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Music News (11/28/18)

[ 0 ] November 28, 2018 | |

BMG Signs Matt Roy To Pub Deal

Pictured (L-R): Matt Cottingham, Ritholz Levy Fields LLP; Carrie Murphy, WME; Rakiyah Marshall, Creative Director, BMG Nashville; Courtney Allen, Creative Director, BMG Nashville ; Matt Roy; Kos Weaver, EVP, BMG Nashville; Leslie Roberts, BMI; Adi Sharma, WME

Singer-songwriter Matt Roy has signed a new publishing agreement with BMG in Nashville. The 22-year-old Belmont University graduate penned “Pull It Off,” featured on Kane Brown’s Platinum-certified self-titled debut project, as well as “Refill” from Adam Doleac’s debut EP.

Roy, a Glen Rock, New Jersey native, began playing the guitar at eight years old and was performing by 12. As a teenager he started playing country music and also found a passion for songwriting. Roy moved to Music City full-time in 2014 and has been writing and performing ever since.

Warner/Chappell Nashville Signs Tyler Reeve

Pictured (L-R): Ryan O’Nan (ROAR), Ryan Beuschel (Warner/Chappell), Ben Vaughn (Warner/Chappell), Tyler Reeve, Tiffany Dunn (Loeb & Loeb), Becky Harris (Huskins-Harris), Phil May (Warner/Chappell)

Songwriter and recording artist Tyler Reeve has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville. The Alabama native was recently awarded BMI Song of the Year for Brett Young’s triple-platinum single, “In Case You Didn’t Know.”

His other notable writing credits include Love and Theft’s “Whiskey On My Breath,” Luke Combs’ “I Got Away with You,” from his platinum debut album, This One’s For You, and Chris Young’s “Where I Go When I Drink.”

Reeve is managed by Ryan O’Nan at ROAR and represented by Tiffany Dunn of Loeb & Loeb, Becky Harris of Huskins-Harris, and Morgan Kenney at WME for touring.


Kobalt Adds Jonathan Sherwood, Boy Named Banjo To Roster

Boy Named Banjo signing

Kobalt​ has signed Nashville-based country group Boy Named Banjo (BNB) and alt-singer/songwriter Jonathan Sherwood. The worldwide agreements continue Kobalt’s existing partnership with publishing company Little Louder and includes worldwide administration for all of BNB and Sherwood’s future works.

Nashville natives founded BNB in 2011, releasing their first album The Tanglewood Sessions at the age of 18. The group has since released its sophomore record, Long Story Short (2014), and an EP, Lost On Main (2015). BNB took the stage at Bonnaroo in 2015. BNB is currently touring heavily, selling out shows across the eastern half of the US and recently performed at Colorado’s Seven Peaks Fest in August. Next up is a new album slated for release in 2019.

Jonathan Sherwood signing

California native Sherwood moved to Nashville five years ago after dropping out of college, and is now working with country up-and-comers: Seth Ennis, Brandon Ratcliff, and BNB.


Riser House Entertainment Signs Jordan Rager

Pictured: John Cantu, Matt Swanson, Jennifer Johnson, Jordan Rager

Riser House Entertainment, a full-service record label, artist management and music publishing company, has signed Jordan Rager to a publishing and artist deal. Riser House’s roster of talent also includes artists Mitchell Tenpenny and Dillon Carmichael, as well as writers Michael Whitworth, Dallas Wilson, Claire Douglas, and Rob Crosby.

A Georgia native, 24-year-old Rager was discovered as a teenager by country artist Justin Moore after uploading videos of himself singing classic cover songs to YouTube. Soon after, he was opening an arena tour for Moore. Rager went on to sign with Broken Bow Records and record a song with Jason Aldean that climbed to the Top 40 of the Country Airplay chart. Rager recently released the singles “One Of The Good Ones” and “Georgia Boy.” In December, Rager will play a pair of end-of-year shows at Eddie’s Attic in Georgia.

Rager is currently preparing to go into the studio to record his 2019 release.


First Company Management Adds Cochren & Co.’s Michael Cochren

Pictured (L-R): First Company artist managers Brandi Wagner and Derek Bruner; Cochren & Co.’s Michael Cochren; and First Company general manager Mike McCloskey.

Artist management firm First Company Management has signed Gotee Records artist Michael Cochren, of Cochren & Co.

Cochren will be repped by First Company managers Brandi Wagner and Derek Bruner.

Wes Campbell launched First Company Management in 1995; the firm’s roster includes Newsboys, Ryan Stevenson, 7eventh Time Down, Ashes Remain, Adam Agee and Austin French. The company also played a role in the development of the faith-based film franchise God’s Not Dead.

Cochren’s debut Gotee singles “Church (Take Me Back)” and “Grave” highlight a soulful, piano-pop sound. Cochren & Co. is featured on this fall’s “TobyMac & DiverseCity: The Theatre Tour”, which also includes fellow First Company client Stevenson.


Demolition Music Artist Haven Inks with LH7 Management

LH7 Management’s Brian Teefey and Haven

Demolition Music artist/writer Haven has signed a management deal with LA-based LH7 Management. LH7 Management also represents Sophie Simmons, SEAFORTH, AK, KATY TIZ, FRANCIA RAISA, 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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