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Music News (2/21/18)

[ 0 ] February 21, 2018 | |

Warner/Chappell Nashville Signs Riley Green To Publishing Deal

Front: Ben Vaughn (Warner/Chappell), Riley Green, Joe Lee (Rogue Management) Back: Jess Rosen (Greenberg Traurig), Ryan Beuschel (Warner/Chappell)

Riley Green, who has already released four EPs, including the 2017 six-pack project Outlaws Like Us, is the latest signing to Warner/Chappell Nashville.

The Alabama native has toured the southeast for the past five years and has his own hunting show on DirtRoadTV. “Bury Me In Dixie,” a track from the Outlaws Like Us EP, has earned more than two million streams on Spotify.

Green is managed by Joe Lee at Rogue Management, and represented by Jess Rosen of Greenberg Traurig, and by Austin Neal at WME for touring.


BMG Nashville Signs Dawson Edwards To Publishing Agreement

Pictured (L-R): Chris Oglesby, VP Creative, BMG; Rakiyah Marshall, Creative Director, BMG; Daniel Lee, VP Creative, BMG; Dawson Edwards; Kos Weaver, Executive VP, BMG; Robert Filhart, ASCAP; Courtney Allen, Creative Director, BMG

Songwriter and artist Dawson Edwards has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with BMG Nashville. A Georgia native, Edwards was a recent participant in ASCAP’s GPS program, which connects up-and-coming songwriters with established Nashville publishing partners. Dawson’s most recent EP, Half My Heart’s In Georgia, is available at digital retailers.


Liz Hengber Inks Deal With Given Music Publishing

Pictured (L-R): Michael Hollandsworth, VP/GM, Given Music Publishing; Jenny Hall, Creative Director, Given Music Publishing; Liz Hengber; Cindy Owen, Partner, Given Entertainment; Michael Martin, ASCAP

Liz Hengber has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Given Music Publishing. Hengber has penned six No. 1 songs, and has more than 65 cuts by artists including Reba, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn and more.

Hengber is the recipient of seven ASCAP Awards, a Canadian Gospel Award and a Grammy Certificate for her two-song contribution to the SteelDrivers’ Grammy-award winning bluegrass album, The Muscle Shoals Recordings.

Danny Gokey Signs With Capitol Christian Music Group

Pictured (L-R): John Huie, CAA, Partner; Brad O’Donnell, Capitol CMG, Chief Creative Officer; Penny Railey, Maximum Artist Management; Danny Gokey; Hudson Plachy, Capitol CMG, Chief Marketing Officer; Mitchell Solarek, Maximum Artist Management; Gary Gilbert, Partner, Manatt, Phelps, Phillips.

Danny Gokey has signed with Capitol Christian Music Group. The announcement comes on the heels of Gokey’s first GRAMMY nomination for his hit album Rise.

Gokey recently released his latest single “Masterpiece” and joined TobyMac on the road for the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour.

In 2009, Gokey earned third place on American Idol, and signed a recording deal with RCA Nashville, where he released a few singles to country radio before transitioning into the Christian radio format.

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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