Rezonant Music Publishing Closes 2018 With 21 of the Top 100 Mediabase Country Singles of the Year
Rezonant Music Publishing had 21 of the Top 100 singles of the year according to the Mediabase year-end review. These songs included such hits as Ross Copperman’s “Get Along” (Kenny Chesney); Scooter Carusoe’s “For the First Time” (Darius Rucker); Trevor Rosen’s “Hotel Key” (Old Dominion); Hillary Lindsey’s “Take Back Home, Girl” (Chris Lane) and Mitch Rossell’s “All Day Long” (Garth Brooks).
“The Rezonant music family is associated with a remarkable group of writers who have created some of 2018’s most diverse and memorable songs,” said Rezonant’s CEO Tim Wipperman. “It is a testament to their creativity that artists who are at the top of their respective games turn to them when looking for a great song to cut and take to their fans. While some may think it will be a challenge to top such a great year, I’ve heard some of the new songs that these incredibly talented writers are working on, and have no doubt they will see greater success this time next year.”
Rezonant Music Scores Two Grammy Nominations for Best Country Song!
“When Someone Stops Loving You”
by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Chase McGill (recorded by Little Big Town)
“I Lived It”
by Ross Copperman, Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley (recorded by Blake Shelton)
“When Someone Stops Loving You”
was also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Jake Rose Signs with The A-Team
Artist Jake Rose welcomed Sony/ATV to his already solid team including Rezonant Music Publishing, CAA, Starts With Music, and LP Creative Management.
“I feel like I signed with the All Star A-team! Rod, Troy, Tim, Nathan, Kevin and everybody on my team are the hardest working, most successful people in the business. I’m so excited to take my music and my shows to the next level with a next level team!” said Jake Rose. The high energy country rockstar has spent this year not only knocking it out in the writer room, but also connecting with the fans on the road opening for Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Billy Currington, FGL, Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson and LoCash to name a few. He’s gearing up for a West Coast Tour with Eli Young Band starting November 2018.
The multi-talented artist is currently making his debut solo record with Grammy award winning producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, etc.) and Kevin Kadish (“All About That Bass” creator). His first single “Sleeves,” co-written with hitman Craig Wiseman, debuted on the Highway and CMT.
Nathan Chapman had this to say about Jake Rose – “Jake Rose is the real deal. I love working with this guy. He has vision as an artist. He knows where he’s going and what he wants to say. When I’m in the studio with him I feel like I’m making music my future grandkids are going to care about.”
Scooter Carusoe’s “Drunk Girl” nominated for CMA Song of the Year!
Rezonant and Stryker sign Ryan Plappert
Nashville, TN July 9, 2018 – Songwriter Ryan Plappert has signed a joint venture publishing deal with Rezonant Music Publishing and Mark Ahlberg’s Stryker Music Group. The Belmont University graduate was selected to be part of ASCAP’s GPS Project Class in 2013 and previously wrote for Sony/ATV.
“I feel honored to have the opportunity to work alongside such a diverse and talented writer roster,” Plappert said. “Mark, Rebekah, Tim and the rest of the creative team at Rezonant and Stryker have a passion for songwriting that rivals my own. Never have I felt more inspired to create music. This is exactly where I want to be and I couldn’t be happier to be here.”
“The partnership with Mark and the addition of Ryan to our Rezonant family is truly exciting,” said Rezonant’s VP Creative, Rebekah Gordon. “Ryan has an incredible ability to create a lasting melody and an insatiable work ethic. We look forward to building upon the success that he and Mark have with Stryker.”
“Ryan is a class act writer and remarkable talent,” noted Stryker’s Ahlberg. “Expanding the team around him to include Rebekah Gordon and Tim Wipperman from Rezonant will further help Ryan prove himself to be one of Nashville’s most creative and dedicated new writers.”
Rezonant Music Publishing And BMG Partner To Sign Scooter Carusoe
Songwriter Just Scored a #1 With “For the First Time”
Recorded By Darius Rucker
Nashville, TN June 24, 2018 — Rezonant Music Publishing and BMG have partnered to sign hit songwriter Scooter Carusoe to a joint venture publishing deal, while also purchasing his recent catalog. Carusoe co-wrote Darius Rucker’s latest #1 hit, “For the First Time,” as well as the chart-toppers “Wanna Be That Song” and “Mean To Me” (Brett Eldredge); and “Better As A Memory” and “Anything But Mine” (Kenny Chesney).
Carusoe has also had songs recorded by Jordan Davis, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, Chris Janson, David Nail, Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, Gary Allan, Sugarland, Eli Young Band and more.
“I am very proud to be part of the Rezonant team,” said Carusoe. “They are an exciting addition to the Nashville music community and the perfect partner for me as I start a new chapter in my career. The uniqueness of their model, which also allows us to partner with BMG, gives me a lot of support moving forward and a new energized spirit.”
“The opportunity to work with an elite lyricist like Scooter as well as Kos and his creative team at BMG was compelling for us at Rezonant,” said Tim Wipperman, Rezonant’s CEO and founding partner. “It’s a great combination.”
“Scooter is one of the best songwriters around, and in a lane all his own,” said Kos Weaver, BMG EVP Nashville. “We are thrilled to be representing him with Tim and Rezonant.”
Nominees Announced for 3rd Annual AIMP Nashville Awards
Rezonant Music for Publisher of the Year
Hillary Lindsey for Songwriter of the Year
Old Dominion (Trevor Rosen) for Artist-Writer of the Year
and Mitch Rossell for Rising Songwriter of the Year
Rezonant Purchases Extreme Writers Group Catalog
Company Boasts #1 Hits In Both Country and Christian Genres
Nashville, TN April 9, 2018 — Rezonant Music Publishing has purchased the Extreme Writers Group catalog, according to an announcement made today by Rezonant CEO Tim Wipperman. The catalog boasts #1 songs including “Here Comes Goodbye” by Rascal Flatts; Jason Aldean’s first #1 hit “Why” and wedding classics “I Loved Her First” and “Lost in This Moment.” It also includes George Strait’s CMA Single of the Year and record-breaking 56th #1 single, “I Saw God Today.”
Additionally, the Extreme catalog contains significant Christian hits, including the “The Motions” and “More,” both performed by Matthew West, co-written by Jason Houser and named ASCAP Christian Song of the Year.
Michael Martin (ASCAP Sr. VP), Jason Houser and Tim DuBois formed Extreme Writers Group in 2000. Representing almost two dozen writers during the company’s decade of activity, Extreme helped launch the career of two-time BMI Country Songwriter Of the Year Rodney Clawson, as well as ASCAP Country Award winning songwriters Elliott Park and Clint Lagerberg.
“Our catalog started with Tim Wipperman in 2000 and we are excited to have him involved in the next chapter,” said Martin. “We are thankful to see Extreme become part of Rezonant, a publishing company that shares our original vision to empower and inspire creative people to write songs that will have a long-term impact.”
“It’s wonderful to circle back and be able to work with the Extreme guys again,” Wipperman said. “This catalog is full of unrecorded hits written by some of the best writers in the business. I look forward to working with Warner Chappell and Big Loud Publishing to give these songs life.”
Warner Chappell and Big Loud Publishing each maintain their 50% ownership in Extreme.
Rezonant signs Matt King
Rezonant Music Publishing is pleased to announce the signing of songwriter and recording artist Matt King to an exclusive worldwide music publishing deal.
Rezonant Music Publishing
lands back-to-back #1s with “Written In The Sand” (Old Dominion) & “Legends” (Kelsea Ballerini)!
Rezonant/Wrensong’s Trevor Rosen co-wrote “Written In the Sand” with Matt Ramsey, Brad Tursi and Shane McAnally. Rezonant/BMG’s Hillary Lindsey co-wrote “Legends” with Kelsea Ballerini and Forest Glenn Whitehead. Congratulations all!
Rezonant and Wrensong sign Alexis Ebert
are pleased to announce the signing of artist/songwriter Alexis Ebert
to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal
Rezonant And Wrensong
Enter Into Joint Venture Deal
Rezonant Music Publishing and Wrensong Publishing have joined forces to partner in a co-publishing joint venture deal. The announcement was made today by Rezonant CEO Tim Wipperman and Wrensong Owner/President Ree Guyer.
Rezonant Music Publishing was established in 2016 by founding partners and publishing veterans Wipperman (Nashville) and Garry Velletri (New York), along with financial consultant Alan Walter (Los Angeles). The company’s roster includes Ross Copperman, Kevin Kadish, Hillary Lindsey (in partnership with BMG,) Jake Scherer and Isaac Fox, and Matt Jenkins’ catalog (in conjunction with Combustion Music).
“I have great respect for Ree and the publishing company she and her father Reyn created in 1983,” Wipperman said. “Ree has guided the careers of many talented songwriters who have written some of country music’s most memorable songs. We can’t wait to see what additional milestones we can accomplish together.”
Wrensong/Reynsong/ReHits was established by father/daughter team Reyn and Ree Guyer. Ree Guyer moved to Nashville in 1985 after celebrating her first No. 1 song, “Little Things,” written by Billy Barber and recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys. The catalog has had three CMA/Grammy songs of the year: “Where’ve You Been,” “Whiskey Lullaby” and “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye,” and has also had 24 No. 1’s.
“Working with Tim and his incredible team at Rezonant will be the next great story for Wrensong,” Guyer said. “While we will remain in our current location, and will continue to operate as a small boutique publisher, partnering with Rezonant will give our current roster and those writers we sign in the future a deeper reach.”
Rezonant Music Congratulates Ross Copperman
on the BMI Country Songwriter of the Year Award –
for the second year in a row!
Hillary Lindsey’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Receives NSAI’s Song of The Year Award
At the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala, held on October 23, the Nashville Songwriters Association International handed out their yearly awards. The Keith Urban hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color” became yet another organization’s Song Of The Year for Co-writers Steven Lee Olsen, Clint Lagerberg and HILLARY LINDSEY. Lindsey now has three Song Of The Year awards, tying a record held by Kris Kristofferson for 44 years.
Hillary Lindsey’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
NSAI Song of The Year
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” wins Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Song of The Year as the NSAI celebrated 50 Years on 9/20 at the Ryman Auditorium. Written by Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen & Clint Lagerberg, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” was a recent hit for Keith Urban.
Lindsey now ties Kris Kristofferson’s previous record with three wins including 2015’s “Girl Crush” recorded by Little Big Town and 2006’s “Jesus Takes The Wheel” recorded by Carrie Underwood.
Hillary Lindsey’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
nominated for Song of the Year
in 2017’s CMA Awards!
The song was co-written by Lindsey, Clint Lagerberg and Steven Lee Olsen
and recorded by Keith Urban. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” was also nominated
for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-Winning Hillary Lindsey partners with Rezonant Music Publishing and BMG for Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal
Los Angeles, CA – May 2, 2017 – Multi-Platinum and Grammy Award-winning hit songwriter Hillary Lindsey has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with a unique partnership of Rezonant Music Publishing and BMG. The agreement covers Lindsey’s peerless catalog as well as future compositions.
Receiving her fifth nomination at the 2017 Grammy awards, for the acclaimed Keith Urban Number One song ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color,’ Lindsey was also recently nominated for “Song of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards).
With 18 Number One singles, Lindsey is the recipient of an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song (‘Coming Home’) and a Golden Globe award for “Best Original Song” (‘There’s A Place For Us’). Lady Gaga’s most recent chart-topping album Joanne featured several songs penned by Lindsey including the smash hit ‘Million Reasons’ which she performed in duet with Gaga on Saturday Night Live and which Gaga performed during the Super Bowl LI halftime show.
She is one of music’s most successful songwriters, having written or co-written songs recorded by artists right across the globe, in a number of genres, including Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Michelle Branch, Shakira, Bon Jovi and many more. As a co-writer of the Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping hits ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’ (Carrie Underwood) and ‘Girl Crush’ (Little Big Town), she has achieved both critical and commercial success.
Said Lindsey, “I couldn’t be more excited about moving forward with BMG and am thrilled to welcome Tim and the Rezonant team to the family!”
The partnership agreement between Rezonant and BMG encompasses Lindsey’s catalog worldwide. BMG will provide creative and synch services.
Rezonant CEO and founding partner Tim Wipperman said, “I am incredibly excited to be working with Hillary, one of the most respected songwriters in the business. I am also very glad to be working with Zach and my old compatriot Kos.”
Zach Katz, BMG US President Repertoire & Marketing, said, “We are excited to be working with Rezonant, which is quickly making a big impression in Nashville, and look forward to continuing to strengthen Hillary’s successes in the future as she continues to thrive.”
Daniel Lee, BMG VP Creative, said, “Hillary Lindsey is a songwriter in the truest sense. The variety of artists who have harnessed her lyrics and melodies and used them to reach new heights in their creative and professional careers speaks to Hillary’s unique ability to engage lovers of music in all walks of life. That she can achieve such profound success and yet continue to treat those around her with effortless kindness and grace is the best evidence that her brightest days are yet to come.”
Kos Weaver, BMG EVP Nashville, said, “It doesn’t get any better than this. In my book Hillary is one of the best songwriters in the world.”
MATT JENKINS scores the new Trace Adkins single
(Matt Jenkins, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen),
while ROSS COPPERMAN slides into #1 Billboard Country Singles chart with Dierks Bentley “Black”
(Ross Copperman, Dierks Bentley, Ashley Gorley)
Congratulations to Ross Copperman and Matt Jenkins
for their CMA Triple Play Awards!
CMA Honors Triple Play Award-Winning Songwriters During Eighth Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon
Nashville, TN February 15, 2017 – Twenty of Nashville’s top songwriters were recognized with CMA Triple Play Awards during the Eighth Annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon Wednesday at Marathon Music Works in Nashville. This prestigious trophy is presented to songwriters who pen three No. 1 songs within a 12-month period. The luncheon was hosted by Troy Tomlinson, President and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Nashville and CMA Board member.
“Songwriters are often honored for their creativity, and rightly so,” said Tomlinson. “The Triple Play Awards honor not only that creativity inherent in the craft, but also the work ethic it takes to achieve the milestone of three chart-topping songs in 12 months.”
Ross Copperman received two trophies in recognition for six No. 1 songs, bringing his total Triple Play Awards count to four.
“I know there are a lot of people here with a dream like I had and I’m thankful it’s turned into a career,” remarked Copperman. “For fans to drive these songs to No. 1 and then to receive this recognition from CMA is such an honor.”
Many Triple Play Award recipients were in attendance, including Rhett Akins, Luke Bryan, Rodney Clawson, Copperman, Zach Crowell, Dallas Davidson, Brett Eldredge, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Niko Moon, Shay Mooney, Cole Swindell, and Craig Wiseman.
In alphabetical order, the CMA Triple Play Award recipients are:
• Rhett Akins: “Mind Reader,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day,” “I Know Somebody”
• Zac Brown: “Homegrown,” “Loving You Easy,” “Beautiful Drug”
• Luke Bryan: “Strip It Down,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day,” “Move”
• Rodney Clawson: “Confession,” “You Look Like I Need A Drink,” “May We All”
• Ross Copperman: “Break On Me,” “Drunk On Your Love,” “Confession,” “American Country Love Song,” “Setting The World On Fire,” “I Know Somebody”
• Zach Crowell: “Heartbeat,” “Church Bells,” “Middle Of A Memory”
• Dallas Davidson: “Tonight Looks Good On You,” “Kick The Dust Up,” “Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day”
• Brett Eldredge: “Mean To Me,” “Lose My Mind,” “Drunk On Your Love”
• Jesse Frasure: “Crash And Burn,” “I Like The Sound Of That,” “Fix”
• Ashley Gorley: “Heartbeat,” “You Should Be Here,” “T-Shirt”
• Matt Jenkins: “Confession,” “Setting The World On Fire,” “Song For Another Time”
• Luke Laird: “Gonna,” “T-Shirt,” “Head Over Boots”
• Hillary Lindsey: “Smoke Break,” “Church Bells,” “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
• Shane McAnally: “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Stay A Little Longer,” “T-Shirt”
• Niko Moon: “Homegrown,” “Loving You Easy,” “Beautiful Drug”
• Shay Mooney: “Nothin’ Like You,” “I Like The Sound Of That,” “From The Ground Up”
• Jon Nite: “Smoke,” “Strip It Down,” “Break On Me”
• Cole Swindell: “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey,” “Let Me See Ya Girl,” “You Should Be Here”
• Carrie Underwood: “Little Toy Guns,” “Smoke Break,” “Heartbeat”
• Craig Wiseman: “Anything Goes,” “Gonna,” “Came Here To Forget”
Rebekah Gordon Joins Rezonant Music Publishing
As Vice President Of Creative
Nashville, TN January 9, 2017 – Rebekah Gordon joins the staff of Rezonant Music Publishing as Vice President, Creative, according to an announcement made today by Tim Wipperman, the company’s CEO and founding partner.
Gordon has been an active force in the Nashville music community for almost a dozen years, having most recently worked as Director of A&R at Warner Music Nashville. There she placed hit songs with superstars Blake Shelton and Kenny Rogers and also developed the creative direction of newer artists, including Michael Ray. Outside of the Nashville community, she oversaw the A&R direction of Jimmy Fallon’s GRAMMY award-winning comedy album Blow Your Pants Off, as well as the soundtrack for the major motion picture, Footloose.
In her new role at Rezonant, Gordon will create and explore opportunities for the writers and their works, as well as the catalog of Rezonant Music songs. She will also focus on new writer and artist development.
“Rebekah has a reputation in town for getting things done, and that fits perfectly with the Rezonant culture,” Wipperman said. “Our company is entering this new year with tremendous excitement about the team and the talented writers we have signed.”
Gordon can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rezonant Music Publishing and MusInk
Sign Writer Isaac Fox
To Joint Venture Publishing Deal
Pictured back row (l-r) are: Tim Wipperman, Rezonant; Josh Green, Raven Capital
Management; Jeremy Tucker, Raven Capital Management; Denise Stevens, Loeb and Loeb
and Richard Orga, MusInk. Seated: Isaac Fox
Nashville, TN November 7, 2016 – Songwriter Isaac Fox has been signed to a joint venture between MusInk and the recently launched Rezonant Music Group, according to an announcement made today by Rezonant’s CEO Tim Wipperman. Fox was trained at the Royal College of Music in London (violin) while simultaneously making a name for himself in the UK as a go-to multi-instrumentalist for UK-based pop/rock acts, including Irish pop artist Shane Filan.
“From the beginning, Rezonant’s plan was to be a multi genre publishing company,” Wipperman said. “Our team sees great potential in Isaac. He’s a 24-year-old musical prodigy and has a great pop song sensibility. We are also excited to go into this co-venture with Richard Orga and MusInk. Partnerships such as this will help us create a strong foundation and allow us to accomplish our goals in a smart and creative way.”
Congratulations! to Ross Copperman,
BMI Songwriter of the Year!
2016 BMI Country Awards Nov 1st Nashville TN
President and CEO of BMI Michael O’Neill, singer-songwriter Ross Copperman,
Katlin Copperman, and Vice President of Writer-Publisher Relations Jody Williams
(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for BMI)
2nd Week at #1!
“Setting The World On Fire” Kenny Chesney featuring Pink
By Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins & Josh Osborne
Congratulations to Ross Copperman
for his back-to-back #1s!!
Lo Cash “I Know Somebody”
by Ross Copperman, Rhett Akins & Jeremy Stover
Kenny Chesney ft. Pink “Setting the World On Fire”
by Ross Copperman, Matt Jenkins & Josh Osborne
Ross Copperman Signs With Rezonant Music Publishing
2016 ACM Songwriter of the Year Has Extensive Catalog of Hit Songs
Nashville, TN September 12, 2016 – The recently launched Rezonant Music Group has signed Grammy nominated, 2016 ACM Songwriter of the Year and producer Ross Copperman to its roster, according to an announcement made today by the company’s CEO Tim Wipperman. Copperman is one of the industry’s most successful songwriter/producers. and among other recent hits, is the co-writer of the current Kenny Chesney/Pink single “Setting the World On Fire.”
“This is a major step for our young company,” Wipperman said. “Ross is one of the most accomplished songwriters and producers in town right now and has been for the past several years. He brings with him a catalog of substantial current hits and is at the forefront of where music is headed. We are extremely proud that he chose Rezonant as his publishing home.”
Copperman has co-written a slate of #1 songs, including Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break On Me;” Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music” and “Lose My Mind;” Luke Bryan’s “Strip It Down ” and Justin Moore’s “Point At You.” As a producer, Copperman was nominated for a 2015 Grammy in the Country Album of the Year category for his work on Dierks Bentley’s Riser album. That same year, Bentley’s single “Drunk On A Plane” was nominated for CMA Single of the Year.
Other artists Copperman has produced include Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen and Drake White. In 2016 he was twice honored with a CMA Triple Play Award for having six #1 songs in a 12-month period.
Tim Wipperman and Garry Velletri Create Rezonant Music Publishing Company Has Offices in Nashville, LA and New York
Nashville, TN August 1, 2016 – Rezonant Music Publishing joins the ranks of globally active music publishers with the announced opening of offices in Nashville, New York and LA. Founding partners Tim Wipperman, CEO; Garry Velletri, Executive Vice President Creative, and Alan Walter, who will consult on the financial aspects of the company, will be based in Nashville, New York and LA, respectively.
Rezonant will be fully funded by an LA and New York-based private equity fund that manages more than $750 million in assets. According to Wipperman, this funding will allow the new publishing company to move aggressively in signing writers and acquiring existing companies and catalogs.
The three executives each bring a rich history of expertise and results to the new company. Wipperman and Velletri have more than 30 years in their respective resumes of working for and running top publishing companies across all genres of music. Walter, former CFO of Famous Music and Bug Music, will handle the financial responsibilities from LA and also brings with him an impressive and experienced background in finance, accounting, music administration and operations.
According to Wipperman, Rezonant will benefit not only from the successful experiences of their combined history, but also be equipped to maneuver around what he sees as a recurring problem in today’s publisher acquisition strategies.
“Too often in today’s catalog acquisition model, larger publishing companies buy out a majority share of another publishing catalog, and then eliminate the people with the historical knowledge,” Wipperman explained. “We see that as a mistake. They jettison the creative engine and too many great songs get lost. That means, not only is there fifty pounds of intellectual property in a five pound sack, but too few knowledgeable staff to mine the songs and work with the writers. Our goal is to create real equity partnerships with the prior owners and build value with them for the future.”
In that spirit, Rezonant has acquired rights to songwriter Matt Jenkins’ catalog and will be working in conjunction with Combustion Music and Warner Chappell to exploit his catalog.
Additionally, Rezonant has entered into a catalog, co-publishing and joint venture deal with hit songwriter Kevin Kadish and will represent his music moving forward. Kadish’s previous success includes co-writing and producing Meghan Trainor, including the mega hit “All About That Bass.” Under the auspices of this joint venture, Kadish has signed writer/artist Jake Scherer to his new publishing venture.
“We see this as a great opportunity to partner with the talent that creates the songs, both writers and other publishers,” Velletri explained. “Tim and I have a long history of putting the music first and we both knew what kind of company we wanted to create when we talked about starting a new publishing company. We wanted it to be a new KIND of publishing company. What separates us from the pack is that we do look at these catalog acquisitions and co-venture deals as partnerships. There is a wealth of great music that hasn’t been given the opportunity to be heard. We hope to change that.”