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Music News (3/21/18)

[ 0 ] March 21, 2018 | |

Barry Dean Extends Publishing Deal with Pulse Music Group, Creative Nation

Pictured (L-R): Scott Cutler (Pulse Music Group), Barry Dean, Beth Laird (Creative Nation), and Luke Laird (Creative Nation)

Los Angeles-based music company Pulse Music Group has acquired songwriter Barry Dean’s publishing catalog and, in partnership with Creative Nation, will continue to co-publish Dean. Dean has been a writer at Creative Nation and Pulse since November 2011.

Dean’s hits include “Pontoon” and “Day Drinkin’” (Little Big Town), “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” (Tim McGraw), “Think a Little Less” (Michael Ray), “Girls Chase Boys” and “Hell No” (Ingrid Michaelson), “God’s Will” (Martina McBride), and “1994” (Jason Aldean). His catalog also includes songs recorded by Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, BØRNS, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi, and Carrie Underwood, among others.


Chris Tomlin Extends Capitol Christian Music Group Deal, Launches Bowyer & Bow Imprint

Pictured (L-R): Hudson Plachy, Chief Marketing Officer, Capitol Christian Music Group;
Brad O’Donnell, Chief Creative Officer, Capitol Christian Music Group; Chris Tomlin; Peter York, Chairman & CEO Capitol Christian Music Group; Casey McGinty, General Manager, Capitol Christian Music Publishing; Anthony Piedmonte, Piedmonte & Co., Tomlin Manager. Photo Courtesy of Capitol Christian Music Group (CCMG)

Chris Tomlin has extended his recording and publishing deals with Capitol Christian Music Group, and has announced the launch of his own imprint, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with CCMG.

The first artist signed to the new imprint is singer-songwriter Pat Barrett, a co-writer on Tomlin’s hit “Good Good Father.” The pair also teamed for the children’s book Good Good Father, which sold nearly 200,000 copies. Barrett will release his debut EP on March 30, with a single going to radio in May.

Tomlin’s next Nashville stop will be on March 30 for his Good Friday Nashville Show at the Bridgestone Arena. His Worship Night In America Tour will launch April 5, with 24 stops in cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta.


Given Music Publishing Signs Quinn Loggins

Pictured (L-R): Michael Hollandsworth, VP/GM, Given Music Publishing; Shannon Hatch, SESAC; Quinn Loggins; Cindy Owen, Partner, Given Entertainment and Jenny Hall, Creative Director, Given Music Publishing. Photo: Bev Moser

Quinn Loggins, son of singer-songwriter Dave Loggins, has signed a publishing deal with Given Music Publishing.

Loggins has written for artists in the US and around the globe, scoring cuts and hits in Australia and Canada as well as the US. Artists who have cut Loggins’ songs include Charlie Worsham, Kingbilly, Katie Armiger, Australian artist Rachel Fahim and Canada’s Aaron Pritchett. He has toured and played with artists including John Mayer, Steve Cropper, Vince Gill, Richard Marx and more. His songs have been placed in television shows including Bones and Heartland.

Additionally, he co-wrote the 2017 theme song for the Tennessee Titans, “Welcome to the South.”


Byron Chambers Inks With Sea Gayle Music

Pictured (L-R:) Christina Wiltshire, Marc Driskill, Brandon Gregg, Byron Chambers, Jake Gear, Chris DuBois, JD Groover

Byron “Mr. Talkbox” Chambers has signed with Sea Gayle Music. The two-time Dove winner and Orlando native got his start touring with Jonathan Butler, Britney Spears and NSYNC, among others.

His work includes features on Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic,” which won the Grammy for Record of the Year in 2018, Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty” Ft. Rihanna, and Thomas Rhett’s “Tangled.” His other work includes a feature on TobyMac’s single “Feel It” which was No. 1 for seven weeks on the Hot AC Christian Billboard charts. Chambers also co-wrote and is featured on T-Pain’s new song, “May I.”


Spirit Music Nashville Adds Songwriter Kyle Rife To Roster

Pictured (L-R): Billy Lynn, VP, Creative, Spirit Music Nashville; Denise Stevens, Attorney, Loeb & Loeb; Kyle Rife; Daniel Hill, President, Spirit Music Nashville; Brian Bradford, Sr. Director of Administration, Spirit Music Nashville; and Freeman Wizer, Sr. Director of Creative, Spirit Music Nashville.

Spirit Music Nashville has signed songwriter Kyle Rife to an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement, as announced today by Daniel Hill, President, Spirit Music Nashville. Rife’s agreement with Spirit marks the latest in the company’s aggressive series of Nashville-focused signings and catalog acquisitions. One of Nashville’s most promising songwriters and performers, Rife has co-written songs with Jeffery Steele, Mac McAnally, Darius Rucker, and Spirit’s own Frank Rogers, and he’s performed alongside Rucker, Taylor Swift, Kid Rock and ZZ Top.

An Everett, WA native, Rife took up guitar at age six and was performing publicly by the third grade. After high school he toured with various bands and eventually headlined at a Jimmy Buffett music festival in Key West, Florida.

Rife’s talent impressed both Buffet and artist and songwriter Ilo Ferriera, which led to a number of opportunities including two years of touring with Buffet as direct support; opening for Dave Matthews Band in Sao Paulo, Brazil; recording sessions in Kingston Jamaica with Sly & Robbie under the direction of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell; as well as a private performance for Bill and Hillary Clinton. Rife relocated to Nashville and began working with Joel Crouse, touring regularly with Darius Rucker. In 2013, Rife and Crouse opened 16 sold-out shows for Taylor Swift as part of her Red tour. Rife then joined Tim Montana as the band’s lead guitarist, which led to tours alongside Kid Rock and ZZ Top.

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