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Music News (5/9/18)

[ 0 ] May 9, 2018 | |

AIMP Nashville Awards Showcase Indie Talent

Spotify Country Top Spot winner “Body Like A Back Road,” (L-R): Adam Parness, Josh Osborne, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Brittany Schaffer. Photo: Getty Images

On Monday night (May 7) the Association of Independent Music Publishers’ Nashville Chapter presented the 3rd annual AIMP Nashville Awards, celebrating songs, songwriters and publishers at the Ryman Auditorium. Winners included

Josh Thompson as Rising Songwriter Of The Year, Ashley McBryde as Rising Artist-Writer Of The Year, Old Dominion as Artist-Writer Of The Year, Janine Appleton Ebach as Song Champion Of The Year, “Dear Hate” (Maren Morris, Tom Douglas, David Hodges) as Publisher’s Pick, “Drinkin’ Problem” (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne) as Song Of The Year, Shane McAnally as Songwriter Of The Year, SMACKSongs as Publisher Of The Year, Independent Spirit—Jeff Carlton, and Spotify Country Top Spot—”Body Like A Back Road” (Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne).



busbee Signs Global Deal With Warner/Chappell Music

Pictured (Front row, L-R): Ben Vaughn (WC), busbee, T.D. Ruth (Keller Turner Ruth Andrews & Ghanem). (Back row, L-R): all WC – Steve Butler, Travis Carter, Alicia Pruitt, Jessi Vaughn, Alison Junker, Will Overton, Katie Jelen (synch), BJ Hill, Ryan Beuschel

busbee has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music. The writer and producer known for his genre-bending talents has collaborated with a broad range of artists, including Shakira, Usher, Lady Antebellum, Jon Bellion, Blake Shelton, Timbaland, 5 Seconds of Summer, Keith Urban, and Jason Aldean, among others. He was previously signed to BMG.

In 2017, busbee received a BMI Song of the Year award for co-writing Florida Georgia Line’s No. 1 hit, “H.O.L.Y.” He also co-produced Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris’ breakthrough album, Hero, and co-wrote her first two hit singles, “My Church” and “80s Mercedes.” busbee also co-wrote Carrie Underwood’s “The Fighter” with Keith Urban which he won an ACM Award for last month, and produced Lady Antebellum’s 2017 Grammy-nominated album, Heart Break, co-writing six songs, including the hit single, “You Look Good.” Additionally, busbee produced and contributed to songs on the breakout albums from emerging country stars Lauren Alaina (Road Less Traveled) and Carly Pearce (Every Little Thing), having written Pearce’s breakout single of the same name, which made her the only female to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart in 2017.

He also co-wrote and co-produced Rachel Platten’s “Collide”; co-wrote and produced P!nk’s “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” and co-produced Gwen Stefani’s recent holiday album, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, co-writing all six of the original songs. Other notable busbee hits include “Try” by P!nk, “Dark Side” by Kelly Clarkson, and numerous other top ten singles. His recent collaborations include Jon Bellion, Justin Tranter, James Arthur, Lady Antebellum, Missio, and Maren Morris for her forthcoming project.

Parker McCollum Inks Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell Nashville

Parker McCollum has signed with Warner/Chappell Nashville for publishing. The rising Austin-based singer-songwriter has been selling out dates around the country upon the heels of his latest release, Probably Wrong, in November 2017.

Parker’s team includes Robin Schoepf and Randy Rogers of Big Blind Management, WME’s Henry Glascock, Greenberg Traurig’s Jess Rosen, Ben Vaughn and Alicia Pruitt of Warner/Chappell Nashville, and Jackie Marushka of Marushka Media.

Curb Consolidates Curb Music Publishing, Word Music Publishing, And Wordcountry

Janine Appleton Ebach

Mike Curb has announced the formation of Curb | Word Music Publishing. This entity will combine the music publishing enterprises Curb Music Publishing, Word Music Publishing and Wordcountry into one powerhouse company.

Janine Appleton Ebach, who is currently the Head of Wordcounty, will be elevated to the position of Vice President of Curb | Word Music Publishing. She will report to Josh Bailey, SVP A&R & Publishing for Curb | Word Entertainment and Jim Ed Norman, CEO, Recorded Music and Publishing for Curb | Word Entertainment.

Since its inception and under Appleton’s direction, Wordcountry has had cuts in multiple genres, along with three No. 1 Country Singles, most recently the Gold-certified song “Singles You Up” (Jordan Davis); Platinum-certified “Sleep Without You” (Brett Young) and “Heartache On The Dance Floor” (John Pardi). 


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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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