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Music News 3/22/12

[ 0 ] March 22, 2012 | |

(L-R): Wrensong's Ree Guyer-Buchanan, Jacob Davis, and ASCAP's Robert Filhart

Singer/songwriter Jacob Davis signed his first publishing deal with Wrensong Music Publishing. A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Davis was a participant in ASCAP’s Country Songwriting Workshop in Fall 2011 and its GPS Program (Guidance from Publishers for Songwriters) earlier in 2012.


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Centricity Music Publishing has signed hit Christian songwriter Sam Mizell to an exclusive contract. His songs have been recorded by Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Madisa, Francesca Battistelli, and many others. His seven No. 1 singles have resulted in a Grammy nomination, and Dove and ASCAP awards. (L-R): Sam Mizell and Centricity Music head Steve Rice

Hearts Bluff Music has expanded its Creative Services department with the addition of Greg Gallo. His background includes placing songs with Faith Hill, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum, as well as roles at Ash Street Music and Big Loud Shirt.

Hearts Bluff President/CEO Scott Parker leads the company which according to a press release has $20 million in private funding and has acquired over 50 No. 1 hits in recent years.

In addition, Gallo continues to provide creative services for Revelry Music Group, Extreme Writers Group, Brave Music, Silent Gate Music, Savannah Music Group, Yacht Haven Music and Beautiful Day Music.


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The Bobby Roberts Company has signed Curb Records artist Morgan Frazier and Bigger Picture artist Chris Janson for exclusive booking representation. President Lance Roberts also announced the hiring of Matt Rizor as an agent.


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Scott B. Bomar has launched 4th and State Music Services offering music licensing, copyright research, historical research, online content creation, and organization services such as cataloging masters. He recently produced a 5-CD set for Bear Family Records featuring the music of Bakersfield, CA artist Red Simpson, and penned the accompanying coffee table book. He will moderate a panel March 24 at the opening of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s “Bakersfield Sound” exhibit. The Nashville native is son of publisher Woody Bomar, and is based in Los Angeles but available for work nationwide. His career most recently included time at Universal Music Publishing. Reach him at

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