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Music News (12/11/19)

[ 0 ] December 11, 2019 | |

UMPG Nashville, 50 Egg Ink Deal With Shane Minor

Pictured (L-R): Troy Tomlinson, Missy Roberts, Shane Minor, Tali Canterbury, Cyndi Forman, Jonathan Singleton, Joey Harris

Universal Music Publishing Nashville has partnered with 50 Egg Music to ink an exclusive global publishing agreement with Shane Minor.

Minor has penned hits including “Chillin’ It” (Cole Swindell), “Live A Little” (Kenny Chesney), “Beautiful Mess” (Diamond Rio), and “International Harvester” (Craig Morgan), as well as songs recorded by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, and more.

Canterbury, Singleton and Luke Combs launched the music publishing and A&R venture 50 Egg Music earlier this year.

Warner Chappell Music Nashville Signs William Beckmann

(L-R): Randy Rogers (Big Blind Management), Jess Rosen (Greenberg Traurig), Ryan Beuschel (WCM), William Beckmann, Radney Foster, Ben Vaughn (WCM)

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with singer-songwriter William Beckmann.

Last year, Beckmann released the album Outskirts of Town, which included the Radney Foster-produced track “Leavin’ Town.” Beckmann grew up in Del Rio, Texas, and crafted a musical catalog that mixes the sounds of traditional country, Americana and Latin, with songs in both English and Spanish.

Next year, he will tour alongside artists including Parker McCollum, Radney Foster, and Randy Rogers Band. Beckmann is managed by Randy Rogers and Robin Schoepf at Big Blind Management and is booked by WME.

Abe Stoklasa Inks Deal With Spirit Music Nashville, 2 Mix Music

Pictured (L-R): Kara Jackson, Creative Director, Spirit Music Nashville; Derek Wells, Sr. Director of A&R/Production, Spirit Music Nashville and Owner, 2 Mix Music; Katie Flynn, Creative Director, Spirit Music Nashville; Michelle Davey, Director of Administration, Spirit Music Nashville; Clay Hatton, Administration Assistant, Spirit Music Nashville; Frank Rogers, CEO, Spirit Music Nashville; Brian Bradford, VP of Administration and Operations, Spirit Music Nashville; Abe Stoklasa; Freeman Wizer, Sr. Director of Creative, Spirit Music Nashville; Scott Safford, Attorney, Safford Motley PLC.

Abe Stoklasa has inked a global publishing agreement with Spirit Music Nashville and 2 Mix Music, Spirit’s joint venture with producer Derek Wells.

Stoklasa is a co-writer on the No. 1 hit “Fix” (Chris Lane), the Top 10 hit “Get To You” (Michael Ray), the Grammy-nominated track “The Driver” and “Leaving Nashville” (both recorded as part of Charles Kelley’s solo album). Stoklasa has also had songs recorded by Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, and penned the title track for Lady Antebellum’s recent album Ocean.

Rodney Crowell Signs Co-Publishing/Admin Deal With Sheltered Music

Rodney Crowell has signed a co-publishing and administration deal with Sheltered Music, a division of Blackbird Music Publishing Group, with a joint venture to develop new artist writers. 

With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Crowell has a rich history of songwriting excellence and has written hits for Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and more. The Texas native is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has written 15 number one hits, won two Grammys, and is the author of the acclaimed memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In addition, he is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, Kin: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. Beyond working with some of the biggest names in country, he has also penned songs for Bob Seger, the Grateful Dead, Etta James, John Denver, and Jimmy Buffett, among others. In 2017, Crowell was honored with ASCAP’s prestigious Founder’s Award.

Sheltered Music, founded by The Raine Group, Keith Wortman and Blackbird Presents, formed in July 2019 and recently announced an A&R Partnership and creative development deal with producer Dann Huff.

Entertainment One Inks Deal With Kalie Shorr

Pictured (L-R): Jamie Starling, eOne Business Affairs; Chris Taylor, eOne Global President Music; Kalie Shorr; Aaron Pearce, Vintern Songs CEO; Todd Roberts, eOne VP of A&R Music Publishing

Entertainment One has signed Kalie Shorr to a publishing deal via a joint venture with Vintern Songs. Earlier this year, Shorr released the album Open Book, and was a writer on each of the project’s 13 tracks.

In addition to the deeply personal music she has contributed to her own album, Shorr has had songs featured in Paramount’s Yellowstone, CMT’s Nashville and the NFL, as well as recent singles from Honey County, Miranda Glory, and Will Jay.

Shorr is currently on tour with LeAnn Rimes for her You and Me and Christmas Tour and will be playing Nashville’s New Year’s Eve concert, Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight, with Keith Urban, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Struts, Amanda Shires, Bren Joy and the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

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