Monday, July 15, 2019
Pictured L-R: AJ Burton, Vice President, Fluid Music Revolution; Derek Wells, Senior Director A&R/Production, Spirit Music Nashville; Brian Bradford, VP of Administration and Operations, Spirit Music Nashville; Jeremy Bussey; Frank Rogers, CEO, Spirit Music Nashville; Michelle Davey, Director of Administration/Office Manager, Spirit Music Nashville; and Freeman Wizer, Sr. Director of Creative, Spirit Music Nashville
Nashville, TN (July 29, 2019) – Songwriter Jeremy Bussey has signed a publishing deal with Spirit/Fluid, the Nashville-based joint venture between Spirit Music Group and Fluid Music Revolution. Frank Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, Spirit Music Nashville commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jeremy Bussey to the Spirit and Fluid families. Jeremy is a true songwriter. Great ideas, great lyrics, great melodies – not to mention a great guy.”
“We are thrilled that Jeremy has chosen Spirit Fluid as his next home! His lyrical ability is second to none. A lot of great things are on the horizon with this partnership,” said AJ Burton, Vice President, Fluid Music Revolution.
“I’m excited to be working with Frank and AJ and to create some amazing songs and have a lot of fun along the way," said Jeremy Bussey.
Jeremy has become one of Nashville’s go-to writers for lyrics and song ideas. His songs have been recorded by Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley McBryde, Chase Rice, Tyler Farr, Thompson Square, Lonestar, Tate Stevens and Mark Wills, to name a few. He recently won Music Row’s coveted “Song of the Year” for Ashley McBryde’s “Girl Going Nowhere.”
Jeremy has also landed songs for synch placements in TV/film and advertising, including Pepsi, Ram Trucks, “The Real Housewives of Dallas,” “Hart of Dixie,” and others.
In May of this year, Spirit Music Group appointed Frank Rogers as Chief Executive Officer, Spirit Music Nashville. Frank Rogers is a multi-platinum producer and songwriter who has won Music Row’s Producer of the Year award four times and Billboard’s #1 Hot Country Producer Award from 2006 – 2010. His work to date has resulted in thirteen Country Music Association award nominations, including a win for Album of the Year for Time Well Wasted with Brad Paisley. Rogers has credits with Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Darius Rucker, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, and Scotty McCreery to name a few and he has also received five Academy of Country Music awards. Rogers has also co-written a slew of #1 songs, including “I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)” by Brad Paisley; “Alright” and “This” by Darius Rucker; “Five More Minutes” and “This Is It” by Scotty McCreery; and “Backroad Song” by Granger Smith.
Recent successes by Spirit Music Nashville and Fluid Music Revolution include a publishing interest in ASCAP’s Song of the Year (“Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell and Josh Osborne); SESAC’s Song of the Year (“It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” by Billy Currington); CMA Song of the Year (“Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban) and CMA Album of the Year From a Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton); and a publishing interest in ACM nominations for Song of the Year (“Whiskey & You” by Chris Stapleton); Single of the Year (“Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton and “Drinkin’ Problem” by Midland) and Songwriter of the Year (Josh Osborne).
In January of this year, Spirit Music Group executives Jon Singer and Ross Cameron formed Lyric Capital Group to take ownership of Spirit Music Group and secure a recapitalization of over $350 million. The capital raise allows Spirit to continue to build upon its already impressive legacy and community of renowned artists and songwriters. Now wholly-owned by the newly formed Lyric Capital Group, Spirit Music Group remains a strong, independent publisher.
ABOUT SPIRIT MUSIC: Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every musical genre. Spirit’s portfolio consists of over 200 #1 Billboard hits and over 450 Top 10 songs.
Among its most notable songwriters and writer/artists are James Bay, John Barrett, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Big Data, Marc Bolan, T Bone Burnett, Jonny Coffer, Zach Crowell, Rami Dawod, Henry Mancini, Matt & Kim, Johnny McDaid, The Marshall Tucker Band, Graham Nash, John Newman, Rick Nowels, David Paich, Doc Pomus, Frank Rogers, Boz Scaggs, Billy Squier, Pete Townshend, Gregg Wattenberg; and the breakthrough work of newer artists including Dagny and Tim Montana.
Spirit has earned a strong reputation as an aggressive royalty administrator and a peerless promoter of its songs into film, television and advertising productions as well as a wide range of new media. In recent years, Spirit has helped transform the publisher's role beyond royalty collection and song promotion to proactive career and legacy partnership by creating and executing marketing plans to revitalize its clients' songs and expand their brands.
Spirit Music Group is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Los Angeles, Nashville and the Netherlands. Spirit is a portfolio company of Lyric Capital Group, led by seasoned music executives Jon Singer and Ross Cameron.
For further information about Spirit Music Group, go to www.spiritmusicgroup.com.
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