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Music News (3/28/18)

[ 0 ] March 28, 2018 | |

MusicRow Hosts 7th Annual Rising Women On The Row Ceremony

Pictured (L-R): Honorees Janet Weir, Annie Ortmeier, Lynn Oliver-Cline, Becky Gardenhire, Leslie DiPiero, and Faithe Dillman. Photo: Bev Moser/Moments By Moser Photography

MusicRow‘s seventh annual Rising Women on the Row breakfast took place March 27 at the Omni Nashville Hotel, drawing record attendance. The throng was there to applaud this year’s slate of honorees, Faithe Dillman, Leslie DiPiero, Becky Gardenhire, Lynn Oliver-Cline, Annie Ortmeier and Janet Weir.

“Honor the women who came before you; respect the women you work with now; mentor the women coming up behind you,” 

“In honor of Women’s History Month, I want to thank every woman who came before me,” said music publisher DiPiero, GM of FGL’s Tree Vibez Music. “This community and its songwriters literally saved my life.” She moved to Music City 23 years ago following the cancer death of her mentor mother.

Also in the music publishing industry was honoree Oliver-Cline. All honorees were profiled on Click to read DiPiero or Oliver-Cline‘s. 

Photo: Haley Crow/MusicRow


Spirit Music-Fluid Sign Monty Criswell, Acquires Dixey Bar Catalog

Back row, (L-R): Freeman Wizer, Sr. Director of Creative, Spirit Music Nashville; Michelle Davey, Administration Coordinator/Office Manager, Spirit Music Nashville; Brian Bradford, Sr. Director of Administration, Spirit Music Nashville; Billy Lynn, VP, Creative, Spirit Music Nashville; Daniel Hill, President, Spirit Music Nashville. Front row, (L-R): AJ Burton, VP, Fluid Music Revolution; Monty Criswell; Frank Rogers, President/Founder, Fluid Music Revolution

Spirit Music Nashville has acquired Monty Criswell’s Dixey Bar Music catalog, and Spirit/Fluid Music Revolution has signed Criswell to a worldwide publishing agreement, as announced by David Renzer, Chairman/CEO, Spirit Music Group; Jon Singer, COO/CFO, Spirit Music Group; Frank Rogers, President, Fluid Music Revolution, and Daniel Hill, President, Spirit Music Nashville.

Criswell’s catalog includes multiple Gold-certified and chart-topping songs that have been recorded by some of the biggest names in country music, including “Five More Minutes” by Scotty McCreery, Top 10 Gold-certified single “Like Jesus Does” by Eric Church, and Top 10 single “Just Fishin,’” by Trace Adkins, which was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song. Criswell’s catalog includes songs recorded by artists including George Strait, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, Craig Morgan, Justin Moore, and Brantley Gilbert, among many others.


Deluge Music, Gravity Gone Music Sign Jason Saenz

Pictured (L-R): Mark Friedman president Deluge Music, Stephanie Greene Gravity Gone Music, Jason Saenz and Emily Dryburgh creative manager Deluge Music.

Deluge Music and Gravity Gone Music have signed a worldwide publishing deal with songwriter Jason Saenz.

Jason has had cuts with Gavin DeGraw, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack, Kassi Ashton, Drake White, and Scotty McCreery, among others.

Rob Hatch Inks Publishing Deal With Kobalt

Rob Hatch

Kobalt, a music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model, has signed Nashville-based country songwriter Rob Hatch. The worldwide agreement includes publishing administration for all of Hatch’s future works as well as his back catalog.

Throughout his career, Hatch has collaborated with and/or scored co-writes on works by the likes of Luke Bryan, Faith Hill, Gretchen Wilson, Rhett Atkins, George Jones, posthumous songs by the late Johnny Cash, and more. Following his first No. 1 song on Billboard’s US Hot Country Songs chart, Justin Moore’s “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” in 2011, Hatch once again reached No. 1 with Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” in 2014. Hatch was also named SESAC Songwriter of the Year in 2014.

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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