Onward and Upward around Music Row

by Preshias Harris / 736 days ago / Comments

By Preshias Harris

BMLG signs FGL’s Kelley for Solo Projects

Diamond-selling (and part of FGL) superstar Brian Kelley is returning to Big Machine Label Group (BMLG) for release of his future solo projects. The announcement was made by BMLG’s president, CEO and founder Scott Borchetta who stated, “Everyone at Big Machine gives a giant and warm welcome-back to Brian Kelley. Our results together are historic, and we look forward to building on this incredible foundation as BK enters an extremely creative season with us.”  Kelley debuted the single, “American Spirit,” on July 1. Find it on Spotify or Apple Music here. Kelley produced and wrote “American Spirit” alongside Jake Rose with Blake Redferrin and Canaan Smith also credited as songwriters.  More about BMLG here.


EMG Adds Two

Endurance Music Group is expanding both its creative team and the administrative division with two new hires.  EMG announced that Tony Lemonis, as Senior Data Analyst, will play a critical role in royalty and catalog data analysis and management while also assisting with new acquisitions. Additionally, Alannah Schwartz joins the EMG creative team as Catalog Manager, providing administrative assistance as well as marketing and promotional support for the roster of songwriters and artists.

And speaking of EMG, songwriter, producer, and recording artist Jake Rose has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement to continue his relationship with the company. Rose is the frontman of the acclaimed alternative rock band New Medicine as well as a rising solo country artist. As a songwriter, he has penned a string of recent singles and cuts for major acts. 

EMG, helmed by president Michael Martin (former veep at ASCAP) is a full-service publishing company with admin and creative services for their hit songwriters and artists, including Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell, Scooter Carusoe and more. EMG’s track record includes over 50 #1 hits and numerous top five and top ten singles. More about EMG here and on Instagram @endurancemg_nash.


Thornton Rises at G Major

Congrats to Samantha Thornton, a ten-year veteran at G Major Management, who has been elevated to the role of Director of Marketing and Digital Partnerships. Virginia Bunetta, the company’s founder, noted that in the past decade, Thornton has worked on nearly every aspect of an artist from new artist development to touring to album releases. Bunetta added, “Her new role expands her growth as our industry continues to evolve.” 

In her new role, Thornton will take on added responsibility as she handles marketing and digital relationships with partners including Amazon, Apple, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube for all G Major clients which include Thomas Rhett.



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Brian Kelley Tour Dates

07/18/2024 : Gypsum Daze 2024: Gypsum, CO
07/23/2024 : Surf Post Sessions: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
07/24/2024 : Surf Post Sessions: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
07/26/2024 : Surf Post Sessions: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
07/27/2024 : Surf Post Sessions: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
07/28/2024 : Surf Post Sessions: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
07/30/2024 : Surf Post Sessions: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
07/31/2024 : Surf Post Sessions: Santa Rosa Beach, FL
08/02/2024 : Watershed Festival 2024: Quincy, WA
08/03/2024 : Watershed Festival 2024: Quincy, WA
08/04/2024 : Watershed Festival 2024: Quincy, WA
08/09/2024 : No Offseason - Benefit For Ta: Russellton, PA
08/10/2024 : Voices of America Country Musi: West Chester, OH
08/14/2024 : Margaritaville at Sea Cruise 2: Riviera Beach, FL
08/31/2024 : New York State Fair - Suburban: Syracuse, NY
09/14/2024 : Big Machine Music City Grand P: Lebanon, TN
11/20/2024 : O2 Academy Bristol: Bristol,
11/21/2024 : O2 Academy Glasgow: Glasgow,
11/22/2024 : O2 Academy Birmingham: Birmingham,
11/24/2024 : O2 Ritz Manchester: Manchester,
11/26/2024 : O2 Forum Kentish Town: London,

About Preshias Harris

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Preshias Harris is a music journalist who has interviewed everyone from Alabama to ZZ Top for articles and stories published in numerous music magazines. She is the author of longest-running monthly country music column in America and authored The College of Songology™ 101: The Singer/Songwriter’s ‘Need To Know’ Reference Handbook. As a music career development consultant with special emphasis on emerging and aspiring artists and songwriters, she focuses on ‘chasing the dream’ while understanding the realities of the music industry. She maintains a writers’ room on Music Row – named The Sangtuary – for her clients and their co-writers. She is a member of ASCAP (as a publisher), BMI, The Country Music Association (CMA), The Recording Academy, The National Association of Talent Directors (NATD) and a life member of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).

You can find out more about Preshias at https://www.collegeofsongology.com and find her blog at www.nashvillemusicline.com