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Music News (2/15/23)

[ 0 ] February 15, 2023 | |

Jimmie Allen, Liz Rose Music & Warner Chappell Partner To Sign Cameron Bedell

Pictured (L-R): Warner Chappell’s Spencer Nohe, BJ Hill, Liz Rose, Jimmie Allen, Cameron Bedell, LRM’s Kate Shirley, Scott Ponce, Dave Pacula and Chase Armstrong.

Jimmie Allen, Liz Rose Music and Warner Chappell Music have signed a new global publishing deal with Cameron Bedell, co-writer of Allen’s most recent multi-week No. 1 “Down Home.”

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Bedell moved to Nashville in 2010 to attend Belmont University. He first garnered attention in 2014 with his cover of The Weeknd’s “Earned It,” which has since earned over 20 million streams.

Bedell is currently producing Big Machine Label Group’s Tiera Kennedy and has co-written several songs for the project, including the debut single “Found It In You.” He also co-wrote Seaforth‘s popular tune “Breakups” as well as “Tough” for Dylan Scott’s latest album Livin’ My Best Life.

“Cam is one of the most talented hard-working guys I’ve ever met,” says Allen. “His view on life and his approach to songwriting are two of many reasons why I’m honored to call him a friend. He has a unique writing style and sound of his own. I’m honored to be working with him, Liz Rose Music and Warner Chappell. The future is bright for Cam and I’m excited to see all the artists he continues to write singles for. On the artist side, I guess I better get in line to snag me one of those Cam Bedell songs.”


Concord Music Publishing Promotes Courtney Allen To Sr. Dir., A&R [Exclusive]

Courtney Allen. Photo: Audrey Spillman

Concord Music Publishing has announced the promotion of Courtney Allen to Senior Director, A&R. Based in Music City, Allen is tasked with continuing to round out Concord’s Nashville roster with talent and aid in high-level signings across the company.

Allen joined Concord Nashville in October 2021 as Director, A&R. Since joining the team, she has been instrumental in signing Nashville-based singer-songwriter Justin Wilson, Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne and more. She was a key contributor to Concord’s multifaceted catalog and publishing deals with country recording artist and songwriter Russell Dickerson as well as top country music songwriter and producer Corey Crowder.

Additionally, Allen serves an integral role in liaising with Hang Your Hat, a Concord creative venture founded by two-time ACM Songwriter of the Year, Hillary Lindsey. Notable Hang Your Hat signings include Chris LaCorte, Ben Chapman, Meg McRee and Cary Barlowe.


Brent Anderson Signs With Spirit Music Nashville/Fluid Music Revolution

Pictured (L-R:) Cole Perry (Spirit Music Nashville), Kara Jackson (SMN), Brian Bradford (SMN), Kennedy Murphy (SMN), Michelle Davey (SMN), Mike Fiorentino (SMN), Brent Anderson, Derek Wells (SMN), AJ Burton (Fluid Music Revolution), Frank Rogers (Spirit Music Group), Elizabeth Lombardi (Milom, Crow, Kelley, Beckett, Shehan PLC)

Brent Anderson has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Spirit Music Nashville/Fluid Music Revolution.

Since moving to Nashville in 2005, Anderson has written songs cut by Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, and Scotty McCreery, among others. Anderson co-wrote “Lonely Tonight” with Ryan Hurd, which hit No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts, and garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

He also co-produced Chris Janson’s album Buy Me a Boat and the 2017 single “Fix a Drink”—singing backing vocals and playing acoustic guitar on the track—as well as produced songs for Jameson Rodgers. His vocals and guitar playing have been featured on many artist projects as well, including for Rodgers, Lainey Wilson, and Brad Paisley.

Anderson’s new EP, Bloodline, was released in 2022 on Red Balloon Music, and a full length album titled Rearview Tennessee is slated for release this summer.


Matt Mulhare Signs With Sony Music Publishing & Red Creative Group

Pictured (L-R, back row): SMP’s Josh Van Valkenburg, Synnovea Halsel, Anna Weisband, Aubrey Rupe and Dale Bobo. (L-R, front row): Red’s Jeremy Stover, Matt Mulhare, Red’s Taylor Lamb, SMP’s Rusty Gaston and Tom Luteran.

Matt Mulhare has signed a joint publishing deal with Sony Music Publishing Nashville and Red Creative Group.

A native of Florida, New York, Mulhare grew up on early 2000’s country, listening to Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley, along with rock staples from Pearl Jam to Oasis. He fell in love with songwriting at a young age and moved to Nashville after high school to attend Belmont University.

“The launch of a new career is always an exciting time for a songwriter. Matt has all the heart and the genuine talent that it takes to be a big success in this town. Grateful for our friends at Red and for our partnership in this deal,” says Sony Music Publishing Nashville CEO Rusty Gaston.

“We are thrilled to have Matt on board,” shares Red Creative Group Founder Jeremy Stover. “He has everything you hope to find in a young writer. I look forward to hearing him lead the way in shaping the sound of this town for years to come.”


Dream 3 Publishing Joins Forces With Kobalt

Pictured (L-R): Dream 3’s Emily Olson, Kobalt’s Stephanie Cox, Ben Caver, Kobalt’s Kevin Lane, Dream 3’s Greg Hill, Kobalt’s Morgan Brasfield and Dream 3’s Laurel Kittleson-Cobb.

Dream 3 Publishing has announced a partnership with Kobalt that will include Kobalt’s publishing administration, creative services and sync department.

“Kobalt is the perfect partner for us. We love everyone on their creative team and how much Kobalt adds to our small company,” says Emily Olson, Dream 3 Publishing. “We are excited about all of our future signings and success together.”

Dream 3 Publishing launched in October of 2022 with Olson, Greg Hill and Laurel Kittleson-Cobb at the helm. The partnership announcement follows the signing of the company’s flagship writer Ben Caver.

“I knew I wanted to be involved with Dream 3 from the first conversation I had with them,” says Kevin Lane, Senior Director, Creative at Kobalt.  “The combined experience and expertise of Greg, Laurel and Emily make Dream 3 the ideal partner and a destination for creatives.  The sky’s the limit for what we will accomplish together.”

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