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Music News (11/7/18)

[ 0 ] November 7, 2018 | |

Nomination Period Now Open For Songwriter-Member Seats Of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committees

Nominations are now open for four self-published songwriters to join the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the US Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act. Additionally, five (5) professional songwriters will be selected for the Unclaimed Funds Committee and three (3) professional songwriters will be selected for the Dispute Resolution Committee. The only requirement for these positions is that a songwriter be eligible to collect royalties in the US.

Prospective nominees can be submitted at through 11:59 p.m. CST, Dec. 5, 2018.

Seaforth Inks Deal With RCA Nashville

Seated (L-R): Brian Teefey, LH7 Management; Seaforth’s Mitch Thompson and Tom Jordan; Randy Goodman, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO  Standing (L-R): Dennis Reese, RCA Records Nashville SVP, Promotion; John Zarling, SMN EVP, Marketing & New Business; Taylor Lindsey, SMN VP, A&R; Steve Hodges, SMN EVP, Promotion & Artist Development; Tracy Fleaner, SMN VP, Creative; Ken Robold, SMN EVP & COO; Caryl Atwood, SMN VP, Sales; Jen Way, SMN Director, Marketing; Laura Worley, LH7 Management; Angie Magill, SMN SVP, Legal & Business Affairs

New duo Seaforth (Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson) has signed a deal with RCA Records Nashville. They are slated to open for new labelmate Kane Brown at the Budweiser One Night Only concert series Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The Aussie duo grew up in the same Sydney suburb as childhood friends, crossing paths for the first time as three-year-olds and sharing everything from soccer games to high school classes during the years that followed. The two, who took their name from the suburb where they grew up, are currently working on their debut project with producer Dann Huff.


Lee Thomas Miller Keeps Riding With Warner/Chappell

Pictured (L-R): Travis Carter (Warner/Chappell), Scott Safford (Safford-Motley), Ben Vaughn (Warner/Chappell), Lee Thomas Miller, Jessi Vaughn (Warner/Chappell), Phil May (Warner/Chappell)

Warner/Chappell Music has extended its publishing agreement with Lee Thomas Miller.

The Kentucky native’s No. 1 singles include Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl,” Brad Paisley’s “The World” and “I’m Still a Guy,” Joe Nichols’ “The Impossible,” Terri Clark’s “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” and Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This,” to name a few. He has also co-written nine Top 20 hits, including Brothers Osborne’s “It Ain’t My Fault” and Thomas Rhett’s “Something To Do With My Hands.”

He’s earned three Grammy nods for Country Song of the Year, for Joe Nichols’ “The Impossible,” Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This,” and Jamey Johnson’s “In Color.” In 2009 Miller received two ACM nominations in the same category, Song of the Year, which he then won for “In Color.” The song also earned Miller Song of the Year at the CMAs. Other distinguished wins include the ASCAP and NSAI’s Song of the Year awards for “You’re Gonna Miss This,” and the Teen Choice Award for Favorite Country Song for the Brad Paisley and Demi Lovato duet, “Without a Fight.” Additionally, he has won 12 BMI awards, as well as the inaugural BMI Champion’s Award in 2015.

Miller previously served as president of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI) and has frequently traveled to Washington to lobby Congress on behalf of composers and songwriters’ rights. His perseverance paid off with the passing of the Music Modernization Act on Oct. 11 in Washington, D.C, where he was present for the signing of the bill.


Given Music Publishing Signs Kyle Coulahan

Pictured (L-R): Jim Kacmarcik and Cindy Owen, Given Music Partners; Coulahan; Jenny Hall, Given Creative Director and Michael Hollandsworth, Given’s VP/GM.

Songwriter Kyle Coulahan has signed with Given Music Publishing.

Coulahan grew up in the coastal town of Perdido Keys, Florida, and from a very young age had an interest in music, thanks to his Dad’s love of music and the gift of an old Alvarez guitar. As a teen, Coulahan would split his time between football practice and playing guitar in his church’s worship band. He was offered a full football scholarship to Auburn University and when he wasn’t playing football, he would make trips to Nashville to learn more about the music business and songwriting. He even befriended producer Chips Moman who introduced Coulahan to other writers. Following graduation, the aspiring songwriter packed his bags and made the permanent move to Nashville.


peermusic Nashville Signs Rock Group The Weeks

The Weeks

Rock group The Weeks have signed an exclusive publishing and administration agreement with peermusic Nashville, as announced today by Kathy Spanberger, President/Chief Operating Office – Peermusic Anglo American Region and Craig Currier, Vice President, Director of Advertising Markets, peermusic.

The group, who was previously signed by Kings of Leon to their label Serpents and Snakes, are currently working on new material and plan to release a new album in 2019. The company’s creative team is working closely with The Weeks and have made the album one of their major priorities.

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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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