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Soundstripe Adds Josh Collum As Senior Director Of Publishing

Josh Collum

Soundstripe has hired publisher and entrepreneur Josh Collum as Senior Director of Publishing. He is based in Nashville, and will also be traveling to the company’s New York and Los Angeles offices.

Collum brings his expertise from over 13 years as the co-founder of sync licensing agency Sorted Noise to Soundstripe, where he will be responsible for driving publishing revenue and bringing the company’s extensive catalog to traditional sync opportunities in television, film, advertising, and more.

After co-founding Sorted Noise in 2009, Collum created their Sync Bootcamps. These camps resulted in songs that have secured thousands of licenses in TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, and This Is Us, and in ads for brands such as Ikea, DKNY, Chase, and Google. The success of the camps culminated in a joint venture and catalog acquisition by Reservoir in 2020.

While leading Sorted Noise, Collum also helped create The Other Nashville Society (TONS) in 2017, an organization to bring together and provide opportunities for artists in Nashville’s non-country leaning genres. This venture connected him with Soundstripe, who partnered with TONS earlier this year to create an Artist in Residence program. He will now work to maximize opportunities for Soundstripe’s catalog, created by an in-house music team of composers, artists, and mix engineers who have collectively won 9 Grammy Awards, worked on 29 Gold or Platinum-certified records, achieved over 2 billion streams across platforms, and collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Lorde, Maggie Rogers, Joss Stone, Underoath, and Relient K.

“From the moment I began collaborating with Soundstripe through TONS, what immediately jumped out was their commitment to creators and the unique culture they’ve created around their incredibly talented music team of composers, artists, and mix engineers. That culture is reflected in not only the impressive quantity of songs in their catalog, but more importantly, the quality,” Collum explains. “They have made a huge name for themselves in the creator space, and the sky is the limit for where they can go in the sync world from here. Getting to officially join the Soundstripe team is incredibly exciting, and I can’t wait to dive in and expand their publishing reach.”

In addition to his leadership of Sorted Noise and TONS, Collum has been at the forefront of sync through his career as an independent artist. He has had over 150 syncs in TV, film, and ads, as well as tens of thousands of micro-syncs that have reached over a quarter of a billion views on YouTube.

Former ‘The Voice’ Finalist Josh Gallagher Inks With Kobalt Music

Pictured (L-R, back row): Kevin Lane, Senior Creative Director; Stephanie Cox, GM/SVP Creative; (L-R, front row): Morgan Brasfield, Creative Manager; Josh Gallagher

Former The Voice finalist Josh Gallagher has signed with Kobalt Music.

The Pennsylvania native is the first country artist The Voice coach Adam Levine had ever led to the finale on Season 11 of the competition in 2016. He has since independently earned millions of streams across his catalog and explored partnerships with global brands such as Groove Life, Orange Amps, Realtree and Natural Light. He has also shared stages with Randy HouserEric PaslayLee Ann WomackCole Swindell and more.

“I knew I wanted to work with Josh from the first time I saw him play,” says Kobalt Creative Manager Morgan Brasfield. “His talent is undeniable and I’m so excited to keep building his career both as a songwriter and an artist.”

“Anyone who’s been in this town long enough gets used to hearing ‘no’ or worse, not hearing anything at all. So, after years of high hopes turning into letdowns, when someone—the right someone—finally says ‘yes,’ every bad day becomes worth it,” Gallagher shares. “For a company like Kobalt to be that someone for me is an absolute honor.

“This has become so much bigger than just my dream,” he continues. “My wife and I welcomed our first kid—a baby boy—back in March, and I can’t wait to tell him about this moment when he’s old enough to understand. I can’t wait to see what the future looks like, and I have no doubt that Kobalt is right team to get me wherever I’m meant to be.”

Applications Now Open: MusicRow’s 2022 Publisher Issue Directory

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