Music News (5/22/19)


Molly Reed Extends Deal With Curb|Word Music Publishing

Pictured (L-R): Trevor Mathiesen (Publishing and A&R Director), Joel Timen (VP A&R and Publishing), Ryan Dokke (GM/SVP Curb|Word Entertainment), MaryAnn Keane (Artist Relations, BMI) Molly Reed, Janine Appleton (VP of Publishing, Curb|Word Entertainment) Nina Jenkins (Creative Director Curb|Word Publishing), Colt Murski (Senior Creative Director, Curb|Word Publishing) Jonathan Mason (VP Christian A&R and Publishing), Austen Adams (Dickinson-Wright) Not Pictured: Nate Drake (Dickinson- Wright)

Curb|Word Music Publishing has extended its deal with New York native and Belmont University alumna Molly Reed. In addition to co-writing Big Machine artist Danielle Bradbery’s single “Worth It,” Reed has earned two No. 1 songs in the CCM genre, including Francesca Battistelli’s “Messiah” and the Colton Dixon hit “Through All Of It.”

Reed is a writer on Mallary Hope’s current single “Me,” and has earned two BMI Awards. She has had sync placement success on shows including Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill. Her songs have also been recorded by Amy Grant, Olivia Newton John, Sidewalk Prophets, Brandon Heath, We Are Messengers, Blanca, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Jordan Feliz, Danny Gokey, and more.


Amped Entertainment Signs Chris Lindsay

Back row: KK Johnson, Missi Gallimore, Breanna Sill; Front Row: Bryan Simpson, Chris Lindsay, Eric Gallimore

Chris Lindsay has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Amped Entertainment. Lindsay has written songs recorded by Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lonestar and more.

Lindsay joins Amped Entertainment’s growing roster of KK Johnson, lead singer of the band Track45, and Bryan Simpson.


Dave Pittenger Inks With Big Yellow Dog Music

Pictured (L-R): Carla Wallace, Big Yellow Dog Music; T.D. Ruth, Sterling Rooks Hunter McKoy Worob & Averill LP; Dave Pittenger; Lauren Funk, Big Yellow Dog Music; Jacee Badeaux, Big Yellow Dog Music

Dave Pittenger has signed with Big Yellow Dog Music.

Pittenger has penned songs for Tyler Farr, Jessie James Decker, Parmalee, and more and has had commercial placement of his songs in national TV ads for Pizza Hut, Cablevision, Colgate, and Biofenac.

Pittenger joins the Big Yellow Dog Music roster from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a background in classical and jazz composition. After chasing his music career to New York City, Pittenger has found a home for his multi-faceted artistry working with a wide array of country artists.