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Music News (3/7/18)

[ 0 ] March 7, 2018 | |

Lainey Wilson Joins Sony/ATV Roster

Pictured (L-R): Mandelyn Monchick, Day-To-Day Manager Deep South Entertainment; Dave Rose, President & Founder/Manager Deep South Entertainment; Lainey Wilson, Hannah Williams, Creative Manager Sony/ATV Nashville; Terry Wakefield, SVP Creative Sony/ATV Nashville

Artist/songwriter Lainey Wilson has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Sony/ATV. The Louisiana native has also signed with Dave Rose at Deep South Entertainment for management, with Mandelyn Monchick handling day-to-day responsibilities. Austin Mullins will handle touring at WME.

Justin Weaver Joins peermusic Nashville Roster

(L-R:) Justin Weaver, Matt Michiels (Senior Creative Director, peermusic Nashville), Kendall Lettow (Creative Manager, peermusic Nashville), and Michael Knox (Vice President, peermusic Nashville)

peermusic Nashville has signed multi-platinum songwriter/producer Justin Weaver to a worldwide publishing deal.

Weaver has penned hits including the 4X Platinum No. 1 single from Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” the triple Platinum No. 1 single “Bottoms Up” by Brantley Gilbert, Gary Allan’s “Get Off On The Pain,” Kip Moore’s “I’m To Blame,” and has had cuts by Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Meat Loaf, Montgomery Gentry, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, and the Eli Young Band, along with numerous co-writes with long-time friend Jason Aldean. Growing up in Forsyth, Georgia, Weaver played in bands throughout high school and toured most of the Southeast playing with Aldean. He stopped touring for a few years to attend college, graduating from Gordon College with an AS in Business and then graduating Cum Laude from Georgia College & State University with a BA in Business Administration. After graduating he moved to Nashville, signed a publishing deal, and has been writing songs ever since.

Concord Music Signs Blair Daly

Blair Daly. Photo: Spidey Smith

Concord Music has signed songwriter and producer Blair Daly. Daly’s hits include “Smile” (recorded by Uncle Kracker), “People Like Us” (Kelly Clarkson), and “Stand” (Rascal Flatts). Daly has also had songs recorded by Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, and more.

Publishing company Razor & Tie was fully acquired by Concord Music, and has rebranded. The executive team has now appointed the company’s global A&R team, led by Exec. VP of Worldwide Creative in London, Kim Frakiewicz. Concord Music’s integrated publishing team will have representatives around the world.

Based in Concord Music’s new Nashville offices, Brad Kennard will serve as Vice President of Creative and will report to Km Frankiewicz. Jen Duke, Creative Manager, will report to Kennard.

Frankiewicz’s staff in the UK includes Harri Davies and Ed Poston, Senior Creative; Olly Manhi, Creative Manager, and in Berlin, Leo Chantzaras, Senior International Creative.

Jeremy Yohai will work out of Concord Music’s New York office as Head of Creative (US), reporting to Frankiewicz. Prior to joining Concord, Yohai was the VP of Global A&R at Downtown Music Publishing where he oversaw the worldwide A&R staff, new artist signings, and the Downtown roster which included Andrew Wyatt/Miike Snow, Santigold, and pop writers/producers Rock Mafia, Shea Taylor, and Sacha Skarbek, among others. Before joining Downtown, Yohai worked in Creative Services at ASCAP.

Reporting to Yohai will be Michelle Fantus, Senior Creative Director (NY), and Grace Adeyemo, Creative Manager (LA). Yohai and Frankiewicz will co-manage Creative Consultant Anna Carpenter (NY).

Working from the Concord Music offices in Beverly Hills and reporting to Frankiewicz, Tom DeSavia has been brought onto the team as Senior Vice President of Artist Relations and Creative. DeSavia’s most recent position was as Head of Creative Services and A&R for indie publisher SONGS Music Publishing, where he oversaw all artist relations for the company, as well as A&R for a large stable of the publisher’s roster. Prior to joining SONGS, DeSavia worked at Notable Music and ASCAP.

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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