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Anthem Entertainment Signs Joey Hyde [Exclusive]

Joey Hyde. Photo: Jason Myers

Anthem Entertainment has signed multi-Platinum songwriter Joey Hyde to a worldwide publishing deal under its Anthem Music Publishing division.

Hyde scored his first Platinum hit in 2020 with the Jake Owen-recorded “Made For You,” which he co-wrote alongside Benjy Davis and Neil Medley. The single achieved Certified Gold status in Canada and claimed the No. 1 spot on country radio in both the U.S. and Canada.

Hyde has also had songs cut by Walker MontgomeryLuke DickSam GrowLindsay Ell and Ryan Hurd, and was nominated for MusicRow Magazine’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year award in 2021. He was also listed on MusicRow’s Top 100 Songwriters of 2021.

“Joey is someone I have wanted to work with for over ten years. He is an incredible talent, such a hard worker, and always brings the fun,” shares Courtney Crist, Senior Director of Creative at Anthem Music Publishing. “We were able to celebrate a No. 1 together with ‘Made For You’ (Jake Owen), and we at Anthem, can’t wait to celebrate more. We are so excited to have Joey join our roster!”

“I’m so excited to start this new chapter of my career with Anthem,” shares Hyde. “I’ve been working with Courtney for almost a decade, and I’m thrilled to get to make it official finally. The whole team is killer. Gilles [Godard] dresses cool. Noah [Dewey] is a bro. Chandler [Thurston] is a cutie. Gonna be great.”

Hyde was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He grew up on his dad’s record collection, making his early musical influences Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and Pink Floyd, and fostering his love for the guitar. Later on, Hyde grew an appreciation for songwriting after hearing the songs of Merle Haggard and Tom Petty.


Sheltered Music & Dann Huff Sign Ben Daniel

Pictured (L-R): Sheltered Music’s Freeman Wizer, Dann Huff, Ben Daniel and Sheltered Music’s Darrell Franklin

Sheltered Music has signed songwriter Ben Daniel to a publishing deal through a joint venture with producer Dann Huff.

Daniel got his start in songwriting learning from mentor Jeff Carlton, whose expertise steered multiple companies to chart-topping success. He then signed his first publishing deal with producer Byron Gallimore.

He draws from his small-town roots of back pews and back roads, and mixes them with his musical skills. That mixture has led to cuts with country talent including Jake OwenBrett EldredgeTyler FarrJosh TurnerParmalee and more.

“When I first met Ben, he was performing solo guitar and I was immediately struck by his incredible musicality,” Huff shares. “After we got talking, I asked to hear some of his music. He gave me a few CDs and I immediately fell in love with his writing! I’m so excited that he wants to work with us. He is a big talent and a soulful person.”

“In my 20-plus years of working with Dann Huff, he’s only raised his hand to say he has a writer he wanted me to sign twice. Ben Daniel is that second writer. It was obvious when I heard the music why we needed to make this happen,” says Sheltered Music Senior Vice President of Creative Darrell Franklin.

“I’m blessed to get to work with such a great team!” Daniel exclaims. “Thanks to Dann Huff for believing in me and sharing my music with the team at Sheltered [Music]. I know this is gonna be a killer ride. Sheltered has a great roster and I’m so honored to be a part of it!”


Beau Bailey Joins Tape Room Music In Partnership With Red Light Management

Pictured (L-R): Tape Room’s Caroline Hodson, Ashley Gorley, Blain Rhodes, Beau Bailey and Tape Room’s Kelly Bolton. Photo: Courtesy of @musiccitymom

Artist-songwriter Beau Bailey has signed with Ashley Gorley‘s Tape Room Music in partnership with Red Light Management.

Bailey’s signing follows the announcement of Tape Room’s strategic partnership with Red Light Ventures and Firebird Music. This joint venture combines Tape Room’s award-winning songwriting skills with Red Light and Firebird’s proven track records of success in developing artists.

The Monroe, Louisiana native grew up hunting and fishing, which helped to set the tone of the stories he tells through song. Bailey started writing and playing guitar at age 15. In January of 2020, he made his way to Music City with his pop-rock band, The Revelries, and secured a record deal with UMG Nashville.

After the group disbanded over health-related challenges, Bailey narrowed his focus on strengthening his songwriting skills. Over the past year, his independent efforts have led to country and pop cuts with Graham BarhamKasey TyndallMary Jo YoungEddie And The GetawayLecade and more.

“Beau’s tenacity, creative instincts and passion make him a perfect addition to the Tape Room roster,” says Kelly Bolton, Tape Room Music Senior Vice President, A&R. “We couldn’t be more excited to have him on our team and we are ready to get to work!”

“Being a part of the Tape Room family is such an honor and I find myself having to pinch my arm to make sure this is reality,” shares Bailey. “Ashley is my songwriting hero, and he’s written the soundtrack to my life, so to have the opportunity to work beside him and learn from him is nothing short of amazing. Kelly, Blain [Rhodes] and Caroline [Hodson] are the best in the business and immediately made me feel like I was exactly where I was supposed to be. I’m beyond blessed to have such great people in my corner and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”


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