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Music News (2/27/19)

[ 0 ] February 27, 2019 | |

Still Working Music, Green Iris Records Sign Rachel Reinert

Pictured (L-R): Jon Randall (SWM/Green Iris A&R), Chuck Fleckenstein (GM & COO SWM/Green Iris), Davis Naish (Producer), Alex Orbison (President SWM/Green Iris), Rachel Reinert, Emily Mueller Olson (Creative Director SWM), Sara Beal (Director of Publishing SWM), Ross duPré (Artist Manager 333 Entertainment), Scott Safford (Attorney Safford Motley PLC)

Still Working Music and Green Iris Records, the music publishing and recorded music arms of the Roy Orbison Estate, have signed singer and songwriter Rachel Reinert to exclusive songwriting and recording agreements.

In addition to signing a multi-album deal with Green Iris as a recording artist, Rachel has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Still Working Music covering songs for both her own records and those of others.


Major Bob Music Signs Andy Sheridan

Pictured (Back row, L-R):: BMI’s Leslie Roberts; Landon Dirickson of Dirickson Law; Bob Doyle, President Major Bob Music. (Front row, L-R): Major Bob’s Chandler Thurston; Andy Sheridan; Tina Crawford, VP/Major Bob Music.

Major Bob Music has signed writer/producer Andy Sheridan to a worldwide publishing agreement. Sheridan is also a multi-instrumentalist and has served as Music Director on the road for artists including Hunter Hayes, Phil Vassar, and Ben Rector.


VibeCity Signs Josh Byrd

Pictured (L-R): SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Josh Byrd, VibeCity’s Marty Dodson and Clay Mills

Newly formed Nashville publishing company, VibeCity Music, has signed songwriter Josh Byrd to a worldwide publishing deal.

VibeCity was co-founded in 2018 by Clay Mills and Marty Dodson. Mississippi native Byrd moved to Nashville in 2002 to pursue an artist career but took a break in 2010 to focus on his family. After encouragement from Radney Foster and SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Byrd doubled-down on his songwriting career in 2015.

Dodson and Mills collectively have over 250 cuts and 12 No. 1 songs, including Kenny Chesney’s “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” Billy Currington’s “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” Darius Rucker’s “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It” and Diamond Rio’s “Beautiful Mess.” VibeCity Songs are exclusively pitched by Ronna Reeves and Liz Morin’s ShoBiz Ro.

Wide Open Music Inks Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Sony/ATV

Pictured (L-R): Matt Stell; Josh Van Valkenburg, SVP, Sony/ATV; Paul Sikes; Victoria Goodvin, Wide Open Music; Ash Bowers; Jimmie Allen; Troy Tomlinson, President/CEO, Sony/ATV; Tom Luteran, VP, Sony/ATV

Wide Open Music has entered into a worldwide publishing agreement with Sony/ATV Nashville. The principals of the indie publishing company are songwriter/producer Ash Bowers and business partner Steve Williams.

The Wide Open Music writer roster includes Jimmie Allen, Ash Bowers, Matt Stell and Paul Sikes.


NSAI Reveals Winners Of The 19th Annual Song Contest


Pictured (L-R): Jacob Noe, Michael Roth

NSAI, along with presenting partners CMT and C.F. Martin & Co., is proud to announce Jacob Noe as the Grand Prize Song+Lyric winner of NSAI’s annual Song Contest with his entry “Weight of Words” (co-written with Canaan Stanley), and Michael Roth as the Lyric Only Winner with his entry “The Price Of A Song.”

Beating out nearly 2,600 entries, each placing song advanced through several levels of judging with the final judging event taking place on February 5, 2019, where the Grand Prize-winning song was determined by a panel of elite judges.

Judges included Chris Martin (Chairman & CEO, C.F. Martin & Co.), Craig Thatcher (Recording artist and International Clinician/Ambassador for C.F. Martin & Co.), Brett James (Grammy-Winning Songwriter/Producer), Jordan Walker (Manager, Music & Talent, CMT) and John Ozier (Vice President, Creative, ole). For the final judging, each song was played and received a score of 1-10 from each panelist. The song with the highest score in total was declared the winner.

Category: Music News

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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