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Music News (7/25/18)

[ 0 ] July 25, 2018 | |

Chris Young Signs New Publishing Deal

Front Row (L-R): Kent Earls, UMPG Nashville; Chris Young; Cyndi Forman, UMPG Nashville. Back Row (L-R): Bill Simmons, Fitzgerald Hartley; Travis Gordon, UMPG Nashville; Ron Stuve, UMPG Nashville; Larry Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Hartley; Becky Harris, Huskins-Harris Business Management; Dorothy Leonhardt Huskins-Harris Business Management; Missy Roberts, UMPG Nashville

Chris Young has now announced a new global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Young co-wrote his consecutive No. 1 singles, “Losing Sleep,” “Sober Saturday Night,” “Think Of You” and “I’m Comin’ Over.” The RCA Records artist has also earned 17 Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum projects. 

Reba McEntire Inks Publishing Deal With Given Music

Pictured (L-R): Jenny Hall, Creative Director, Given Music Publishing; Reba; Michael Hollandsworth, VP/GM, Given Music Publishing; Cindy Owen, Given Founding Partner.

Reba McEntire has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with Given Music Publishing,

McEntire’s professional relationship and friendship with Given Music founding partner Cindy Owen dates back to the early ’80s, when McEntire gave her a start in the music industry when Owen was in her teens. Owen later became McEntire’s VP of Creative Services, a position she held for 15 years before launching her own entertainment company in 2002 and then Given Entertainment with business partner Jim Kacmarcik in 2013.

Parallel Music Publishing Signs Joey Hendricks

Pictured: Back row (L-R): Denise Stevens, Partner, Loeb & Loeb; Austen Adams, Of Counsel at Dickinson Wright PLLC; Dustin Kovacic, Associate of Dickinson Wright PLLC. Front row (L-R): Tim Hunze, Parallel Music Publishing; Joey Hendricks; Travis Myatt, Parallel Music Publishing

Parallel Music Publishing has signed singer-songwriter Joey Hendricks to an exclusive songwriting agreement. Hendricks moved to Nashville in 2017; Parallel’s Tim Hunze first heard his music in May 2018. Hunze and Travis Myatt offered Hendricks a deal upon their first meeting. 

Johnny Garcia’s Busy At Play Publishing Signs JoLivi

Hawaiian singer/songwriter JoLivi has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Busy at Play Publishing, Inc. JoLivi has also tapped the founder of Busy at Play Publishing, Inc., Johnny Garcia as her new producer. Garcia who is Trisha Yearwood’s longtime Music Director and Garth Brooks’ lead guitarist, has celebrated songwriting cuts with Jason Aldean, Brett Eldredge, Trace Adkins, Parmalee and more.

JoLivi is currently celebrating the release of her new single “Vinyl” and corresponding music video which can be seen on CMT and TCN. Alongside “Vinyl,” JoLivi also released a 3-track acoustic EP featuring a stripped back version of the single and two new tracks “Thanks To All My Exes” and “Move On.”

Peter Strickland’s Marathon Talent Agency Signs Pop Artist Chris Mann

Chris Mann and Peter Strickland

Chris Mann, who appeared on Season 2 of The Voice, has signed with Marathon Talent Agency for management. MTA is headed by music industry executive Peter Strickland.

Mann is currently in the studio finishing up his third studio album to be released in the Fall. India Arie will lend her voice on “Honestly” a song which was co-written by Mann and will appear on the album.

Mann lit up a global audience with his 2012 post-Super Bowl XLVI performance on the show, singing with Christina Aguilera. His debut album reached the top spot on Billboard Magazine’s Heatseekers Chart and appeared on Billboard’s Top 200 chart as well as No. 1 on Amazon and iTunes.


Re Mattei Signs With BarFrog Music

Re Mattei has signed an agreement with BarFrog Music for exclusive representation. She launched her music career as the lead guitar player for the all-female, Top 40 band, Uptown Girls, before redirecting her concentration toward her own independent recordings. Nashville-based Bar Frog Music, an independent label and services firm, offers artist development, management, radio promotion and more.

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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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