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Music News (4/11/18)

[ 0 ] April 11, 2018 | |

Nominees Announced For Third Annual AIMP Nashville Awards

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) will host its third annual AIMP Nashville Awards at The Ryman Auditorium on Monday, May 7, 2018. The evening will again feature performances and appearances from artists and industry executives, while highlighting Nashville’s independent music publishing community.

The final nominees are listed below:

AIMP NASHVILLE RISING SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Emily Shackelton
Jordan Walker
Josh Thompson
Matt McGinn
Michael Hardy
Mitch Rossell

AIMP NASHVILLE RISING ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR
Ashley McBryde
Hannah Ellis
Jameson Rodgers
Jillian Jacqueline
Kassi Ashton
Steve Moakler

AIMP NASHVILLE ARTIST-WRITER OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Devin Dawson
Jordan Davis
Luke Combs
Maren Morris
Old Dominion

AIMP NASHVILLE SONG CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
Janine Appleton Ebach
Jeff Skaggs
Lee Krabel
Leslie DiPiero
Shannan Hatch
Stephanie Cox

AIMP NASHVILLE PUBLISHER’S PICK
“CRAIG” (Walker Hayes)
independently published by SMACKSongs, Rarespark Media Group
“DEAR HATE” (Maren Morris/Tom Douglas/David Hodges)
independently published by Big Yellow Dog Music, Kobalt Music
“GOOD COMPANY” (Matt Alderman/Tommy Cecil/Jared Mullins)
independently published by Curb/Word Music Publishing, HoriPro Entertainment Group, Big Deal Music
“HAPPY PEOPLE” (Lori McKenna/Hailey Whitters)
independently published by Creative Nation Music, Carnival Music, Pulse Music
“I SHOULD GO TO CHURCH SOMETIME” (Brinley Addington/Michael Hardy/Sarah Turner)
independently published by HoriPro Entertainment Group, Watsky Music
“SPACE COWBOY” (Kacey Musgraves/Luke Laird/Shane McAnally)
independently published by Creative Nation Music, SMACKSongs

AIMP NASHVILLE SONG OF THE YEAR
“ALL ON ME” (Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, Austin Smith)
independently published by Neon Cross Music
“DRINKIN’ PROBLEM” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
independently published by Black River Publishing, SMACKSongs
“HEARTACHE ON THE DANCE FLOOR” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Brice Long)
independently published by Song Factory, Curb/Word Music Publishing
“I COULD USE A LOVE SONG” (Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz)
independently published by Big Yellow Dog Music, Round Hill Music, Big Machine Music
“I’LL NAME THE DOGS” (Matt Dragstrem, Ben Hayslip, Josh Thompson)
independently published by Big Loud Music, Round Hill Music, THiS Music, Big Machine Music
“MARRY ME” (Thomas Rhett, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally)
independently published by Major Bob Music, Combustion Music, Round Hill Music, SMACKSongs
“YOURS” (Russell Dickerson, Casey Brown, Parker Welling)
independently published by 3 Ring Circus Music

AIMP NASHVILLE SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ashley Gorley
Ben Hayslip
Hillary Lindsey
Jesse Frasure
Josh Osborne
Shane McAnally

AIMP NASHVILLE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Big Loud Publishing
Big Machine Music
Combustion Music
Rezonant Music
Round Hill Music
SMACKSongs

 
Nicolle Galyon Extends Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell

Front Booth: Nicolle Galyon, BJ Hill (WC), Ben Vaughn (WC), Ryan Beuschel (WC). Back: Will Overton (WC), Alison Junker (WC), Jessi Vaughn (WC), Bethany Mako (WC), Katie Jelen (WC), Phil May (WC), Kella Stephenson-Farris (Farris, Self, & Moore), Jess Rosen (Greenberg Traurig). Photo: Jessica Steddom

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with award-winning songwriter Nicolle Galyon. Galyon’s most recent work includes Keith Urban’s “Female” and “Coming Home,” Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break,” Kenny Chesney’s “All the Pretty Girls,” Lee Brice’s “Boy,” and Dan + Shay’s “Tequila,” as well as pop venture “Consequences,” for Camila Cabello.

Galyon made a mark on the industry with Keith Urban’s No. 1 hit “We Were Us” featuring Miranda Lambert, and with Lambert’s lead single “Automatic,” having contributed to five songs on the country icon’s album Platinum, which won the Grammy for Best Country Album in 2015, and Album of the Year in 2014 via both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA). “Automatic” received a 2015 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song, and was awarded ACM’s 2014 Song of the Year (in both the Artist and Songwriter categories), and CMA’s 2014 Single of the Year. In 2017, Galyon broke barriers by co-writing and co-producing RaeLynn’s album Wild Horse, marking the first time in a decade that a female co-produced an album that debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart.

Country Music Television (CMT) named Galyon a mentor for their 2018 Next Women of Country campaign, and the CMA Foundation recently selected the songwriter as an ambassador for their Music Education Matters program.

 
Low Country Sound, Warner/Chappell Sign Channing Wilson

Pictured (L-R): Ben Vaughn (Warner/Chappell), Alicia Pruitt (Warner/Chappell), Channing Wilson, Ryan Beuschel (Warner/Chappell), Dave Cobb (Low Country Sound), Scott Safford (Safford-Motley)

Songwriter and musician Channing Wilson has signed a worldwide agreement with Dave Cobb’s Low Country Sound and Warner/Chappell. Wilson’s songs have been recorded by Luke Combs, Jason Eady, and Tyler Farr.Low

The Georgia native recently released his own LP, Live at Eddie’s Attic, recorded at the famed Georgia music club.

Wilson is a BMI songwriter and WME artist, represented by Joey Lee and Jonathan Insogna at WME.

 

John Prine Signs With Downtown Music Publishing

John Prine has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Downtown Music Publishing. Downtown will represent over 230 compositions from Prine’s songbook as well as works recorded by Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, and many others.

The agreement will also cover Prine’s anticipated new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, which is his first new material in over 13 years. Produced by Dave Cobb, the album is set for release on April 13th on Prine’s own indie label, Oh Boy Records. In celebration of the new album, Prine will embark on an extensive tour that will span throughout 2018, including a special co-headline concert at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 13 with Sturgill Simpson.

Prine’s compositions include “I Just Want To Dance With You,” “In Spite Of Ourselves,” “That’s The Way The World Goes Round,” “Long Monday,” “20th Century Is Almost Over,” and “Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness.”

 
Milk & Honey, My World MGMT, Third And Verse Music Publishing Launch Nashville Operations

Los Angeles-based artist management, marketing, and A&R firm Milk & Honey, has opened a Nashville office in The Nations, along with My World MGMT, and Third and Verse Music Publishing.

Shelby Yoder has been named Manager and Head of Nashville for Milk & Honey and My World MGMT, as well as creative for Third and Verse Music Publishing. Yoder will be the regional representative of more than 50 songwriters, producers and artists including Hodges, Oak Felder, Sir Nolan, Greg Holden, David Ryan Harris, Gabe Dixon, Steven Solomon, and more. Prior to this she was Director of Professional Membership and Events at the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

Lucas Keller is founder and president of Milk & Honey, and is partners of Third and Verse Music Publishing with producer David Hodges and David Margolis (owner of My World MGMT). Together, the team share the core values of putting songwriters first and have put their stake in the ground with new offices and studios in Nashville’s up-and-coming “Nations” neighborhood.

Hodges (who has been managed by Keller for the past nine years) recently moved to Nashville after 15 years in Los Angeles. He departed his band Evanescence to become a songwriter. Hodges has penned Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal,” Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years,” Carrie Underwood’s “See You Again,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Because Of You” (later cut by Reba which would go on to be a country hit), Daughtry’s “What About Now,” Ben Rector’s “Brand New, ” Maren Morris and Vince Gill’s “Dear Hate,” Seth Ennis “Woke Up In Nashville” as well as songs with Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Dan + Shay and others.

The group’s publishing company Third and Verse has been around for only a couple years and have already put up a global No. 1 with James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go.”

In addition to Hodges’ hits, Keller’s Milk & Honey looks after a cadre of clients who have put up recent hits like Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry,” Imagine Dragon’s “Thunder,” Nick Jonas’ “Jealous,” Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” Alessia Cara’s “Here” and “Scars To Your Beautiful,” Justin Bieber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky’s “Good For You,” James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go,” Flume’s “Never Be Like You,” Rag N Bone Man’s “Human,” Kehlani’s “Distraction,” Fifth Harmony’s “All In My Head (Flex),” Alessia Cara’s “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana soundtrack, Kesha’s “Rainbow” album, Odesza “A Moment Apart,” Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On,” and many more.

Margolis’ My World MGMT represents an eclectic mix of songwriters, producers, photographers and touring artist talent including Greg Holden who wrote the 5X platinum hit “Home,” performed by American Idol winner with Phillip Phillip. His stable of songwriters and artists also include Gabe Dixon, David Ryan Harris, Rosi Golan and Carly Paige and have had recent successes with Andy Grammar, Mikky Ekko, Akon, Chris Brown, Guy Sebastian, Little Big Town, Billy Currington, Kaskade, and Noah Kahan amongst many others.

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. eparker@musicrow.com View author profile.

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