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Publishing Briefs: Primary Wave Moves Into Brazil; Downtown Signs Colbie Caillat

Primary Wave Music has partnered with Brazilian music company Nas Nuvens Catalog. The deal marks Primary Wave’s first major move into the fast-growing Brazilian music market. Nas Nuvens Catalog is the leading independent Brazilian company focusing on the acquisition, management and marketing of music catalogs, and is one of the five largest music companies in Brazil.

BMG has signed a publishing partnership with hitmaker Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman and his company Playground Media. Known for his recent work with Victoria Monet, Jelly Roll, Jessie Murph, Mary J Blige, Hozier, Jennifer Lopez and more, Gitty’s new agreement with BMG will allow him to continue to expand his roster of new creatives at Playground Media.

peermusic has signed 2023 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, David Lee Murphy, to an exclusive publishing agreement which includes administration of his back catalog and co-publishing on future works. Despite being the hitmaker behind a slew of country classics, including “Dust On The Bottle,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Big Green Tractor” and “Why We Drink,” this marks Murphy’s first ever publishing deal. Previously, he was self-published with the help of his manager Doug Casmus.

Downtown Music Publishing has signed Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat to a global publishing agreement. This new deal includes future works as well as the administration of her full catalog, including “Bubbly” and “Lucky.” She is also signed to Downtown on the recorded music side.

Anthem Entertainment has acquired the catalog of songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, including her own releases “Boot”, “In This Life”, “Time”, “Weight Of The World” and “Get To You.” It also includes hits she has written for other artists, like “Feel This Moment” by Pitbull and “Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani.

Warner Chappell Music has purchased the catalog of hitmaker Jenna Andrews. This includes hits like “Butter” and “Permission to Dance” by BTS as well as “Supalonely” by Benne and Gus Dapperton, “July” remix by Noah Cyrus featuring Leon Bridges, and more.

Concord Music has signed Sleeping At Last‘s Ryan O’Neal to a global publishing deal, including both his catalog and future works. Since 1999, Sleeping At Last has written, produced and released over 20 albums and EPs, including “Turning Page,” which was featured on the soundtrack of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1.

Warner Chappell Music and Lady Fairchild Publishing have signed Ashley Ray to a global publishing deal. Known best for penning Little Big Town’s “The Daughters,” along with other songs for Ruston Kelly, Lori McKenna, Sean McConnell, and more, Ray’s new publishing deal will have her continuing to work with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild, founder of Lady Fairchild Publishing. This is a new publishing company, focused on artist development.

Concord Music Publishing has purchased selections of Cary Barlowe‘s catalog, including Chris Young’s “Famous Friends” and “Raised on Country,” as well as songs recorded by Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Kissel, Chris Tomlin, Rascal Flatts, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Mickey Guyton, and more. The company has been working with Barlowe for years and in addition to the catalog news, the company also announces that it has extended Barlowe’s publishing deal through its creative joint venture, Hang Your Hat Music, including Barlowe’s full catalog and future works.

Prescription Songs has signed songwriting-production duo BaeRose to its roster. Comprised of best friends Dana “BaeBae” Victoria and Mariah Rose “MRose” Martinez, the duo has already been in the studio with the likes of Chris Brown, Roddy Ricch, Jason Derulo and more.

Blue Raincoat Music has signed a new global publishing deal with songwriter-producer and Lightning Seeds frontman Ian Broudie. The deal includes the majority of his catalog and will see him reunited with Jeremy Lascelles, CEO of Blue Raincoat, who was Broudie’s longtime publisher when he was at Chrysalis Music in the 1990s.

Warner Chappell Music has signed Sara Bares to a global publishing deal. Based in Nashville, the rising songwriter has worked with Leah Mason, Simon Jonasson, Oliver Frid, Tanner Adell, Ashley Kutcher and Camille Parker to date.

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