Music News (5/18/22)


Danielle Bradbery Inks Multi-Year Agreement With Big Machine Label Group

Danielle Bradbery & Scott Borchetta

Danielle Bradbery has signed a multi-year extension of her recording agreement with Big Machine Label Group.

Bradbery first partnered with Big Machine in 2013 following her win on Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice when she was just 16. She has spent the past decade growing as an artist, defining her sound and finding her voice with hits such as “Worth It,” “Potential” and the Gold-certified “Sway.”

Bradbery recently celebrated her musical journey with the release of In Between: The Collection, which features 10 tracks representing different musical chapters of her career, including “Look At The Mess I’m In,” “Break My Heart Again,” and “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots.”

Bradbery also has a busy road schedule coming up as she is slated to perform at the 2022 PBR World Finals on Thursday (May 19) and at CMA Fest’s Chevy Riverfront Stage next month (June 10). She will make a special appearance in the country-centric musical “May We All” at Nashville’s Tennessee Performing Arts Center on June 16.

Raelynn Returns With New Management, Music

Photo Credit: Acacia Evans

Raelynn has signed with Jonas Group Entertainment for management, marking a new chapter in her career. She’s released two new songs, “I Love My Hometown” and “If God Took Days Off,” on Friday (May 13).

A loud and proud down-home celebration, “I Love My Hometown” was written by RaeLynn with Corey Crowder, Brian Kelley and Canaan Smith and produced by Crowder. “If God Took Days Off” showcases another side of her sound, with the poignant track finding the Texas native wondering what her life would be like if God had taken a few days away from arranging things just as they should be. It was penned by RaeLynn, Taylor Phillips, Ben Stennis and Cole Taylor, and produced by Stennis and Crowder.

RaeLynn is gearing up to take the new music on the road as support for Kane Brown’s “Blessed & Free Tour,” which will visit Alabama, Georgia, Florida and New Hampshire beginning with a stop in Birmingham on May 19.

Mark Bright, Adair Holdings Launch Adair Publishing

Pictured (L-R, front row): Luke Gage, Mark Bright, Garrett Adair. (L-R, back row): Clay Bradley (BMI), Shannon Sanders (BMI), Jennifer Rai. Photo: Shae Defty

Multi-Platinum producer/publisher Mark Bright and Adair Holdings have teamed up to form a new venture, Adair Publishing, with Bright serving as CEO of the company. Their first two signings are up-and-coming singer-songwriters Garrett Adair and Luke Gage.

Dallas native Adair is a pop singer-songwriter who is set to release his debut single, “See The World,” on May 20. He is finishing up his EP with Grammy-winning producer Chuck Butler (Tauren Wells), Bart Busch (Easton Corbin, Billy Currington), and Gage.

Orlando, Florida native Gage is a multi-genre songwriter, producer, and programmer who began writing and producing songs in high school and recently moved to Nashville. He has written with Bright, Kyle Jacobs, Tommy Karlas, and Tiffany Goss, and penned the track he is producing on new country artist Queeva.

Since launching his career in 1985, Bright has tallied production credits with superstars Sting, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire and more. He is the producer of Carrie Underwood’s first five albums, which yielded 21 No.1s. He has served as Pres./CEO of Word Entertainment, VP of EMI Publishing, and co-founded Teracel Music, signing writers Brett James, Rascal Flatts, and Danny Wells. A songwriter himself, Bright’s credits include George Strait’s 60th No. 1 hit “Give it All We Got Tonight” and songs recorded by Shakira, Whitney Duncan and others.

Big Machine Label Group Partners With Blac Noize! To Develop Hip-Hop & R&B Acts

Pictured (L-R): Blac Noize! partners Charley Greenberg and Chioke “Stretch” McCoy, Big Machine Label Group President/CEO and HYBE America Chairman of Labels Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group Chief Operating Officer and HYBE America President of Labels Andrew Kautz

Big Machine Label Group has announced a partnership with Blac Noize! to sign hip-hop and R&B acts around the world.

The partnership aims to create an infrastructure that is competitive with major labels but allows for a nimbler approach to releasing new music and developing new acts. Big Machine and Blac Noize! have already signed Hitkidd and Glorilla for the release of “F.N.F. (Let’s Go),” which has garnered millions of TikTok and YouTube views as well as millions of music streaming service plays. The two companies signed the acts and released the song within hours of closing the deal.

Blac Noize! Recordings was launched in 2020 by music marketing agency 740 Project managing partners Jesse Edwards (Punch), Rahim Wright and Charley Greenberg in partnership with Active Management’s Chioke “Stretch” McCoy.

740 Project, which recently led high profile campaigns for hip-hop stars Travis Scott, Megan Thee Stallion and Lil Baby, will continue to provide marketing support and counsel to artists signed through the Big Machine and Blac Noize! partnership.