitions, including the establishment of its successful Spirit Music Nashville office, the establishment of UK company Spirit/B-Unique Music, as well as new divisions including Spirit Music Latino and Spirit Production Music/Spirit Music Collective.



Black River Publishing Adds Eric Hurt As Sr. Director Of Creative

Eric Hurt. Photo: Black River Entertainment

Black River Entertainment’s VP of Publishing Dave Pacula has announced the hiring of publishing veteran Eric Hurt as Sr. Director of Creative.

Nearing 20 years in the music industry, Hurt has witnessed the ever-changing Nashville music scene first hand.

Prior to joining Black River, Hurt spent time at Zavitson Music Group, Universal Music Publishing / Brentwood-Benson, Still Working Music and ForeFront Records. Most recently, Hurt served as Sr. Director of Creative at Spirit Music Group.


Steven McMillan Promoted To Director At Round Hill Music

Steven McMillan has been named Director of Tracking at Round Hill Music.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State with a Bachelor’s degree in Recording Industry Management, McMillan was previously Manager of Royalty Services for the company. Prior to joining Round Hill, he was the Manager of Financial Operations for Big Loud Bucks Administration & Information, where his responsibilities included collecting and distributing royalties for all clients, managing writer recoupable accounts, demo billing, royalty redirections, catalog valuations, desktop auditing, and Master Mechanical Royalties for label clients.


Category: Music News

About Eric T. Parker: Eric Parker serves as Marketing Manager for MusicRow, RowFax, and the CountryBreakout Chart. He holds a B.B.A. in Entertainment and Music Business with a background working with label, publishing, management and PR firms. View author profile.

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