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Music News (7/18/18)

[ 0 ] July 18, 2018 | |

Luke Wooten Launches Warehouse West Entertainment

Pictured (L-R): Bruce A. Gates, Nicole Dovolis, Luke Wooten

Grammy-winning producer-engineer Luke Wooten, with entrepreneur Bruce A. Gates, has launched indie music publishing and artist development company Warehouse West Entertainment in Nashville. The new company is located at 618 West Iris Drive in Nashville.

The new development will include in-house rehearsal and recording space, writing offices, A&R support, marketing and more. Wooten owns recording studio Station West in Nashville. Also joining the Warehouse West team is Creative Director Nicole Dovolis. Dovolis arrived in Nashville with a UCLA degree in Music History in 2014 and previously worked with Big Machine Label Group and most recently CAA.


Austin Burke Signs With Kobalt’s AWAL Records

Austin Burke has signed with AWAL, Kobalt’s record label. The partnership, which began with global distribution, progressed following the success of Burke’s self-titled EP, which garnered more than 50 million streams.

Based in Nashville, Burke released his self-titled EP in 2017. His songs, “Whole Lot in Love” and “Sleepin’ Around,” have been featured on Spotify’s Hot Country, Apple’s Breaking Country, and Amazon’s Introducing: Country and received support on Sirius XM’s The Highway. “Whole Lot in Love” has earned more than 40 million combined streams. He will be touring this summer and working on new music that will be released before the end of the year. 

Sony/ATV Signs John King To Publishing Deal

Pictured (Front row, L-R): Berkley Myers, Starstruck Entertainment; John King; Troy Tomlinson, Sony/ATV. Pictured (Back row, L-R): Cliff Williamson, Starstruck Entertainment; Narvel Blackstock, Starstruck Entertainment; Dane Schmidt, Sony/ATV; Josh Van Valkenburg, Sony/ATV.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed artist/songwriter John King to a worldwide publishing agreement. John’s success as a songwriter includes the 2016 No. 1 hit “We Went” recorded by Randy Houser; the track, co-written with Matt Rogers and Justin Wilson, earned King his first ASCAP Songwriter Award.

King, who is managed by Starstruck Entertainment, also saw his debut single “Tonight Tonight” featured on CBS’ Thursday Night Football during the 2014 NFL season. His most recent single, “I Still Pick Up,” has earned more than 1 million streams.


RED Creative Group Signs Songwriter-Producer Nathan Spicer

RED Creative Group has signed songwriter-producer Nathan Spicer to a global publishing deal.

Spicer, an Alabama native and Belmont University graduate, has previously toured as lead guitarist with Mat Kearney, and spent four years on the road with Katy Perry’s Prism tour. He also earned success as a writer with “The Bad Guy,” co-written and performed by Canadian artist Meghan Patrick. He also co-wrote and produced Brandon Ray’s “Bring Your Love Back.”

Since its inception in 2014, RED Creative Group has celebrated over 200 cuts and 20 singles to include hits such as; Tim McGraw’s “How I’ll Always Be,” Justin Moore’s “Somebody Else Will,” Brett Young’s “Sleep Without You,” and Dan+Shay’s “How Not To.” RED also represents songwriters Kelly Archer, Travis Denning, LJ, Jeremy Stover, & Adam Hambrick.

Given Music Publishing Signs Tommy Karlas

Pictured (L-R): Michael Hollandsworth, VP/GM, Given Music Publishing; Jenny Hall, Creative Director, Given Music Publishing; Tommy Karlas.

Tommy Karlas has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Given Music Publishing. The singer-songwriter has had songs recorded by Blake Shelton and Randy Travis, as well as the multi-week No. 1 “Roll With Me,” recorded by Montgomery Gentry. The song earned Karlas a 2009 ASCAP Songwriter of the Year nomination.

Karlas’ relationship with Nashville and songwriting began when he was 14 years old and making trips to Music City from his hometown of East Alton, Illinois. Hollandsworth, who at that time was heading Zomba Music Publishing, was the first person he met.


CAA Adds Singer-Songwriter Noah Schnacky

Noah Schnacky

CAA has added Noah Schnacky to its roster. Schnacky’s first single, “Hello Beautiful,” has surpassed more than 13 million Spotify streams and been featured on several playlists, including Hot Country, New Boots, and Wild Country, among others.

Schnacky made his CMA fest debut earlier this year and continues to amass a strong social media presence, with more than 500k Instagram followers, to date.


Amy Stroup Signs With WME

Pictured (L-R): Matthew Morgan, Agent, William Morris Endeavor; Amy Stroup, Artist, Co-Founder Milkglass Creative; Rob Beckham, Co-Head, William Morris Endeavor (WME).

Amy Stroup has signed with WME. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter and member of Sugar & The Hi-Lows will be releasing her forthcoming solo album Helen of Memphis on Aug. 10, featuring collaborations with the members of SUPERCOOKIES (Kendrick Lamar, DRAM), One Republic’s Tim Meyers, and Danger Twins partner Andrew Simple.

Stroup’s music has been featured in more than 450 TV shows, films and international ad campaigns. She is currently on the road and has upcoming dates with Kenny Loggins, Rodrigo y Garbiela, and Noah Guthrie. Additional fall dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

Stroup is also the co-founder of Milkglass Creative, the Nashville-based design firm responsible for the art behind Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town’s latest releases.

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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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